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Fox Chase’s John A. “Drew” Ridge Is President of the American Radium Society

April 7, 2016

John A. “Drew” Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS,John A. “Drew” Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS,PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2016) — John A. “Drew” Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS, President of the Medical Staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center, is the current President of the American Radium Society.

Ridge, chief of Head and Neck Surgery and the Louis Della Penna Family Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at Fox Chase, has also served as co-chair of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Steering Committee, a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, and President of the American Head and Neck Society. In addition, he has held leadership positions in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and NRG Oncology cooperative groups.

Founded in 1916, the American Radium Society is the oldest academic group devoted to the study and treatment of cancer. As a multidisciplinary organization, members include radiation, surgical, gynecologic and medical oncologists. The meeting for the Society’s 100th Anniversary will be held in Philadelphia this month. More information about the organization and this year’s meeting can be found at www.americanradiumsociety.org.

       

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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