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 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).