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Lung Cancer Awareness Week - Free Information Line

PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2000) -- As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Week activities, on Friday, November 17, a free national information line, The Lung Cancer Information Line, will be open for 15 hours to answer questions about lung cancer. The number is 1-877-704-LUCA (5822). Free counseling and support will be provided for lung cancer patients, survivors, and family members. Registered nurses from Fox Chase Cancer Center will join other nurses from the Oncology Nursing Society and social workers from CancerCare, Inc., to answer the hotline from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. In addition, questions to the Lung Cancer Awareness Week web site will be answered through the end of the year.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at

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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