SKCC Team Sticks a DNA Replication Fork into Lymphoma Development

A new study from Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) researchers provides important insights into the role of DNA replication fork remodeling in mitigating stress on DNA caused by dysregulation of the Myc oncogene, which occurs in at least 70 percent of human cancers. The study was published in the journal Cancer Research. …


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 …


Dawn Scardino named 2012 LLS Woman of the Year

Dawn Scardino, Coordinator of Academic Services in the Department of Medical Oncology, was named the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year for the eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Dawn took the top recognition for raising almost $27,000 in a 10-week fundraising “race” that began on Jan. 30 and ended on April 12.  Four women …