• Genetic Counseling

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

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling • 0 Comments

    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 • 0 Comments

    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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    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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    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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    Patients’ Genes Provide a Blueprint for Hope in Cancer Treatment

    by  • April 22, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Cancer Staging, Clinical Trials, Genetic Counseling

    A article in yesterday’s  New York Times (“Cancer Centers Racing to Map Patients’ Genes” April 21, 2013) discusses the emerging importance of gene mapping in determining precise medical treatment. Fox Chase Cancer Center has been pursuing this course of treatment for oncology patients, plotting a genetic “blueprint” for targeting treatment in advanced cancers. The...

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