Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health will Race to Cure Sarcoma

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PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2017) – On September 10, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health will participate in the Race to Cure Sarcoma 2017 at Warminster Park, presented by the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Current and former patients, family, and staff will raise awareness and funds to support prevention, early detection, and treatment for sarcoma, a group of cancers that appear in bones, muscles, nerves, and other tissue.

Fox Chase is home to some of the nation’s top sarcoma specialists and support staff, working together as a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and treat a variety of sarcomas. The team includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, orthopedic specialists, pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, and oncology-certified nurses.

“We have so many people working against sarcoma through clinical care, trials, and research, and the Race to Cure Sarcoma is a great way for us to come together with our patients and the community to advance that work,” said Margaret von Mehren, MD, chief of the Division of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at Fox Chase.

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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 six 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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