Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the 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 was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).
Charu Sharma Joins Fox Chase’s Department of Radiation Oncology
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 25, 2013)—Charu Sharma, MD, MS, has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She sees patients at Virtua Fox Chase Cancer Center Radiation Oncology in Washington Township, N.J.—a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners program—providing community-based radiation therapy in a general practice setting.
Dr. Sharma’s expertise includes a special interest in breast cancer treatment and research. She earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her residency in radiation oncology at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Sharma also holds a master’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Connecticut.
The Partners Program consists of a select group of community-based hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey whose cancer programs are affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The Partners program promotes timely translation of research findings to ensure patients have access to the latest advances in cancer care and treatment. All hospitals selected by Fox Chase as Partners demonstrate outstanding cancer-care standards, are dedicated to delivering high-quality cancer care, and have an infrastructure in place to support clinical trials.