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Sharon Schwartz Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center as Nurse Practitioner

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 10, 2007) -- Sharon Schwartz, CRNP, of Flourtown, Pa., has joined Fox Chase as a nurse practitioner in the gynecologic surgical oncology program. Schwartz will be responsible for managing the care of all gynecologic surgery patients, including outpatient care, inpatient care and coordination between medical oncology and the protocol office.

Before joining Fox Chase, Schwartz worked at Crozer-Chester Regional Cancer Center in Upland, Pa., as nurse practitioner in gynecologic oncology. She was responsible for seeing both inpatients and outpatients and managing the flow of lab results and patient notification as well as telephone triage.

Previously, Schwartz worked as a nurse practitioner and in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) coordinator at IVF & Embryo Genetics Center in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was responsible for clinical and administrative coordination of new IVF programs.

Schwartz received her B.S. in business administration from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from University of Pennsylvania.

Schwartz has national certification from the National Certification Corporation Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She is also a board member of the Society of GYN Oncology Nurses (SGNO).

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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