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To prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is the region’s only hospital devoted entirely to cancer treatment, research and prevention. The 100-bed hospital, located in Philadelphia, is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top cancer centers in the nation. Fox Chase’s nationally and internationally recognized staff provides consultations and treatment recommendations for all types of adult cancer.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is a nonprofit institution formed in 1974 by the union of American Oncologic Hospital (one the the nation’s first cancer hospitals, established in 1904) and the Institute for Cancer Research (founded in 1927). Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. In 2012, Fox Chase became part of the Temple University Health System.
A National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), establised under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Fox Chase Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center, this highest level of designation supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
In September 2000, the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center became the nation’s first comprehensive cancer center and Pennsylvania’s first hospital to receive Magnet status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which renewed this honor in 2004, 2009 and again in 2012, making it the first hospital in Pennsylvania to have achieved three successful Magnet renewals.
Nobel Prize Laureates
Two Fox Chase scientists have won the Nobel Prize: Baruch Blumberg, for Physiology or Medicine in 1976 and Irwin “Ernie” Rose for Chemistry in 2004. Dr. Blumberg’s work lead to the Hepatitis B vaccine, the first cancer vaccine in history. In addition to the Nobel, over the years Fox Chase researchers have won the most prestigious prizes for research awarded.
The Best People
Top Doctors: Every year, Philadelphia magazine has highlighted Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians from a range of specialties in its May “Top Doctors” issue. The annual list of “Top Doctors” serves as an important standard for anyone seeking expert medical care in the Philadelphia area. It lists doctors who were selected among the region’s best by a national survey of professional peers. Fox Chase has consistently had a higher percentage of its staff appear on the list than other cancer treatment centers in the region.
The Region’s First Women’s Cancer Center … only at Fox Chase Cancer Center
The Women’s Cancer Center builds on Fox Chase’s world-renowned expertise in breast and gynecologic cancers. The Center offers women a place where they can receive coordinated, state-of-the-art care, support services, and education all under one roof.