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Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranks as Top Cancer Center in Delaware Valley According to U.S. News & World Report, Among Elite Top 15 in Nation

PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2003) — Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia ranks as the top cancer center in the Delaware Valley according to U.S. News & World Report. Fox Chase also is ranked among the elite top 15 cancer centers in the nation, ranking 13th for its outstanding cancer care, and is the 5th highest-ranking cancer center on the East Coast.

The 2003 edition of "America's Best Hospitals" is posted on the U.S. News & World Report web site ( The list of best hospitals is in the July 28 print edition of U.S. News & World Report, which hits the newsstands July 21.

"People who live in the Philadelphia region are fortunate to have one of the nation's best cancer care facilities in their own backyard," said Dr. Robert C. Young, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "We all want and deserve the best when it comes to our health. Once again, Fox Chase has demonstrated that it leads the region and the country by providing cutting-edge technologies and research, and excellent hands-on care."

On the East Coast, the top five cancer centers listed are Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Fox Chase. U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals based on an index that indicates overall quality of patient care for 17 different specialties.

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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