Selected Honors

For more than 100 years, Fox Chase Cancer Center continually has been a national leader of cancer treatment, research and prevention. Our excellent reputation is directly related to our employees' special abilities and skills.

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the first to receive the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive cancer center designation, which means excellence in cancer research, treatment, prevention, education and outreach. Fox Chase was one of the original models for the NCI's Cancer Centers Program.
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    The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center is Pennsylvania's first hospital to achieve Magnet status for nursing excellence. It was the first cancer specialty hospital in the nation to receive the designation.
  • The Research Institute for Cancer Prevention at Fox Chase, the first comprehensive program of its kind in the nation, combines research in many disciplines to translate new scientific findings into medical applications that may become models for improved cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Fox Chase investigators have received numerous awards and honors, including Nobel Prizes in medicine and chemistry, the Kyoto Prize, a Lasker Clinical Research Award, memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prizes, American Cancer Society Medals of Honor, and induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Fox Chase is CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accredited

CEO Cancer Gold Standard

Organizations that are accredited to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard ™ demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and lives of their employees and their family members by maintaining a culture that fosters healthy lifestyles and provides support when a diagnosis of cancer becomes a reality. Fox Chase Cancer Center and other accredited members offer benefits and programs that lower the risk of cancer, detect it earlier, and provide access to high-quality treatment, including clinical trials.
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Designations and Awards


We are a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN centers are at the forefront of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care, and lead the way in conducting groundbreaking research.


Fox Chase Cancer Center has earned the highest designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. These elite centers are recognized for excellence in cancer treatment, research, prevention, and education.



Fox Chase physicians have won numerous awards, including two Nobel Prizes, a Kyoto Prize, and a Lasker Prize. 


Our physicians and researchers frequently set new guidelines for breakthrough medicine and comprehensive care. We are a powerhouse for innovative research, with nearly 400 clinical and basic research projects occurring at any one time.


Fox Chase programs are accredited by the Commission on Cancer,  the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Radiology,  the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, the Lung Cancer Alliance, the National Pancreas Foundation, and many more.


Our physicians are consistently named among the best in their specialties in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs lists.


We received the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. Fox Chase is the first in Pennsylvania and first acute specialty hospital in the U.S. to receive Magnet status.


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