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Fox Chase’s Cancer Conversations Series Welcomes Former New York Times Editor and Writer George Johnson

At the event the author will discuss his latest book “The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery”

George JohnsonPHILADELPHIA, PA (March 24, 2014)—Fox Chase Cancer Center will be hosting a Cancer Conversations LIVE event featuring author George Johnson—former New York Times editor and writer—on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fox Chase Auditorium (Center Building, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia). At the event, Johnson will discuss his latest book “The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery”.

In his book, Johnson recounts his wife’s metastatic cancer diagnosis and the journey that followed as he tried to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In what has been called a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, Johnson takes his readers on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge what many thought they knew about cancer.

Attendees should register for this FREE event by calling 215-214-3954, sending an email to authors@fccc.edu, or visiting www.foxchase.org/conversations. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Joseph Fox Bookshop and Karen’s Korner Gift Shop.


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).

Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.

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