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Fox Chase Cancer Center Promotes Radiation Oncologist

PHILADELPHIA (May 26, 2005) - Radiation oncologist Gary Freedman, MD, of Richboro, Pa., has been promoted to member of the medical science division in the clinical investigator track in the department of radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

"Dr. Freedman has been a highly productive and outstanding faculty member," said Alan Pollack, radiation oncology chairman. "He has made significant contributions clinically and academically in the areas of breast and gastrointestinal cancers."

Freedman is associate director of the Breast Evaluation Center at Fox Chase and oversees the breast cancer radiotherapy team. He also serves as director of the residency and fellowship training program in radiation oncology at Fox Chase.

Freedman is a member of multiple hospital committees at Fox Chase, including the institutional review board, a representative group of physicians, nurses, scientists, administrators and community members who review in depth all clinical studies at the Center.

He belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology and the American College of Radiology.

Freedman received his bachelor's degree in the classics from the University of Virginia in 1988 and his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in 1993. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital and a residency in radiation oncology at Fox Chase. In 1997, he became an associate member of the medical science division.

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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