• How teenagers are supporting cancer patients

    by  • March 20, 2015

    by Stephen Singer, Junior, Hatboro-Horsham High School Several years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. My brother and I were young at the time and we were scared. Fortunately, she survived her treatment and is doing great today. As I got older, I wanted to make a difference for people confronting cancer....

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    What is tumor profiling and how can it help me?

    by  • March 19, 2015

    Tumor profiling has become the mainstay of personalized oncology. It is already quite evident that key biological principles are shared between the tumors despite difference in their site and tissue of origin. Activated oncogene HER2 is a great example: once mutated or multiplied, this cancer gene becomes an engine to drive cancer cell growth...

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    Meet Michelle Savage, Fox Chase’s New Genetic Counselor

    by  • February 10, 2015

    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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    Testicular cancer often affects young men

    by  • February 7, 2015

    Andrew Steinmetz works in retail and has outgoing personality. “I really like the pace of working in the store,” says Andrew Steinmetz, 23, who is a manager at a business supply store in Philadelphia. “Andrew’s upbeat and positive attitude is evident as he shares the story of his battle of testicular cancer. In January,...

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    A New Procedure Called HIPEC Offers New Treatment Options for Cancer Patients

    by  • January 23, 2015

    The acronym HIPEC stands for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.  This procedure is a novel method of delivering chemotherapy in the operating room during surgery for the treatment of advanced cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. The term hyperthermic refers to the increased temperature we use to make the tumor...

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