• Cancer Screening

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

    by  • June 23, 2015 • Cancer Research, Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer • 0 Comments

    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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    Fox Chase offers new technologies which provide genetic testing beyond BRCA1 AND BRCA2

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment, Women's Cancer Center

    When the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center decided it was time to begin offering the latest multigene genetic testing to our patients, we were confident that our team would be at the forefront of this rapidly changing field. Fox Chase began routinely offering these new tests to our patients in September,...

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    Meet Michelle Savage, Fox Chase’s New Genetic Counselor

    by  • February 10, 2015 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment

    Michelle Savage was born and raised in Bucks County, PA and grew up familiar with Fox Chase Cancer Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, earning her BA in biology, with a concentration in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. She studied genetic counseling at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA and completed...

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    Minimizing Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis without Missing the Target: Harnessing Fusion Technology to Overcome Limitations of PSA

    by  • November 11, 2014 • Active Surveillance, Cancer Screening, Prostate Cancer

    by David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS, and Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS In 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) made the highly publicized and controversial recommendation advising against routine screening for prostate cancer with the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Even though prostate cancer is the most common cancer in US...

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    From Pain to Progress: One Man’s Journey to Fund Cancer Research

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Cancer Research, General Interest, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Scientific Research

    More than a decade after his wife’s death, Lowell Dubrow is still fighting cancer by funding research at Fox Chase “One of the things about cancer is that there are a lot of people touched by it—almost everyone is—and those stories kind of get to you,” says Lowell Dubrow, a longtime Fox Chase donor. ...

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