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Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH
November 20, 2019

New Web Tool May Improve Clinical Trial Participation in Underserved Communities

PHILADELPHIA (November 20, 2019) – A researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center, in collaboration with her colleague at Temple University, has developed an interactive Web tool that is designed to improve informed decision making for clinical trial participation among cancer patients, including those who are often underrepresented in research.

“This completely flies in the face of what we have always assumed,” Bleicher said.
November 15, 2019

Impact of Treatment Delays on Survival Did Not Vary by Breast Cancer Type

PHILADELPHIA (November 15, 2019) – Although delays between diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast cancer do have measurable effects on patient survival, there was no difference regarding the effect of these delays.

Grivennikov’s two-year term on the committee begins at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2020, which is being held April 24-29 in San Diego, CA. The Tumor Microenvironment Working Group formed in 2006 to improve scientific contributions to this area of cancer research.
November 11, 2019

Sergei Grivennikov Appointed to AACR Tumor Microenvironment Steering Committee

PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2019) – The leadership of the AACR Tumor Microenvironment Working Group has appointed Fox Chase Cancer Center Associate Professor Sergei Grivennikov, PhD, to its Steering Committee.

 Lauren A. Zimmaro, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
November 8, 2019

Mindfulness May Help Women Cope With Metastatic Breast Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2019) – Mindfulness, the ability to keep the mind focused on the present moment, was associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance in women with metastatic breast cancer, according to new research.

Erin Taiga, PhD, MPH
November 6, 2019

Researchers Identify Concerns of Men With Prostate Cancer Following Treatment

PHILADELPHIA (November 6, 2019) – Men who had higher income and health literacy levels had more confidence and fewer practical concerns re-entering normal life following treatment for prostate cancer, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found.

November 4, 2019

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2019) – November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. While no screening tests have been shown to lower risk, there are newer tests for detecting pancreatic cancer early that can benefit individuals who are at high risk.

Andrew P. Belfiglio, Research Assistant
November 4, 2019

Underserved Women More Tempted to Smoke After Childbirth

PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2019) – Underserved women were more tempted to smoke after giving birth if they had multiple children and more stress, according to a study conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Running one RNA sequencing analysis identifies all fusion genes in a sarcoma tumor, some of which may be unknown new fusion genes.
October 29, 2019

Next-Generation Sequencing Detects Rare Fusion Genes in Sarcoma Tumors

PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have determined that RNA-based next generation sequencing picks up gene fusions in sarcoma tumors that traditional gene testing may not.

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