Fox Chase Cancer Center

How to Contact Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Ranked 11th in the United States, the Fox Chase Cancer Center has become a premier cancer treatment facility that specializes in treating the rare disorder mesothelioma. It is a National Cancer Institute-selected Comprehensive Cancer Center, and also is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an elite group of the most prominent cancer centers in the nation. In 1974, Pennsylvania became home to this nonprofit institution that includes a staff of mesothelioma surgeons, expert pathologists, oncologists, and radiologists who have advanced knowledge and broad experience.

Specialties

The Fox Chase Cancer Center offers innovative and groundbreaking treatment and therapy, in addition to many clinical trials. This facility works with patients to decide an appropriate and individualized treatment approach that offers the most favorable outcome. Fox Chase Cancer Center has mesothelioma doctors and nurses who specialize in treating and researching each of the different types of mesothelioma. Whether the cancer is affecting the lungs, abdomen, or heart, these experts offer cutting-edge therapy no matter what type of cancer they are treating.

For patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma, which is a cancer of the lung lining connected to toxic asbestos inhalation, a team of experts that specializes in lung cancer will meet with them and offer advanced care at all stages of the treatment. Most importantly, many of these doctors and medical personnel have had additional experience treating rare forms of cancer not treated at other cancer centers. FCCC is a highly prepared treatment facility for mesothelioma patients, with more than 200 current clinical trials underway, including studies on new, innovative treatments, prevention and groundbreaking diagnostic techniques.

Researchers at the cancer center conduct multiple trials to benefit patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer. Fox Chase also has led the way in discovering and offering several superior procedures and approaches that have revolutionized cancer treatment. In 2001, it became the first cancer center in the world to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help design more accurate radiation treatment plans with fewer harsh side effects. Over the last 10 years, the department of radiation oncology at Fox Chase has cultivated numerous state-of-the-art technologies for cancer treatment, including BAT Ultrasound Guided Targeting, Calypso beacons and CT on Rails.