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I am pleased to officially announce news of our latest national ranking, released today: #FoxChaseCancer Center is named by U.S. News & World Report as #21 this year among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer care. This distinction rightly affirms our standing among the country’s elite medical institutions and in the minds of healthcare consumers and providers alike. Our consistent presence in the Best Hospitals rankings is a definite success for all of us—something we should feel good about.

Fox Chase also was cited this year as high performing in ear, nose & throat; gynecology; and urology—recognition that calls out particular areas of excellence.

We anticipate these rankings every summer, acknowledging their influence on consumers’ healthcare decisions. Such lists also provide the kind of exposure institutions, such as ours, like to earn, linking our brand with the expectation of high-quality care.

Our U.S. News ranking reflects the hard work and mission-driven mindset of all of you. Whatever your role, your contributions matter as we work together to provide an exceptional experience for every patient and every family who comes to our Center. This commitment is something we’ve exemplified for years, and the U.S. News rankings help communicate this level of excellence to those beyond our campus, near and far.

While today’s news highlights the caliber of our work, it also reflects our strategic efforts to raise our institution’s reputation. Our U.S. News Internal Task Force continues to examine the rankings methodology, vet the accuracy of our data, and monitor data reporting practices to showcase Fox Chase’s strengths. I would like to recognize task force chair James Helstrom for his outstanding leadership in this initiative.

The task force’s collaborative work helps us to report on key factors, including patient safety measures and clinical outcomes. Also considered are types of facilities available, specific services offered, and Magnet nursing status, along with the reputation score—calculated from a national survey asking physicians to rate institutions. More details about how we performed in each area, as well as the full ranking of our peers, can be found here: health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

This is a proud moment for Fox Chase Cancer Center—a resounding affirmation of our continued success as a top 25 cancer center. This distinction complements our efforts as we move forward in recruiting talented faculty, securing vital funding and philanthropic support, discovering new research breakthroughs, and developing innovative treatments and technologies that will advance cancer science and medicine.
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Mary's Story: #Sarcoma

At each of the 13 races she's run since 2010, Mary Marczely always races to cross the finish line. The contest that meant the most to her was the race against the cancer she was diagnosed with in August 2010. #SarcomaAwarenessMonth

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When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. -Harvey Mackay #Motivation #Inspiration

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Stephen's Story: #Sarcoma

At 81 years old, Stephen 'Alan' Dewees admits he is pretty laid back. He enjoys traveling with his wife and friends, and simply enjoying life. But, when it came to addressing a lump that he discovered on his back four years ago, he was anything but passive. A swift treatment plan under the direction of a Fox Chase Cancer Center surgeon has provided Alan the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. #SarcomaAwarenessMonth

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Smoking and taking certain pain medicines for a long time can increase the risk of adult #kidneycancer. –Cancer.gov
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Food Trucks Serve Venezuelan Specialties and More

Authentic homestyle Venezuelan food from El Pilon will be on the lunch menu as part of today's #FoodTruckFridays specials. In addition, Fresh Truck Bistro—the brainchild of a group of Wharton classmates—returns to the Fox Chase/Jeanes Hospital campus with its locally-sourced meals. Various food trucks featuring fresh, restaurant-quality fare will visit each Friday through August 21 beginning at 11 a.m. in parking lot C (near the farm stand location). All staff and visitors at both institutions are welcomed to stop for lunch. Outdoor seating by the trucks' location is available. See the Food Truck Fridays flyer for a full listing of this season's line-up. Questions? Contact Nancy Baumann, director of nutrition & hospitality for Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital, via email or by calling 215-214-6678.
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#TeamTuesday: Hossein Borghaei, DO

After completing my fellowship at Fox Chase, I joined the medical staff in 2004. I have a special interest in lung cancers. I believe in offering my patients the newest therapies available, which include antibodies and other immune-based therapies.

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Why is it important for #BreastCancer patients to understand their disease?

A new diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a set of important decisions about type of treatment and long term prognosis that every breast cancer patient and her providers must address. These decisions are largely based on the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its stage, grade, hormone receptor status and HER2 status, all of which are included in the report generated by the pathologist examining the tumor. In order to make informed decisions about treatment options, it is important for women to know and understand these characteristics of their breast cancer. However a recent survey conducted among breast cancer patients in northern California found that a large proportion of women with breast cancer did not know, or had incorrect information about their cancer characteristics. Knowledge about their breast cancer was poor for all women, but was particularly poor for minority (African American and Hispanic) women. #CancerConversations

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Registration Open for Annual Dog Walk

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Paws for the Cause #PawsFCCC —a dog walk around the #FoxChaseCancer Center campus—set for Sunday, October 18. Dawn Timmeney FOX 29 News will return as guest host for the event, which will include contests and prizes, pet-friendly vendors and rescue organizations, refreshments, and more.

Registration is $20 for adults in advance ($25 on-site); $10 for children under 12 in advance ($15 on-site). All proceeds will benefit cancer research and prevention programs at Fox Chase.

To register, to collect donations from family and friends, and to invite others to take part, visit foxchase.org/paws. For updates and to enter your pooch in the 2015 Paws for the Cause photo contest, visit the event's Facebook page http://ow.ly/Q1QlH. And go to Fox Chase's YouTube channel https://youtu.be/6l8lX88Y-4k to see the fun and festivities from last year's event. Questions? Contact Barbara Tursi in the Board of Associates office via email or by calling 215-728-2441.

Register online at: http://bit.ly/1Rzzx9D
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We are so excited to welcome recording artist and former "The Voice" contestant Matthew Schuler to the Fox Chase campus on Friday, July 31. He'll be singing to cancer patients, doctors and staff! 
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