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    State Funding is Vital to Support Life-Saving Biomedical Research

    by  • March 12, 2014 • Cancer Research, General Interest, News

    In 2001, Pennsylvania allocated 19 percent of its Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funding annually to life-saving biomedical research through the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program. While these funds have led to research advances in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, and public health, as well as grown Pennsylvania’s economy, they frequently come...

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    Safeguarding Against Scarcity: The Impact of Drug Shortages on Patient Care

    by  • January 21, 2014 • Cancer Drugs, General Interest, News

    Fox Chase, like every other hospital in the United States, faces daily challenges caused by the ongoing nationwide shortage of vital medications. What was once an occasional headache has become a constant threat to safe and cost-effective patient care. In this blog, I will discuss the ongoing challenges the drug-shortage problem poses and describe...

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    Operation Jimbo Claus Arrives at Fox Chase

    by  • December 28, 2013 • Coping with Cancer, Events, General Interest, Special events

    When Brian McShane started Jimbo’s Squad, his goal was to provide comfort for patients treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center and their families. This Christmas, he did just that by distributing performance pullover sweatshirts and hats to patients. One of the Squad’s most popular annual traditions is called “Operation Jimbo Claus,” in which they...

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    Join former NFL player, Chris Draft, at Together Facing Lung Cancer

    by  • October 29, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Special events

    It’s quite uncommon to find a former NFL linebacker visiting a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center, much less one who visited all 41 NCI centers last year. But when you meet Chris Draft, the reason becomes clear. His wife, Keasha Rutledge Draft, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in early...

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    You’re Invited to Meet Jessica Wapner, Author of The Philadelphia Chromosome

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Cancer Conversations, Events, Scientific Research, Special events

    The book launch for Jessica Wapner’s history of the discovery of The Philadelphia Chromosome is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Ms. Wapner’s program begins at 7pm in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with refreshments and books for sale. The seminal discovery took place under a Fox Chase...

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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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