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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 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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