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Fox Chase Cancer Center Is Tops in Cancer Care in SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware According to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" List for 2006

PHILADELPHIA (July 7, 2006) - For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Fox Chase Cancer Center among the top cancer centers in the nation. On its "America's Best Hospitals" list for 2006, released today, Fox Chase is the top ranked cancer center in southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and is ranked 16th in the U.S. The rankings appear in the July 7, 2006 issue of U.S. News & World Report, which hits newsstands on July 10.

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Fox Chase's reputation as one of the leading cancer centers in the nation. Fox Chase encompasses an outstanding nursing department that has achieved "Magnet" status, excellent patient care and state of the art technologies. It is these factors and many more that have secured Fox Chase's ranking among the best hospitals in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking procedure scrutinizes over 6,000 hospitals. For more information about the rankings, log on to

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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