Skin Cancer Specialist Dr. Melissa Wilson Joins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC) welcomes Melissa A. Wilson, MD, PhD, as a new Associate Professor of Medical Oncology. Dr. Wilson treats patients with skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Wilson leads clinical and translational research …


Unique Clinical Trial for Melanoma Patients Begins at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

The first patient at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health recently began receiving treatment as part of a phase II clinical trial studying adjuvant nivolumab. It is a single arm study of nivolumab every 4 weeks for 12 cycles in patients with stage 2b/2c melanoma who have had their melanoma removed and a negative …


What is Ocular Melanoma – Dr. Sato in Cooking Light Magazine

Dr. Takami Sato and the Shields Team at Wills Eye are mentioned in an issue of Cooking light magazine for the amazing work the do with Ocular Melanoma. See Full Article  


Immune Cell Delivers ‘Kiss of Death’ to Cancer

The immune system plays a major role in cancer, from seeking out and destroying cancer cells when they first form, to eventually being overcome and even co-opted to ignore or protect the tumor mass. Clinicians and researchers have been investigating how best to boost and re-activate the immune system’s natural ability to attack cancer.  Now …


Jefferson Graduate Student Receives Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation ‘Research Scholar Award’

Kevin Basile, a Thomas Jefferson University graduate student in the Genetics Ph.D. Program, was one of nine students from leading cancer centers across the U.S. to receive a $10,000 “Research Scholar Award” from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (JMNMF) for his exceptional research work. Two members of the board of directors for JMNMF, including …


Dr. Sato Recieves Generous Gift For Uveal Melanoma Research

Benefactors Mark and Alison Weinzierl pose with Kimmel Cancer Center Director Dr. Richard G. Pestell (R) and Dr. Takami Sato (L), Professor of Medical Oncology and director of the Uveal Melanoma research program at the KCC.  The Weinzierls (from the Dallas, Texas, area) are providing $1 million in support of Dr. Sato’s work.