Program areas at FCCC
Surgical oncology - the department of surgery provides comprehensive surgical treatment, and supporting anesthesiology services, to patients with malignant diseases of the breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, reproductive organs, and other disease sites.
Medicine - the physicians in the department of medicine treat other Medical issues as well as Cancer related illnesses. It is believed that in treating the whole person, our Cancer patients experience continuity of care and ultimately better outcomes. The department of internal medicine includes physicians specializing in gastroenterology, dermatology, internal medicine, psychiatry, endocrinology, physical medicine and pulmonary. In addition Fox Chase provides services for infectious diseases, cardiology, and nephrology. These physicians deliver quality care for Cancer and non-cancer patients, providing Medical management of existing diseases, prevention screenings, fine needle biopsies, and diagnostic and endoscopic procedures.
Medical oncology - the Medical oncology department provides quality diagnosis, treatment, and care for patients with Cancer. Traditional chemotherapy and new clinical trials provide our Medical oncologists with access to a tremendous range of new anticancer treatments, including medicines and combinations of medicines that can be delivered to Cancer patients.
Radiation Oncology : The primary goal of the Radiation Oncology department is to develop and implement treatment programs geared towards maximizing the chances of curing cancer while minimizing the radiation dose to normal organs, thus attempting to maintain quality of life and preserve normal organ function. Patients are evaluated for the most effective treatment by a team of experienced radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, certified therapists and dosimetrists, and specialized radiation oncology nurses.
Clinical Genetics : The department of Clinical Genetics provides risk assessment services to those at high risk for all types of cancer. A combination of family history and genetic data is used to build a profile of risk for all cancer types including but not limited to breast, ovarian, gastrointestinal, prostrate, thyroid, and melanoma.
Radiology : The department of Radiology offers the most advanced technologies for cancer imaging, staging (determining the extent of the cancer), and cancer treatment planning. Diagnostic imaging services include mammography, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy and CT Colonography. Review and consultation services are also available at Fox Chase for films submitted by other physicians.
Pathology : The diagnostic services of the department of pathology consist of surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, hematopathology, clinical pathology, and autopsy pathology. An important part of the pathology program is the training of residents and fellows. Members of the department are active participants in collaborative research.
Related Org Physician Services : Physician services relate to the pathology, radiology, medical, surgery, and clinical departments and represent support for the physician efforts to maintain these program.