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Bilingual Outreach Specialist Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center to Help Latino Communities

PHILADELPHIA (February 25, 1999) -- Evelyn Gonzalez of Bristol, Pa., joins the Cancer Information Service (CIS) at Fox Chase Cancer Center as a bilingual outreach specialist to focus on sharing cancer information in Latino communities. She brings with her 18 years of public health experience and has worked with the Latino communities of Philadelphia, New York, Connecticut and Puerto Rico. Gonzalez will continue to focus on the Latino needs of communities throughout the state of Pennsylvania and work closely with agencies and/or organizations servicing these communities.

In addition to her outreach goals, Gonzalez will be able to help organizations interested in developing cancer-related programs for the Latino community. She can provide technical support in the area of program development, implementation and evaluation. Organization leaders interested in starting a cancer-related program should contact Gonzalez at 215-728-3110 x7404.

The CIS also provides a 1-800-4-CANCER toll-free telephone service that provides the general public and health professionals with up-to-date, accurate information regarding cancer prevention, treatments and resources. Spanish-speaking information specialists are available.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research; prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach programs.

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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