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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Susan Weiss Behrend Receives Oncology Nursing Society's Ellyn Bushkin Friend of the Foundation Award

PHILADELPHIA (May 22, 2007) — Susan Weiss Behrend, RN, MSN, AOCN, clinical nurse specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has received the Ellyn Bushkin Friend of the Foundation Award from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation Board of Trustees. The presentation took place Tuesday, April 24, at the Oncology Nursing Society's 32nd annual congress.

The Friend of the Foundation Award recognizes individuals or corporations who have provided continuous support of the ONS Foundation's mission. Behrend was selected as the recipient of this award for her ongoing dedication and commitment to the profession of oncology nursing and her outstanding support for the ONS Foundation. She knew Ellyn Bushkin and admired her visionary leadership of the Foundation.

Behrend has been a clinical nurse specialist in the areas of medical and radiation oncology for 27 years. She earned her bachelor's of arts degree in Spanish Literature, BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Behrend is certified as an advanced oncology nurse from the oncology nursing certification corporation.


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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