• Scientific Research

    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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    Consumer Reports Rates Fox Chase Cancer Center Best Surgical Outcomes in Philadelphia

    by  • August 7, 2013 • General Interest, Scientific Research, Surgery

    You may have seen news accounts of the report released last week by Consumer Reports rating the surgical outcomes of patients at 2,463 hospitals nationwide, including 32 hospitals in the Philadelphia area. As reported in a number of media outlets, of those 32 hospitals, Fox Chase posted the best surgical outcomes of any hospital...

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    Breakthrough Study Advances Fight Against Kidney Cancer

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Kidney Cancer, Scientific Research

    Last month, the clinicians and researchers that make up The Cancer Genome Atlas published a breakthrough report on the “Comprehensive molecular characterization of clear cell renal cell carcinoma”. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an organized project sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health aiming to understand the types of molecular (=genetic, DNA-based)...

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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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    Dr. Knudson and the Two-Hit Theory

    by  • April 30, 2013 • Scientific Research

    Fox Chase researcher Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, was recently inaugurated into the first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C. The inaugural group of fellows of the academy consists of 106 individuals, symbolizing the age of the organization upon establishment of...

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    FDA Approves New Drug for Breast Cancer

    by  • February 26, 2013 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Clinical Trials, News, Scientific Research, Uncategorized

    About 20 percent of breast cancers have an increase in the amount of a protein called HER2.  HER2 is a protein involved in normal cell growth. It is found in increased amounts on some types of cancer cells (HER2-positive), including some breast cancers. In these HER2-positive breast cancers, the increased amount of the HER2...

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