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Eileen Trombetta Named Clinical Research Nutritionist at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2006) - Eileen Trombetta, RD, CSP, LDN, has been named clinical research nutritionist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. As clinical research nutritionist, Trombetta will be responsible for caring for patients with special nutritional needs and outpatient consultations.

Before joining Fox Chase, Trombetta worked at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia as nutrition support dietitian. She was responsible for assessing patients in the ICU and the burn unit, and assisting patients with cystic fibrosis and those on enteral or parenteral feedings. She was also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis team in the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.

Prior to working at St. Christopher's, Trombetta worked as a clinical dietitian at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia, where she assessed patients on therapeutic diets and enteral/parenteral feedings and managed the diet office. Trombetta was also a member of the nutrition support team at Jeanes.

Trombetta received her B.S. from Drexel University. She majored in nutrition and food science.

Trombetta is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association and Philadelphia Dietetic Association. She is also a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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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