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Gynecologic Cancer Support Group Debuts At Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 1, 2005) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center invites women with gynecologic cancers to a new support group debuting on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in conference room "C" of the Center building.

The support group will provide patients with an opportunity to talk with other women about the physical and emotional side effects of the illness as well as treatment options and coping mechanisms. Participants are encouraged to offer ideas as to how to grow and improve the new support group.

A second support session will be held on Wednesday, September 28. The group will continue to hold support sessions on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

For more information or to register, please call JoAnne Rufo at 215-728-3017.

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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