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Support Group for Patients with Colorectal Cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2004) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center invites patients with colorectal cancer to attend a support group on February 9, 2004, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 201 of the West Building at Fox Chase. Topics will include coping skills, available resources, nutrition and education.

The support group will meet on the second Monday of every month. To register or for more information, please contact Mark Itzen, LCSW, ACSW, at 215-728-2921 or Stephanie Viti, RN, BSN, OCN, at 215-728-5606.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic, clinical, population and translational 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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