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Fox Chase Cancer Center Breast Cancer Specialist To Speak at Discovery International Conference

PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 1999) -- Breast cancer prevention will be the topic of an educational program on November 4 at The Rittenhouse Hotel, Center City Philadelphia. Mary Daly, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia is chairperson of the event, "Breast Cancer Prevention: Incorporating New Data into Clinical Practice".

Dr. Daly will speak about care and treatment options for women at increased risk of developing breast cancer. She will also lead a panel discussion on clinical practice issues and cases. The program also includes a physicians workshop, a nursing workshop and presentations by physicians from other NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.

The program, coordinated through the Fox Chase Cancer Center, is sponsored by the division of Continuing Medical Education of Discovery International, Deerfield, Illinois. It is designed for physicians, nurses and other health professionals in the following fields: oncology, primary care/family practice, obstetrics/gynecology and surgery.

There is no registration fee for this program. To attend, please RSVP via fax at 215-214-8902. If you have any questions or need additional information, call Discovery International at (800) 338-4721, ext. 4605.

Discovery International, a division of The Medicus Group International, Inc., is one of the largest full-service, accredited medical education firms in the United States. Since 1987, Discovery International has been involved in the research, design and implementation of educational programs for health care professionals. Discovery International is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 36 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research; 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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