Breakthrough Medicine, Pioneering Science
A Welcome Message from President Fisher
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American College of Radiology Accreditation
The Department of Radiation Oncology main campus, Buckingham and the KOP-AUA facility have all received accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
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A unique and intense set of collaborations, even for a cancer center: cross-disciplinary efforts in which ideas, inspiration, and insight flow from lab bench to bedside and back again.
New technologies and cancer treatments often are available at Fox Chase before becoming standard practice in the community.
Whether it's a clinical trial of a new chemotherapy, a new technology, or a new surgical procedure, our treatments are based on years of research.
Research done here at Fox Chase.
At Fox Chase, research takes place with an unusually high degree of interaction between our basic researchers and our doctors. For this reason, we're able to bring laboratory discoveries to the forefront of patient care.
Combine this pioneering research with experienced physicians and advanced surgical, radiation, and diagnostic technology, and patients have the full resources of a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
We have a variety of clinical trials, bringing tomorrow's treatments here now.
Combining research in many disciplines with patient care enables Fox Chase to translate new research findings into medical applications that may become models for improved cancer care.
At any one time, about 170 clinical trials of new prevention, diagnostic and treatment techniques are under way. Fox Chase is also involved in developing trials to test new drugs that may prevent cancer in high-risk individuals.
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Phase I clinical trials
Fox Chase has a special clinical-studies wing that includes a 10-bed special-care unit for patients participating in Phase I clinical trials. This unique unit is dedicated to clinical research for new cancer treatments such as developmental chemotherapy and studies of drug resistance.
Fox Chase Cancer Center houses the area's most sophisticated technology in the areas of surgery, radiation and diagnostic imaging.
At Fox Chase, we develop many of the technologies used by others for treating cancer.
Our advanced technologies include precise image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) using Trilogy as well as minimally-invasive choices such as robotic surgery with da Vinci.
State-of-the-art surgical facilities and services include eight operating rooms, same-day surgery unit, short-procedure and endoscopy unit, laser surgery and cryosurgery technology, CT-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast-biopsy technology, full anesthesiology capabilities, post anesthesia-care unit and an eight-bed intensive-care unit. More on minimally invasive surgery at Fox Chase.
Complete radiation oncology services include CT/MRI simulated three-dimensional treatment planning and low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate implants (brachytherapy). The department uses four state-of-the-art linear accelerators for radiation treatment and three treatment planning simulators (traditional, CT scan and MRI).
More on advanced technology for radiation therapy at Fox Chase.
Because Fox Chase radiation oncologists work with the foremost medical physicists and designers of medical equipment to develop new or improved applications of their technology, Fox Chase often can provide new treatments to patients before they're available at other facilities. The Center has pioneered some of medicine's most effective radiation therapy techiniques, from intensity modulated radiation therapy (or IMRT), to ultrasound- and radiofrequency-guided targeting. These tools precisely target even a moving tumor, with minimal effect on surrounding healthy tissue, and deliver radiation tailored to thetumor's unique contours and density.
When conditions make a standard colonoscopy risky, Fox Chase Diagnostic Imaging can step in with CT Colonography, a new way to examine the colon without requiring an anesthetic. If polyps are discovered, a standard colonoscopy may be required to remove them.
Diagnostic imaging services include fluoroscopy, CT, chest, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, MRI, ultrasound, colonoscopy, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy. Review and consultation services are available at Fox Chase for films submitted by outside physicians.
Our MRI facility is capable of performing high-quality clinical studies in all areas as well as research applications. Services also include magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.