• Fox Chase Took Charge at Miles for Melanoma 2015

    by  • August 20, 2015

    Joining the likes of elephants, bears, alligators and tigers, Fox Chase Cancer Center faculty, staff and patients took charge at the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the first annual Miles for Melanoma 5K. The event was sponsored by the Melanoma Research Foundation. As captain of our team, I couldn’t have been...

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    It’s time to talk about sarcoma

    by  • July 25, 2015

    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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