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Edna Cukierman, PhD
December 8, 2012

Researchers Develop Novel 3D Culture System for Inflammatory Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 8, 2012)—Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very rare and aggressive disease that progresses rapidly and is associated with a very low survival rate. To understand how this type of cancer spreads, it's crucial to characterize the interactions between cancer cells and their 3D environment. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a novel, 3D culture system that mimics the environment surrounding these cancer cells. This model could be used to test new anticancer drugs capable of inhibiting the spread of IBC tumors.

Elizabeth Hopper-Borge, PhD
December 7, 2012

Protein Tied to Cancer Drug Resistance in Mice

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 7, 2012)—Blocking a specific protein renders tumors more vulnerable to treatment in mice, suggesting new therapies could eventually achieve the same in humans, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center to be presented at the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Lori J. Goldstein, MD
December 7, 2012

New Small Molecule Inhibitor Could be a Safe and First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 7, 2012)—Previous research has shown that a family of genes, proteins and enzymes called the uPA system (for urokinase plasminogen activator) plays an active role in different facets of cancer's biology, including tumor cell invasion, the spread of metastases, and the growth of a primary tumor.

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
December 6, 2012

Attitudes Predict Ability to Follow Post-Treatment Advice

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 6, 2012)—Women are more likely to follow experts' advice on how to reduce their risk of an important side effect of breast cancer surgery—like lymphedema—if they feel confident in their abilities and know how to manage stress, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center to be presented at the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Richard I. Fisher, MD
December 3, 2012

Leading Cancer Center Administrator/Scientist Richard I. Fisher, MD, To Join Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University School of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 3, 2012) – On March 1, 2013, leading cancer center administrator and nationally recognized hematology/oncology expert Richard I. Fisher, MD, will assume a set of vital leadership roles at Fox Chase Cancer Center, a member of the Temple University Health System, and Temple University School of Medicine.

November 30, 2012

Fox Chase Hosts Third International Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 30, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the Third International Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference on December 1-2, 2012, at the Sofitel Philadelphia (120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia).

The conference will focus on educating healthcare professionals and breast cancer advocates about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)—a rare and very aggressive form of the disease that accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers.

Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS
November 19, 2012

Fox Chase Researchers Find that Most Medicare Patients Wait Weeks Before Breast Cancer Surgery

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2012)—Although patients may feel anxious waiting weeks from the time of their first doctor visit to evaluate their breast until they have breast cancer surgery, new findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center show that these waits are typical in the United States. Results were published on Monday, November 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

November 15, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates Named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 15, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates—a long standing group of volunteers who raise money for research and patient care through special projects and fundraising events—was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). The group was honored at AFP-GPC’s annual event at The Philadelphia Loews Hotel for National Philanthropy Day on November 14, 2012.

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