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Fox Chase Cancer Center Risk Assessment Counselor Awarded an American Cancer Society Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2003) — Carol Cherry, RN, BSN, OCN, of Berwyn, a counselor with the Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program (FRAP) at Fox Chase Cancer Center has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to complete her master's degree in nursing.

Cherry, who is currently enrolled in LaSalle University's Master of Public Health Nursing Program works as a cancer risk evaluation counselor, health educator and project manager for the FRAP program for women with increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Through the master's program her focus is epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, emphasizing cancer risk identification among diverse populations.

Cherry is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, The International Society of Nurses in Genetics and Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Chapter.

Both her project management responsibilities and volunteer advocacy work relate to women at risk for ovarian cancer. She has published articles in the Oncology Nursing Society's book Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control: A Nursing Perspective, and in Seminars in Oncology Nursing.

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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