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Fox Chase Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist Joins State Task Force on Prostate Cancer

February 22, 2016

Eric M. Horwitz, MDEric M. Horwitz, MDPHILADELPHIA (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.”

       

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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