Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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Our Mission: To prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to clinical excellence, research expertise, and community health. These initiatives earned us a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as one of the first comprehensive cancer centers in the country and one of only 51 in the nation to earn this full designation by the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

At Fox Chase, we diagnose and treat every kind of cancer and offer patients state-of-the-art and best practice treatments as well as clinical trials to cure their cancer.

Our researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes, a Kyoto Prize in basic sciences, a Lasker Clinical Research Award, an Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, American Cancer Society Medals of Honor, memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, and induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Our physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet status for excellence five 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.

Underlying all this exceptional skill is unparalleled compassion. Our mission-driven culture leads each of us—regardless of position, both long-timers and newcomers, those involved directly in patient care and those who support the many other operations of our institution—to claim a personal sense of ownership in prevailing over cancer. The stories of our patients and their loved ones illustrate the high quality of care at Fox Chase and the superior patient experience delivered by our faculty and staff. It is something that extends well beyond medical treatment to include a level of kindness and concern, which is at the core of our mission to prevail over cancer.