November 5, 1991 |
The pain was so terrible that Lillian Busnardo could not even sit to eat dinner. She had already gone through surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her lung, followed by five weeks of daily radiation treatment. Now, when by all measures she should be feeling OK, she felt as if she'd never know another day of peace. Why was she hurting? Busnardo hoped the Pain Team could find out. She had come from Cumberland County, N.J., to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia to meet with an unusual group that is part of a new movement in cancer care.
September 26, 1991 |
Cancer patients soon will be able to walk into Paoli Memorial Hospital on the way to work, or during a lunch break, receive radiation therapy from the most up-to-date equipment available, and walk out again in 10 minutes. So said Dr. Stephen C. Fox, medical director of Paoli Memorial Hospital's new Cancer Treatment Center, at a ceremony announcing the center Friday. Fox said the center would open to patients on Tuesday and would provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment in a community hospital setting.
November 21, 1990 |
John Donald Chapman, a recognized authority in the field of radiobiology, has been named to direct work in tumor biology and biophysics at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. A biophysicist specializing in radiation and photobiology, Chapman has directed the radiobiology program at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canada, since 1977. He also was a professor in the department of radiology and diagnostic imaging at the University of Alberta. His expertise on how radiation affects cells and tissues and its use in cancer therapy brought him worldwide recognition.
December 14, 1989 |
By sometime in 1991, Chester County cancer patients will have the most advanced treatment programs for the disease right in their back yard, according to officials from Paoli Memorial Hospital and the Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. The institutions announced Tuesday that they are combining their resources to establish a 47,000-square-foot clinic on Paoli Memorial's Lancaster Avenue campus. The Paoli Cancer Program will include chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment areas for inpatients and outpatients, an array of support services, and access to Fox Chase's computerized database for cancer treatment guidelines.
September 21, 1989 |
One result of the increasing competition in the market for health-care services is that hospitals and doctors are trying to make treatment more convenient and appealing for patients. From the offering of valet parking to the provision of improved hospital menus, the word is out: Treat the patient right or risk losing him to a competitor. Now comes the latest example of this trend - outpatient cancer-treatment centers that are open around the clock, offer a comprehensive array of clinical and diagnostic services and even serve snacks to patients.
August 2, 1988 |
The topics at a recent American Cancer Society conference on nursing were not unusual: breast cancer screening, mammography, laser treatment, surviving cancer. Then there was Jean Daly's workshop. "I feel a lot of tingling," Daly told about 40 nurses and doctors as her hands, six inches away, slowly scanned the body of Maxine, a volunteer from the audience. "There's a sensation emanating from her body in a smooth way. I sense you are a generally dynamic person, but there's some heaviness over the abdomen, in the solar plexus, the chest.
April 17, 1988 |
Fox Chase Cancer Center officials announced last week that they would link their cancer programs and research facilities with two suburban hospitals - Montgomery Hospital in Norristown and North Penn Hospital in Lansdale. The projects, which include the construction of a $2.5 million, 10,000- square-foot outpatient building on the campus of Montgomery Hospital, will give patients access to "the most technologically advanced cancer care available," said Julia Goplerud, a spokeswoman for Fox Chase.
April 12, 1988 |
Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center yesterday announced joint venture programs to extend sophisticated cancer care to patients of two suburban community hospitals. Fox Chase Cancer Center, on Burholme Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, one of only 20 government-designated comprehensive cancer care centers in the nation, will work with Montgomery Hospital in Norristown and North Penn Hospital in Lansdale. "Most patients, 80 to 80 percent of cancer patients, seek cancer treatment at community hospitals near their homes, not academic or cancer center hospitals," said Thomas J. Keane, executive director of the Fox Chase Network, a subsidiary of Fox Chase Cancer Center.