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Fox Chase Cancer Center Expresses Need for Access to Cancer Care in Dialogue on Health Care Reform

U.S. Rep. Schwartz, SE PA Hospitals, and Health Care Advocates Host Major Press Conference on Health Reform

WHAT:   U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz, top officials from southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals, and leading health care advocates will host a major press conference on the importance of reforming America’s health care system. Schwartz and others will talk about the need for Congress to pass legislation that contains costs and expands access to affordable, stable coverage for all Americans.

Susan Tofani, senior vice president of clinical services and business development, will represent Fox Chase at the event and stress the need for access to quality cancer care, cost-effective evidence-based medicine, and innovation in diagnostic and treatment services. It is the position of Fox Chase that every American should be covered by a health plan that can provide access to a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2009, 12:20 p.m.
WHERE: Mayor's Reception Room
Philadelphia City Hall

Susan Tofani's Remarks

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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