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Fox Chase Cancer Center Sponsors Eighth Annual Radiation Oncology Conference

PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 1999) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center will sponsor its eighth annual Radiation Oncology Conference May 20 - 22, 1999 at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, 17th & Race Streets, Philadelphia.

The conference, presented by the Center's Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Continuing Nursing Education, is open to nurses, therapists, and dosimetrists who help plan the size and direction of radiation doses. This year's program is designed to provide information about available treatment options and current management practices for patients receiving radiation therapy. Current issues pertaining to the care and management of patients in the radiation oncology setting will also be addressed.

The conference is designed to provide a forum that encourages interaction and discussion. Some of the nursing topics include: cancer pain management, radiotherapy and the skin, and basics of MRI and its uses in radiation oncology. There will also be a panel discussion on the role of the radiation nurse. Sessions for therapists and dosimetrists include radiation risk assessments to public and hospital workers, and music therapy and the cancer patient. Conference participants will be able to earn continuing education credits with the appropriate professional organizations.

For more information about the conference or to register, please call Anne Woelpper, Coordinator, Continuing Nursing Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center at 215-728-2576.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research including prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, and community outreach programs.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part 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 four 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.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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