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Protecting Research Participants

The human subjects protection program at Fox Chase Cancer Center holds full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Participation is voluntary and involves a rigorous and thorough review of an institute's internal program for protecting patients who enroll in clinical research.

Fox Chase received re-accreditation, effective June 2007. The Center was among the first institutions in the United States to be accredited by AAHRPP in July 2004. Fox Chase was the first freestanding comprehensive cancer center and the first program in Pennsylvania to receive accreditation. More on Fox Chase's accreditation by AAHRPP.

For more information, please call the IRB office at 215-214-3754.