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The American Journal of Nursing has named its 2001 Book of the Year; Fox Chase Cancer Center Nurse Authors Chapter on End of Life and Palliative Care.

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2002) -- The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has chosen Men's Cancers: How to Prevent Them, How to Treat Them, How to Beat Them, edited by Pamela J. Haylock, as the recipient of a 2001 Book of the Year Award. The award recognizes "the most valuable texts of 2001," as chosen by the AJN's panel of judges. Fox Chase Cancer Center's Jerome Koss, RN, OCN, is the author of a chapter in the book titled "End of Life and Palliative Care."

"This chapter addresses concerns for men such as maintaining control, advance directives, euthanasia, assisted suicide, symptom management, palliative care and hospice," explains Koss. Koss is the Senior Project Manager for the Fox Chase Network of hospitals in the Clinical Operations Division at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Other chapters in Men's Cancers: How to Prevent Them, How to Treat Them, How to Beat Them, each contributed by nurse experts, review cancers and cancer research, offer a comprehensive review of treatment options, including immediate, delayed and long-term side effects, complementary and alternative treatment modalities, address the importance of emotional support and other survivorship issues.

In her review of the book, Julie A. McGee, MN, RN, manager of staff development at the Washington Home and Hospice of Washington, DC, says the book is an "excellent presentation of research on, prevention of and treatment options for most male cancers."

Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing says the AJN's Book of the Year Award program is the longest running and most prestigious in the nursing profession. The AJN is the official journal of the American Nurses Association.

Men's Cancers, published by Hunter House, Inc., can be purchased on the Hunter House web site www.hunterhouse.com and on Amazon.com. Local bookstores that do not stock the title can special order it.

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 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).

Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.

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