• About David Y. T. Chen, MD, FACS

    David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS, is an attending surgeon at Fox Chase Cancer Center who specializes in surgical treatment of cancers of the genitourinary tract. Dr. Chen has extensive experience with laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques and apply these approaches routinely to reduce the pain, recovery time, and complications associated with traditional open surgery. Dr. Chen's specialties include: Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Adrenal Carcinoma, Urinary Diversions, Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques - Laparoscopic, Robotic Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Urologic cancer ablation therapy (cryosurgery or HIFU).


    Breakthrough Study Advances Fight Against Kidney Cancer

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Kidney Cancer, Scientific Research

    Last month, the clinicians and researchers that make up The Cancer Genome Atlas published a breakthrough report on the “Comprehensive molecular characterization of clear cell renal cell carcinoma”. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an organized project sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health aiming to understand the types of molecular (=genetic, DNA-based)...

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    Customized Kidney Cancer Treatment, Tailor Made for Each Patient

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Cancer Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Kidney Cancer, Surgery

    The recent work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) showing the underlying genetic changes for kidney cancer is groundbreaking, and it will lead to major progress in kidney cancer treatment (see related blog). But another exciting new therapy is already available today, and it captures the goals of “personalized medicine”— aiming for a uniquely...

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