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Fox Chase Cancer Center Vice President Joins Pennsylvania Attorney General Fisher in Announcement of Major Development in PA's Tobacco Settlement

PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 1999) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center executive vice president F. Jay McKay will join Attorney General Mike Fisher at a press conference today, Thursday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Media Center, Room 01, East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

Fisher will discuss Pennsylvania's $11.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry and its potential impact on the states' $206 billion recovery. McKay will discuss a plan put forth by every major cancer center in the state regarding the use of the money for cancer research.

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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