Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs

I remember the first time we met when Rob was interviewing for a faculty position and I thought 'This is a person who will do a lot at Fox Chase and he needs to be here.' Rob was the first among a new generation of surgeons: extremely skilled in the operating room, focused on patient care, and constantly pushing the envelope of discovery to better treat genitourinary cancers. It has been my honor and privilege to work with him all these years."
—Eric M. Horwitz, MD
and Clinical Director,
Radiation Oncology
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Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chair Program logoG. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair
in Cancer Research

Created in 1999 by Fox Chase Cancer Center Board Member Jane Pepper and friends and colleagues, this chair honors G. Willing "Wing" Pepper (1909-2001), former president of Scott Paper Company, a noted Philadelphia philanthropist, and Fox Chase board member from 1973 to 1987.  The chair was established to acknowledge and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence.

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery
Dr. Robert Uzzo is a tenured member of the staff, and a Co-Leader in the Keystone Program for Personalized Kidney Cancer Therapy.  His clinical interests focus on treatment for kidney, prostate, testicular, and bladder cancers and procedures for urinary diversion. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is skilled in minimally invasive procedures, including pure laparoscopic and robotic surgery for kidney, prostate, and bladder cancers. He is also the national urology principle investigator for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group trial to evaluate targeted therapies for kidney cancers, and is the co-chair of the genitourinary early management committee at E.C.O.G.

Uzzo's honors include the American Association of Cancer Research’s 1999 Young Investigator Award. At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was a fellow in urologic oncology and an American Foundation for Urologic Diseases scholar.

Dr. Uzzo is a member of the American Urologic Association, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Association of Cancer Research, the Society for Basic Urological Research and the Society of Urological Oncology. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics in urologic oncology and has published more than 200 chapters, manuscripts, and abstracts on various aspects of genitourinary malignancies.

In addition to his clinical activities, he has an active basic science lab investigating signaling mechanisms in prostate cancer. Dr. Uzzo has recently published a patient oriented book entitled, "100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Cancer."

For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact:

Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts
Institutional Advancement
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Tel: 215-728-3192
Fax: 215-728-2759