Fox Chase Cancer Center Expresses Need for Access to Cancer Care in Dialogue on Health Care Reform
U.S. Rep. Schwartz, SE PA Hospitals, and Health Care Advocates Host Major Press Conference on Health Reform
WHAT: U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz, top officials from southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals, and leading health care advocates will host a major press conference on the importance of reforming America’s health care system. Schwartz and others will talk about the need for Congress to pass legislation that contains costs and expands access to affordable, stable coverage for all Americans.
Susan Tofani, senior vice president of clinical services and business development, will represent Fox Chase at the event and stress the need for access to quality cancer care, cost-effective evidence-based medicine, and innovation in diagnostic and treatment services. It is the position of Fox Chase that every American should be covered by a health plan that can provide access to a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2009, 12:20 p.m.
WHERE: Mayor's Reception Room
Philadelphia City Hall
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).