Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes Israel Cañadas

PHILADELPHIA (October 22, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center announces the hiring of Israel Cañadas, PhD, who will join the Blood Cell Development and Function Program as an assistant professor on the tenure track.

Cañadas received his PhD in biomedicine from Pompeu Fabra University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mediques Institute, both in Barcelona, Spain. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of medical oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

He has also contributed a book chapter, been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and presented at multiple medical symposiums. Cañadas was also a Lung Cancer Research Foundation annual grant recipient.

Cañadas will begin his work at Fox Chase on November 1.

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 five 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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