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Prostate-Cancer Risk Assessment Program Available to Help Men Before Cancer Strikes

PHILADELPHIA (November 25, 1998) -- Men with prostate cancer in their family--such as men whose father or brother has had this cancer--have a higher risk of getting the disease themselves. Fox Chase Cancer Center can help you take control of your risk before cancer strikes when you sign up for the Prostate-Cancer Risk-Assessment Program.

This program by the area's leading comprehensive cancer center provides special screening, education and support. For a brochure and appointment information, call Fox Chase at 215-728-2406.

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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