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Fox Chase Cancer Center Introduces Love Versus Cancer

New initiative recognizes the power of love in the cancer equation

PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2010) – Fox Chase Cancer Center introduces a new initiative called “Love Versus Cancer,” which aims to honor and promote the strength and hope that love brings to the challenge of confronting cancer.   Anchored by a new interactive website, “Love Versus Cancer” offers individuals who have been affected by cancer a vehicle by which they can easily connect with others who have been touched by the disease in public and/or private ways.

In addition to a number of exciting features designed to foster a truly interactive cancer community, the “Love Versus Cancer” website will include Fox Chase’s “Wag” video, where pet-therapy dog Mary Margaret and her four-legged friends show viewers how they bring smiles to the faces of cancer patients and staff as they travel the halls of Fox Chase Cancer Center—showcasing the true spirit and love among Fox Chase’s community of patients and caregivers. 

“We are very excited about the launch of ‘Love Versus Cancer’ and believe that it will be a powerful and inspirational vehicle in which to connect individuals who have been touched by cancer,” says Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN, AOCN, NE-BC, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Services at Fox Chase.  “At Fox Chase, our nurses and staff recognize the healing power of love every day in the compassionate care they provide to our patients, and the supportive relationships they see among patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.”

“Love Versus Cancer” encourages people to honor loved ones by posting inspiring videos, sending private love notes via e-cards, and offering public thank-you notes to others who have helped them on their cancer journey.  While medicine provides the all–important clinical tools to treat cancer, love bolsters the heart and spirit to help us—patients, families, friends, nurses, doctors, scientists, survivors, and so many more—rise above the disease.

For more information on “Love Versus Cancer,” please visit

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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