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Ranee Mehra, M.D., Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center's Department of Medical Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 15, 2006) - Ranee Mehra, MD - Chief, Head & Neck Hematology Oncology ; Attending Physician, Head and Neck, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center's department of medical oncology as an attending physician. Mehra's clinical and research interests include lung cancer, head and neck cancers and investigational therapy.

Mehra comes to Fox Chase from Yale University's Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Conn., where she was a clinical fellow in the department of medical oncology.Prior to this, Mehra completed her residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center in 2002.

She received her bachelor's degree in science with a concentration in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.D. from New York University School of Medicine.

Mehra is board-certified in internal medicine.< She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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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