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Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2007) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings at its medical offices at 8 Huntingdon Pike on Monday, May 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fox Chase's Stuart R. Lessin, MD, director of dermatology, and , director of Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery, will examine participants who have symptoms or concerns about abnormal skin growths and who have not been previously seen by a dermatologist.

The screenings will be on site and by appointment only. Skin procedures will not be performed during the screening.

To make a screening appointment or for more information, please call 215-728-2570. The medical offices at 8 Huntingdon Pike are located on the corner of Fillmore Street and Huntingdon Pike, just four blocks away from the main Fox Chase campus.

This screening is being offered as part of the American Academy of Dermatology National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

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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