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Fox Chase Cancer Center Honors Veterans

PHILADELPHIA (November 16, 1999) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center honored military service veterans at a special tea on Veterans Day. At least two dozen doctors, scientists and staff at Fox Chase are veterans and several served in time of war.

Wallace Young, a former Army Vietnam helicopter pilot, read from a letter written by a Marine Corps chaplain. The letter describes a veteran as a person who "offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs."

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 37 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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