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Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners With Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard to ‘Help Kick Cancer to the Curb’

October 13, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2021)—Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard, a family owned and operated Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram car dealership in Philadelphia, will donate $50 to Fox Chase Cancer Center for every car sold during October as part of their “Kick Cancer to the Curb” program. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Advances in breast cancer treatment and prevention are not possible without funding to invest in innovative research and new technologies,” said Richard I. Fisher, MD, president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center. “We are grateful to Gary Barbera, his staff, and customers for their support of Fox Chase and the work we are doing to improve the lives of patients and families affected by breast cancer.”

Each year, Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the impact of breast cancer on individuals across the United States. About one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.

“We are incredibly blessed to have Fox Chase Cancer Center right around the corner for many, many reasons. As we observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard would like to applaud the researchers, advocates, medical professionals, and caregivers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, as well as the patients and families served,” said owner Gary Barbera, who added that he particularly wanted to thank State Representative Jared G. Solomon for his support of these efforts.

In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in this country, along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer, according to breastcancer.org. It is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. The disease occurs predominantly in women, but men can also develop breast cancer.

With a multidisciplinary team of physician leaders in breast cancer, a full spectrum of care is available at Fox Chase for every patient, from diagnosis to survivorship. Fox Chase physicians have significant experience with open, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery and meet regularly to review new or challenging cases and reach a consensus on treatment strategies.

Learn more about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at Fox Chase.

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 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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