Fox Chase Cancer Center Mentors Host Student "Shadows" For a Day
PHILADELPHIA (November 15, 2001) - Ten students from Frankford Health Academy in Northeast Philadelphia spent the day at Fox Chase Cancer Center on Nov. 15th as part of the 4th annual Shadowing Day. The 9th graders "shadowed" their employee mentors during the workday to explore different careers and learn from professional role models.
While at Fox Chase, students learned about public affairs, the laboratory animal facility, pre-admission testing, and infection control. Some observed while many others actively participated in the daily work activities of the Center.
Thousands of ninth grade students from Philadelphia high schools participated in this citywide event, supported by the School District of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and One to One-The Greater Philadelphia Mentoring Partnership. Students visited all types of businesses including hospitals, nursing homes, law firms, banks and small businesses.
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 www.fccc.edu.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).