• About Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP

    Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP is a medical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Daly specializes in treating patients with breast cancer and founded the Risk Assessment Program. Dr. Daly is the Chair, Clinical Genetics; holds the Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research; and is a Primary Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase.


    Why is it important for breast cancer patients to understand their disease?

    by  • February 3, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer Characteristics A new diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a set of important decisions about type of treatment and long term prognosis that every breast cancer patient and her providers must address.  These decisions are largely based on the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its stage, grade, hormone receptor status and...

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    Which Diet is Most Effective?

    by  • September 19, 2014 • Nutrition and Cancer

    The Atkins Diet The Atkins Diet is probably the most popular of the “ketogenic” diets.  Ketogenic diets typically include very low carbohydrates and increased dietary fat and protein.  These diets get their name from the fact that a significant decrease in dietary carbohydrate intake alters normal metabolic pathways and results in a rise in...

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    Breast Cancer Screening Update

    by  • February 14, 2014 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Mammography, Women's Cancer Center

    A lot of media attention has been given to a recent paper from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. This study, begun in 1980, randomized women to annual mammograms for five years versus no screening.  The current paper is a 25 year-follow up which reports no difference in deaths from breast cancer in the...

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    Is My Insomnia Related to Breast Cancer?

    by  • January 22, 2014 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Coping with Cancer

    Breast cancer survivors often experience high rates of insomnia, which can include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and disruption of circadian rhythm.  A diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with several precipitating factors for sleep disturbance such as cancer related stress, cancer treatments, treatment side effects and physical changes. It is especially common...

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    Should men with prostate cancer receive DEXA screening?

    by  • March 20, 2013 • Cancer Screening, News, Prostate Cancer, Risk Assessment

    Bone mineral density (DEXA) screening among men with prostate cancer: a missed opportunity Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.  The use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), which reduce male hormone levels, or prevent them from reaching the prostate cancer cells,...

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    Trends in Smoking Related Deaths

    by  • March 8, 2013 • Lung Cancer, News

    Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you.  New data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey confirm the health hazards of smoking.  Mortality from any cause among smokers, both men and women, is three times higher than non-smokers.  Most of the increased mortality is due to lung cancer, head and neck cancer, COPD,...

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    New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Cancer Screening, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancer

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued recommendations for screening with low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest for individuals at high risk for lung cancer.  What is considered high risk for developing lung cancer? The ACS uses the following guidelines in its decision to support screening: Aged 55 to 74 years...

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