Why Choose Fox Chase Cancer Center

When and where patients first seek treatment for cancer can make a big difference in recovery and survival. Recent studies show that patients who begin their treatment at a hospital that specializes in cancer like Fox Chase have a better chance at survival.* In addition to better outcomes, patients choose Fox Chase for its advanced treatments, highly experienced teams, and reputation for bold discoveries in cancer care and innovation.

Bold Discoveries in Cancer Care

Research has been at the heart of Fox Chase Cancer Center since the hospital opened more than a century ago. Since our founding, Fox Chase scientists have earned two Nobel Prizes, a Kyoto Prize, and a Lasker Prize. Our research mission is what allows us to keep our elite designation as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, as we continue to perform the added depth of research done in-house.

Fox Chase research programs provide essential benefits to our patients because of the close collaboration between our scientists and physicians. This special partnership is the basis for what's called translational medicine, or the process in which discoveries in the lab are "translated" into new treatments for patients. These translational discoveries are the reason we're able to offer patients participation in the latest clinical trials before other hospitals, and it’s an essential part of providing a full continuum of care.

The Latest Treatments

Your decision to come to Fox Chase Cancer Center provides you with access to leading physicians, state-of-the-art technology, novel therapies, and cutting-edge clinical trials. As a leading cancer center, we offer some of the most advanced treatments and specialists for your specific type of cancer.

We provide a full spectrum of care for each cancer we treat, including expertise in surgical oncology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. We are here to support you every step of the way – from detection through survivorship.

Highly Experienced Teams

When you come to Fox Chase, you are getting access to nationally-renowned clinicians and thought leaders in their fields, who are shaping the guidelines that doctors around the world follow. This means that our physicians are specialized in your specific type of cancer, and are teaching other physicians the latest in cancer treatments and techniques.

This depth of knowledge is channeled into integrated, disease-specific, multidisciplinary teams of physicians who create a personalized plan for you from diagnosis through to continuous follow-up care.

A History of Innovation

At Fox Chase Cancer Center, we know the importance of a great start. Established in 1904, Fox Chase was the first cancer hospital in the United States, and is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we’ve won two Nobel Prizes, developed the hepatitis B vaccine – preventing millions of cancer deaths around the world – and discovered the first genetic link to cancer, which today is changing the future of cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

When it comes to cancer care, choosing your doctor and medical facility will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Request an appointment today.

*JAMA Oncology, October 8, 2015. Risk Adjusting Survival Outcomes in Hospitals That Treat Patients With Cancer Without Information on Cancer Stage. 

Discover Our Patient Stories

Linda Snow

“Where you start your cancer journey really does matter.”

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Lawrence James

"I’m married to the woman I love, and I have two beautiful children... I can only say that because I started my cancer care at Fox Chase."

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Brooke Fuller

"I thought, ‘I have cancer, but I’m going to get through this.’"

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