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Fox Chase Cancer Center Begins Construction on New Hospital Wing

New Facility on Existing Campus to Provide Expanded Diagnostic Imaging Services

PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2005) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center has begun construction of its new hospital wing. The new facility being added to the hospital on Fox Chase's existing campus, allows the world-renowned cancer research and treatment center to expand its diagnostic imaging services. The $4.8 million project will be completed next spring.

The new two-floor, 14,000 square foot facility will house two MRIs, a CT scan, ultrasound equipment and digital radiology services. The facility will also include new operating rooms. The addition will help accommodate patient demand for these services. Fox Chase has experienced tremendous growth in patient volumes in the last decade.

EwingCole, a national firm headquartered in Philadelphia, is the architect, engineer and planner for the new facility. J.J. DeLuca Company is the general contractor.

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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