Why Choose Fox Chase Cancer Center
In Philadelphia, Fox Chase Cancer Center is the only hospital focused solely on cancer. Our singular mission of “prevailing over cancer” fosters a kind of mastery that puts us in an elite group as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center—one of only 45 centers in the country to qualify for this highest level of designation by the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It means that we meet rigorous national standards and excel in the areas of cancer treatment, prevention, and research.
In addition, Fox Chase is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, established in 1995 and dedicated to patient care, research, and education, as well as to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care. NCCN institutions and their faculty are responsible for setting the accepted standards of clinical best practice in the field of oncology. As such, Fox Chase doctors and researchers lead the field in setting new guidelines for breakthrough medicine, offering patients the latest, most advanced treatments first.
Underlying this exceptional skill is unparalleled compassion. Our mission-driven culture leads each of us—regardless of position, both long-timers and newcomers, those involved directly in patient care and those who support the many other operations of our institution—to claim a personal sense of ownership in prevailing over cancer. Perhaps nothing illustrates this more powerfully than the testimony of our own patients and their loved ones. Their stories and the gratitude they express illustrate the high quality of care at Fox Chase and the superior patient experience delivered by our faculty and staff. It is something that extends well beyond medical treatment to include a level of kindness and concern not often found at other places.
Ultimately, the cancer experience is about people. You are at the center of this journey—and those on your care team are a key part of it. At Fox Chase, our physicians are recognized consistently in national and regional consumer rankings, including Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® and Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors. Such lists feature doctors who were selected among the best in their fields by a national survey of professional peers. In addition, Fox Chase holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). We are the first hospital in Pennsylvania and the first cancer center in the country to earn this designation, and have held it continuously since 2000.
Today, we continue Fox Chase’s legacy of important scientific discoveries and new advances in clinical care—something that began in 1904 with our founding as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals.
Thank you for choosing Fox Chase Cancer Center.