Category Cancer Prevention

3
Oct

SKCC Researchers Receive NCI Funding to Study Local Philadelphia Population

Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to embark on a year-long study to better understand the cancer prevention and risk behaviors of people who live in the five counties surrounding the cancer center. A partnership with the Public Health Management Company …

7
Jun

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health Joins Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. (PHILADELPHIA) — Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). Each year, 14 million new HPV infections occur and more than …

31
Jan

Veda Giri, MD, Receives Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Population Science Award

Congratulations to Veda Nargund Giri, MD, who recently received the “Discovery of the Year Award for Population Science” at the 2018 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Giri has had long-standing interest in developing the field of genetic counseling and testing for inherited prostate cancer. She is a medical …

14
Dec

New Recommendations Provide Guidance on Genetic Counseling & Testing for Hereditary Prostate Cancer

To date, there have been few recommendations to guide physicians about when to offer men genetic consultation for prostate cancer risk. Now, an international and interspecialty panel of experts convened at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson have developed a comprehensive set of recommendations. This consensus statement, published December 13th in the Journal …

17
Feb

Five Easy Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Below are 5 easy ways to help reduce your risk of developing cancer, thanks to Amy Leader, PhD, and Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, both Assistant Professors in the Department of Medical Oncology.  1. Healthy diet It is well known that a poor diet can lead to being overweight or obese, which …