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2014-08-05 08:33:13

Peer-Reviewed Case Study from Fox Chase Cancer Center Demonstrates Value of Company's Unique Approach to Precision Medicine to Uncover Critical Treatment Insights IRVING, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today publication of a case study in which the company's comprehensive tumor profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), helped guide successful...

2014-07-10 12:22:20

Fox Chase Cancer Center Study Finds that Some Women Do Better than Current Staging Guidelines Suggest New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women’s chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. Tumors that grow into the skin, regardless of size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, are automatically classified as stage III – and called “locally advanced” tumors,...

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...

2014-04-09 11:41:42

Results from the study could help determine potential treatment options A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell cancers. In a study to be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 on Tuesday, April 8, Ranee Mehra, MD, a medical oncologist who specializes in head and neck cancers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and colleagues, showed a...

2014-04-09 10:50:26

By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian cancer cells chew their way out of the tissue they grow in and dig in at new locations. Building on earlier work that showed that inhibition of heat shock proteins—the protein origami helpers—limited metastases in ovarian cancer in mice, Shane W. O'Brien, MS, Scientific Assistant at Fox Chase...

2013-10-29 23:18:40

Avery's Pet Styling Salon and Boutique sponsored the Annual Fox Chase Cancer Center’s “Paws for the Cause” dog walk fundraiser for cancer research. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Avery’s Mobile Pet Spa is dedicated to taking a big bite out of Cancer. On Sunday, October 20th the mobile pet spa grooming team showed their bite was as big as their bark when they joined hundreds of dogs and their owners in Northeast Philadelphia at Fox Chase Cancer Center for its Annual...

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...

2012-12-10 15:15:20

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very rare and aggressive disease that progresses rapidly and is associated with a very low survival rate. To understand how this type of cancer spreads, it's crucial to characterize the interactions between cancer cells and their 3D environment. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a novel, 3D culture system that mimics the environment surrounding these cancer cells. This model could be used to test new anticancer drugs capable of...

2012-12-10 12:23:39

Results show that the drug could extend progression-free survival Previous research has shown that a family of genes, proteins and enzymes called the uPA system (for urokinase plasminogen activator) plays an active role in different facets of cancer's biology, including tumor cell invasion, the spread of metastases, and the growth of a primary tumor. Mesupron® is a new small molecule inhibitor, taken as a pill, that inhibits the uPA system. The results from a recent phase II clinical...


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