Drs Weiss, Pestell, Flomenberg and Kelly
Mark Weiss, M.D., has been appointed Director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Division in the Department of Medical Oncology. He is an internationally respected and renowned expert in the field of hematologic malignancies, particularly CLL and ALL. Dr. Weiss brings more than 20 years of clinical and investigational experience with him to Jefferson.
Senior Adult Oncology Center Team
At the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, our Senior Adult Oncology Center has been established with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including geriatricians (physicians who specialize in treating the elderly), medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and others to work with older adults and their treating oncologists. For more information please see the TJUH page.
In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Hospital, “Fight For Cure” is pleased to present the First Annual, “Ribbon Ball” on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9pm-12am at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which is located at 1200 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. Two-Time Emmy Award Winner & Host of FOX 29’s, “Good Day Philadelphia,” Mike Jerrick will help lead the event, as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, while participating sponsors will include: Pravda Vodka, Q 102, DiningOut Magazine, philly2night, Barefoot Winery, Skinny Water, Anheuser-Busch, HeyPhilly.com, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Elite Island Resorts, Fairmount Running Club, Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness, UpcomingEvents.com, Level 1 Fitness, Mitchell and Ness, Aroundphilly.com, Fiji Water and Go Festive.
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On September 29, 2010 there will be a celebration to mark the 15th anniversary of the first transplant performed by the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Under the leadership of Dr. Neal Flomenberg, who established the BMT program at Jefferson in 1995, there have been approximately 650 transplants performed to date. Read more…
The Ace Club will host the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 8th Annual Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Fundraiser. Clay Hamlin and Neal Rodin invite you to join Michael Milken at the 8th Annual Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Fundraiser.
The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and Prostate Health International’s Gary Papa Run are offering free prostate screenings as part of a research program. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. Screening is important because prostate cancer shows no symptoms in its earliest stages.
The US World News & Report ranked the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 35th in the nation for Cancer Care.
The U.S.News & World Report this year also named Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals as among the best in the nation in seven other specialties – orthopaedic surgery; rehabilitation medicine.; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; and pulmonology.
The Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, NJ will host John Runyan’s 2010 “Score For The Cure” Golf Tournament on September 21st 2010. The proceeds will benefit the Kimmel Cancer Center of Jefferson. Dietz & Watson is the Title Sponsor of the event. This 2010 event will mark the 6th year of the event which has raised nearly $1,000,000 in the fight against prostate cancer. For more details please download the pamphlet . To register via e-mail please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
For directions and other general course info, please see Ramblewood Golf Course’s web page at http://www.ramblewoodcc.com/ .
Dr. Edith Mitchell
CancerCare ( www.cacnercare.org ) will honor Dr. Edith Mitchell at it’s upcoming Tribute to Our Friends reception on September 30, 2010 in New York City. Dr. Mitchell will receive the CancerCare 2010 Physician of the Year award. This award is presented to a physician who demonstrated outstanding commitment to CancerCare through contributions of time, talent and resources. CancerCare would like to commend Dr. Mitchell on her leadership in the field of gastrointestinal oncology and her support in increasing patient access to psychosocial services.
Left to Right: Hushan Yang, Larry Slagle, Samantha Sabin-Rex, Amy Leader, Daneen Baird, Nancy Hodgson, and Marja Nevalainen
The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson hosted the 3rd Annual ACS-IRG Luncheon on June 16, 2010. The 2010 Pilot Project recipients are Nancy Hodgson, RN, PhD of the Jefferson Center for Applied Research in Aging and Health, Amy Leader, DrPh, MPh and Hushan Yang, PhD, both of the department of Medical Oncology. Read more…
Dr. Richard Pestell and Craig Kaplan
Dr. Richard Pestell accepts a $10,000 check from Craig Kaplan, MilkBoy Communications, on behalf of Dietz and Watson for Jon Runyan’s “Score for the Cure” Golf Tournament. The tournament last year was a great success. To date, they have raised nearly $1,000,000 in the fight against prostate cancer.
The sixth annual Jon Runyan “Score for The Cure” will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2010.
This annual fundraiser is co-sponsored by Dietz & Watson and Pacific American Securities. This event promises to be a fun filled event featuring past and present members of the Philadelphia Eagles as well as other area professional athletes. The proceeds will go directly to helping cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
The Quintin Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Martini Tasting Event on Sunday April 18, 2010 from 2-5 pm at Steve and Cookies, 9700 Amhearst Avenue in Margate. The event featured all of the latest trends in top shelf vodka flavors as well as a variety of beers which will be paired with an assortment of delicious foods, live music from acoustic guitar player, Tony Pontari, and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit the cancer programs, research, and treatments at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. For more information about the Quintin Foundation please see their home page
Celebration of Life
On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, the Kimmel Cancer Center will hold it’s 11th annual Celebration of Life event. This Celebration of Life honors and celebrates the lives of all cancer survivors and the people that care about them. For more info about the Celebration of Life Event please see this page
Drs. Edward C. Bradley, Benjamin S. Carson and Raymond C. Grandon were awarded a Doctor of Science honorary degree from Thomas Jefferson University at the Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies and Jefferson School of Population Health Commencement ceremony on May 24, 2010 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Carson was also the keynote speaker. From more information about the 2010 honorees please see this page
Dr Richard Pestell, Mrs. Nataliia Pestell, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Mrs. Candy Carson, Mr Kenneth Boone and Mrs. Penelope Boone
A reception to celebrate Dr. Adam Dicker’s appointment as Chairman of Radiation Oncology was held in the Hamilton Building on Wednesday May 26, 2010. For more about Dr. Dicker’s appointment please go here
Dr. Erk Knudsen
Dr. Erik Knudsen, the KCC, Deputy Director for Research and Professor of Cancer Biology, has accepted the invitation to become the Chair of the Tumor Cell Biology Study Section of NIH. This is an important appointment in the realm of NIH funding for cancer research, and as the official letter from NIH states “The skill and leadership offered by the chairperson determine to a significant extent the effectiveness and efficiency of the review group.” The Kimmel Cancer Center is pleased to note the national recognition of Dr. Knudsen’s standing in the cancer research community that is implicit in being appointed as Chair of a key NIH study section.
Joy Soleiman, KCC Clinical Administrator and Oncology Social Workers, Katie Noble and Bonnie Crouthamel attended the Wellness Community of Philadelphia 12th annual “Evening in the Park: awards dinner. The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson was a supporting sponsor for the evening. To learn more about the The Wellness Community please visit http://www.twcp.org/ .
Professor Robert Thomas
Professor Robert Thomas, Chair of the Victorian Cancer Agency, will tour the Kimmel Cancer Center on June 11. 2010.
Professor Robert Thomas was appointed as the new Chair of the Victorian Cancer Agency by the Victorian Minister for Health, the Hon. Daniel Andrews.
Professor Thomas is the Chief Clinical Advisor for Cancer in the Department of Health, and has a strong track record of working with government in strategic planning for cancer control. As a practicing surgical oncologist and former Chair of the Clinical Services Working Group of the Ministerial Task Force for Cancer, Professor Thomas is uniquely qualified to assist in the achievement of the Agency’s goal of bridging the gap between research and clinical practice.
Professor Thomas will work with the Consultative Council of the Victorian Cancer Agency, supported by CEO Michael Wright and a dedicated team of project staff, to achieve the targets set out for the Agency in Victoria’s Cancer Action Plan, including increasing patient access to clinical trials, developing a cancer research strategy for Victoria and investing in translational research programs and workforce.
Dr. Marja Nevalainen
Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis.
Their study, published in the online edition of Endocrine-Related Cancer, demonstrates in both laboratory and animal models that nuclear Stat5 over-expression leads to a deadly spread of the cancer. They add that their work with mice was unique in that it was the first time Stat5 was associated with prostate cancer metastasis processes in an animal model.
Adam P. Dicker, M.D., Ph.D.
Adam P. Dicker, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the department of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Dicker is an international authority in radiation oncology, drug development, and the treatment of prostate cancer and brain tumors.
Dr. Dicker co-leads the Radiation Research and Translational Biology Program at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. In addition, he serves as director of the Christine Baxter Research Laboratory for Experimental Cancer Therapies at Jefferson Medical College. He has been a principal investigator of a significant number of “first in human” developmental therapeutic trials involving novel signal transduction agents and radiation therapy.