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The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention

Endowed Chairs at Fox Chase Cancer CenterThe chair was established in 2011 by Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton and named for her husband, honoring his more than 40 years as a devoted Fox Chase citizen. He first joined the American Oncologic Hospital board in 1957 and went on to serve on the Fox Chase Cancer Center board from 1978 until his death in 1997. This chair recognizes and supports an outstanding leader in cancer science and medicine who represents the highest standards of excellence.

Margie L. Clapper, PhDMargie Clapper, PhD

Deputy Scientific Director
Professor and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

With her dedication to basic science as well as her strong commitment to the Fox Chase Cancer Center mission, Dr. Clapper routinely demonstrates all of the institution’s highest ideals.

The chair recognizes and supports an outstanding leader in cancer science and medicine who represents the highest standards of excellence. This chair has the added luster of having previously been filled by Paul F. Engstrom, MD, whose contributions to cancer prevention are a legacy that Dr. Clapper will continue.

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