• About Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS

    Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, sarcoma and melanoma. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farma, please call 215-728-2570.


    Fox Chase Took Charge at Miles for Melanoma 2015

    by  • August 20, 2015 • Cancer Screening, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Special events

    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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    Targeted Treatment for In-Transit Melanoma and Extremity Sarcomas with Isolated Limb Infusion

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Melanoma, Surgery

    In December 2012, I performed an Isolated Limb Infusion, making Fox Chase Cancer Center  one of the few treatment centers in the country to offer this technique. Metastatic melanoma and extremity sarcoma are some of the hardest cancers to treat. With Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI), the effects of chemotherapy can be concentrated regionally in...

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    Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy the Best Tool to Diagnose Melanoma?

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Melanoma, Uncategorized

    The diagnosis of melanoma can be a very scary and anxiety provoking time.  As a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with melanoma, most of my patients have had a biopsy performed by their primary medical doctor or dermatologist before they see me. They are typically referred to me for a treatment recommendation...

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    Surgical Options for Patients with Colorectal Cancer

    by  • September 21, 2012 • Colorectal, Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Surgery

    Physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center are recognized experts in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, including laparoscopy, single-incision laparoscopy and da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery. Unfortunately, the vast majority of colorectal surgery performed in the United States is still performed with traditional or standard open incisions despite the availability of these less invasive techniques. What are...

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