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Fox Chase Will Host Online Event on Cancer and COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA (Jun 1, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center will host an online patient education event, “Together Facing Cancer and COVID-19,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. Fox Chase understands that patients and caregivers have concerns and questions as they navigate their cancer journey in these challenging times, and the event will address many of those issues. Our panel of experts is here to help.
Fox Chase physicians, scientists, and staff will provide guidance on a variety of topics related to cancer during the pandemic, including prevention and early detection, treatment and caregiving, and survivorship care for patients who have already undergone treatment.
The panelists will also discuss measures the center is taking to keep patients and providers safe, and what the future of cancer care may look like. A patient will also share her personal story of being treated for cancer at Fox Chase during the pandemic.
- Martin J. Edelman, MD
Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research
- Delinda Pendleton, MSN, CPHQ, CPXP
Director, Patient Experience and Strategic Clinical Initiatives
- Glenn Rall, PhD
Chief Academic Officer
- David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Medicine
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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