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Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranks Number One in the Region; Among Nation's Elite Top-10 Centers According to U.S. News & World Report

PHILADELPHIA (July 9, 1999) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia is ranked among the elite top 10 cancer centers in the nation, ranking eighth for its outstanding cancer care according to U.S. News & World Report. The Center ranked number one - again - for cancer care in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The 1999 edition "America's Best Hospitals" hits the newsstands on July 12.

"Fox Chase Cancer Center continues to attract the best doctors which means we can offer some of the best treatments with cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking research," said Robert C. Young, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "Everyone wants and deserves the best when it comes to their health. People in the Philadelphia region are fortunate to have the excellent care of Fox Chase Cancer Center in their own backyard."

The annual publication ranks hospitals based on an index that indicates overall quality of patient care for different specialties. This is the fifth year Fox Chase has ranked number one in the Delaware Valley region. U.S. News & World Report is a resource for consumers who are seeking maximum care in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer.

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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