PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2016) — Eric M. Horwitz, MD, chair of radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Task Force on Prostate Cancer and Related Chronic Prostate Conditions (PCTF) by Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy.
Horwitz joins other radiation oncologists, registered nurses, urologists, state health officials, and prostate cancer patients tasked with investigating, raising awareness and making recommendations concerning prostate cancer and related conditions. The task force will issue a report with recommendations to the Secretary of Health within one year of its first meeting, which took place on Thursday, Feb. 18.
“I’m honored and excited to be working with talented health professionals and patients to advance prostate cancer treatment and comprehensive prostate cancer control in Pennsylvania,” Horwitz said. “These guidelines will bring much needed attention to this devastating disease, and will help inform Pennsylvania residents about how they can decrease their prostate cancer risk.”