Research at Fox Chase

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A Century of Excellence

A Century of Excellence

Discover the history of one of the nation's first cancer hospitals.
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Your Health Care Team

Your Healthcare Team

Our unique staff of health-care professionals focus solely on oncology.
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The Scientist Rates Fox Chase a Best Place to Work in Academia

Top Ten Best Places to Work Academia 2013
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Center for Research

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

Whether it's technology, a new surgical procedure or an improved chemotherapy option, our treatments are based on years of research. 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.

New technologies and cancer treatments often are available at Fox Chase before becoming standard practice in the community.

Clinical trials

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.