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Annual Report 2015

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Our Boundless Pursuits

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omentum. It is a force — something larger than ourselves that helps propel us forward in a constant state of motion. Momentum is critical in the oncology arena, where every day new questions arise, new discoveries are made, and progress is achieved. Cancer is an ever-evolving disease, and so we work in an ever-changing environment — one in which we must lead the field as we strive to outsmart our target. The accomplishments of this last year reflect Fox Chase Cancer Center’s onward course, compelling us to reach even greater levels of success and to eclipse previously accepted boundaries. With each passing milestone, we reshape what is thought to be possible. We set higher goals and establish new standards:

Our pursuits are boundless, matching our resolve to deepen our understanding of cancer and to discover new ways of treating this disease. We will not stop. Our momentum carries us forward. It is in the midst of this energy — and because of it — that we are able to accelerate the pace of research and clinical care.

— Richard I. Fisher, MD President and CEO at Fox Chase

• Offering next-day access to care for patients. • Using advanced technology to provide more sophisticated cancer screening. • Expanding our Center’s reach into the community to have a greater impact on clinical outcomes in various ethnic and racial populations. • Marking the anniversary of a key scientific discovery in a Fox Chase lab — one that continues to have significant relevance for cancer research today. • Exploring new treatments that harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. • Lastly, honoring the personal stories of our patients, their families, and our donors, whose philanthropic support makes it possible for us to do what we do.

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Caring for the Community


Richard I. Fisher, MD, with patient Catherine Braccia


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Next-Day Access to Care

Getting patients in to see a diseasespecific oncologist within a 24-hour period is a major advantage.” — Richard I. Fisher, MD medical oncologist and President and CEO at Fox Chase

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atherine Braccia was diagnosed with stage III lymphoma in December 2014. She called several cancer centers to schedule an appointment. However, many were unresponsive, did not accept her insurance, or could not see her for nearly six weeks. “I felt helpless and in disbelief that in the year 2015, I was not able to receive the care I needed from some of the top-rated cancer centers,” Braccia says. That is when she decided to call Fox Chase Cancer Center. Braccia called late on a Monday afternoon and spoke with nurse navigator Cathy Haberle, RN-BC, MSN. “She really listened to me,” says Braccia. “I could hear her typing on the computer, and she was struggling because there really was not a space for me. But she said, ‘I’m not hanging up this phone until I get you in to see somebody.’” Haberle scheduled Braccia for an appointment the next morning at 8:30 a.m. with Richard I. Fisher, MD, a nationally renowned lymphoma specialist and the Fox Chase president and CEO. One week later, Braccia began chemotherapy. She also received the research drug lenalidomide, to which she responded well and did not experience adverse effects.

Braccia is one of many patients who have called Fox Chase and benefited from the Center’s Rapid Access Service, which was launched in June 2014 and allows patients to be seen the next business day after their call, whether or not they have a definitive diagnosis. Fox Chase was the first center in the region to launch this service. “Getting an appointment that quickly saved me mentally — and probably physically,” Braccia says. Through the Rapid Access Service, a new patient representative or nurse navigator matches patients with the most appropriate physician and helps them schedule their first appointment. “Once patients are diagnosed with cancer, they are extremely concerned and obviously anxious,” Fisher says. “Getting patients in to see a disease-specific oncologist within a 24-hour period is a major advantage.” Before implementing the Rapid Access Service, about 30% of patients who called to schedule an appointment cancelled beforehand due to the long wait for an appointment, according to Fisher. Since implementation of the service, that number has dropped to less than 5%. “The faculty must be able to rapidly adjust their schedules, but we have been very successful,” Fisher says.

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Kathryn Evers, MD, pictured with new mammography equipment


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Saving Women’s Lives with Innovative Technology

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ox Chase Cancer Center is committed to offering the most advanced technology for diagnosing and treating breast and gynecologic cancers. Recognizing that the best clinical outcomes come with early detection, Fox Chase has a Mobile Screening Unit that is equipped with state-of-the-art digital mammography technology. The Center’s Mobile Screening Unit — the only one of its kind in the region — makes it easy for women to get their mammograms because it comes right to their community or place of work. “Through our outreach and partnerships with health centers and social groups, we have used this service to benefit about 6,000 patients each year, many of whom are from underserved populations,” says Kathryn Evers, MD, director of mammography at Fox Chase. Now with the addition of 3D tomosynthesis this past summer, the Center offers more sensitive breast cancer detection than ever before. Because conventional digital mammography produces one image of overlapping tissue, it is sometimes difficult to detect cancers, and patients may be called back for additional images. By contrast, 3D tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast, allowing

radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern more clearly. “For patients, these advantages translate into a decrease in call backs and fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests, which may substantially lower their anxiety,” Evers says. Breast screening and research recently received a financial boost via a generous donation by the Philadelphia Flyers Wives. In March, the philanthropic organization announced a $400,000 donation to support various women’s health initiatives, including mobile screening, the use of hormones to prevent breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer research, and molecular breast imaging — a technique that improves breast cancer screening by incorporating the use of nuclear medicine with imaging. Evers adds, “The Flyers Wives’ generous investment will help ensure that we continue to provide the most advanced and comprehensive services for women’s cancers.”

We have used [the Mobile Screening Unit] to benefit about 6,000 patients each year.” — Kathryn Evers, MD director of mammography at Fox Chase

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Evelyn Gonzรกlez in the North Philadelphia community


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Engagement through Outreach

Our team looks forward to making Fox Chase community benefits even stronger.” — Evelyn González senior director of the Office of Community Outreach at Fox Chase

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lthough Fox Chase Cancer Center has always endeavored to improve the health of residents within its service area in Philadelphia, recently the Center has also strengthened its community outreach through multiple key offerings. Evelyn González, the senior director of the Office of Community Outreach, explains that these goals came out of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), “which identifies priorities that speak to the specific cancer needs in our surrounding community.” One area of focus is Fox Chase’s cultural competency, with an emphasis on language services because the local Northeast Philadelphia area has thriving Hispanic and Russian communities. The Vietnamese and Chinese communities are also growing. Within the past year, Fox Chase accomplished the following: • Increased the number of language interpretation phone lines from four to 77. • Purchased amplifiers for the hearing impaired and a remote video unit to support deaf patients. • Focused current efforts on increasing on-site dual medical interpreters.

• Offered more training for employees focused specifically on cultural competency to enhance their ability to work effectively with patients of diverse backgrounds. • Credentialed physicians in languages other than English to facilitate communication with patients. A second need, González explains, is to increase access to preventive services such as cancer screenings. “Our free, bilingual education programs help our community members understand the importance of cancer screenings. We then help direct them to services at Fox Chase or provide screenings in community settings.” The third area of focus is to increase the community’s understanding of the importance of research participation and to develop a system-wide approach when coordinating research with the larger Temple University Health System. With another CHNA on the horizon in 2016, González says, “Our team looks forward to making Fox Chase community benefits even stronger.”

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Advancing Research


Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD, (left) and Joseph R. Testa, PhD, in the lab


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The Study that Launched 50,000 Papers (and Counting)

It turned out that AKT is involved in so many aspects of cancer. It is indeed a central player.” — Joseph R. Testa, PhD professor in cancer biology and the Carol & Kenneth E. Weg Chair in Human Genetics at Fox Chase

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ctober 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of a landmark study that originated in a laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The study, called “A retroviral oncogene, akt, encoding a serine-threonine kinase containing an SH2-like region,” is considered the starting point for a plethora of research that significantly impacted the field of cancer. Fox Chase researchers Philip Tsichlis, MD (now at Tufts University in Boston), Joseph R. Testa, PhD, and Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD, studied the differences between a protein, known as AKT, that originated from human instead of viral DNA. Although that work would take about a day with modern facilities, the comparison of human and viral sequences took months of effort 25 years ago. The work paid off when the researchers obtained the results of their analysis. The study revealed that although the viral and human genetic sequences coding for the AKT protein were similar, there were some important differences in the viral sequence that made the protein it coded for continuously active, and it gave the cell a better survival ability. The reason this finding was so significant is that the AKT protein is important in shutting down the process that kills abnormal cancer cells. Because viral-derived AKT is continuously active and the human form is not, the scientists realized there must be an additional factor that activates it. Once activated, AKT appeared to be extremely important in tumor formation.

“When the AKT protein is activated, cancer cells can survive, proliferate faster, and invade more. It was also found that AKT can regulate angiogenesis,” says Testa, a professor in cancer biology at Fox Chase and the Carol & Kenneth E. Weg Chair in Human Genetics. “It turned out that AKT is involved in so many aspects of cancer. It is indeed a central player.” Testa recently ran a search and found that more than 50,000 papers have been published that include AKT in the title or abstract. The subsequent research has demonstrated that, among other important properties, AKT is overly expressed in many tumor types, including cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, ovaries, and pancreas. Fox Chase is planning a scientific symposium next year to mark the 25th anniversary of the paper’s publication. Bellacosa, then a postdoctoral fellow and now a professor in cancer epigenetics, fondly recalls the importance of the work. At the moment of discovery, they were the only ones in the world who knew the origin point of several cancer types. Bellacosa says, “Sharing the excitement of that discovery creates a very strong emotional bond, and so my friendships with Phil and Joe are very strong to this day.”

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Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, in a Center conference room


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Patients’ Immune Systems Help Fight Cancer

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any oncologists consider immunotherapy the single most important discovery of the 21st century for cancer treatment. Immunotherapy, which uses a patient’s own immune system to help fight the disease, is “changing the way we understand and treat cancer,” says Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, director of Early Clinical Drug Development and co-director of the Melanoma Program, who works on developing new drugs at Fox Chase Cancer Center. In a clinical trial, Olszanski and his colleagues are testing a new combination of immunotherapies for patients with advanced melanoma. One of the drugs is pembrolizumab, a so-called checkpoint inhibitor that the FDA approved for melanoma in 2014. Checkpoint inhibitors block a receptor called PD-1, which may allow specialized cells of the immune system, called T-cells, to target and kill melanoma cells. “These checkpoint inhibitors have arguably been the most impressive drugs ever discovered for patients with melanoma,” Olszanski explains. However, pembrolizumab does not work for all patients. Olszanski and his team are adding another immunotherapy called TVEC (talimogene laherparepvec), an experimental drug, hoping that the combination will be more effective for some patients. TVEC is a scientifically modified form of the common herpes virus that has been altered to specifically target and kill melanoma cells.

A 38-year-old woman with advanced melanoma enrolled in the trial and has had an impressive response to the combination therapy. The disease on the patient’s upper body was first treated with standard surgery to remove the tumor. Subsequent pathology showed that her disease was advanced and had some high-risk features. A recurrence of the disease later resulted in another operation to remove the new growth. One month later, the disease returned and the patient realized that the tumor was growing larger every day. “We needed to try something different,” Olszanski says. “I explained the clinical trial in detail. She understood that we did not know if the combination was safe or if it would work, and that we would have to follow her very closely. Understanding this, she signed the consent form and we began treatment.” First, TVEC was injected directly into the melanoma disease site and pembrolizumab was given intravenously. Within three weeks, her disease stopped growing and she had no serious adverse effects. Within two months, there was only a scar at the site of the lesion. Because there was no lesion to inject, TVEC therapy ended. With no new areas of disease, the patient is now being treated with pembrolizumab alone. Indeed, immunotherapy is showing real promise for certain patients with cancer.

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DONOR PROFILE

Neil Hall When Neil Hall received a diagnosis of stage III melanoma, he had a lot of anxieties and questions. The difference was how his doctors at Fox Chase Cancer Center addressed his concerns. Hall says that his doctors, Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, co-director of the Melanoma Program, and Eric I. Chang, MD, surgical oncologist, cared just as much about him as a person as they did about treating his disease. “I was impressed with the way they helped me understand my treatment and the associated risks. I felt cared for,” shares Hall. After surgery to remove a growth, his doctors tested his lymph nodes, which came back cancer free. In response to the good news, Hall donated $50,000 to the Melanoma Program, a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and scientists with extensive backgrounds in translational research. Overall, Hall’s experience at Fox Chase taught him to be more sympathetic to others coping with cancer. “As a patient, I developed a very worthwhile understanding and sensitivity of others dealing with the disease.”

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Philanthropic Support


Donor and cancer survivor Dick Millham in Fox Chase’s courtyard


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Recognizing ‘A Special Energy’

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hen Richard “Dick” Millham talks about Fox Chase Cancer Center, he can’t help but mention his late wife, Virginia. “My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 1980s,” says Millham. “She had a mastectomy at another local hospital and was deemed cancer free. But when the cancer metastasized again six years later, I said to her doctor, ‘We’re going to Fox Chase because it’s the only place that can give us hope.’” Millham knew about Fox Chase, having lived in the Philadelphia area all his life. When he walked through the doors for the first time, he was touched. “I felt a special energy,” he says. “Every employee was so helpful and courteous. The care was just outstanding.” “Ginny,” as Millham affectionately calls his wife, was treated successfully for three years. Toward the end of her treatment, Virginia needed additional surgery. Afterward, the couple’s insurance company advocate insisted she be sent home, but Virginia’s surgeon felt she needed an extra day to recover. “Our insurance company came back with a ‘No,’” Millham says. “Any other hospital would have called her a cab and sent her on her way, but her surgeon came to me and said, ‘Dick, I don’t want you to worry. We’ll help you sort this out.’”

Although Virginia died in 1998, Millham was so grateful for the care she received that he contacted Fox Chase’s Bucks County Chapter of the Board of Associates and sent them a check for $10,000. He joined the chapter a few weeks later and has been supporting Fox Chase ever since. Between his personal contributions and the money he’s raised from friends, Millham has donated close to $500,000 to Fox Chase. Last year, he set up an endowment for cancer research and has included the Center in his estate plan. Milham has even made the Center a beneficiary to his 401K. Millham’s tireless advocacy for Fox Chase has never let up, even through his own cancer journey when he was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer. Through treatment from radiation oncologist Thomas J. Galloway, MD, and surgical oncologist Miriam N. Lango, MD, Millham has been cancer free for more than three years. These days Millham, now 80 years old, splits his time between working at the insurance agency he founded in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and working the raffle table at Fox Chase fundraisers. He adds, “Anyone can see that Fox Chase is just plain special.”

Anyone can see that Fox Chase is just plain special.” — Dick Millham donor and Fox Chase cancer survivor

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Donors Sue and Bill Federici in the Center’s Young Pavilion


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Honoring Fathers, Raising Hope

The studies being conducted at Fox Chase offer hope for early detection.” — Bill Federici Fox Chase donor

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oth 2013 and 2014 were difficult years for Bill and Sue Federici. In 2013, Sue’s father, Gerard Flaherty, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer after an X-ray did not detect any trace of the disease several months earlier. Around the same time, Bill’s father, Richard Federici, was coincidentally also diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. In October 2013, Flaherty died at the age of 81, and just six months later, Federici died at 85. Both fathers were happy and healthy until the last three months of their lives. “It was striking how precipitous the fall was for them,” Bill says. “They went from being two healthy men in their eighties to dying in a really short amount of time.” After their fathers’ deaths, Bill and Sue looked for something positive to come out of their pain — and they also wanted to honor the memory of both men. Although Flaherty and Federici were not treated there, the couple turned to Fox Chase Cancer Center, having become familiar with the Center through local charity events they had attended with West Pharmaceutical Services, where Bill serves as chief financial officer and senior vice president. West is a leading fundraiser for Fox Chase and has raised more than $1.5 million since 2004. The Federicis met with Hossein Borghaei, DO, chief of thoracic oncology, and Margie L.

Clapper, PhD, professor of cancer prevention and research. “When we met with the doctors, we were touched by the passion and energy they brought to the research and detection of cancer,” Bill says. “The studies being conducted at Fox Chase offer hope for early detection.” He adds, “The way the scientists work hand-inhand with the clinicians is amazing.” The Federicis donated a $1 million fellowship to further lung cancer research at Fox Chase in memory of their fathers. They started the Richard P. Federici and Gerard R. Flaherty Endowed Fellowship for Lung Cancer Research in February 2015, with the hope that more doctoral students will be able to work alongside Fox Chase professionals to find an early detection test and cure for the disease that took their fathers’ lives. Additionally, Bill joined both Fox Chase’s Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Directors in the fall of 2015. “We feel blessed by all that’s been given to us by our fathers,” Sue says. “This fellowship is a way for us to give to other cancer patients what neither of our fathers had: an early diagnosis and a few more years of life.”

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Donors


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FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE

$500,000+

Susan C. & William J. Federici Concetta Greenberg Lauren & Donald E. Morel Jr. Joan A. Radcliffe

CHAIRMEN’S CIRCLE

$100,000–$499,999 Betty Ann & R. Reginald Bishop Carol A. & Louis E. Della Penna Edmund M. Dunn Lee M. & Harvey Gitlin Aurora M. & Timothy P. Hughes Margot Wallace Keith & Robert E. Keith Naomi P. & Philip E. Lippincott Joseph W. McCloskey Robert A. Ritter Joseph C. Romano Roberta R. & Ernest Scheller

ADVOCATES’ CIRCLE

$25,000–$99,999

Cindy & Jack Bienenfeld Helen B. Bienenfeld Michael Bienenfeld Robert C. Borsch John B. Clevenger Nina C. Evans Harriet Forman Debbie & Donald J. Geary Catherine & Peter E. Getchell Kay & Thomas W. Hofmann Edwin M. Lavino Mary Alice Malone Diane S. & Christian F. Martin Jane M. McDevitt Richard B. Millham Minerva E. Sarfert Patricia M. Slattery Debra & Leo M. Sniger Carol & Kenneth E. Weg Alfred P. West Brenda & Arnold Zaslow Jerome, Spencer, & Arnold Zaslow

CHAMPIONS’ CIRCLE

$10,000–$24,999 Sharon & William J. Avery Alice C. Bassett Maggie & Bob Beck

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Lucy S. Binder Mary Anne Bogey Claire G. & Bernard A. Borghei Ruth G. Bowman Regina & Robert J. Brennan Janet D. & Eli J. Caplan Nancy & N. David Charkes Reina S. & Michael A. Cohen Kathleen M. & Larry K. Cordell Joan M. & John A. Dietze Gloria E. & Steven A. Ellers Lori Emrick & Todd J. Glassman Janet F. & Paul F. Engstrom Doris K. Firth Susan G. & Richard I. Fisher Wendy Trow-Fox & Remy L. Fox Amy S. & Joseph A. Frick Jean C. & Lincoln T. Griswold Lynn & Brian Hochberg Brunhilde H. & John J. Hopkinson Elizabeth H. & James A. Kilduff Jane M. & Kenneth B. Laffend Judith & Thomas K. Leidy Jeanne Leinen Betty & Richard D. Luzzi Sandra G. & David G. Marshall Salli & Stephen R. Mickelberg Doreen H. Paynton Ann & Frank Reed Mary D. & Edward J. Roach Debbie Meredith & Arthur A. Roedel Patricia F. Rissler & James A. Rogers Hara & Todd Salkovitz Louise A. Sonnenberg Rosanna & Thomas A. Vassiliades Lydia Fisher Warner Ellen J. Wholey Lois & C. Kenneth Zelle Deni M. Zodda

GUARDIANS’ CIRCLE

$5,000–$9,999

Frances J. Alberstadt Monica A. & Michael Anderson Myra J. & E. Boyd Asplundh John K. Binswanger Suzanne H. & Frank G. Binswanger Jr. Delbert E. Broughton Lizbeth A. & Ed Brunswick Mary & John D. Burke Josephine M. Calvin Christine M. Cardamone Palma & John M. Daly Elaine M. Daniels Antoinette & William DeCarlo

Benjamin F. Delong Margaret & Anthony J. Diasio Lowell H. Dubrow Wafik S. El-Deiry Marsha & George S. Faass Mary R. & Joseph Faulkner Jean & Michael Fowler Barbara R. & Alfonse Gabriele Cynthia L. & David M. Goldenberg Nancy E. Goldy Theresa M. & John R. Greed Eric M. Green Richard E. Greenberg Linda & Robert S. Hargesheimer Shelley Wolf Harris & Steven P. Harris Doralice & James M. Hinton Barbara T. & Kevin Ilsen Athole Jacobi Barbara R. & Charles Kahn Jr. Stephanie A. King & Paul G. Curcillo Mary F. Kuehns Timothy E. Landreth Michelle Ludwig Bonnie & Bruce S. Marks Aruna & Tribhuvan Pendurthi Amy A. Pruitt & Andrew G. Bodnar Nancy & Stephen J. Rauscher Dolores Renneberg Wendy Richards Krista & Bryan G. Rogers Corinne R. Roxby Anne & Stephen C. Rubin Susan H. Schaffer Kathleen & Kurt A. Schwinghammer Mary Ann Sells & Jonathan Chernoff Michael Sidlo Elin R. Sigurdson & John A. Ridge James M. Smith Lindy Snider & Larry R. Kaiser Samuel Staten Sr. Erik F. Streitwieser Frank C. Wilhelm Jacqueline Wottrich

PATRONS’ CIRCLE

$2,500–$4,999

Jo Ann Adamson Lorraine R. & Benjamin J. Alexander Igor Astsaturov Judith L. Bachman Irene & David C. Baker Myra & John M. Ballinger Jr. Margaret D. Barber Elinor M. & Ernest Beier Jr. Robert J. Bennett

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Jean E. & Theodore T. Bobroski John B. Bowie Dale Boychak Helen S. & Delight Breidegam Jr. Sherry & David A. Bresler Marilyn M. Bryan Elinor & James M. Buck III Geraldine M. & William G. Campbell Therese Carter Mary E. Charok Judy Chasin & Eric M. Horwitz Lili Chen & Charlie Ma Theresa R. Clayton Brian Cocca Sharon G. & Kevin Coghlan Paula & Jason Della Penna Thomas P. Denicolo Patricia & William Devlin Sharon L. & Daniel G. Diasio Angelica G. & Eugene H. Eshbach Frank Fein Jill E. Feninger Frances L. Finkle Mary Jean Flannery Joan E. & Michael Foley Henry C. Fung Susan M. Garfinkel Frank R. Gianforte James H. Gilford James Gillespie Jr. Charles M. Gingrich Erica A. Golemis & Michael F. Ochs Marion & Emanuel Golemis Elaine I. & Sidney Grobman Diane T. & Robert J. Hansberry Kathyann Heilig Cheryl & Scott Herman Curtis J. Hoover Ronald Horrell Alice M. Hungerford Rosemary & Dennis E. Johnson Ruth Kaminer Diana Keat & Edward A. Glickman Thomas Ketter Dawn & David H. Klein Nicole T. & Kenneth Klein Greta J. and Thelma Kling Helene J. & John H. Krouse Christine Laine & David Weinberg Arnold Levin Jeffrey Lichter Patrick McCaffrey Catherine McDevitt John McFadden Arlene L. & Arthur Miller James W. Miller

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Deborah L. & Kirk J. Nemshick Barbara B. Nevius James Nitzkorski Ann Nutter Lorraine R. Nyemetz Maureen O’Neill Lisa James Otto & Jonathan E. Otto Joan E. & Robert R. Pollock Eileen & Glenn Rall Elizabeth & Brian Rizor Victoria D. Rosskam Pauline C. Scalvino Alycia & Thomas Scannapieco Patricia B. & Harris A. Schwartz Jennifer M. & Michael Seggev Ellen L. Sherk Robin & John C. Spurlino Marjorie Stanek Kristin & Kevin Sterling Peggy & Brian Strecker Henry Stuebner Donna & Terry Timmerman Cheryl & Robert Uzzo Robin A. & David L. Wiest Walter Williams Harold W. Yahr Ingrid & Michael T. Yonker Lorraine A. Zacierka J. Terry Ziegler

PARTNERS’ CIRCLE

$1,000–$2,499

Eric Abel Michael Ackerman Charu Aggarwal & Sameer Gupta Dania Alsammarae Lisa & Stanley J. Altman Cheryl & Thomas M. Anello Gerald F. Arleth Sandy Askey-Adams Suzanne B. Balbirer Cecile Balizet & Kenneth Snyder Margaret M. & William M. Banks Dennis Barnes Jim Barnes Carole & Richard Barocca Marsha W. & John N. Beidler Lorraine S. & Robert C. Bell Lizanne & Timothy J. Bernlohr George M. Beschen Ginny & Lee Beyer Jonathan G. Bidey Elizabeth K. & William E. Bierlin Nellie C. Blackwell Stephen R. Blattner

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Richard J. Bleicher Kathleen & Anthony Boccella Kathryn Bolton Patricia Born Arnold G. Bowles Brian Bowman Rosemary & Thomas F. Brady Jean Bridgers Marion B. Brody Rhea & James Brown Patricia A. & Robert C. Busby Devon E. & Todd A. Byers Frances & James Cardea Suzanne S. Castle Flo & Richard Celender Bill Chambers Kathy & David Y. Chen Cori & Michael J. Cherkas In Su Chon Maureen A. & Gregory A. Church Margie L. Clapper & Donald J. Carney Jr. Joann M. Coates Arthur Cohen Richard D. Colucci Denise C. Connolly & Ronald L. Wolf Richard M. Connolly Sr. Fredi & Harry S. Cooper Philip Corradino Margaret & Jay K. Crist Mary B. Daly & James L. Borders Susan P. & William P. Degler Marie DeRatto & Alan R. Offermann Carol A. & Bruce M. Dettman Michael Dillon Dana M. DiStefano Wendy L. Dixon & Jeffrey Itell Martin Dolan Arline & Ira R. Dolich Tobe I. Dresner Michael G. Dubrow Karen Duffy Elisa Durand Margaret M. Durham David Duthie Diane Entrikin Gregory S. Evans Kathryn A. Evers & Allen B. Haas Carolyn Y. Fang & John S. Shaw III Philip F. N. Fanning Daria & Jeffrey M. Farma Ann P. & James D. Faust Benjamin F. Fay Celeste Fiordimondo Michael J. Flanagan & William M. Hughes Catherine & Edmund J. Florimont

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Amber L. & David C. Flynn Richard T. Forchion Anne & Harry Fow Diane C. & Cameron H. Fowler Mark B. Fox Lucille & Jerry Francesco Amy L. Freedman & Michael M. Millenson Margaretha J. & Charles A. Fritz Sue E. Fruchtenicht & Jeffery Stout JoEllen & John Gailey III Tracy M. Gatto Kimberly C. & Edward M. Gibbons Phyllis S. Gitlin Beverly T. & Stephen M. Godshall Faith C. Gold Terri & Hy Goldberg William R. Goldman Dawn K. Good Elk & B. Reuben Auspitz Donna T. & Lewis F. Gould David E. Greed Marianne T. & Donald T. Green Michael I. Greenberg Stanley A. Greene Carol & Jack Gribble Tina & John J. Gricoski Janice C. & Michael J. Grob Marta Gropper Marlane C. & Harvey Guttmann Alan D. Haber Karin & Thomas R. Hall Allan R. Hallock Thomas J. Harmon Lynn Martin Haskin & Donald Haskin Charles L. Heaton Joyce E. & David B. Heinaman Amy & James L. Helstrom Alice C. Hennessy Carla & Enrique Hernandez Mary Hile Herold Joyce B. & Harvey D. Hertzler Julia Resnick Hoffman & John P. Hoffman Jerry D. Holbrook Jane E. Hollenbach Dorothy Horst Marilyn Y. Hosang Herbert S. Howard Gary R. Hudes Kenneth A. Hullings Carol B. & Joseph Hummel Suzanne K. & Ronald T. Hyman Kelly Irwin Anne E. & John Jadwin Vera T. & James P. James

Keith Johnson Susan Johnson & James Flynn Lisa E. & Gary Kahudic Andreas Karachristos Barbara A. & Robert J. Kiernan Melissa Kline Ellen & Frank R. Koons Kristin K. & John Krauss Michael Krug Thomas G. Kupp Jessica & Alexander Kutikov Nancy C. La Roche Judith A. & William Langan Jennifer V. & Noel C. Langlois Anna Maria Larenz Alexandria & Brian Larkin Lynn Lawrence Yvonne & Gordon Leathead Lynn & Andrew J. Levin Richard Locklin Jerry Lomurno Diane M. Long Mike Long Susan E. & Charles C. Loughery Gerald C. Lubenow Martin Lubin Dana L. Luca Christopher Lyons Vincent Maisano Angeline & Gerald J. Manna Elizabeth A. & George E. Manno Jeffrey Markowitz Ginny Martin & Robert Comis Sharon B. & Sydney F. Martin The McCarthy Family Bonnie & Peter McCausland Christine A. & William McDonnell Vicki McNeil Levine Christopher W. McNichol Aileen M. & Gary M. McQuarrie David R. McShane Michael Metelenis Ryan Metz Barton N. Milestone Judith & James F. Mitchell III John P. Moran Anselene M. Morris Michael D. Mulcahy Claire & Thomas J. Mulvaney John G. Nalesnik Patricia S. & Robert S. Nase Kim L. Rainey-Nichols & Scott J. Nichols Lillian & Edward O’Connor Katherine A. Odorow Heidi & Scot D. Pannepacker


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Rosaleen & Rick Parsons Aris Pasles Pradeep R. Patel Sameer A. Patel Kenneth P. Patrick Doris L. Peck Patricia A. & Thomas W. Peddie Julia Perkins Tina M. Pidgeon & Timothy H. Fitzpatrick Carmella Pilla Ellen R. & Jeffrey W. Plaut Elizabeth & David J. Plimack Margo & Daniel H. Polett Estelle & Stuart E. Price Valerie K. & Robert A. Price Charles E. Profera Charles A. Provenzano Meganathan P. Ramakodi Jessica & Marc Reider Adelina Riggione Janice & Charles N. Riley Ellen Rinaldi & Jeffrey Sameroff Richard C. Roden Lucyann M. & John J. Roley Sr. Lois G. & Jeremy A. Rosenau Alan N. Rosenberg Phyllis M. & Richard M. Rosenberg Shari & Mark Rosenberg Jill S. & Norman G. Rosenblum Julia L. Rosenwald Brian C. Rudi Jennifer Rupert Teena & Scott Russell Jose Russo Robin Marie Sabalones & Saverio Solimeo Katherine & Richard Santoro Daphne Sawyer Tina Schechter Jessie R. Schol Danielle J. & John C. Schroettner Marilyn & Alan C. Schwedel Elinor A. & Thomas Seaman Jean M. Seibel Helen Shank Janet R. & Richard C. Shepherd John R. Simon Anna Marie & Rudolph Skalka Cynthia & Howard S. Solganick Luigi Solimeo Judith K. & Cecil D. Southard Elsie L. Spiro Zelda R. Stern Glenna Stone Nancy L. & Raymond J. Svitak

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Behrad Talebzadeh Stephen B. Tanner Christine H. Taylor Samuel T. Test Brian K. Thomas Eugene Toll Sheri B. & Neil S. Topham Dorothy M. & Edward Tosti Michael Tovinsky Louise & Thomas R. Tritton Michael G. Vadasz Julie M. Van Campen Bradley S. Van Schooneveld Nancy Vasta Linda & Vincent Volpe Margaret von Mehren & Eric G. Moss Derek Walters Robert J. Wardrop Elizabeth & Robert Watts Anne L. & Charles W. Weiser Geraldine M. & William W. Weisser Ellis Welt Lauren White Patricia A. White Allison P. W. & Alliric I. Willis Lance Wiseman Michelle L. & Ryan Wizov Lazarine M. & Ronald B. Wolfson Roni & Daniel Wolfson Johnina C. & William S. Woods Jr. Hong Wu Shailah Yazdani Barbara M. & Robert C. Young Karen & Bruce E. Young Jian Q. Yu Jennifer & Matthew Zelesko Virginia & John Zripko Susan & John Zuccotti

CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, & ORGANIZATIONS The Fifth District AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation Asbestos Workers Local #38 The Morris S. & Florence H. Bender Foundation Henry and Helen Bienenfeld Foundation Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center • Bucks County Chapter • Dan’s Voice Chapter • The Devlin Fund for Cancer Research

• Marlyn R. Fein Chapter • Fox Chase Chapter • Friends of the Hospital of FCCC Chapter • Jimbo’s Squad Chapter • Kathy’s Crusaders • Main Line Chapter • Joseph J. Tiberi Memorial Fund Broughton Foundation C.W.A. Local 13000 Julius H. Caplan Charity Foundation E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation The Cordell Family Foundation Curcillo King Family Foundation Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman P.C. Digital Science Press Inc. Duane Morris LLP Energy Management Systems Escalon Foundation The William & Susan Federici Charitable Fund Flyers Wives Fourjay Foundation The Walter Henry Freygang Foundation Frick Family Fund GIST Cancer Research Fund The Harvey S. Gitlin Family Foundation Glassman Family Foundation GreaterGood.Org The Hamilton Family Foundation Harmelin Media Shelley & Steven Harris Foundation The Hofmann Family Fund Rita R. Holman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. Independence Blue Cross Insulators & Allied Workers Local #14 Insulators Local #23 Insulators Local #32 Oscar H. & E. Ida Iucker Memorial Fund Johnson & Johnson Robert E. Keith Jr & Margot W. Keith Family Foundation Kicking Cancer Foundation Kilduff Family Foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia L.A.O.H. Brigid McCrory Division 25 Judy & Tom Leidy Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Lisa’s Army

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Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. The Malfer Foundation Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation, Inc. The McLean Contributionship Merck Partnership for Giving Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Inc. Mutual of America Foundation National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. New Hope Auto Show Nexuspharma, Inc. Norristown Bocce League NY-NE States Golf Charity Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation The Philadelphia Foundation The Stephen and Nancy Rauscher Charitable Fund Rencourt Foundation, Inc. The Rhode Island Foundation Roemer Foundation Rogers Rissler Foundation Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation Seattle Genetics The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust The Sniger Family Charitable Fund George W. Snyder Jr. Memorial Fund Samuel Staten Sr. Charitable Trust James Paul Sutton Medical Research Fund Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Teal Tea Foundation Ukrainian American Sports Center United Way Agencies Univest Foundation Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC Voya Foundation Voya Vikings The Wawa Foundation West DragonPhlame & DragonPhyre The H. O. West Foundation West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Wright-Cook Foundation The Jerome M., Spencer, & Arnold Zaslow Family

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2015 Financials


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2015 BY THE NUMBERS

99,869 OUTPATIENT VISITS

8,376 NEW PATIENTS

259 CLINICAL TRIALS

18 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

503 SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

One of 45 TREATMENT CENTERS NATIONALLY DESIGNATED A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER BY THE NCI

Top 25 FOR CANCER CARE BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

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VOLUNTEER SNAPSHOT

PHILANTHROPY SNAPSHOT

542

$13,900,000

VOLUNTEERS

TOTAL PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT

110,237

$600,000

TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS; EQUIVALENT TO 56.53 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

RAISED AT THE SECOND ANNUAL IN VINO VITA BENEFIT AND WINE AUCTION — MORE THAN TWICE THE PROCEEDS OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR

$229,302 VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT BUDGET

$2,543,168 VALUE OF HOURS, MEASURED BY INDEPENDENT SECTOR RATE ($23.07)

$2,313,866 NET VALUE ADDED TO FOX CHASE

14,391 TOTAL DONORS

4,596 TOTAL NEW DONORS

752 CURRENT DONORS WHO HAVE BEEN GIVING FOR 30 OR MORE YEARS

BOARD OF ASSOCIATES SNAPSHOT

13.7%

$22,358,628 TOTAL RAISED SINCE 1965

OF MEMBERS OF THE LAUREL SOCIETY, CELEBRATING ANNUAL GIFTS OF $1,000 OR MORE, ARE CURRENT OR FORMER FOX CHASE FACULTY AND STAFF

$845,306

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TOTAL RAISED THIS YEAR

NEW GIFTS OF $1 MILLION OR MORE

50 Years of Service

Numbers represent Fiscal Year 2015

IN 2015, THE BOARD OF ASSOCIATES CELEBRATED ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY. THE BOARD IS A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO SUPPORT PATIENT CARE AND CANCER RESEARCH AT FOX CHASE THROUGH FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES. THE GROUP CURRENTLY HAS SEVEN CHAPTERS AND TWO AFFILIATES.

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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT ACTIVE FUNDED PROJECTS Funding Source

Number of Projects

Direct Costs

Total Costs

PEER-REVIEWED NCI 95 $13,939,075 $20,648,936 Other NIH 64 $12,194,173 $18,144,105 Other 32 $4,079,610 $5,378,799 Subtotal of peer-reviewed

191

$30,212,858

$44,171,840

NON PEER-REVIEWED Industry Other non peer-reviewed

66 30

$7,500,112 $2,319,288

$9,408,580 $2,650,356

Subtotal of non peer-reviewed

96

$9,819,400

$12,058,936

287

$40,032,258

$56,230,776

GRAND TOTAL

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184

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVE CLINICAL TRIALS

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVE TREATMENT TRIALS


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CLINICAL SNAPSHOT (in thousands) FY15 REVENUES – CLINICAL ACTIVITY Patient Care Revenue – Hospital Patient Care Revenue – Physicians Philanthropy, Outreach & Other

$289,832 $35,939 $15,055

Clinical Revenue

$340,826

FY15 PAYER MIX

OPERATING EXPENSES – CLINICAL ACTIVITY Direct Patient Care $214,393 Support Services $17,302 Administrative and General $43,886 Capital Related Costs $11,863 Maintenance and Plant Operations $12,917 $300,361

Clinical Expenses

COMMERCIAL MEDICARE Q MEDICARE MANAGED CARE Q MEDICAID Q SELF-PAY/OTHER Q

KEY PATIENT CARE STATISTICS New Patients 8,376 Hospital Admissions 4,180 Outpatient Registrations 49,365 52,360 Chemotherapy Infusions and Related Procedures Radiation Therapy Treatments 24,820

Q

48% 32% 10% 5% 5%

TYPES OF CANCER TREATED

4%

5%

5%

7%

7%

9%

10%

12%

15%

19%

PANCREATIC

LYMPHOMA

SKIN

BLADDER

KIDNEY

COLORECTAL

GYNECOLOGIC

LUNG

PROSTATE

BREAST

OTHER

HEAD AND NECK

3% 4%

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Leadership & Faculty


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SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard I. Fisher, MD

Chair: Lewis F. Gould Jr. J. Robert Beck, MD John M. Daly, MD Verdi J. DiSesa, MD Ronald R. Donatucci William J. Federici Edward A. Glickman Lon R. Greenberg Kimberly D. Hagerich Thomas W. Hofmann Larry R. Kaiser, MD Margot Wallace Keith Robert H. LeFever Solomon C. Luo, MD David G. Marshall Christopher W. McNichol Donald E. Morel Jr., PhD Leon O. Moulder Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer Cancer Center Director Senior Associate Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Judith L. Bachman, RN, BSN, MSN Chief Operating Officer

J. Robert Beck, MD Deputy Cancer Center Director Chief Academic Officer Chief Administrative Officer

Karrie L. Borgelt Chief Development Officer

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD Deputy Cancer Center Director Chief Scientific Officer

Anthony Diasio, CPA, MBA Chief Financial Officer

Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD Deputy Cancer Center Director for Translational Research

James L. Helstrom, MD

FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair: Donald E. Morel Jr., PhD Vice Chair: Louis E. Della Penna Sr. Frank G. Binswanger Jr. Ira Dolich William J. Federici Richard I. Fisher, MD Edward A. Glickman Nancy E. Goldy Lewis F. Gould Jr. Thomas W. Hofmann Margot Wallace Keith Geoffrey Kent Philip E. Lippincott Solomon C. Luo, MD David G. Marshall Edward J. Roach Thomas E. Shenk, PhD Lindy Snider Debra Sniger Thomas R. Tritton, PhD Staff Members Judith L. Bachman J. Robert Beck, MD Karrie L. Borgelt Lisa Corbin Anthony Diasio Carmel Vahey

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FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER ENDOWED CHAIRS LOUIS DELLA PENNA FAMILY CHAIR IN HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGY

John A. Ridge, MD, PhD Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology CAROL AND LOUIS DELLA PENNA CHAIR IN UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY

Richard E. Greenberg, MD Chief, Urologic Oncology THE GLORIA AND EDMUND M. DUNN CHAIR IN THORACIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Walter J. Scott, MD Chief, Thoracic Surgery MARVIN S. GREENBERG, MD, CHAIR IN PANCREATIC CANCER SURGERY

John P. Hoffman, MD Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service PAUL GROTZINGER & WILBUR RAAB CHAIR IN SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Stephen C. Rubin, MD Chief, Gynecologic Oncology THE SAMUEL M.V. HAMILTON CHAIR IN CANCER PREVENTION

Paul F. Engstrom, MD Acting Chair, Hematology/Oncology

Chief Medical Officer

GERALD E. HANKS CHAIR IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN

Eric M. Horwitz, MD

Chief Nursing Officer

Chair, Radiation Oncology G. WILLING “WING” PEPPER CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

Robert G. Uzzo, MD Chair, Surgical Oncology STANLEY P. REIMANN CHAIR IN ONCOLOGY RESEARCH

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD Chief Scientific Officer JACK SCHULTZ CHAIR IN BASIC SCIENCE

Beatrice Mintz, PhD Professor, Cancer Biology

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WILLIAM WIKOFF SMITH CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

CLINICAL FACULTY

Anna M. Skalka, PhD Basic Science Director Emerita

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL GENETICS

TIMOTHY R. TALBOT JR. CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

Chair: Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD Michael J. Hall, MD, MS Elias Obeid, MD

Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD Chair, Clinical Genetics

DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

AUDREY WEG SCHAUS & GEOFFREY ALAN WEG CHAIR IN MEDICAL SCIENCE

Chief Academic and Administrative Officer

Chair: Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD Jesty Abraham, DO Marion Brody, MD Mark Burshteyn, MD1 Gary Cohen, MD1 Emily Rose Cuthbertson, MD1 Kristin Wolcott Edwards, MD Kathryn Evers, MD Marlane C. Guttmann, MD Barton N. Milestone, MD Dmitry Niman, MD1 Joseph N. Panaro, MD1 David S. Pryluck, MD1 Catherine Tuite, MD Rohit Walia, MD Jian Qin (Michael) Yu, MD

ROBERT C. YOUNG, MD, CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

DEPARTMENT OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Richard I. Fisher, MD

Acting Chair: Paul F. Engstrom, MD David Eli Adelberg, MD2 Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD Stefan Barta, MD Jessica Bauman, MD Marijo Bilusic, MD, PhD Hossein Borghaei, DO Robert Carlson, MD Jonathan D. Cheng, MD Steven J. Cohen, MD Crystal S. Denlinger, MD Efrat Dotan, MD Scot W. Ebbinghaus, MD Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD Richard I. Fisher, MD Henry Chi Hang Fung, MD Vijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD2 Daniel M. Geynisman, MD Lori J. Goldstein, MD Gary R. Hudes, MD Angela Jain, MD Nadia Khan, MD Patricia L. Kropf, MD Gregory Michael Lubiniecki, MD Lainie P. Martin, MD Mary Ellen Martin, MD Ranee Mehra, MD

David S. Weinberg, MD Chair, Department of Medicine CAROL AND KENNETH WEG CHAIR IN HUMAN GENETICS

Joseph R. Testa, PhD Co-Leader, Cancer Biology H.O. WEST & J.R. WIKE CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

J. Robert Beck, MD

Michael M. Millenson, MD Juhi Mittal, MD Sujana Movva, MD Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD Aruna Padmanabhan, MD Alvaro Pereira-Rico, MD Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS Vijay Sandilya, MD2 Deric C. Savior, MD Joseph Treat, MD Namrata (Neena) Vijayvergia, MD Margaret von Mehren, MD Jennifer Shih Winn, MD Yu-Ning Wong, MD Matthew R. Zibelman, MD PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Marcin Chwistek, MD DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

Chair: David S. Weinberg, MD DERMATOLOGY

Misha Mutizwa, MD Anthony Santoro, MD ENDOCRINOLOGY

Pankaj Sharda, MD Colleen Veloski, MD GASTROENTEROLOGY

President and Chief Executive Officer PENDING APPOINTMENTS:

G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology Donald E. and Shirley C. Morel, Stanley and Stella Bayster Chair in Molecular Imaging

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Stephen J. Heller, MD Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, MD Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD David S. Weinberg, MD HOSPITALIST SERVICE

Daniel K. Holleran, MD Kyungsuk Jung, MD Mala T. Kailasam, MD Kenneth Merza, Hussein P. Patrick, MDMD RajkumarP.Sarkar, Kenneth Patrick,MD MD Rajkumar Sarkar, MD PSYCHIATRY Emmie I. Chen, MD PSYCHIATRY Karen Y.I.Mechanic, Emmie Chen, MD MD Michelle Rodoletz, PhD Karen Y. Mechanic, MD Michelle Rodoletz, PhD PULMONARY MEDICINE Alan David Haber, PULMONARY MEDICINE MD Earl D. King,Haber, MD MD Alan David Pramod Krishnamurthy, MD Earl D. King, MD Rohit Kumar, MD Pramod Krishnamurthy, MD Rohit Kumar, MD DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Chair: Arthur S. OFPatchefsky, PATHOLOGYMD

Essel Dulaimi Al-Saleem, MDMD Chair: Arthur S. Patchefsky, Tahseen I. Al-Saleem, MD MD Essel Dulaimi Al-Saleem, ChristineI.Burgert-Lon, DO Tahseen Al-Saleem, MD Harry S. Cooper, MD DO Christine Burgert-Lon, Andrew Harry S. Czulewicz, Cooper, MDMD Hormoz Czulewicz, Ehya, MD MD Andrew Douglas Ehya, B. Flieder, Hormoz MD MD

Yulan Gong, MD MD Douglas B. Flieder, Min Huang, Yulan Gong,MD, MD PhD HongHuang, Wu, MD, PhD Min MD, PhD Hong Wu, MD, PhD DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY Chair: Eric M. Horwitz, MD

Penny Eric R. Anderson, MDMD Chair: M. Horwitz, Jo AnnR. Chalal, MD3 MD Penny Anderson, Jo Ann Chalal, MD3 MD Thomas J. Galloway, Mark A. Hallman, MD,MD PhD Thomas J. Galloway, ShellyA.Bowers Hayes, MD Mark Hallman, MD, PhD JoshuaBowers E. Meyer, MD MD Shelly Hayes, Lawrence J. Scharf, Joshua E. Meyer, MDMD4 Lawrence J. Scharf, Mark L. Sobczak, MDMD4 Stephanie E. Weiss, Mark L. Sobczak, MDMD Stephanie E. Weiss, MD DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Chair: Robert G. Uzzo, MD

John A.Robert Abraham, MD MD Chair: G. Uzzo, Cynthia A. Bergman, John A. Abraham, MDMD Richard A. J. Bleicher, Cynthia Bergman,MD MD Marcia Boraas, MD MD Richard J. Bleicher, Eric I. Chang, MD Marcia Boraas, MD DavidI. Chang, Y.T. Chen, Eric MDMD Christina Chu,MD MD David Y.T. S. Chen, Paul G. Curcillo MD Christina S. Chu,II,MD JohnG. Michael MD Paul CurcilloDaly, II, MD Nestor F. Esnaola, John Michael Daly,MD MD Jeffrey F. M.Esnaola, Farma, MD Nestor MD Christopher Fundakowski, MD Jeffrey M. Farma, MD Richard E. Greenberg, MD MD Christopher Fundakowski, John A. Handal, MD MD Richard E. Greenberg, P. Hoffman, MD John A. Handal, MD Nausheen Jamal,MD MD John P. Hoffman, Andreas Karachristos, Nausheen Jamal, MD MD StephanieKarachristos, Angela King,MD MD Andreas Alexander Angela Kutikov,King, MD MD Stephanie Miriam N. Lango, Alexander Kutikov,MD MD Jeffrey Chang-Jen Liu, MD Miriam N. Lango, MD Gina M. Chang-Jen Mantia-Smaldone, Jeffrey Liu, MD MD Sameer A. Patel, MD Gina M. Mantia-Smaldone, MD Sanjay S.A.Reddy, Sameer Patel, MD John A.S. Ridge, MD, PhD Sanjay Reddy, MD Stephen C. Rubin, John A. Ridge, MD,MD PhD Walter J. C. Scott, MDMD Stephen Rubin, Elin R. Sigurdson, Walter J. Scott, MDMD, PhD MarcR.C.Sigurdson, Smaldone,MD, MDPhD Elin StaceyC.Su, MD Marc Smaldone, MD Neal S. Su, Topham, Stacey MD MD Rosalia Viterbo, MD Neal S. Topham, MD MichaelViterbo, Weaver,MD MD Rosalia Michael Weaver, MD ANESTHESIOLOGY James L. Helstrom, MD ANESTHESIOLOGY KristenL. K.G. Krauss, MD MD James Helstrom,


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Flore Macenat, MD Michelle McMaster, MD

MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS PROGRAM LEADERS

RESEARCH FACULTY

Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD Erica A. Golemis, PhD

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PRIMARY MEMBERS BLOOD CELL DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION PROGRAM LEADERS

Siddharth Balachandran, PhD David L. Wiest, PhD PRIMARY MEMBERS

Stefan Barta, MD5 Kerry S. Campbell, PhD Richard I. Fisher, MD5 Henry Chi Hang Fung, MD5 Stefania Gallucci, MD6 Richard R. Hardy, PhD Kyoko Hayakawa, MD, PhD Dietmar J. Kappes, PhD Ekaterina Koltsova, PhD Dan A. Liebermann, PhD6 Xuebin Qin, MD, PhD6 Glenn Rall, PhD Jennifer Rhodes, PhD Christoph Seeger, PhD Anna M. Skalka, PhD Tomasz Skorski, MD, PhD, DSc6 Jonathan Soboloff, PhD6 Stephen M. Sykes, PhD Raza Zaidi, PhD6 CANCER BIOLOGY PROGRAM LEADERS

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD Joseph R. Testa, PhD PRIMARY MEMBERS

Edna Cukierman, PhD James S. Duncan, PhD Bojana Gligorijevic, PhD6 Jennifer Gordon, PhD6 Raymond Habas, PhD6 Tiffiney Hartman, PhD Andres J.P. Klein-Szanto, MD, PhD Vladimir Kolenko, MD, PhD Warren D. Kruger, PhD Alana O’Reilly, PhD Jeffrey R. Peterson, PhD Richard T. Pomerantz, PhD6 Fabrice Roegiers, PhD Jose Russo, PhD Hong Yan, PhD Zeng-jie Yang, MD, PhD Timothy J. Yen, PhD

Rodrigo Andrade, PhD6 Mark Andrake, PhD Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD5 Hossein Borghaei, DO5 Steven J. Cohen, MD5 Denise C. Connolly, PhD Roland L. Dunbrack Jr., PhD Brian L. Egleston, PhD Lori J. Goldstein, MD5 Elizabeth Hopper-Borge, PhD Eric M. Horwitz, MD5 Eileen K. Jaffe, PhD Neil Johnson, PhD Kamel Khalili, PhD6 Nadia Khan, MD5 Michael L. Klein, PhD6 Ronald Levy, PhD6 Jeffrey Chang-Jen Liu, MD5 Lainie P. Martin, MD5 Ranee Mehra, MD5 Salim Merali, PhD6 Joshua E. Meyer, MD5 Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD5 John A. Ridge, MD, PhD5 Lori Rink, PhD Matthew Robinson, PhD Heinrich Roder, PhD Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD5 Vincent A. Voelz, PhD6 Margaret von Mehren, MD5 Ho-Lun Wong, PhD6 Jinhua Wu, PhD Jian Qin (Michael) Yu, MD5 CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM LEADERS

Margie L. Clapper, PhD Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD PRIMARY MEMBERS

Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD Enrique Hernandez, MD6 Stephen Lepore, PhD6 Grace X. Ma, PhD6 Suzanne M. Miller, PhD Elias Obeid, MD5 Camille Ragin, PhD Jennifer Reese, PhD Laura Siminoff, PhD6 David S. Weinberg, MD5 Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD Yu-Ning Wong, MD5 CANCER EPIGENETICS PROGRAM LEADERS

Jean-Pierre J. Issa, MD6 Vasily M. Studitsky, PhD PRIMARY MEMBERS

Andrew J. Andrews, PhD Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD Paul Cairns, PhD Xiaowei Chen, PhD Nora Engel, PhD6 Shan He, PhD6 Jian Huang, MD, PhD6 Jaroslav Jelinek, MD, PhD6 Richard A. Katz, PhD Patricia L. Kropf, MD5 Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS5 Carmen Sapienza, PhD6 Bassel E. Sawaya, PhD6 Italo Tempera, PhD6 Alexei Tulin, PhD Hong Wang, MD, PhD6 Yi Zhang, MD, PhD6 Member of the Temple University Health System Interventional Radiology team Attending Physician, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Cape May Courthouse and Egg Harbor Township, NJ 3 Attending Physician, Urology Health Specialists Prostate Cancer Center, Plymouth Meeting, PA 4 Attending Physician, Academic Urology Prostate Center, King of Prussia, PA 5 Member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center clinical faculty 6 Faculty based at Temple University 1

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