Fox Chase Cancer Center Surgeon Joins Commission on Cancer

Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

PHILADELPHIA (January 8, 2016) – Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, attending surgeon in the department of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been selected as a member of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). 

“It’s an honor to be selected as a member of this prestigious organization,” Esnaola said. “As a CoC member, I look forward to working with other cancer providers and stakeholders to ensure and promote quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care, and optimize cancer survival and quality of life.”

Esnaola joins a group of 102 individuals who either represent the American College of Surgeons, or 56 national professional organizations or member organizations affiliated with the CoC. The CoC was established in 1922, and is dedicated to improving cancer care through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality of care nationwide. 

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 five 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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