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Hoeffel Pays Tribute to Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2004) -- U.S. Representative Joseph M. Hoeffel (D) of Pennsylvania presented R. Donald Leedy, chief operating officer at Fox Chase Cancer Center, with a framed Congressional Citation in honor of Fox Chase Cancer Center's centennial.

The Citation is a record of Cong. Hoeffel's remarks about Fox Chase made from the floor of the House of Representatives in February. In his remarks, Hoeffel honored Fox Chase "for its 100 years of outstanding effort and achievement in the fields of cancer treatment and research."

"Founded on a spirit of optimism and determination, the center remains a national leader in cancer care," declared Hoeffel. "I congratulate the Fox Chase Cancer Center on its 100 years of dedicated service to the community."

The full text of Congressman Hoeffel's remarks can be found 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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