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Paul F. Engstrom, MD, Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Engstrom has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of healthcare and higher education

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 06, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profile, is proud to name Paul F. Engstrom, M.D., a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Engstrom celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

The vice president of population science at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) since 1984, Dr. Engstrom began his career at the center in 1970 as the chairman for the department of medicine. A national cancer institute-designated comprehensive cancer center research facility and hospital, located in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, FCCC was founded in 1904 as one of the nation's first cancer hospitals that today offers a broad range of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, as well as special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.

A medical oncologist with more than 45 years of experience, Dr. Engstrom has developed expertise in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of patients with localized and advanced malignant tumors of the GI tract with emphasis on neuroendocrine tumor management. He has contributed to cancer research, including prevention and survivorship of patients with in gastrointestinal malignancies, and breast cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Engstrom developed the first Cancer Prevention and Control Program in an NCI-designated cancer center at Fox Chase in 1979 before later establishing a highly successful and ongoing training and career development program that has groomed national leaders in cancer prevention and control research. Dr. Engstrom is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Treatment Guidelines Committee and a worldwide spokesperson for the national guidelines to screen, diagnose, manage and support cancer patients. He has been a member of the NCCN Colorectal-Anal Cancer Guidelines, the NCCN Neuroendocrine Malignancy Panel and the NCCN Senior Adult Oncology Task Force.

Inspired by his father, who was a family physician in rural Minnesota and had a clinic in the front of his home, Dr. Engstrom quickly became interested in a medical career. Once he entered medical school, Dr. Engstrom followed the path to oncology because it was not only a very strong program at the university, but he found it to be a burgeoning field that utilized molecular research to develop new innovative therapy for cancer patients.

Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Engstrom is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Association for Cancer Education, and the American Society for Preventative Oncology. He is also on the board of overseers for Liberty Lutheran Services, a social organization dedicated to the care of the elderly.

Receiving a BA at St. Olaf College, followed by an MD at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Engstrom served in the US Army as the chief of hematology and oncology section at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu. In 1970 he was appointed attending physician at the American Oncologic Hospital in Philadelphia prior to being a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. His dedication to the field also led him to teach as a professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, serve as chairman of the scientific board for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and serve in various advisory roles for National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 1988, he served as chairman of the board of directors for Paul's Run Retirement Community and in 1992, was appointed a member of the advisory committee for NCI Canada in Toronto.

Dr. Engstrom is the author of "Advances in Cancer Control" and Cancer Epidemiology Biomarker and Prevention." He has also contributed numerous chapters to books on various topics with other authors as well. He is the first or contributing author to more than 200 scientific manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals.

The recipient of a 1989 Cancer Control Award granted by the Philadelphia division of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Engstrom also received a distinguished service award by the National American Cancer Society in 2009 as well as a Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Society of Preventative Oncology in 2010. Dr. Engstrom was also named Top Doctors in Philadelphia Magazine for 2010 and 2011, and was also named to America's Top Doctors from 2015 to 2017.

Notably, Dr. Engstrom has been named to numerous editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in the World. Married to Janet F. Johnson since 1961, Dr. and Mrs. Engstrom have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Paul F. Engstrom, M.D., has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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