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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Carolyn Weaver Receives Oncology Nursing Society's Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2007) — Carolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN, clinical nurse specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has received the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award. This award supports and recognizes excellence and dedication to educating the public and patients about cancer.

"Carolyn has exceptional knowledge of the community resources that are available to our patients and provides a wide range of educational support to patients and their support persons," said Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN, AOCN, CNA, director of nursing services at Fox Chase. "She portrays the highest integrity, compassion and sensitivity for the cancer experience."

Recipients of this award must be oncology nurses. They also must have demonstrated initiative in developing or administering sound educational programs or public service that contribute to awareness of the importance of early detection of cancer.

Weaver has been a clinical nurse specialist for over 20 years and is an active member of the Bucks-Montgomery Chapter of ONS. She is a strong leader and team builder. Weaver supports the values and mission of the nursing department at Fox Chase. She is active in both nursing and patient-related organizations within the community.

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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