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Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education
Date:3/24/2008

Temple University School of Medicine and the Fox Chase Cancer Center have announced a new partnership that will enable Fox Chase scientists to join the Temple faculty and train Temple graduate students in the biomedical sciences. The institutions will also share strengths and resources to collaborate on a new translational research initiative.

The arrangement is similar to those made between other medical schools and cancer centers, such as Weill-Cornell College of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to expand capabilities and increase opportunities for scientists and students.

Fox Chase is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 cancer centers in our nation, said Richard Coico, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology and senior associate dean for research at Temple University School of Medicine.

Prior to developing this new educational alliance, we already had several established clinical initiatives. The joint Fox Chase-Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program was implemented 19 years ago and has now performed more than 1,000 transplants. Fox Chase also participates in Temples internal medicine residency program. And the Department of Public Health, including the Center for Asian Health, has several ongoing collaborative projects with Fox Chase," Coico said.

Given this successful track record and the outstanding scientific credentials of Fox Chases members, the extension of our partnership was inevitable. The tipping point that brought us to where we are today is, in large part, the result of our mutual desire to identify synergistic opportunities to help us advance our research missions, Coico added.

We are excited to take another significant step in our developing relationship with Temple, said J. Robert Beck, M.D., senior vice president and chief academic officer at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Contact: Eryn Jelesiewicz
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