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Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health Doctor/Researcher Earns American Cancer Society Honor

September 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (September 8, 2015) – Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, attending surgeon in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health, has earned the 2015 Cancer Control Award from the American Cancer Society for his achievements in the field of cancer control.

As Professor of Surgery and Associate Director for Cancer Health Disparities and Community Engagement, Esnaola has led cancer education and screening efforts in various diverse communities in North/Northeast Philadelphia served by Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health. He has directed efforts to define the cancer burden faced by these communities, promoted cultural competence among clinical providers and research staff, and expanded cancer research and clinical trials literacy via the “Be the Breakthrough” campaign, as well as various other programs aimed at engaging community partners in the Center’s research initiatives.

“I’m humbled and honored to be receiving this prestigious award from the American Cancer Society because it brings attention to the importance of engaging in a conversation about cancer, cancer prevention, and cancer treatment, particularly in underserved communities that need it most,” Esnaola said. “I look forward to expanding these efforts and working closely with other clinicians and investigators across Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health to improve the health of our patients and our community.”

Esnaola will be presented with the Cancer Control Award at the 2015 American Cancer Society, Greater Philadelphia Area Awards Celebration on Nov. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
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