Awards and Honors

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About the Hospital

Find out about our unique cancer-fighting approach.
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NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center


Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of only 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.
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Blue Distinction by Blue Cross

Blue Distinction

Fox Chase is a Blue Distinction Center for Cancer Treatment
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Fox Chase Cancer Center Accreditations

Fox Chase is accredited for many advanced procedures and treatment.
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Awards and Honors for Fox Chase Research

From Nobel Prizes to the latest recognition for oncology studies, Fox Chase investigators have an ongoing record of bold discoveries.
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Fox Chase investigators have received numerous awards and honors, including Nobel Prizes in medicine and chemistry; the Kyoto Prize; a Lasker Clinical Research Award; memberships in the national Academy of Sciences; General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prizes; American Cancer Society Medals of Honor; and induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nobel Prize Recipients

  • Irwin Rose

    Irwin Rose, PhD, receiving his Nobel in 2004

    2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    Irwin Rose, PhD

    "For the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
    Nobel Committee
    Avram Hershko, MD, PhD, Aaron Ciechanover, PhD (both from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel), and retired Fox Chase scientist Irwin A. "Ernie" Rose, PhD, won the 2004 Prize for a series of epoch-making biochemical studies on the breakdown of proteins within cells. During a series of sabbaticals that began in the late 1970s, Hershko and Ciechanover accomplished much of this work as visiting scientists alongside Rose in his laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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  • Dr. Blumberg receiving his Nobel, 1976

    Dr. Blumberg receiving his Nobel, 1976

    1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology
    or Medicine

    Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD

    "For the discovery concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases"
    Nobel Committee
    Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Distinguished Scientist and senior advisor to the Center's president, won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his 1967 discovery of the hepatitis B virus. This led to the development of the first hepatitis B vaccine at Fox Chase.

    Fox Chase Cancer Center honored the lifetime achievement of Dr. Blumberg on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a special scientific symposium Thursday, June 16, 2005, examining his Nobel Prize-winning research and his more recent work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the first director of the Astrobiology Institute.
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Best Regional for ENTBest Regional for Urology Recognized in 4 SpecialtiesBest in Gynecologic Oncology Best Regional Hospitals for Cancer, Philadelphia
Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranked 21st Among the Nation’s Top 50 Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report
(Jul 21, 2015)

Fox Chase has Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.


ANCC Magnet® Designation

Honored for Nursing Excellence

Magnet status means recogized excellence in nursingIn September 2000, the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center became the nation's first comprehensive cancer center and Pennsylvania's first hospital to receive ANCC Magnet® designation  for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which renewed this honor in 2004, 2009, and again in 2013, making it the first hospital in Pennsylvania to have achieved two successful Magnet renewals.


American College of Radiology Accreditation

The Department of Radiation Oncology main campus, Buckingham and the KOP-AUA facility have all received accreditation from the American College of Radiology.


NAPBC Accreditation

Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) of the American College of Surgeons.


Fox Chase’s Breast Cancer Treatment Program Earns Prestigious NAPBC Accreditation for the Third Time
(Aug 20, 2015)



The Scientist Rates Fox Chase a Best Place to Work in Academia

The Scientist rates Fox Chase Cancer Center 7th on the list of Top Ten Best Places to Work Academia 2013.


Fox Chase Cancer Center Day-Care Receives National NAEYC Accreditation

In November 2007, Creative Beginnings, the child-development program for children of Fox Chase Cancer Center employees, became one of the first early-childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under the revised standards. NAEYC is the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. More