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Fox Chase to Host Career Event for High School Students

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 11, 2013)—Online registration is now available for a one-day, no-cost symposium at Fox Chase Cancer Center for high school students to learn about potential careers in medicine, nursing, science, information technology, and business administration. The Health Careers Symposium will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Fox Chase auditorium (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia).

Modeled after a professional scientific conference, the day will include a plenary session with brief lectures on various career options and keynote presentations from former Fox Chase student researchers who have successfully entered into health-related careers. In addition, students will attend mini-career symposia, where Fox Chase clinical and research staff will discuss their work and provide hands-on experiences.

This first-ever event builds on the Center’s 30-year history of training high school researchers for future careers. Teachers also are invited to attend, and lunch will be provided for all participants.

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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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