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Marcin Chwistek, M.D. Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center's Medical Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 9, 2006) - Marcin Chwistek, MD, has joined the pain management and supportive oncology care section of Fox Chases medical oncology department. He specializes in pain medicine and palliative care, supportive oncology and hospice care. Chwisteks special interests include integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Chwistek comes to Fox Chase from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was an assistant professor in the department of medicines pain and palliative care section focusing on palliative care and medial ethics. He also served as medical director for the inpatient hospice unit at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, in Pittsburgh, and worked as a consultant in pain medicine for the supportive oncology program at Hillman Cancer Center.

Previously, Chwistek held a fellowship in pain and palliative care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Chwistek attended college and medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland. He interned and served his residency in internal medicine at Yale University-Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

Along with certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Chwistek is certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in pain medicine by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He also has a certification in integrative medicine from The University of Arizona

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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