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    Cancer Conversations is a blog published by Fox Chase Cancer Center's Communications Department. Our contributors include physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center. To submit a topic for the blog, write to authors@fccc.edu.

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    BRCA1 Mutations and Prophylactic Surgery – My Story

    by  • September 17, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Surgery • 0 Comments

    by Stacey Schutawie There is so much to be said today about genetic testing and screening for ovarian cancer and prophylactic surgery in the case of BRCA1 mutations.  But we need to say more.  It can save a woman’s life.  And I know because it probably saved mine. My mother passed away from ovarian...

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    Fox Chase Surgeon Passes it on to the Next Generation

    by  • May 21, 2014 • General Interest, Kidney Cancer, News, Surgery

    Fox Chase surgeon Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, is recognized for teaching the next generation of urologic surgeons. He received the American Urologic Association’s Residents Committee Teaching Award at the organizations annual meeting in May 2014. A nationally recognized leader in urologic oncology, Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, understands the value of sharing his knowledge...

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    Fox Chase Study Shows Families Don’t Understand Genetic Test Results or Their Implications

    by  • January 28, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment

    Findings suggest more outreach is needed for family members who may carry their own genetic risks of cancer A study done by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that many relatives of patients who undergo testing for a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers misinterpret the results, and less than half of...

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    Fox Chase Earns Prestigious Magnet® Nursing Designation for Fourth Time in a Row

    by  • December 16, 2013 • General Interest, Nursing

    The Center is the only provider in Pennsylvania, and one of only 13 in the nation, to have achieved a fourth designation Fox Chase Cancer Center, the first acute care hospital in Pennsylvania and specialty hospital in the country to receive Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s...

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    Join former NFL player, Chris Draft, at Together Facing Lung Cancer

    by  • October 29, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Special events

    It’s quite uncommon to find a former NFL linebacker visiting a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center, much less one who visited all 41 NCI centers last year. But when you meet Chris Draft, the reason becomes clear. His wife, Keasha Rutledge Draft, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in early...

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    Treating Extremity Sarcoma

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Chemotherapy

    Extremity sarcoma is one of the hardest cancers to treat. Treatment for patients where sarcoma is in an arm or a leg may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, interferon therapy, biologic/immunotherapy and/or innovative therapies using new drugs to fight the disease. With Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI), the effects of chemotherapy can be concentrated regionally...

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    You’re Invited to Meet Jessica Wapner, Author of The Philadelphia Chromosome

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Cancer Conversations, Events, Scientific Research, Special events

    The book launch for Jessica Wapner’s history of the discovery of The Philadelphia Chromosome is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Ms. Wapner’s program begins at 7pm in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with refreshments and books for sale. The seminal discovery took place under a Fox Chase...

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