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Fox Chase Cancer Center President & CEO Named 'Most Admired CEO'

Fox Chase Cancer Center president and CEO Richard I. Fisher, MD, has been selected by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of 2015's Most Admired CEOs. The distinction honors exceptional leaders in various industries and professions for their achievements in making their companies as well as the Greater Philadelphia region a success.

Fox Chase-Temple BMT Program Named a Blue Distinction Center

Temple University Hospital earned the status of a “Blue Distinction Center for Transplants” by Blue Cross Blue Shield, in recognition of the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program’s expertise in performing adult bone marrow transplants. The Fox Chase-Temple BMT Program has performed more than 1,500 transplants.

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Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD: Nobel Prize, 1976

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, and his laboratory team at Fox Chase identified the hepatitis B virus, a major cause of primary liver cancer, in 1967. Two years later, with the help of Irving Millman, PhD, Blumberg invented the hepatitis B vaccine, which earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.