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.

“We are very pleased to see Fox Chase listed, once again, among the top cancer hospitals in the nation,” says Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Fox Chase. “Rankings, such as these, serve as a point of pride for everyone at our Center. We expect that our new affiliation with Temple Health will not only help us become a stronger cancer center, but will also have a positive impact on rankings such as these in years to come.”

The rankings have been published annually by U.S. News & World Report for the past 23 years – showcasing more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. They are based on a number of variables, including a national survey that asks physicians to rate institutions on reputation. Among the other factors considered are types of facilities available, specific services offered, patient safety measures, Magnet nursing status, and selected outcomes metrics. Many of the data points are averaged over a rolling three-year period.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings were published in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August. The complete rankings and methodology are available at

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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