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Men With Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Can Learn About Treatment Options Without Leaving the Main Line

Fox Chase Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist Added to Fox Chase Medical Offices in Bryn Mawr

[Note: 2008 — The Fox Chase Cancer Center in Bryn Mawr has been closed. All services are available at the main Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2002) — Newly diagnosed men with prostate cancer can learn about their treatment options close to home at the Fox Chase Medical Offices in Bryn Mawr, Pa., 711 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr. Beginning November 19, Eric M. Horwitz, MD - Chair, Radiation Oncology; Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology, of Blue Bell, Pa., staff radiation oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be available for appointments the third Tuesday of every month to consult patients who are considering radiation therapy.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's department of radiation oncology offers the most advanced treatment options for prostate cancer, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and two options for brachytherapy-permanent seed implants or high-dose-rate (HDR) temporary implants in combination with IMRT. Fox Chase also offers MRI simulation (the first and only in North America) and BAT ultrasound for added precision before and during IMRT.

"There are a number of effective ways to treat prostate cancer and sometimes multiple options can be confusing," Horwitz said. "My goal is to help men figure out which treatment type is best for them based on the characteristics of their cancer and their lifestyles."

Horwitz joined Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1997 and is board-certified in radiation oncology. He is director of the residency/fellowship training program in the department of radiation oncology at Fox Chase.

Horwitz receive his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and his M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1992. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the American Brachytherapy Society, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Medical Association.

Other services available include appointments with a breast cancer surgeon and a gynecologic oncologist. The Fox Chase Medical Offices at Bryn Mawr also provide treatment for lymphedema, an occasional complication of cancer treatment resulting from damage to the lymphatic system.

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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