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Fox Chase Cancer Center's "Summer of Strength" Event Offers Free Cancer Care Information

PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2000) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center kicks off the first month of summer with a free educational fair called "Summer of Strength." The event, for patients and their caregivers, is on Thursday, June 1st, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Center's courtyard. A free barbecue lunch and summer giveaways highlight the day's events.

"Summer of Strength" will provide valuable information to help patients cope with the adverse effects of cancer treatment, including anemia and fatigue. They can also get free information about other Fox Chase services such as complementary medicine, nutrition counseling, pastoral care, social work, nursing research and rehabilitation. Patients and caregivers can also attend mini-seminars presented by various health care professionals throughout the day.

"Summer of Strength" is a free event and is open to all cancer patients, families and their caregivers. For additional information, please call 215-728-2580.

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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