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April 1, 2012

The Protein Survivin Could be a Useful Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer

CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2012) —  New research from scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that a protein called survivin could be a useful tool in understanding pancreatic cancer—particularly for identifying which subsets of patients will most likely respond to treatment. The scientists found that patients who underwent different treatment regimens, following surgery, had different levels of survivin and experienced different lengths of disease-free survival.

April 1, 2012

Fox Chase Scientists Identify Key Protein Players in Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancers

CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2012)—At the time of diagnosis, the majority of breast cancers are categorized as estrogen-receptor positive, or hormone sensitive, which means their cancerous cells may need estrogen to grow. Patients with this type of cancer often respond favorably to treatments called aromatase inhibitors, like tamoxifen, which cause cell death by preventing estrogen from reaching the cancerous cells. Over time, however, the disease often becomes resistant to estrogen deprivation from the drugs—making treatment options more limited. New findings by researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center identify a pair of proteins that could play a crucial role in restoring treatment sensitivity to these resistant cancerous cells—possibly leading to more treatment options in the future.
April 1, 2012

Protein Aurora-A is Found to be Associated with Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2012)—Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that a protein associated with other cancers appears to also be important in head and neck cancer, and may consequently serve as a good target for new treatments.

March 29, 2012

Fox Chase's Postdoctoral Program is Ranked Third in the Country by The Scientist's 10th Annual Best Places to Work for Postdocs Survey

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2012) – According to an annual survey done by The Scientist, a prominent life sciences magazine, Fox Chase Cancer Center is among the top three best places in the country for postdoctoral researchers to work and was the only top-ranked academic institution in the region.

Beatrice Mintz, PhD
March 27, 2012

Beatrice Mintz, PhD, Receives Ninth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

CHICAGO (March 27, 2012) – Beatrice Mintz, PhD, professor and Jack Schultz chair in basic science at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, will receive the Ninth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research during the opening ceremony of the AACR Annual Meeting 2012.
Crystal S. Denlinger, MD
March 18, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center Leads Efforts to Establish National Standards for Survivorship Care

​HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 18, 2012) — People are living longer with and after a cancer diagnosis, making survivorship clinics and programs—as well as official guidelines and practices governing the care of survivors—an important emerging component of modern cancer care. Many institutions are looking to gather these resources into an easily understandable plan for their survivors. Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Oncology, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center who will present on best practices in cancer survivorship at the NCCN 17th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care™ on March 18, 2012.

March 7, 2012

Fox Chase Selected as Candidate for Two LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Projects

PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2012) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has been selected as a candidate for two LIVESTRONG Community Impact Projects—a program created to bring proven cancer support projects to communities across the United States.  Hundreds of qualified hospitals, cancer centers, universities, and non-profits from across the United States applied to be part of four different projects—  Creative Center: Hospital Artist in Residence, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Advancing Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification in Cancer Centers, and Pillars4Life.  Applicants with the top votes per region

February 15, 2012

3rd Annual GIST Benefit Ball to Benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2012) – Beat the winter blues by attending the 3rd Annual GIST Benefit Ball––an old Hollywood themed casino night that will help raise funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 18, from 7-10 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia (210 West Rittenhouse Square).  Guests attending the ball will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and stations, dancing, silent auctions, raffles, music, and of course casino games. 

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