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Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple Health Supports the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and AMP UP

May 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (May 2, 2016) — Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors and their families and friends will come together as members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple Health team at AMP UP! Move to End Bladder Cancer’s annual 2-mile walk on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Presented by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the family-friendly walk will take place at Thomas Jefferson University, Alumni Hall. The event helps raise funds for bladder cancer research and direct patient support programs. The day will begin with registration at 8:30 am, followed by the walk beginning at 9 am.

Fox Chase–Temple Health’s team will be led by medical oncologist, Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS, and Senior Director of Marketing, Jennifer Seggev.

“My colleagues and I are honored to walk with our patients and their families to support BCAN’s critical research, advocacy and educational activities said Plimack, director of genitourinary clinical research at Fox Chase. “It’s a great feeling to be able to join together to raise money for BCAN and to show support for our patients in the Philadelphia area and beyond whose lives have been touched by this bladder cancer.”

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and it is so important for us to give bladder cancer the attention it deserves.  We are grateful for the Fox Chase Cancer Center’s support of our efforts to raise awareness and funds for additional patient support programs; educational and informational resources; and research,” said Diane Zipursky Quale, President and co-Founder of BCAN.

For more information about AMP UP! Move to end Bladder Cancer, to register to join the Fox Chase–Temple Health team on race day or to make a donation, visit http://support.bcan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1389&pg=entry and search for the Fox Chase–Temple Health team.

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease. Each year, BCAN provides thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their bladder cancer journey. BCAN works collaboratively with the medical and research professionals who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer and empowers the patient community by allowing them to share experiences with others, and to participate in building awareness of the need for a cure. More information is available at www.bcan.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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