Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2007) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings at its medical offices at 8 Huntingdon Pike on Monday, May 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fox Chase's Stuart R. Lessin, MD, director of dermatology, and Clifford S. Perlis, MD, MBE - Director, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery, Internal Medicine, director of Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery, will examine participants who have symptoms or concerns about abnormal skin growths and who have not been previously seen by a dermatologist.
The screenings will be on site and by appointment only. Skin procedures will not be performed during the screening.
To make a screening appointment or for more information, please call 215-728-2570. The medical offices at 8 Huntingdon Pike are located on the corner of Fillmore Street and Huntingdon Pike, just four blocks away from the main Fox Chase campus.
This screening is being offered as part of the American Academy of Dermatology National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).