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2007 Election Results American Society of Cytopathology

WILMINGTON (Oct. 2007)— Hormoz Ehya, MD - Chief, Cytopathology, Pathology, Director of Cytopathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Adjunct Professor of Pathology at Jefferson Medical College, won the general election for Officer of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). He will serve as Vice President from 2007-2008, followed by one-year terms as President-Elect (2008-2009) and President (2009-2010) of the Society. The induction will take place on November 4, 2007 during the ASC's 55th Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston.

After completing his pathology residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and cytopathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ehya pursued an academic career that has included cytopathology practice, teaching, administration and research. He serves on the Thyroid Practice Guidelines Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Cytopathology Panel of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program and the editorial boards of major cytology journals.

Dr. Ehya has been an active member of the ASC for 27 years and has served on the Executive Board since 2003. His contributions to the Society include serving as past chair of the scientific program committee, strengthening the "conflict of interest" policies, and fostering ties between the ASC and the international cytology community. He received the 1980 Warren Lang Resident Physician Award and the 1998 President's Award of the ASC.

The ASC, founded in 1951, is a distinguished national professional society of physicians, cytotechnologists and scientists who are dedicated to the detection and early diagnosis of nearly all forms of cancer. The ASC is the largest medical society solely devoted to recognizing cellular abnormalities in order to benefit patients. The majority of tests that the ASC Members interpret are Pap tests. The ASC's diverse membership of more than 3,000 individuals includes representatives from other countries who share a vision of education, research and continuous improvement in the standards and quality of patient care. The ASC is a unique society that provides a forum where physicians and cytotechnologists can interact and network with each other on both a personal and professional level.

Additional information on the American Society of Cytopathology may be obtained from: American Society of Cytopathology, 400 West 9th Street, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19801; telephone: (302) 429-8802, fax: (302) 429-8807; e-mail: asc@cytopathology.org, web site: www.cytopathology.org.


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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