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Danielle Shafer, D.O., Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (July 24, 2006) - Danielle Shafer, DO, has become an attending physician in Fox Chase Cancer Centers department of medical oncology. Shafer specializes in leukemia and other hematologic cancers.

Shafer completed a three-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at Fox Chase. She was chief fellow from July 2005 to June 2006.

Shafer received her bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1999 at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Loyal University Medical Center, serving as chief resident from 2002 to 2003.

A member of the Sigma Sigma Chi osteopathic honor society, Shafer was named Intern of the Year at Loyola. At Fox Chase, she received the Amgen Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Grant in 2005.

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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