• Risk Assessment

    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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    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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    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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