“When I was young I never dreamed of being a scientist until my father died of liver cancer when I was twelve years old. After his death, I chose to become a pharmacist to develop new, effective drugs to fight cancer and I initially pursued a bachelor’s degree in the field of biopharmaceutics at the Chinese Pharmacology University. During my last semester, however, my focus changed following an experience in Dr. Luo Lu’s lab at Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences.”

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November was National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center started off the month with Together Facing Lung Cancer, an event that united lung cancer survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals for an evening of education, di…

A research team led by Alexei Tulin, PhD, associate professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has identified a new group of chemicals that are effective at eliminating cancer in living tissue. Effective in a laboratory setting against drug-resistant PARP-1…

Fox Chase Cancer Center celebrated the investiture of Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, deputy cancer center director and head of translational research, as the William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cancer Research on November 15, 2016. This particular chair h…

Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and is far and away the most lethal form of cancer. It is also the most preventable cancer. As with many other forms of cancer, prevention and early detection are key to reducing yo…

TAK-228 is an mTOR inhibitor that prevents growth of cancer cells and has been shown to prevent tumor growth in animals. Therefore, the doctors now want to test if this drug can prevent tumor growth in patients with soft tissue sarcomas.

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Nurses from Fox Chase Cancer Center teamed up with the nearby AstraZeneca Hope Lodge to provide lodge guests with a home-cooked meal. Led by Colleen Sherman, RN, chair of the nursing professional development council, a group of nearly 20 nurses helped prepare food for 35 guests.

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On Thursday, October 20, 2016, more than 200 members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Laurel Society came together at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts for an evening celebrating philanthropy and the advancement of cancer research and treatment at Fox Chase. The Laurel Society is Fox Chase’s signature donor society, comprised of our most generous supporters, many of whom are also Fox Chase patients, faculty, staff, or volunteers.

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