G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology

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Established in 2002, the G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair honors Fox Chase's late, esteemed Board Chairman Emeritus who, with a legacy of support and leadership spanning more than 50 years, stood as the institution's most stalwart and dedicated champion. From one of Philadelphia's most philanthropic families, Dorrance was the founding chairman of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Directors, serving in that role from 1974 to 1996. This chair supports an outstanding leader with a unique vision who exemplifies the values embodied by its namesake.

Martin J. Edelman, MD

Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research

Dr. Edelman’s achievements in oncology include developing one of the most commonly used regimens for treating advanced lung cancer and working toward the development of new agents and biomarkers to personalize lung cancer therapy.

Dr. Edelman has published more than 325 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer of several academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Lung Cancer.

He currently serves on the Thoracic Malignancies Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute and is the Medical Oncology Co-Chair for the Lung Cancer Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG, NRG).