TUHS-Fox Chase merger means cancer research, treatment to expand

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Health System (TUHS) are not planning to waste any time once their merger becomes official on July 1. "We've had something like 18 integration task forces at work since the beginning of the year," said Larry Kaiser, president and CEO of TUHS. First on the post-merger to-do list is construction of a unit for cancer patients at Jeanes Hospital. TUHS also is planning to bring advanced cancer care to other locations and create new granting mechanisms to stimulate collaborative research.