Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers an Afternoon of Free Skin Cancer Screening
PHILADELPHIA (May 3, 2002) -- A free skin cancer screening is being offered by Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia on Monday, May 20th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Fox Chase's director of dermatology, Stuart R. Lessin, MD, will examine participants on site by appointment only. Skin procedures will not be performed during the screening.
For appointments and more information, call 215-728-5535.
This screening is being offered as part of the American Academy of Dermatology National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
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.