Fox Chase Presents "Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma"
PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2002)- People diagnosed with lymphoma and their families are invited to a special session called "Ask the Doctor about Lymphoma" on Thursday, October 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outpatient department at Fox Chase Cancer Center., a lymphoma expert, will discuss the latest treatment options.
Smith is a medical oncologist with a special interest in lymphoma research. He will speak to patients about radioimmunotherapy, an innovative treatment that uses patients' antibodies and radioactive drugs to combat cancer cells. Smith will explain what antibodies are and how they are administered, discuss radiation safety issues and common side effects of antibody treatment, and report on ongoing research in radioimmunotherapy.
"Ask the Doctor about Lymphoma" is a series presented by the Lymphoma Research Foundation and Fox Chase Cancer Center to educate patients about therapies that have either recently received FDA approval, or that are in development. If you would like to attend, please call 215-728-2580.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at www.fccc.edu.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).