Latest Fox Chase Cancer Center Stories

2014-06-24 23:02:21

Fox Chase Cancer Center joining Horizon BCBSNJ Hospital Network on July 1, 2014 Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced that Fox Chase Cancer Center – one of the nation’s most renown names in cancer care, will become an in-network provider to Horizon BCBSNJ members beginning July 1, 2014. Jeanes Hospital, which along with Fox Chase is affiliated with the Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, will also...

2013-10-08 23:26:24

At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute was officially renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Doylestown, Pa. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute officially was renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. The new name honors the scientific legacy of the Foundation’s co-founder, the late Dr. Baruch...

2013-01-07 14:54:23

Blueprint could help guide treatment for patients who have exhausted all other options Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is now offering patients with advanced cancer a cutting-edge clinical test that will provide them with a unique blueprint of their cancer genes. The new clinical test, known as CancerCode-45TM, evaluates an individual's tumor for genetic alterations in a select group of 45 genes and gives physicians the...

2012-05-17 12:45:28

Survival differences between black and white women having breast cancer do not stem from differences in preoperative imaging If racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer exist, they are not due to differences in the use of imaging to assess the extent of tumors before surgery, according to new findings that will be presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on Monday, June 4. "It's encouraging that we...

2012-04-04 20:20:57

The new model may provide scientists with a better understanding of the disease and help with developing effective interventions Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very aggressive, often misunderstood type of cancer that is diagnosed more frequently in younger women compared with other types of breast cancer. The five-year survival rate is between 25 and 50 percent–significantly lower than the survival rate for other types of breast cancer. The reason for the poor prognosis is...

2012-04-03 08:44:26

Additional compounds may help first-line drug kill cancer cells, according to new research by scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center are developing a new way to treat pancreatic cancer by boosting the effects of gemcitabine (Gemzar)–the chemotherapy drug that is considered standard therapy for the disease. Although gemcitabine is the first line of defense against pancreatic cancer, many cells find ways to evade the treatment. The new research,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'