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Fox Chase Named Among the Top Cancer Centers in the Region According to U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" Rankings

Philadelphia (July 17, 2009) – For 15 consecutive years, Fox Chase Cancer Center has ranked among the leading cancer centers in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. The "America's Best Hospitals" issue lists Fox Chase among the top ranked cancer centers in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Fox Chase is ranked 20th in the country. The rankings appear in the August 2009 issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on July 21.

"In particular, we are honored by the fact that, for two straight years, Fox Chase has been ranked above the other regional cancer centers in reputation," says Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center. This metric is derived from a survey of board-certified physicians in cancer specialties wherein respondents are asked to name five U.S. hospitals and/or affiliated medical schools that provide the best care for patients with the most serious or difficult medical problems associated with cancer.

"Achieving this ranking means that peer faculty at other institutions recognize the high level of expertise of the faculty as well the high quality of care at Fox Chase," Seiden adds.

U.S. News & World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking methodology scrutinizes more than 5,400 hospitals.

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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