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Fox Chase Cancer Center To Offer Workshop For Cancer Survivors and Families

PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2000) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering The Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free five-week program designed to help cancer survivors develop the skills they need to successfully participate in their care. The program begins on March 29 and will meet on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Discussion topics include communicating, finding information, decision-making, problem-solving, negotiating and standing up for patient rights. These skills are necessary in learning how to deal with issues like treatment, employment, insurance and life after cancer.

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to participate in this program. Attendees will receive free workshop materials, including audiotapes and written information.

For more information or to register for the workshop, please call the Department of Social Services at Fox Chase Cancer Center at 215-728-2668.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

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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