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National Cancer Institute Offers Smoking Quitline - 1-877-44U-QUIT

PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2003) — The Cancer Information Service of the National Cancer Institute offers a toll free smoking quitline to help smokers snuff the habit. By dialing 1-877-44U-QUIT, callers receive one-on-one telephone session to support those seeking information about smoking and advice on quitting. The service is available in English or Spanish.

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For the past 25 years, the Cancer Information Service (CIS) has provided the latest, most accurate information about cancer to patients, their families, and the public. The Cancer Information Service equips people with the reliable, science-based information they need to become active participants in their own health care - from prevention, to early detection, to treatment and survivorship.

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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