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Fox Chase Cancer Center Specialist To Speak at Colorectal Cancer Symposium

PHILADELPHIA (May 20, 1999) -- Eric Goosenberg, M.D. of Fort Washington, Pa., a gastroenterologist and Director of Endoscopic Services at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will lead a physician panel discussion for the public on colorectal cancer and treatment options as part of Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer. The symposium is on Friday June 4, 1999 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Wellness Community of Philadelphia, Ridgeland Mansion, Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer, made possible by a grant from Roche, is for people living with colorectal cancer, their families, health professionals and interested others. This free all-day symposium will provide the latest information about colorectal cancer, treatment options, ongoing care and suggestions for interacting with your healthcare providers. Advocacy and public policy issues related to colorectal cancer will also be addressed.

Colorectal cancer is one of the three most common cancers for men and women with an estimated 130,000 Americans diagnosed with the disease each year. Leaders in the field of cancer care will talk about managing side effects, nutrition, personal and family issues, and stress management. Barbara Barrie, colorectal cancer survivor and television actress on "Suddenly Susan", will be a keynote speaker.

There is no charge for the symposium, but registration is required. Every attendee will receive the new Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer education kit and additional program materials. Lunch and complimentary parking are also provided. For more information, contact The Wellness Community of Philadelphia at 215-879-7733.

The Wellness Community is a national non-profit organization with 23 facilities across the country. Its mission is to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance their health and well-being by providing a comprehensive program of emotional support, education and hope.

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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