• Testicular cancer often affects young men

    by  • February 7, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Andrew Steinmetz works in retail and has outgoing personality. “I really like the pace of working in the store,” says Andrew Steinmetz, 23, who is a manager at a business supply store in Philadelphia. “Andrew’s upbeat and positive attitude is evident as he shares the story of his battle of testicular cancer. In January,...

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    Why is it important for breast cancer patients to understand their disease?

    by  • February 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Cancer Characteristics A new diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a set of important decisions about type of treatment and long term prognosis that every breast cancer patient and her providers must address.  These decisions are largely based on the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its stage, grade, hormone receptor status and...

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    A New Procedure Called HIPEC Offers New Treatment Options for Cancer Patients

    by  • January 23, 2015

    The acronym HIPEC stands for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.  This procedure is a novel method of delivering chemotherapy in the operating room during surgery for the treatment of advanced cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. The term hyperthermic refers to the increased temperature we use to make the tumor...

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    Exciting News in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

    by  • January 17, 2015

    A news story in USA Today’s January 13, 2015 edition reported that a new cancer drug, Opdivo, is working so successfully that maker Bristol-Myers Squibb announced this week that it is ending a trial in lung cancer two years ahead of schedule. “We participated in this trial,” said Hossein Borghaei, DO, Chief, Thoracic Medical...

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    Phillie Phanatic Surprises Cancer Patients

    by  • December 23, 2014

    Although we’re in the midst of winter and spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies still a few months away, the teams’ well-loved mascot, the Phanatic, warmed the hearts of patients, caregivers and staff when he made a surprise visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center on Friday, December 19, 2014.  His enthusiasm was in full...

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    After Seeing Blood in His Urine, Abu Bradley, an Active Father of Two, Was Diagnosed with a Rare and Agressive Cancer

    by  • December 17, 2014

    Abu-Methuselah Bradley was the epitome of good health.  The married father of two is an athlete with a muscular build.  He’s a pharmaceutical sales representative, part-time church Pastor and enjoys time outdoors bike-riding and running. He took quick action when he noticed blood in his urine. “I went right to the ER,” said Abu....

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    Where’s my Mojo? Sexuality and a Cancer Diagnosis

    by  • November 26, 2014

    Sexuality and libido are hot topics now. Personal products and erectile dysfunction mediations are discussed and advertised on TV, in print, and on the Internet; by politicians and celebrities, by elderly couples and young starlets. Cosmo and Women’s Day both feature articles on lubricants and intimacy workshops. Sexuality is okay! Just as a woman’s...

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    Minimizing Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis without Missing the Target: Harnessing Fusion Technology to Overcome Limitations of PSA

    by  • November 11, 2014

    by David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS, and Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS In 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) made the highly publicized and controversial recommendation advising against routine screening for prostate cancer with the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Even though prostate cancer is the most common cancer in US...

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