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Fox Chase Cancer Center Looking for Volunteers to Help in Resource and Education Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 5, 2002) -- The Resource and Education Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center is looking for volunteers to provide staffing assistance Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A commitment of a 3-4 hour block of time at least once a week is desired. Ideal candidates would possess previous work or educational experience in a health-related field such as nursing or health education or communication. Other appropriate backgrounds include education or science-oriented fields. Excellent communication skills and a desire to interact with the public are necessary. Good computer skills with proficiency in Internet use are required.

The Resource and Education Center provides accurate and reliable cancer information to patients, family members, high-risk individuals, staff and the general public. Volunteers would be responsible for assisting visitors with the location of resources, and making referrals to other programs within Fox Chase. Training will be provided.

If you would like to volunteer or get more information, please call Stephanie Raivitch at (215) 728-3110.

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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