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Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Program for Children of Cancer Patients

PHILADELPHIA (September 13, 2000) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center's Social Work Services department is offering "Kids' Night Out", an activity and support group for school-age children, age six and older, who have a parent with cancer. This six-week program begins on October 10 and meets every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"Kids' Night Out" provides an opportunity for children to express their feelings and worries through games, storytelling and art activities. Participation also gives them the chance to meet other children who have similar concerns and to learn more about cancer.

The companion program, "Parents' Night Out", meets at the same time and provides parents who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to discuss issues concerning their children and their illness.

The program is open to the public. For more information, please call Fox Chase's Social Work Services department at 215-728-2668.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

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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