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Barry's Story: #GastrointestinalCancer

In September 2009, Barry Dixon was living and working in South Carolina with his fiancé, Patti, and their baby boy, Robert Phillip. As a maintenance technician for an apartment management firm, Barry performed a lot of physical labor. One day, while helping his cousin move, Barry thought he pulled something in his abdominal area. It caused more pain than he was used to. He went to the doctor on a Friday, who ordered further testing for the following Monday. But over the weekend, the pain became unbearable and Barry was admitted to the Emergency Room at his local hospital where he learned he had a tumor in his liver.

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A Second Opinion Can Dramatically Change the Course of #Cancer Treatment

In 2011, Jean Hankee noticed a strange-looking vein on her right shin. At first, she said it looked like an “empty” varicose vein. “I thought it was just something that happened as I was getting older,” said Jean, who was 71 at the time. #CancerConversations

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Blog Focuses on Future Possibilities in Precision Medicine

Using new technology to gain accurate information from a patient's blood sample to help tailor cancer treatment. This idea is becoming a reality with exciting possibilities now and in the future, explains Fox Chase's deputy cancer center director for translational research, Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, in a recent guest post on Cancer Research Catalyst, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). In it, he shares thoughts about the use of liquid biopsy—a less invasive, less expensive way to examine components in the blood, such as circulating tumor cells and circulating DNA, that can aid clinicians in achieving more precise treatment planning for patients. This type of analysis is the focus of a growing area of investigation, Dr. El-Deiry explains, one in which Fox Chase researchers are making much progress. "The impact of liquid biopsy on precision medicine remains in its infancy," he writes, but the potential benefits include gaining greater insights into patients' prognosis, drug sensitivity, and drug resistance.

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Study Finds Storytelling Helps Overcome ‪#‎Cervical‬Cancer Screening Disparities

Using a narrative story-telling approach to educate women about screening for cervical cancer improved their knowledge about and attitudes toward screening and increased the number of women who were screened or who intended to be screened, according to a recent study.

The study, led by researchers from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and USC Keck School of Medicine, also found that the narrative approach was particularly effective with Mexican American women. Findings from the NCI-funded study were published April 23 in the American Journal of Public Health. http://ow.ly/P8bf4
A storytelling approach to educate women about cervical cancer screening eliminated disparities.
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Philadelphia, a city of firsts

Since 1682, the first planned city in the United States, Philadelphia, was and is a city of firsts in America:

The city's status as a health-care mecca was established early on, with the nation's first hospital (Pennsylvania), medical school (Penn), women's medical school (now part of Drexel), children's hospital (CHOP), and the first genetic link to cancer (the Philadelphia chromosome), discovered by researchers at Penn and ‪#‎FoxChaseCancer‬ Center.

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Since 1682, the first planned city in the United States, Philadelphia, was and is a city of firsts in America:
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Celebrating the “Fox Chase Way” Laurel Society Dinner Honors Important Donors

Fox Chase friends and supporters looked to the Center’s future and reflected on its past during the annual celebration of the Laurel Society on October 9. “What I saw in 1996 still holds true today,” remarked keynote speaker Eric Horwitz, chair of radiation oncology. “At Fox Chase we have a special combination of clinical talent, research talent, scientists, and nurses—people who care! This is the Fox Chase way.” #ForwardFriday

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Most American Adults Do Not Use Sunscreen Regularly

The majority of Americans are not using sunscreen regularly to protect their skin from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to a new survey. About 30 percent of women and less than 15 percent of men regularly use sunscreen on both the face and other exposed areas of skin, the survey suggested.

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Visit our website to find out more about the different types of cancer, clinical trials, and minorities and cancer: http://www.foxchase.org/cancer/index.html
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Victor's Story: #Leukemia

Working 70 hours a week running a dry cleaning business, Victor Greenberg really didn't have time for cancer.

In 2008, at the age of 71, Victor felt a soft lump under his right arm, but he didn't pay much attention. "I had my annual physical and everything had been fine. So I let it go."

Almost a year later, around Labor Day, 2009, he noticed the lump again, but this time, it felt harder. So he went to his family doctor who did a biopsy, which came back malignant. His diagnosis? Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL.

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#ThankfulThursday: Today we're thankful for upcoming holidays. What are you thankful for?
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