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    It’s time to talk about sarcoma

    by  • July 25, 2015 • Sarcoma • 0 Comments

    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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    Reaching Young Adults: Development of an Internet Intervention for Skin Cancer Prevention

    by  • June 23, 2015 • Cancer Research, Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer

    By Carolyn Heckman, PhD, Associate Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center Several studies have shown that young adults 18 to 25 years old commonly expose themselves to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, either from the sun or indoor tanning, without using sunscreen or other skin protection. This exposure is a known risk factor for skin cancer, which...

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    Meet the Next Generation of Scientists

    by  • June 5, 2015 • Cancer Research

    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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    Fox Chase Breast Cancer Survivor Wins First Place in 2014 Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition

    by  • January 21, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Events, Special events

    Susan Hope Schaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 when she was just 45 years old. She found her cancer through a self-exam, not from a mammography or ultrasound. She attributes her success in beating cancer to the excellent care she received by the healthcare providers of Fox Chase, to her family and...

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    After Seeing Blood in His Urine, Abu Bradley, an Active Father of Two, Was Diagnosed with a Rare and Agressive Cancer

    by  • December 17, 2014 • Chemotherapy, Sarcoma, Surgery

    Abu-Methuselah Bradley was the epitome of good health.  The married father of two is an athlete with a muscular build.  He’s a pharmaceutical sales representative, part-time church Pastor and enjoys time outdoors bike-riding and running. He took quick action when he noticed blood in his urine. “I went right to the ER,” said Abu....

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