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October 27, 2011

Childhood Diet Lower in Fat and Higher in Fiber May Lower Risk for Chronic Disease in Adulthood

Chevy Chase, MD (October 27, 2011) – A recent study to be published in The Endocrine Society’s December 2011 print issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that a behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat that also encouraged increased consumption of foods that are good sources of dietary fiber during late childhood and adolescence resulted in significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels and lower systolic blood pressure when study participants were re-evaluated in young adulthood.

October 17, 2011

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Showcases its Traveling Photo Exhibit "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania" at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2011) – The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is pleased to work with the Philadelphia County Exhibit Committee and Fox Chase Cancer Center to bring its traveling photo exhibit67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia County from October 20th through October 30th. The photo exhibit, sponsored in part by Fox Chase’s Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities, will be displayed in the Women’s Cancer Center at Fox Chase located at 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday

Skyler and her dog, Cooper
October 17, 2011

Dog Lovers Hit the Street for Fox Chase's Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog-Walk

Skyler and her dog, CooperSkyler and her dog, CooperPHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2011) – Come join Skyler Kleger, 7th grade student and daughter of a cancer survivor, and her rescue dog Cooper at Fox Chase Cancer Center’s annual charity dog-walk—Paws for the Cause—as they walk to raise funds to support the effort to prevail over cancer. The event takes place Sunday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m.

October 10, 2011

Two Philadelphia Scientists Credited With Landmark Discoveries To Be Honored With John Scott Award

Philadelphia (October 10, 2011) – Two internationally recognized scientists with strong Philadelphia ties are to receive the 2011 John Scott Award.

October 5, 2011

Fox Chase Researchers Find that More Aggressive Treatment is Not Necessary for Men with A Family History of Prostate Cancer

MIAMI BEACH, FL (October 5, 2011)––Approximately 10-20 percent of prostate cancer patients have a family history of the disease. There are three major factors that are used to evaluate the extent and aggressiveness of prostate cancer, help make treatment decisions, and estimate prognosis: the Prostate Specific Antigen Level (PSA), Gleason score (GS) from the biopsy, and the digital rectal exam findings (DRE).

October 5, 2011

Fox Chase Researchers Improve Accuracy of IMRT Delivery in Post-Prostatectomy Patients

MIAMI BEACH, FL (October 5, 2011) — Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, as well as the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this population. Many of these patients undergo surgical removal of their prostate, followed by radiation therapy applied to their prostate bed — the space where the prostate was once situated.

October 4, 2011

Fox Chase Researchers Develop a New Tool That Helps Identify Prostate Cancer Patients with the Highest Risk of Death

MIAMI BEACH, FL (October 4, 2011)––After a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatment, his doctor carefully monitors the amount of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, in his blood. An increase in PSA, called biochemical failure, is the first detectable sign of the cancer's return to the prostate. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have found that the time between the last radiation treatment and biochemical failure can accurately predict a patient's risk of death of prostate cancer.

October 4, 2011

Fox Chase Gleason Scores Better Predict Prostate Cancer's Recurrence After Radiation

MIAMI BEACH, FL (October 4, 2011) –– In a new study led by Fox Chase Cancer Center radiation oncologist Natasha Townsend, MD, researchers have found that Gleason scores determined by pathologists at Fox Chase Cancer Center more accurately predict the risk of recurrence than Gleason scores from referring institutions. She presented the new research at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Monday, October 3.

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