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Lindsay Fullerton and Schuykill
October 9, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2012)—Come join Lindsay Fullerton, 12-year-old cancer advocate, and her dog pal Schuylkill at Fox Chase Cancer Center’s annual charity dog walk—Paws for the Cause—as they walk to raise funds to support the effort to prevail over cancer. The event takes place Sunday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.) on Fox Chase’s Northeast Philadelphia campus (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia).

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October 5, 2012

Join Fox Chase Medical Oncologist and Breast Cancer Survivor at Upcoming Pink Picnic

PHILADELPHIA (October 5, 2012)—BJ’s Wholesale Club will be hosting a FREE Pink Picnic for the community on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at its Conshohocken location (300 Alan Wood Road). Those attending the event will hear from Fox Chase Cancer Center medical oncologist Paula Ryan, MD, PhD, about advances in breast cancer screening, treatment and prevention. Local breast cancer survivor Sonia Smith will also share her cancer experience.

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September 28, 2012

Association of Community Cancer Centers Honors Fox Chase with 2012 ACCC Innovator Award

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center has been selected by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)—the leading national multidisciplinary organization that sets the standard for quality care for patients with cancer—to receive a 2012 ACCC Innovator Award, sponsored by GE Healthcare.  The award, which will be given at the ACCC 29th National Oncology Conference in early October, honors ACCC-member cancer programs that have exhibited forward-thinking strategic planning and developed pioneering programs and replicable models.

J. Robert Beck, MD
September 20, 2012

Temple University School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center Host First Biomedical Research Day

PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2012)—Temple University School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center will hold the first Temple Biomedical Research Day on Friday, September 21, 2012 to showcase research and programs at both institutions. A cadre of Temple and Fox Chase researchers will receive awards and give presentations, while more than 150 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students will fill a building lobby with poster displays of their research.

September 20, 2012

Third Annual BreastFest Philly to Support Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2012)—The Tyanna Foundation, a volunteer-run organization dedicated to improving the lives of breast cancer patients, is hosting the third annual BreastFest Philly on Saturday, September 29 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mad River Bar & Grille (4100 Main Street in Manayunk). BreastFest is the foundation’s flagship event and has raised over one million dollars for breast cancer awareness, research, services, education, treatment and patient care.

Mary Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
August 2, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Risk Assessment Program Offers New Educational Tool

PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2012)—The Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Center’s Department of Clinical Genetics, has a new educational website available to help patients understand the personal and family risk factors that may put them at higher risk for cancer. By utilizing the website, patients and their family members can learn about their risk factors and what they can do to lower their chances of getting cancer.

August 1, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners Sites among Select Group Taking Part in National Research Project

Philadelphia (August 1, 2012)—Three hospitals from Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners—Fox Chase’s affiliate network of community hospitals—have qualified to take part in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Affiliate Research Project (ARP). Developed by the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP), the project is dedicated to improving patient outcomes and advancing clinical research through collaboration among NCCN; the 21 NCCN member institutions, including Fox Chase Cancer Center; and their community-based affiliate networks.

July 17, 2012

Fox Chase Cancer Center Listed Among the Best Cancer Hospitals in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report

PHILADELPHIA (July 17, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center has been listed among the top 50 cancer hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings, with nephrology designated as a high-performing specialty area. The Center also ranked 6th among all hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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