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Fox Chase is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center
January 11, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Joins NCI Cancer Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

PHILADELPHIA (January 11, 2017) ― Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Fox Chase Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Martin J. Edelman, MD
January 9, 2017

Martin J. Edelman, MD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center as Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (January 9, 2017) – Martin J. Edelman, MD, a nationally renowned expert in the research and treatment of lung cancer, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and as deputy cancer center director for clinical research,

Christina S. Chu, MD
January 4, 2017

Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Women on Risk Factors and Signs of Ovarian Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2017) – January is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is raising awareness about risk factors and signs of ovarian cancer.

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH
January 3, 2017

Study Finds Biological Explanation for Racial Disparities in Survival Rates for Certain Cancers

PHILADELPHIA (January 03, 2017) – A new study found a link between African ancestry and poor survival rates in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

January 3, 2017

Joan Font-Burgada, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center as Assistant Professor in the Cancer Biology Program

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2017) – A researcher who works on liver cancer and regenerative medicine, Joan Font-Burgada, PhD, is a current recipient of the prestigious National Cancer Institute Pathway to Independence Award, a grant that helps highly accomplished postdoctoral researchers complete their training and transition to a faculty position.

December 19, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Earns High Marks on Federal Hospital Compare Report

PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2016) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has received a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its latest Hospital Care report.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is a Commission on Cancer Accredited Program
December 12, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation with Silver Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

PHILADELPHIA (December 12, 2016) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality  program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. 

December 1, 2016

Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Tips to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2016) – The New Year is just weeks away. Empower your 2017 by making a resolution to reduce your risk for cancer. Your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Take steps this coming year to adopt positive changes and get regular recommended cancer screenings.

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