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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Lee Adler Elected Secretary Of the Academy of Molecular Imaging

PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2002) -- Lee P. Adler, M.D., chief of nuclear medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center has been elected secretary of the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI) at the AMI 2002 Annual Conference in San Diego in October.

The AMI is a leader in the molecular imaging field for advocating numerous medical advancements. The Academy of Molecular Imaging ( is an international organization founded in 1989 as the Institute for Clinical PET to promote the science, basic application and clinical practice of the multi-modality world of molecular imaging, from PET imaging to CT, MR, X-Ray, U/S and optical imaging technologies.

Adler will serve as secretary of one of the fastest growing societies in the field with 1,800 members representing clinicians, scientists, technologists, administrators, universities, hospitals, free-standing clinics, radiopharmacy and pharmaceutical companies, and manufacturers of equipment.

Adler will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the AMI and as the editor or the AMI News, the organization's official newsletter.

Adler came to Fox Chase in 2001 to develop the molecular imaging program which began with the installation of the region's first PET/CT scanner last Spring. He is from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where he was professor of radiology and section head of the nuclear medicine and director of the PET Center. He earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his M.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He completed his postgraduate training in Philadelphia, serving his residency in diagnostic imaging at Hahnemann University Hospital and a fellowship in nuclear medicine at Temple University Hospital. His research interests include PET scanning and molecular imaging.

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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