RNA-Regulated Mechanism Validated as a Target in GI Tract Cancers

Investigators from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson University, and Drexel University have uncovered a critical regulatory mechanism involved in pancreatic and colorectal cancer progression. The study results were recently published in Molecular Cancer Research. The researchers investigated the role of the RNA-binding protein HuR (also known as ELAVL1) in gastrointestinal (GI) …


Researchers Build Pan-Cancer Biomarker Tool to Categorize Multiple Cancer Types

Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson recently discovered that isomiRs (small non-coding RNA molecules produced in a cell) are powerful enough to accurately classify samples that can belong to 32 types of cancer. The research was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. Work in recent years has revealed that microRNAs (miRNAs), small …


The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Welcomes Pierluigi Porcu

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierluigi Porcu, MD, as the new Director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Division in the Department of Medical Oncology, effective December 1, 2016. Dr. Porcu comes to Jefferson from The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he …


Doylestown Health Joins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson and Doylestown Health will officially join forces effective January 1, 2017. The affiliation combines the expertise of a leading academic medical center and a community health system with a reputation for delivering quality health care. As the newest member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network (SKCN) at Jefferson, …


Maria Werner-Wasik Receives New Jefferson Appointments

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce that Maria Werner-Wasik, MD, FASTRO, has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice Chair for Radiation Oncology Integration and the Walter Curran Professor of Radiation Oncology.  As the Executive Vice Chair, she will focus her activities on harmonizing and integrating all clinical radiation …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Join Team SKCC for the AACR Rock and Roll Marathon

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is proud to be a 2016 Sponsor for the AACR Rock and Roll Marathon  and 5k. Our team will be competing in the 5K on Saturday September 17, 2016. Click the Link — (Team SKCC) and click the JOIN TEAM button in the right hand corner. Upon receiving a completed …


Dr. Mitchell named to the Blue Ribbon Panel

Vice-President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative Today, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders, and patient advocates that will inform the scientific direction and goals at NCI of Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The panel will serve …


Two SKCC PhD Students Invited To Present Research At International Meetings

Congratulations to two PhD students in Dr. Karen Knudsen’s laboratory who have been invited to speak at upcoming Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology!! Jennifer Jones McMann, a student in the Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology PhD Program, will present “Novel Action of p53 Gain-of-Function Mutation in Prostate Cancer Progression” at the Keystone Conference …


The Perfect Match Might Be the Imperfect One

When it comes to treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphomas, new research shows that a half-matched donor bone marrow transplant may be just as good as a full match, in the first apples to apples type comparison of its kind. (PHILADELPHIA) – Bone marrow transplantation is a life-saving therapy for many patients with blood …


What is Ocular Melanoma – Dr. Sato in Cooking Light Magazine

Dr. Takami Sato and the Shields Team at Wills Eye are mentioned in an issue of Cooking light magazine for the amazing work the do with Ocular Melanoma. See Full Article http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/11/02/what-is-ocular-melanoma/  


Genomic Analysis for All Cancer Patients

09/17/15 Jefferson expands its cancer treatment to analyze each cancer patient’s tumor with the newest techniques and help doctors identify cutting edge treatment options. (PHILADELPHIA) – Cancer medicine is moving towards understanding what drives each particular patient’s cancer. But not every patient has had access to this level of individualized care. Today, Jefferson announced its …


Billingsleys Host SKCC at Jefferson Cancer Care Staff At Phillies Game

Tiffnay and husband Chad Billingsley (Philadelphia Phillie Pitcher), will host a 100 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Oncology staff at the Philadelphia Phillies – Los Angeles Dodgers game on Wednesday, August 5th 2015. Mrs. Billingsley is about to complete a successful treatment regime at the SKCC for a very rare form …


Dr. Edith Mitchell Invited to Speak at the White House

Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, has been invited to speak at the White House on July 13th 2015 at the Conference for Aging. This …


Alex Khariton named a Member at Large of the Board of Directors of the SROA

Congratulations to Alex Khariton, RTT, MBA, Administrator, Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, for being named to the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators Board of Directors as a Member at Large. His term begins at the conclusion of the Annual Business meeting in San Antonio on October 18 2015. The SKCC would like to …

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