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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Monica Morrow Elected to the Executive Council of the Society of Surgical Oncology

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2007) — Monica Morrow, MD, FACS, chairman of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected to the executive council of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). Morrow previously served on the executive council from 1993 to 1996 and 2003 to 2006. She also served on the issues committee and as a member of the Annals of Surgical Oncology editorial board. She was secretary/treasurer of the James Ewing Foundation and chaired the SSO committee on standards for the diagnosis and management of breast disease.

Morrow holds the G. Willing Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and the Chairperson of the Department of Surgery at Fox Chase. She is also professor of surgery, at Temple University School of Medicine.

Morrow earned her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Pennsylvania State University and completed her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College. Upon graduation, she completed her surgical residency at the Medical Center of Vermont in Burlington, followed by two years of surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The Society of Surgical Oncology was founded in 1940 to broaden the study of cancer. Its more than 2,000 members encompass physicians from several medical specialties, including colorectal surgery, general surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, head and neck surgery, medical oncology, neurosurgical oncology, orthopedic oncology, pathology, pediatric surgical oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiation oncology, thoracic surgical oncology, and urologic 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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