Fox Chase Cancer Center Is Tops in Cancer Care in SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware According to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” List for 2006

July 13, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2006)– For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News &World Report has ranked Fox Chase Cancer Center among the top cancer centers in the nation. On its “America’s Best Hospitals” list for 2006, released today, Fox Chase is the top ranked cancer center in southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and is ranked 16th in the U.S. The rankings appear in the July 7, 2006 issue of U.S. News & World Report, which hits newsstands on July 10.

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Fox Chase’s reputation as one of the leading cancer centers in the nation. Fox Chase encompasses an outstanding nursing department that has achieved ‘Magnet’ status, excellent patient care and state of the art technologies. It is these factors and many more that have secured Fox Chase’s ranking among the best hospitals in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking procedure scrutinizes over 6,000 hospitals. For more information about the rankings, log on to

Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 in Philadelphia, Pa. as the nation’s first cancer hospital. In 1974, Fox Chase became one of the first institutions designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fox Chase conducts basic, clinical, population and translational research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center’s web site at or call 1-888-FOX CHASE.