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Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Free Oral Screening Saturday, Feb. 20

PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 1999) -- Men and women who have noticed an unusual white or red patch in their mouth can receive free oral screening Saturday, February 20 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fox Chase Cancer Center. If precancerous cells are detected in a person's mouth, he or she may be eligible to take part in a study aimed at preventing oral cancer.

To receive more information and to make an appointment for free oral screening, call 1-800-ENROLL ME (1-800-367-6556). Saturday appointments will be available only on February 20, but appointments can also be scheduled on weekdays. Free parking is available.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research; prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach programs.

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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