• Get Your Rear in Gear 2015

    by  • April 27, 2015

    Dr. Crystal Denlinger and myself Dr. Jeffrey Farma co-captained the Fox Chase Cancer Center Team for the Get Your Rear in Gear event on March 22, 2015. This was the first year we had participated as a FCCC team and it was truly a rewarding event. The Colon Cancer Coalition sponsors this yearly event...

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    It’s time to talk about sarcoma

    by  • July 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Sarcoma is a type of cancer found in tumors of connective and supportive tissues, such as nerves, muscles, joints, fat and bones, and it’s one of the most misdiagnosed and under-reported types of cancer. Many cancer patients and their families have never heard of sarcoma because it’s extremely rare compared to other types of...

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    Meet the Next Generation of Scientists

    by  • June 5, 2015

    The Immersion Science Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center introduces high school students to cancer research with hands-on learning. Danielle Talbot’s life changed one day in chemistry class. “My teacher hands me this form for the Fox Chase Immersion Science program and tells me to apply,” she says. “I look at the form, confused,...

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    Does Getting Treatment for Ovarian Cancer at an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Make a Difference?

    by  • June 3, 2015

    A study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in May 2015 shows the answer is a resounding, “YES!” Bristow and colleagues examined the care of 9,933 women with ovarian cancer treated at five National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, 29 non-NCI high volume hospitals (more than 10 cases...

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    Two Pathologists, Three Opinions.

    by  • May 3, 2015

    “He’s handsome.” “Are you kidding? He’s ugly.”  “That’s teal.” “Certainly not. That’s green.” “That song is beautiful.” “Good grief. It’s horrid.” What do these things have in common? They are subjective disagreements about things that are hard to categorize, can’t be quantified, and are judged simply based upon appearance. When you are given a...

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    How teenagers are supporting cancer patients

    by  • March 20, 2015

    by Stephen Singer, Junior, Hatboro-Horsham High School Several years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. My brother and I were young at the time and we were scared. Fortunately, she survived her treatment and is doing great today. As I got older, I wanted to make a difference for people confronting cancer....

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    What is tumor profiling and how can it help me?

    by  • March 19, 2015

    Tumor profiling has become the mainstay of personalized oncology. It is already quite evident that key biological principles are shared between the tumors despite difference in their site and tissue of origin. Activated oncogene HER2 is a great example: once mutated or multiplied, this cancer gene becomes an engine to drive cancer cell growth...

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