Category Awards

11
Oct

SKCC Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Prostate Cancer Disparities among African Americans

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) researchers have received a planning grant for Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20 grant) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a “precision interception approach” to prevent prostate cancer progression among African American men. Grace Lu-Yao, PhD, MPH, Associate …

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 …

14
Aug

SKCC Director Dr. Karen Knudsen Named Association of American Cancer Institutes’ President-Elect

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, Enterprise Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center– Jefferson Health (SKCC), has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ (AACI) board of directors. Dr. Knudsen, who has been serving as SKCC enterprise director since 2015, governs cancer research and cancer care across 14 hospitals within …

26
Jul

Dr. Mark Hurwitz Honored as Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health member Mark D. Hurwitz, MD, is being recognized as an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow (FASTRO). The designation was voted upon by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals, and recognizes exceptional service to the field of radiation oncology …

25
Jul

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Announces ACS Institutional Research Grant Recipients

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants. American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants are awarded to institutions as block grants to provide seed money for newly independent investigators to initiate research projects. The intent of this support is …

13
Jun

Christine Eischen, PhD, Receives Prestigious Professorship in Cancer Research

Congratulations to Christine M. Eischen, PhD, who was recently invested as the Herbert A. Rosenthal, MD ’56 Professor in Cancer Research. Eischen is a professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Cancer Biology at Thomas Jefferson University and co-leader of the Molecular Biology & Genetics Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson …

1
Jun

SKCC Faculty Among Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2018 Faculty Award Honorees

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health congratulates its faculty who were among the honorees of this year’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University faculty awards. SKMC offers a number of awards to faculty to recognize various accomplishments throughout the year. The Faculty Awards Dinner was held May 16 at the …

2
May

SKCC Researchers Receive Melanoma Research Alliance Team Science Award

Andrew Aplin, PhD, Associate Director of Basic Research and Program Leader of Cancer Cell Biology & Signaling at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health, Kalbach-Newton Professor in Cancer Research at Thomas Jefferson University, and Department of Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Institute, and Marlana Orloff, MD, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Thomas …

9
Apr

Brittany Simone Recognized With AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

Brittany Simone, DO, resident physician in the Radiation Oncology Department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, has been selected to receive an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Takeda Oncology Scholar-in-Training Award in recognition of the high-quality abstract she is presenting at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards are highly competitive and recognize outstanding young …

12
Mar

Dan Silver, MD, PhD, Receives “Outstanding Member” Award at Cancer Center Retreat

Congratulations to Dan Silver, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of Basic Science and Research in Medical Oncology, for receiving the “Director’s Award – Outstanding Member” at the recent Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health (SKCC) Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Silver, who is also the leader of …

9
Mar

David Cognetti, MD, and Joseph Curry, MD, Receive Philanthropic Award

Congratulations to David Cognetti, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and Co-Director of the Jefferson Center for Head and Neck Surgery, and Joseph Curry, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, who recently received the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health (SKCC) “Philanthropic Award.” They were presented the award by Jonathan Agree, Vice President …

6
Mar

Kevin Kelly, DO, Receives “Director’s Award for Impact” at Member Retreat

Congratulations to Wm. Kevin Kelly, DO, Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, for receiving the “Director’s Award for Impact” at the recent Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health (SKCC) Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Kelly, who is also the leader of the Prostate Cancer …

27
Feb

Jeff Benovic, PhD, Receives Discovery of the Year Award for Basic Science

Congratulations to Jeff Benovic, PhD, Thomas Eakins Endowed Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, who was recently honored with the “Discovery of the Year Award for Basic Science” at the 2018 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health (SKCC) Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The award was presented …

14
Feb

Michael Root, MD, PhD, Honored with Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Michael Root, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, who recently received the “Mentoring Award” at the 2018 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The award was presented to Root by Jeff Benovic, PhD, Thomas Eakins Endowed Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Associate Director of Education …

9
Feb

Adam Berger, MD, FACS, Receives Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Achievement in Clinical Research Award

Congratulations to Adam Berger, MD, FACS, Vice Chair for Clinical Research, who recently received the “Achievement in Clinical Research Award” at the 2018 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) Member Retreat, held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The award was presented to Berger by Kevin Kelly, DO, Associate Director of Clinical Research and Leader of the Prostate …

6
Feb

Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW, Receives Best Article Award

Congratulations to new staff member Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW, Supervisor, Patient Support Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, who was the recent recipient of the 2017 Best Article Award for her publication, “Developing a Palliative Radiology Oncology Service Line: The Integration of Advance Care Planning in Subspecialty Oncologic Care.” The paper was …

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 …

13
Dec

Scott Waldman Named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, Co-Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Thomas Jefferson University, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Waldman is a leader in clinical pharmacology, whose groundbreaking research …

11
Dec

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Researchers Receive $1.3 Million from Falk Trust

How can doctors use immunotherapy to develop more effective and durable anticancer therapies? Is it possible to return aggressive cancer cells to a dormant form once they have spread? Those are two questions SKCC researchers Andrew Aplin, PhD, and Emad Alnemri, PhD, will explore with $1.3 million in grants from the Dr. Ralph and Marian …

17
Nov

Christine Eischen Receives AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grant

Christine M. Eischen, PhD, Co-Leader of the Molecular Biology & Genetics Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, has been awarded a 2017 AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grant. Her grant is entitled, “Using PROTACS to target the Mdm2 oncoprotein.” The Innovation and Discovery Grant offers one-year grants to “meritorious projects that examine important, and …

19
Oct

Knudsen and Kelly Receive NCI Funding

Two Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center investigators, Karen Knudsen, PhD, and Wm. Kevin Kelly, DO, have been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop more effective therapeutic strategies for advanced prostate cancer. The project builds on previous discoveries from these investigators that identified specific cell cycle alterations in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer and …

13
Oct

Ayesha Shafi receives PCF Young Investigator Award

Ayesha Shafi, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Director Dr. Karen Knudsen, has been awarded a prestigious Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Young Investigator Award. Shafi is conducting research on the role of the androgen receptor and the DNA repair factor DNA-dependent protein kinase in prostate cancer. Her studies are …

13
Oct

Elda Grabocka Recipient of V Foundation Scholar Research Award

Congratulations to Elda Grabocka, PhD, who has been given a prestigious V Foundation Scholar Research Award. Her grant, entitled “Targeting Stress Adaptive Mechanisms as a Strategy for Precision Oncology in Pancreatic Cancer,” is focused on investigating stress granules as predictors of drug resistance and as effective therapeutic targets for the treatment of KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer. …

9
Aug

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) Ranked No. 20 in the Nation for Cancer

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) has been nationally ranked No. 20 in the cancer specialty for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that treat the most challenging patients and evaluate each hospital’s use of advanced technologies, safety, outcomes, and …

2
Aug

Abington – Jefferson Health Recognized by NRG Oncology

Congratulations to Abington – Jefferson Health, who was recently announced as the #3 top accruing Main Member site for Fiscal Year 2017 by NRG Oncology. The announcement was made at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, held July 13-15, 2017 in Philadelphia. NRG Oncology seeks to improve the lives of patients with cancer by conducting practice-changing …

14
Jul

A Lifelong Dedication to Cancer

When Alison Petok was five years old, her Nana died of leukemia. “If she had been diagnosed a decade or two later, perhaps she would have survived due to the advances in blood cancer research,” Alison reflected. Years later in 2017, Alison was nominated as “Woman of the Year” by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society …

30
Mar

2017 Ocular Melanoma Foundation–AACR Fellowship Awarded to Vivian Chua

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce that Vivian Chua, PhD, has been awarded a 2017 Ocular Melanoma Foundation–American Associate for Cancer Research (AACR) Fellowship for her project, “Novel Epigenetic Targeting Approaches in Uveal Melanoma.” This one-year, $50,000 grant recognizes the significant impact of Dr. Chua’s research, its relevance to the …

24
Mar

Noelle Williams Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson would like to congratulate Noelle L. Williams, MD, who has been selected for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society Resident Chapter of Thomas Jefferson University. The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes students, residents, and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role …

23
Mar

Ralph Zinner and Amy Leader Awarded ACT Research Grant from Free to Breathe

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is pleased to announce that Ralph Zinner, MD, and Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH, are the winners of the second Accelerate Clinical Trials (ACT) Research Grant Award from Free to Breathe, an organization devoted to improving the treatment and survival of lung cancer patients.  The ACT grant is a funding …

13
Jan

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 …

7
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 …

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 …

6
Nov

Dr. Robert Den featured in OncoTherapy Network

Genomic Classifier May Help Predict Metastasis Following Prostatectomy and SRT Clinicians may now have a better tool for guiding therapy in men with prostate cancer who have had a prostatectomy and salvage radiation therapy (SRT). Investigators calculated genomic classifier (GC) scores for 166 patients based on genomic analysis of their own tumor tissue. They found …

26
Jun

Dr. Andrew Aplin Receives New NIH/NCI R01 Grant Award

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Aplin for receiving a federally award (National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute) R01 grant for his project: Mutant BRAF-regulated transcription factors in melanoma progression.

14
Apr

Dr. Joshua Palmer Awarded 2015 ACRO Travel Award & CCF Oncology Trainee Travel Award

The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) is pleased recognize Joshua Palmer, MD, resident of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University for his essay on Financial Toxicity and offer him a Travel Award to attend ACRO’s 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held May 14- 16 in Arlington, Virginia. …

14
Apr

SKCC Students and Fellows Receive The 2015 AACR Woman In Cancer Research Scholar Awards

The Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council has selected Ileine Sanchez, BS and Jessica Teh, PhD, MizueTerai, PhD, Arpita Mondal and Kristina Shahriari as recipients of a 2015 WICR Scholar Award. The American Association for Cancer Research were especially pleased to be able to recognize Thomas Jefferson University’s Ileine Sanchez’s, Dr. Jessica Teh’s and Dr. Misue …

14
Apr

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Recognized by Commission on Cancer (American College of Surgeons)

75 CANCER PROGRAMS EARN THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons, has presented the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to 75 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. This year the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center has received this achievement. Established in 2004, the OAA recognizes …

14
Apr

Dr. Paul Stauffer Recognized By The Society of Thermal Medicine

Paul Stauffer, MD, Director of Thermal Oncology and Professor of Radiation Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and has been named the recipient of the George Hahn Award at upcoming Society of Thermal Medicine Meeting meeting. The George M. Hahn Award is presented every other year to an investigator whose research has …

14
Apr

DOD Grant Awarded To Drs. Zeigler-Johnson and Amy Leader

Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Onoclogy and Amy Leader, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology have been awarded a DOD Synergistic Award to support a project called, “A neighborhood-based intervention to reduce prostate cancer disparities.” This grant is a 3-year award. Dr. Ziegler Johnson will be serving as s the PI, and Dr. …

9
Mar

Two Drexel University College of Medicine Professors Receive Grants Through Statewide Refunds for Breast Cancer Research Campaign

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition recently awarded two Drexel University College of Medicine researchers (and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Members) grants from its statewide Refunds for Breast Cancer Research campaign. Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD, professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Physiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Mauricio Reginato, PhD, associate professor in the …

25
Dec

Dr. Carmine Fedele is awarded an AICF Fellowship

Carmine Fedele, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Languino’s lab, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fellowship (2nd year) from the American Italian Cancer Foundation. His project involves determining the effect of integrin expression on the composition and function of exosomes in prostate cancer cells. For more details about the American Italian Cancer Foundation, please see …

23
Dec

Dr. Nevalainen wins SKCC Innovator of the Year Award

On December 16, 2014, Dr. Marja Nevalainen was awarded the 2014 Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Innovator of the Year award. The award was presented presented by Dr. Richard G. Pestell, Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

29
Jul

Dr. Tu Dan Awarded ASTRO Seed Grant

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has awarded Dr. Tu Dan a 2014 Resident/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant.  The ASTRO Research Evaluation Committee and Board of Directors were pleased to recognize Dr. Dan’s application based upon its scientific merit. Dr. Dan will be provided with a one-year grant in the amount of …

21
Jul

Amanda Taylor Receives 5 Year NCI Fellowship

Amanda Taylor, a doctoral candidate in the Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology Program conducting her thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Steven McMahon has received a 5 year fellowship from the National Cancer Institute/NIH totaling $221,400. The award was made for a project entitled: “Myc overexpression regulates metabolic reprogramming by mitochondrial polymerase”.

21
Jul

Dr. Curry Receives Grant to Investigate Head and Neck Cancer

Joseph Curry, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, has been selected to receive this year’s American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Young Investigators Combined Grant. Under the mentorship of Dr. Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology and Dr. William Keane, Chairman …

9
Jul

Dr. Gabriele Di Sante Awarded American Italian Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship

Gabriele Di Sante, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Pestell’s lab, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fellowship from the American Italian Cancer Foundation. For more details about the American Italian Cancer Foundation, please see their website.

22
Apr

Dr. Aplin Wins Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Aplin, Department of Cancer Biology, has received the 2014 Jefferson Medical College Michael and Melina Pellini Award for Innovation in the Biomedical Sciences. The award is given “For the elucidation/description of a specific discovery, technique, or instrument/device that has led to new concepts or approaches to experimentation or patient care.”

17
Mar

Dr. Richard Pestell Receives Advance Global Australian Award in Biotechnology Category

Dr. Pestell received the award for his work at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson as well as Prostagene, LLC, which is a biotechnology company he founded. Please see this Financial Review Article for more information bout this year’s Advance Global Australian Awards. Also please see this video clip of Dr. Pestell receiving the Advance …

27
Feb

Dr. Gomella elected to the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, The Bernard W. Godwin Professor of Prostate Cancer, Chairman, Department of Urology, Associate Director, Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center, Clinical Director Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Urology has been elected to the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons. This is considered one of the most prestigious societies in the …

20
Sep

ACS-IRG Pilot Projects Awarded for 2013

The Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center hosted the Annual ACS-IRG Luncheon on September 17th to announce the 2013 Pilot Project award recipients from Thomas Jefferson University. Awardees include Sheikh Aejaz Sayeed, PhD from the Department of Cancer Biology; Jordan Winter, MD, from the Department of Surgery; Yaron Moshel, MD, PhD from the Department of Neurological Surgery; …

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