Fox Chase Cancer Center Proudly Supports Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) PurpleStride Philadelphia 2018

PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2018) – 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 (PanCAN) PurpleStride Philadelphia. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Registration opens at 6:00 am and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 am.

Edna Cukierman, PhD, co-leader of the Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute at Fox Chase, will lead the Fox Chase team.

Over the past decade, PanCAN has raised more than $87 million via its community events to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes through advanced science and clinical care.

Please visit for more information or to join or support the Fox Chase Cancer Center team.

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.

For more information, call 888-369-2427