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Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed on a cetuximab-containing regimen may respond to erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Both cetuxima...

Fox Chase finds all-biologic regimen efficacious and well-tolerated in elderly lung cancer patients

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients over the age of 70 respond well to a combination of bevacizumab and erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of L...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary lung cancer (OPLC), are more likely to have localized disease at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However,...

Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer

Earlier this month, Fox Chase Cancer Center became the first hospital in North America to offer an MRI guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer using Invivo Equipment in a clinical hospital setting. Pioneering new techniques for MRI-guided prostate interventions, Fox Chase is offering a new procedu...

Fox Chase performs the world’s first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors

PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2009)This month Fox Chase Cancer Center performed the world's first successful minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy using the ViKY system's revolutionary robotic, compact laparoscope holder. The technology, developed in France and tested on thousands of patients in Euro...

Hackensack Lawyer Bruce E. Chase Named New Jersey Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

Highly regarded family law attorney among just five percent of lawyers in state to be recognized with prestigious professional designation New York, NY (Lexis Nexis) March 4, 2009 -- Bruce Chase , a respected Hackensack, N.J. attorney with extensive experience represen...

Fox Chase Cancer Center Purchases CyberKnife System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia has purchased a CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System. The CyberKnife System at Fox Chase will ...

Red Cross Racing Members Cheer on Biffle in NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Red Cross Racing members will be cheering on driver Greg Biffle this weekend during round five of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is in third place in the Cha...

Temple, Fox Chase and Geisinger create Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Geisinger Health System today announced a research collaboration that will speed the translation of medical and health-related discoveries into significant advances in patient care. As part of the agreement, the three institutio...

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Ning Wong receives ASCO Cancer Foundation Career Development Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation has selected Yu-Ning Wong, M.D., M.S.C.E., of Fox Chase Cancer Center, as one of 13 clinicians to receive a 2008 Career Development Award. Career Development Awards are presented to physicians in their second, third or fourth year as full...

Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education

Temple University School of Medicine and the Fox Chase Cancer Center have announced a new partnership that will enable Fox Chase scientists to join the Temple faculty and train Temple graduate students in the biomedical sciences. The institutions will also share strengths and resources to collabor...

Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away

The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope SATURDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- While the Christmas season is a time of joy and celebration for many, it can trigger holiday blues in some people. If you are prone to holiday blues, there are things you can do to hel...

Keystone Programs for Collaborative Discovery Launch at Fox Chase

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 27, 2008) Fox Chase Cancer Center today announced the first four awards in an innovative new research program designed to bring the power of team-based science to bear on some of the most significant questions in cancer research. The Keystone Programs for Collaborative Discover...

Former Microsoft Healthcare Executive Joins iMedExchange

...oft healthcare executive and new media expert Dave chase to its leadership team. Mr. chase joins iMedExchange as Vice President of New Media ... Luxury Goods and Services companies. Dave chase was the founder and Worldwide Director of Microsof...

Select Medical Corporation Amends its Senior Secured Credit Facility

...edit facility, dated as of February 24, 2005 (as amended to date, the "Credit Facility"), with a group of holders of Tranche B term loans and JPMorgan chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent. The Amendment extended the maturity of $384,533,175.92 million principal amount of Tranche B term loans from Febr...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center - Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seatt...

Vitamin Shoppe Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

...opy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan, National Statement Processing, Prospectus Library, at 4 chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245, or by telephone at (718) 242-8002; BofA Merrill Lynch at 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080,...

NCCN Will Convene National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Care

...Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center - Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seatt...

Promising medical trainees receive funding to pursue research in hematology

...iu, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Chonyang Lu, BS, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Rui Mao, Baylor College of Medicine Andrew Marshall, Fox chase Cancer Center Laura Myers, BA, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital Jay Patel, BA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Siayareh ...

National Business Coalition on Health Announces Conference Speakers for November 8-10 Annual Conference

...amp; CEO, Aetna -- Catherine Baase, MD, Global Director of Health Services, Dow Chemical Company -- Wayne Burton, MD, Medical Executive, JP Morgan chase -- Robert Galvin , MD, Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric -- Mike Taylor, MD, Medical Director of Health Promotion, Caterpillar -- Pa...

More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

...s survival," said Dr. Richard J. Bleicher, a breast cancer surgeon with Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "Some of that screening has let us detect ea... SOURCES: Richard J. Bleicher, M.D., breast cancer surgeon, Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; Jay Brooks, M.D., chairman, hematology/oncolog...

Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer

...aly, director of the Personalized Cancer Risk Assessment Program at the Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, said the results shed more light on the role...ly, M.D., Ph.D., director, Personalized Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; July 2009 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers &am...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces an Indefinite Reduction in its Workforce

... any remedial action plan that is developed based on such discussions. Additionally, the Company announced that it has been informed by JPMorgan chase Bank, N.A. that its $10 million line of credit, of which there is a zero balance, is not available to be drawn down upon until the FDA matter is resol...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1/2 Study of MM-111, a Bispecific Antibody to ErbB2/3

... Research Therapeutics (START) where enrollment is currently underway. Fox chase Cancer Center is expected to participate in the trial this July. "...and we are hopeful this will translate into patient benefit. START and Fox chase are outstanding cancer research centers and we are excited to be working wi...

PHT Names VP to Lead Sales of A-Claim Payment Solution for Doctors, Hospitals

...em for Visa and MasterCard, as well as a direct processing relationship for Discover cards. Prior to joining Sterling, Riley spent seven years at chase Paymentech, the largest payment processor in the industry. As group manager of third-party sales and support, he directed development of new third-par...

National Business Group on Health Recognizes 63 Large Employers as '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award Winners

...er Group LLC Cummins Inc. CVS Caremark General Dynamics Electric Boat General Mills Healthways Humana Intel Corporation JPMorgan chase Mayo Clinic Paychex, Inc. Pfizer Inc. Raytheon Company Saint-Gobain Corporation Sprint The Boeing Company Unum Verizon Vis...

Longer Hormone Treatment May Improve Prostate Cancer Outlook

...May, said Dr. Eric M. Horwitz, acting chairman of radiation oncology at Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, who led the group that did the U.S. study. ... SOURCES: Eric M. Horwitz, M.D., chairman, radiation oncology, Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; Peter C. Albertsen, M.D., professor, surgery, ...

Casenet Unveils TruCare 4.0 - New Care Management Platform Delivers Personalized, Member-Centric Care

...For more information, please visit http://www.casenetinc.com . Casenet Company Contact Casenet Media Contacts Christina chase Julie Goldman/Madeline Shedno Casenet Schwartz Communications 888-701-0886 ...

Study Results Show CAQH CORE Certification Dramatically Cuts Administrative Costs, Accelerates I.T. Adoption by Providers and Health Plans

...average annual reduction in administrative costs can be more than $2.5 million per plan. "CORE is invaluable for reducing the paper chase and telephone tag that has plagued our industry for far too long," said Joel Perlman, CFO, EVP Finance of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. "Havi...

Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise

...Margaret von Mehren, a medical oncologist with Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "What struck me was..., director of the thoracic oncology program at Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "When these two gen...on, M.D., director, thoracic oncology program, Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; Margaret von Mehren, ...

2-drug combination appears safe and active in metastatic kidney cancer

... ORLANDO (May 31, 2009)Fox chase Cancer Center investigators report that a two-drug blockade of mTOR signali...th Plimack, M.D., M.S., a medical oncologist and attending physician at Fox chase will report the trial results on Sunday, May 31 at the annual meeting of th...

Two Drugs Safe for Rare Forms of Kidney Cancer

... Dr. Elizabeth Plimack, a medical oncologist and attending physician at Fox chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, said in a news release from the center. "... -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Fox chase Cancer Center, news release, May 31, 2009 ...

Tool Shows Promise for Measuring Productivity of Mid-Level Oncology Providers

...Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah , Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Sea...

Small molecule inhibitor shows promise in trastuzumab-resistant metastatic breast cancer

... ORLANDO (June 1, 2009)Fox chase Cancer Center researchers report that a combination of trastuzumab and neratinib (HKI-272) a novel small molecule inhibitor of the HER2 receptor (ErbB...

Why some prostate cancer returns

...earchers at the Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Hospital and Fox chase Cancer Center shows that men with a low oxygen supply to their tumor have ...d to the tumors and surrounding areas, Dr. Movsas and his colleagues at Fox chase used custom-made oxygen probes to test 57 patients with low or immediate ri...

Berkeley Lab scientist co-leads breast cancer 'dream team'

...a Werb of UC San Francisco, Alan Ashworth, Joan Brugge of Harvard Medical School, Gregory Hannon of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Craig Jordan of Fox chase Cancer Center, Kent Osborne of Baylor College of Medicine and Max Wicha of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. ...

Medivation Announces Offering of 2,750,000 Shares of Common Stock

...of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan's prospectus department at 4 chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245, Attention Prospectus Department (telephone number 718-242-8002). About Medivation Medivatio...

Can we afford the cancer care of the future?

...or society as a whole," says Neal J. Meropol, M.D., director of the gastrointestinal cancer and gastrointestinal tumor risk assessment programs at Fox chase Cancer Center. Meropol, who is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cost of Care Task Force and lead author on the upcomi...

NCCN Updates Supportive Care Guidelines for VTE

...Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center - Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah , Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Sea...

NCCN Updates Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers

...Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Fox chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah , Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Sea...
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