Fox Chase Cancer Center Proudly Supports Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride Philadelphia 2017

October 4, 2017

Purple Stride, Philadelphia 2017

PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center, a designated National Pancreatic Foundation Center, will again field a team of faculty, staff, patients, and friends to raise funds at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride Philadelphia, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. This year the event is on Saturday, November 4 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Registration opens at 6 am and the 5K run/walk starts at 8 am. 

“At Fox Chase we take a multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care, and to us that includes working together with our patients and friends in the community to raise funds for more research,” said Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has raised over $87 million for the cause through its community events from 2008 to 2016. The group is workin

For more information please visit To join the Fox Chase Cancer Center team, register online


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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