American Association for Cancer Research Elects SKCC Director Karen Knudsen to Board of Directors

The members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have elected Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, Executive Vice President of Oncology Services and Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) to its Board of Directors. Knudsen is one of five world-renowned cancer researchers elected to the board for the 2019-2022 …


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Researchers to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

Scientists will present new findings on topics including treatment outcomes, new drug targets, cancer health disparities, & drug resistance Researchers from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) and Thomas Jefferson University will be participating in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, March 29-April 3. Studies and …


Prostate Cancer Patients With Cardiovascular Disease Had Higher Mortality After Starting Abiraterone Acetate

Patients with advanced prostate cancer who had pre-existing cardiovascular disease had higher risk of mortality in the six months after starting abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) treatment compared with those who had no pre-existing cardiovascular disease, according to data presented during a media preview of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019, which will be …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Ovarian, Glioblastoma & Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Jefferson Researchers Present at AACR

Several researchers from Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center presented abstracts at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago. Some of those findings include: HuR and Ovarian Cancer Silencing HuR may be a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer, according to an abstract presented at AACR by researchers from Thomas …