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August 10, 2010

Fox Chase Names Kenneth P. Patrick, MD, Director of the Hospitalist Program

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – Kenneth P. Patrick, MD - Director, Hospitalist Service, Internal Medicine, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine as director of the hospitalist program.  The hospitalist team is dedicated to delivering compassionate, comprehensive medical care to all hospitalized patients.

August 10, 2010

Hospitalist Suzanne Boyle, MD, Joins Fox Chase's Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – Suzanne Boyle, MD, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine as an attending physician for the hospitalist program.

August 10, 2010

Hospitalist Manjula Sharada Naik, MD, Joins Fox Chase's Department of Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – , has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Medicine as an attending physician for the hospitalist program.

August 10, 2010

Radiologist Rohit Walia, MD, Joins Fox Chase's Department of Diagnostic Imaging

PHILADELPHIA (August 10, 2010) – Rohit Walia, MD - Staff Radiologist, Radiology, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging as a staff radiologist.  His clinical expertise is in body imaging, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology.

August 5, 2010

Fox Chase Cancer Center Appoints New Chief Scientific Officer and Names New Executive Director of Institute for Personalized Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (August 5, 2010) – In an important step toward continuing its leadership in providing world-class care to current and future cancer patients and conducting leading-edge research, Fox Chase Cancer Center today appointed Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, to the critical role of Chief Scientific Officer. 

July 29, 2010

Unexpected Viral "Fossils" Found in Vertebrate Genomes

PHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2010) – Over millions of years of evolution, retroviruses, which insert their genetic material into the host genome as part of their replication, have left behind numerous bits of their genetic material in vertebrate genomes. Now, in an unexpected discovery, a team of researchers reports that human and other vertebrate genomes also contain many ancient sequences from two deadly virus families.

July 15, 2010

Fox Chase Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

Philadelphia (July 15, 2010) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is once again ranked among the leading cancer centers in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" listing. For 16 consecutive years, Fox Chase has been one of the top-ranked cancer centers in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. In the nation, the Center is ranked 28th overall this year and 16th in reputation, a measure of how oncology peers assess Fox Chase's expertise in cancer research and treatment.

June 7, 2010

Fox Chase Clinical Trial Tests First of Its Kind Antibody: MM-111 Antibody Uses HER2 Target to Reach and Block HER3

CHICAGO, IL (June 7, 2010) – Patients with HER2-positive cancers can have dramatic responses to HER2-targeted drugs but eventually develop resistance to the agents. With that problem in mind, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers are testing a novel type of antibody called MM-111 in patients with HER2-positive disease who have progressed on standard therapy.

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