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Dec

Jefferson Breast Cancer Researcher Named Margaret Q. Landenberger Professor

Nicole Simone, MD, has been named the Margaret Q. Landenberger Professor. The professorship, which focuses on breast cancer research, was established in 2006 by the Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation. Dr. Simone will be the second holder of the professorship. “Dr. Simone is a cancer research pioneer who has dedicated her entire career to discovering …

21
Nov

Dr. Sara Meyer Joins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Meyer, PhD, as a new assistant professor in the department of Cancer Biology effective November 1, 2016. Previously, Dr. Meyer was a postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Meyer received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Cancer …

26
Oct

Dr. Grace Lu-Yao Joins Jefferson

Grace Lu-Yao, PhD, MPH, recently joined the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson as part of the center’s growing population science program. She is now serving as the Associate Director for Population Science at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and the Vice Chair and professor in the department of medical oncology at the …

11
Oct

Dr. Andrew Chapman Named Interim Chief of Cancer Services

To address the needs and complexity of our growing enterprise, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson (SKCC) has announced that Andrew Chapman, DO, FACP, will serve in an interim role as the new enterprise-wide Chief of Cancer Services, a role that will also include Aria-Jefferson Health and Abington-Jefferson Health. Dr. Chapman brings significant expertise from …

13
Sep

2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting is the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 attendees each year. The 2016 Annual Meeting, taking place Sept. 25-28 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, will feature research from various members of the department of radiation oncology at …

7
Sep

Teen Wraps Cancer Patients in Love

Like many teenagers, Eve Korus, 17, has a lot on her plate. The Westport, Conn. high school senior keeps busy with homework, college planning, and soccer, but she still finds time to give back to the community — especially patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. On Aug. 30, patients and employees at the Jefferson Infusion …

11
Aug

Dr. Nicole Simone featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s always important to eat wisely, even more so when you’re sick. When it comes to cancer, however, researchers are discovering tantalizing new evidence that a patient’s diet can actually help shrink tumors. Nicole Simone, a radiation oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, has been studying the effect of diet on standard …

10
Aug

Monica Crawford featured in Philadelphia Inquirer: Achieving good nutrition during cancer treatments

When it comes to nutrition and cancer, most information is directed toward preventing the disease. But what  if you already have cancer and are being treated for it, whether with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or perhaps all three? Although there have been improvements in managing side effects with medications, there are still those which remain …

5
Aug

Should You Participate in a Cancer Clinical Trial? Dr. Amy Leader & Dr. Ronald Myers Discuss

Jefferson’s Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH, and Ronald Myers, PhD, of the Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, have created a tool to help patients come to terms with their own fears and preconceptions about clinical trials, in order to help them make informed decisions about their care. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer story featured …

5
Aug

SKCC and Joe Biden Receive Atlas Awards for Leadership in Fight Against Cancer

The Vice President received the 2016 Atlas Award; the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center received 2016 Atlas Award for Leadership in the Philadelphia Area. Jefferson medical oncologist Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, is part of a 28-member Blue Ribbon Panel appointed to inform the scientific direction and goals of the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. On …

26
Jul

CMS Announces Jefferson Medical Oncology Associates Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on June 29, 2016 that it has selected Jefferson Medical Oncology Associates (“Jefferson”) as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm …

25
Jul

Dr. James Posey joins the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

James A. Posey,III, MD, Director, Gastrointestinal Program in Medical Oncology, Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Clinical Program at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Co-Director of the Jefferson Pancreas Biliary Center Philadelphia, PA – (July 25, 2016) The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University is pleased to announce the appointment/hiring of James A. Posey III, MD as the …

19
Jul

A new tool helps remove the emotion around choosing the right approach for prostate cancer

How to Decide if Watchful Waiting is the Right Choice (PHILADELPHIA) – Over 90 percent of prostate cancers are detected at a curable stage, with men more likely to die of other diseases than from this cancer. Although patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer have treatment options: active surveillance, also called watchful waiting, in which …

12
Jul

Kennedy Health joins The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network

Kennedy Health’s Cancer Center is the newest member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson. As a cancer center network member, resources will be available to the Kennedy Cancer Center and its patients, creating local access to medical expertise, second opinions and advanced research. Learn more about the partnership. Effective July 1, Kennedy Health’s …

11
Jul

Immunotherapy for Melanoma Ignites a ‘Scientific Revolution and Promise of a Cure’

Learn more by reading a recent blog by Marlana Orloff, MD, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and researcher at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. “Success in melanoma has propelled the use of these drugs into many other cancers including lung, kidney, breast, pancreatic, leukemias, lymphomas, and brain, most of which remain …

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