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Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Offer Hematology Support Group

PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2004) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have joined forces in an effort to educate and assist those diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma. Patients suffering from a blood-related cancer are invited to attend the first hematology support group session on April 13, 2004 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in "Area B" of the outpatient department at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Guest speakers, Karen Zatzariny, LSW and Megan Sandora from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will lead the meeting.

The new hematology support group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month. This group will provide a safe environment for patients and their support people to share their stories and gain support from one another. Periodic educational sessions will be scheduled.

Registration is required, as a light lunch will be served. For more information or to register, please call Anjali Khanna at 215-728-2669.

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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