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December 9, 2011

Circulating Tumor Cells Not Linked to Survival in Women Newly Diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 9, 2011)—The presence of circulating tumor cells in the blood appears to have no relationship to survival in women who have just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. However, the research shows that these stray tumor cells may signal that the disease has spread to other parts of the body, even before imaging reveals any metastases. The results will be presented on Friday, December 9 at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

November 30, 2011

Fox Chase Hosts Singer, Songwriter, and Cancer Survivor Charlie Lustman

Philadelphia (November 30, 2011) – On Thursday, December 1, 2011, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host singer, songwriter, and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman.  The inspirational “minstrel of hope” will stroll through the halls of the hospital singing upbeat songs to cancer patients and their family and friends from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., with a special performance in the Fox Chase cafeteria (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia) at 3:30 p.m., as part of his “Musical HOPE Campaign.”

November 28, 2011

Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners Program Celebrates 25 Years of Setting the Standard for Cancer Care Delivery at the Community Level

Philadelphia (November 28, 2011) – A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but having to choose a doctor and treatment facility can pose even more of a challenge—especially for those who may not live in areas where National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers exist. This is why Fox Chase Cancer Center decided, 25 years ago, to develop a program in which NCI designated cancer centers and community hospitals could work together to provide patients better access to the latest cancer care and treatments. The program, known today as Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners, involves a selec

November 28, 2011

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Tree of Life Ceremony Honors Those Touched by Cancer

Philadelphia (November 28, 2011) – Cancer patients, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, medical staff, and friends will gather on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. for the 22nd annual Tree of Life Ceremony in the Fox Chase Cancer Center cafeteria (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia). The event, which raises funds for patient care at Fox Chase, pays tribute to all those who have been touched by cancer—remembering those who have passed, supporting those who are fighting the disease, and celebrating caregivers and survivors in the effort to prevail over cancer.

November 10, 2011

Judith's Reading Room Teams up with Fox Chase Cancer Center to Create a Literacy-Rich Environment for Patients

Philadelphia (November 10, 2011) – Judith’s Reading Room, an organization that provides custom libraries to not-for-profit organizations that serve people who have limited or no access to literature, recently donated a custom-designed mobile library including 300 books valued at $6,912 to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Fox Chase received its first donation from Judith’s reading room in May 2011 when the organization donated books on Mother’s Day and again in June for Father’s Day.

November 10, 2011

Fox Chase Cancer Center Risk Assessment Program Celebrates 20 Years of Patient Empowerment through Research and Education

Philadelphia (November 10, 2011) – Every time a patient knows that he or she carries a gene mutation and takes informed action to prevent cancer based on that knowledge, they have been empowered.

November 1, 2011

Fox Chase Holds FREE Event for Lung Cancer Patients

Philadelphia (November 1, 2011) – Fox Chase Cancer Center invites lung cancer patients and their caregivers to a FREE event titled “Together Facing Lung Cancer” on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 5 p.m. (dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and official program will start at 5:45 p.m.). The event, which offers support to patients and caregivers facing lung cancer, will be held on the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia).

October 30, 2011

First-of-Its-Kind Study Creates New Tool for Targeted Cancer Drug Development

Philadelphia (October 30, 2011) – In a technical tour de force, scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have cataloged and cross-indexed the actions of 178 candidate drugs capable of blocking the activity of one or more of 300 enzymes, including enzymes critical for cancer and other diseases. Additionally, a free library of the results has been made available online to the research community. This unique library represents an important new tool for accelerating the development of an entire class of targeted cancer drugs.

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