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Fox Chase Cancer Center

(Dr. Hossein Borghaei of Fox Chase Cancer Center, at a recent press briefing, discussing his work on a machine that would detect certain cancers by analyzing the patient's breath.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Philadelphia Doctors Creating a Breath-Sniffing Cancer Detection Machine

Researchers know that dogs have proven they can detect cancer by smell. Now, doctors are working on a machine that will do the same thing.

11/01/2013

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Breast Cancer Causing Gene Mutation Also Linked To Mesothelioma

Angelina Jolie put a public face to the fact that a gene mutation can cause breast cancer, but gene mutations can cause other cancers, too.

06/19/2013

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Gives High Schoolers A Taste of Health Care Careers

The Saturday event will give students a chance to learn, hands on, about careers in caring for cancer patients.

03/22/2013

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Study Finds Startling Breast Cancer Increase In Younger Women

Analysis of national data between 1976 and 2009 shows that breast cancer rates are steadily rising in women ages 20 to 39.

02/27/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in City Hall.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Defends Decision To Spend Week In China

Nutter first stressed that the trip cost taxpayers nothing, as the Chamber of Commerce program called “Select Philadelphia” picked up the estimated $9,000 tab for Nutter and four other city employees.

12/07/2012

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Author Gives Recipes To Fight Cancer With Food

Find out which foods can help you battle cancer when a chef and author comes to Fox Chase Cancer Center on November 15th.

10/17/2012

(Patient Dierdre Duffy got a complementary makeover at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fox Chase Cancer Patients Get Free Makeovers

Bloomingdale’s in Willow Grove offered the makeovers by Lancôme’s national make-up artist, Manuel Villegas.

08/14/2012

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Local Expert Discusses Rash Of Hospital Mergers In Philadelphia Area

Rutgers-Camden Law Professor Rand Rosenblatt thinks fewer and bigger health systems is the way of our medical future.

07/12/2012

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Controversy Comes To An End

A controversy that dragged on in City Hall for more than five years involving the Fox Chase Cancer Center came to a very quiet conclusion this past weekend.

05/13/2012

Health

Local Researchers Discover Link Between Estrogen And Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country and now researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a link between the female hormone estrogen and the disease.

04/04/2012

Movie Reel

Documentary About Local Man’s Battle With 2 Cancers To Be Shown Next Month

A 52-year-old Wilmington native turned his cancer diagnoses and treatment into an award winning film.

01/15/2012

Health

Report Shows Cancer Survival Rates Improving

When the American Cancer Society’s annual report comes out, this afternoon, there will be good news for cancer patients: survival rates are improving.

01/04/2012

Dr. Michael Seiden, left, and Larry Kaiser. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Under New Agreement, Temple University Will Take Over Fox Chase Cancer Center

Temple University Health System will take over Fox Chase Cancer Center, under an agreement announced Thursday.

12/15/2011

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Philadelphia-Based Group Puts Focus On Breast Health Issues

In an effort to raise awareness about breast health, a local organization is hosting its second annual “Breast Fest.”

08/03/2011

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Marks National Cancer Survivors Day

To mark National Cancer Survivors Day, the Fox Chase Cancer Center held a day of celebration and an awards ceremony Sunday to honor those who have beaten the Big C.

06/06/2011

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