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Fox Chase Cancer Center Adds Michelle Rodoletz, PhD, to Psychiatry Team

PHILADELPHIA (December 10, 2009) – Michelle Rodoletz, PhD - Clinical Psychologist, Internal Medicine, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as a clinical psychologist in the department of psychiatry.  At Fox Chase, Rodoletz will provide patients and their caregivers with theory and evidence-based psychological interventions aimed at enhancing their ability to cope with cancer across the disease continuum.

“I have a long-standing background in health psychology, also known as behavioral medicine, which focuses on promoting health-related behaviors and enhancing the psychological adaptation to medical illness,” says Rodoletz.  “In particular, the cognitive-behavioral therapy that I can offer patients has shown to be effective in stress management and in reducing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.”

Rodoletz comes to Fox Chase from, a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education for psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses and other allied health professionals based in Jenkintown, Pa. and was formerly the associate director of the psychosocial and behavioral medicine program at Fox Chase.  She earned her PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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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