• 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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    Exciting News in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

    by  • January 17, 2015

    A news story in USA Today’s January 13, 2015 edition reported that a new cancer drug, Opdivo, is working so successfully that maker Bristol-Myers Squibb announced this week that it is ending a trial in lung cancer two years ahead of schedule. “We participated in this trial,” said Hossein Borghaei, DO, Chief, Thoracic Medical...

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    Phillie Phanatic Surprises Cancer Patients

    by  • December 23, 2014

    Although we’re in the midst of winter and spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies still a few months away, the teams’ well-loved mascot, the Phanatic, warmed the hearts of patients, caregivers and staff when he made a surprise visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center on Friday, December 19, 2014.  His enthusiasm was in full...

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    After Seeing Blood in His Urine, Abu Bradley, an Active Father of Two, Was Diagnosed with a Rare and Agressive Cancer

    by  • December 17, 2014

    Abu-Methuselah Bradley was the epitome of good health.  The married father of two is an athlete with a muscular build.  He’s a pharmaceutical sales representative, part-time church Pastor and enjoys time outdoors bike-riding and running. He took quick action when he noticed blood in his urine. “I went right to the ER,” said Abu....

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    Where’s my Mojo? Sexuality and a Cancer Diagnosis

    by  • November 26, 2014

    Sexuality and libido are hot topics now. Personal products and erectile dysfunction mediations are discussed and advertised on TV, in print, and on the Internet; by politicians and celebrities, by elderly couples and young starlets. Cosmo and Women’s Day both feature articles on lubricants and intimacy workshops. Sexuality is okay! Just as a woman’s...

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    Minimizing Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis without Missing the Target: Harnessing Fusion Technology to Overcome Limitations of PSA

    by  • November 11, 2014

    by David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS, and Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS In 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) made the highly publicized and controversial recommendation advising against routine screening for prostate cancer with the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Even though prostate cancer is the most common cancer in US...

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    Why Ovarian Cancer Awareness Is So Important

    by  • September 19, 2014

    Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic cancers with 21,980 women expected to be diagnosed and 14,270 expected to die of their disease this year (see more).  If you’re wondering why it is so deadly, it is because the majority of women present with advanced stage disease due to lack of specific...

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    Which Diet is Most Effective?

    by  • September 19, 2014

    The Atkins Diet The Atkins Diet is probably the most popular of the “ketogenic” diets.  Ketogenic diets typically include very low carbohydrates and increased dietary fat and protein.  These diets get their name from the fact that a significant decrease in dietary carbohydrate intake alters normal metabolic pathways and results in a rise in...

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