Philadelphia, PA. Team Draft will be visiting Fox Chase Cancer Center to check in with the Fox Chase team and catch up on the latest in the new research and treatment techniques that they are putting in place.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as American Oncologic Hospital – 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. The Center was formed earlier that year by the union of American Oncologic Hospital and the Institute for Cancer Research (founded in 1927). Fox Chase later became part of Temple University Health System in July 2012, bringing together two of Philadelphia’s most celebrated Institutions.
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. The Center’s 100-bed hospital is one of the few facilities in the country devoted entirely to cancer care. Fox Chase sees more than 8,400 new patients a year. Annual hospital admissions total more than 4,800 and outpatient visits to physicians are more than 88,400 a year. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Fox Chase among the best cancer-care facilities in the nation.