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U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" Ranks Fox Chase Cancer Center As Tops In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2007) — For 13 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Fox Chase Cancer Center among the leading cancer centers in the nation. On its "America's Best Hospitals" list for 2007 released today, Fox Chase is the top ranked cancer center in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and is ranked 11th in the country. The rankings appear in the July 25, 2007 issue of U.S. News & World Report, which hits newsstands on July 16.

"Cancer care is a team effort involving clinicians, researchers, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists and many others," said , president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "We're pleased that our excellent cancer care and reputation are reflected in these national rankings. We're proud to be a part of the Fox Chase community both as a good neighbor and as a nationally recognized cancer care provider."

U.S. News & World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking methodology scrutinizes more than 5,400 hospitals. For more information about the rankings, log on to

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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