Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes New Clinical Manager of Protocol Office
PHILADELPHIA (May 23, 2005) -- Nurse Kathleen DeRose, RN, BSN, of Philadelphia, Pa., has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as clinical manager of the protocol office. DeRose provides daily supervision to clinical research staff in the management and operation of clinical trials to ensure protocol compliance, patient safety and data quality. She assists in managing the day-to-day clinical support function of the cancer treatment protocol staff.
DeRose comes to Fox Chase from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she served as clinical coordinator. During this time, she also worked as a home infusion nurse for the Thomas Jefferson Home Infusion Service.
DeRose earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Jefferson and later this year will complete its master's degree program in nursing with an emphasis on community system administration.
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).