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Research

SKCC Virtual Grand Rounds

Mar 3rd 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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"Obesity, Cancer, and Weight Control Interventions in Rural Settings" - Christie A. Befort, MD, Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control; and Co-leader, Cancer Control and Population Health Program, University of Kansas Cancer Center. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

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2021-03-03T12:00:00-0500

2021-03-03T13:00:00-0500

https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/96467436685?pwd=Vi83ZTRSU1N0bEtSMTdpdXhycnlmQT09

Location: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/96467436685?pwd=Vi83ZTRSU1N0bEtSMTdpdXhycnlmQT09

Description: "Obesity, Cancer, and Weight Control Interventions in Rural Settings" - Christie A. Befort, MD, Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control; and Co-leader, Cancer Control and Population Health Program, University of Kansas Cancer Center. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Primary and Metastatic Ocular Melanoma (OM) Support Groups (Online/Telephone)

Mar 3rd 1:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This group, in partnership with the Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM, provides virtual support groups to individuals diagnosed with primary and metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). These groups are held via a virtual platform so that individuals from across the country can join either by phone or online. Information: Lauren Johnston, CURE OM Program Manager, ljohnston@melanoma.org

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2021-03-03T13:00:00-0500

2021-03-03T14:00:00-0500

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Description: This group, in partnership with the Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM, provides virtual support groups to individuals diagnosed with primary and metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). These groups are held via a virtual platform so that individuals from across the country can join either by phone or online. Information: Lauren Johnston, CURE OM Program Manager, ljohnston@melanoma.org

Supportive Groups & Programs

Survivors to Thrivers: Virtual Breast Cancer Support Group

Mar 3rd 4:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitator: Sue Saporito, RN, BSN, OCN Oncology Nurse Navigator & Breast Cancer Survivor While in-person support groups are currently on hold due to social distancing guidelines, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township is still here to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer survivors in southern New Jersey. Jefferson now offers an online breast cancer survivor support group that provides both education and open discussion through Zoom, until in-person meetings can resume. To register, contact: Susan.Saporito@jefferson.edu

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2021-03-03T16:30:00-0500

2021-03-03T17:30:00-0500

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Description: Facilitator: Sue Saporito, RN, BSN, OCN Oncology Nurse Navigator & Breast Cancer Survivor While in-person support groups are currently on hold due to social distancing guidelines, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township is still here to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer survivors in southern New Jersey. Jefferson now offers an online breast cancer survivor support group that provides both education and open discussion through Zoom, until in-person meetings can resume. To register, contact: Susan.Saporito@jefferson.edu

Supportive Groups & Programs

Young Adult Group

Mar 3rd 5:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This is not your grandmother’s support group. Topics include dating, employment, fertility, and everything else that affects people in the 18-45 age range. Facilitators: Jodi Sandos, MSW, LCSW and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. Registration requested: 215-503-7711 or Jodi.Sandos@jefferson.edu

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2021-03-03T17:30:00-0500

2021-03-03T18:30:00-0500

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Description: This is not your grandmother’s support group. Topics include dating, employment, fertility, and everything else that affects people in the 18-45 age range. Facilitators: Jodi Sandos, MSW, LCSW and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. Registration requested: 215-503-7711 or Jodi.Sandos@jefferson.edu

Special Event

Ninth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

Mar 4th 8:00 AM virtual program Virtual Program

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The 9th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium will offer attendees the opportunity for a comprehensive update in lung cancer while interacting with our state of the art faculty and reviewing actual cases with a mock tumor board. Topics will include lung cancer screening, a surgical approach to early stage disease, and evolving therapeutics for advanced stage, metastatic or recurrent disease. The course is designed for physicians, physicians assistance, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, respiratory therapists, and public health professionals. Available tracks will allow the learner to focus on those aspects of lung cancer which are of greatest interest.

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2021-03-04T08:00:00-0500

2021-03-05T15:30:00-0500

https://cme.jefferson.edu/content/lung2021

Location: https://cme.jefferson.edu/content/lung2021

Description: The 9th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium will offer attendees the opportunity for a comprehensive update in lung cancer while interacting with our state of the art faculty and reviewing actual cases with a mock tumor board. Topics will include lung cancer screening, a surgical approach to early stage disease, and evolving therapeutics for advanced stage, metastatic or recurrent disease. The course is designed for physicians, physicians assistance, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, respiratory therapists, and public health professionals. Available tracks will allow the learner to focus on those aspects of lung cancer which are of greatest interest.

Educational Class

Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Education Class for Patients and their Caregiver

Mar 4th 1:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This class is recommended for individuals and their caregivers who are preparing for or considering an autologous (receiving a transplant from yourself) stem cell transplant as a treatment option. This class will help prepare you for the stem cell transplant process. You and your caregiver will learn about what to expect during your hospitalization and after being discharged from the hospital. Please contact a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at 215-955-0352 if you are interested in attending a class and to check eligibility.

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2021-03-04T13:00:00-0500

2021-03-04T15:00:00-0500

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Description: This class is recommended for individuals and their caregivers who are preparing for or considering an autologous (receiving a transplant from yourself) stem cell transplant as a treatment option. This class will help prepare you for the stem cell transplant process. You and your caregiver will learn about what to expect during your hospitalization and after being discharged from the hospital. Please contact a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at 215-955-0352 if you are interested in attending a class and to check eligibility.

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Special Event

How to Talk to Your Oncologist about Supplement Use and Why It’s So Important

Mar 5th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH Many patients with cancer are curious about or are taking supplements during and after active cancer treatment, but many don’t talk to their doctor about this! It’s important to tell your doctor that you are using a dietary supplement. The reason for this is that an active ingredient in the product could interact with — increase or lessen — the effect of other medicines you’re taking. Join us as Dr. Lopez discusses some common supplements and how to talk to your doctor.

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2021-03-05T12:00:00-0500

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Description: Facilitated by Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH Many patients with cancer are curious about or are taking supplements during and after active cancer treatment, but many don’t talk to their doctor about this! It’s important to tell your doctor that you are using a dietary supplement. The reason for this is that an active ingredient in the product could interact with — increase or lessen — the effect of other medicines you’re taking. Join us as Dr. Lopez discusses some common supplements and how to talk to your doctor.

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Special Event

Healing through Humor Series

Mar 8th 5:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Caroline Rhoads, MSW Intern Join us for our monthly sessions of Healing Through Humor. Each month we will learn a new improv skill and explore how this can help us in everyday situations. Laughter sometimes begets the best lessons. Sign on for an hour of play. Participants are encouraged to leave their judgment and inner critics at the door and reap the benefits of a bit of silliness. As the old adage says, “Laughter is the best medicine.” 3/8/21: Healing Through Humor: Storytelling & Letting go Letting go, making peace with what we can’t control. This session would focus on group work and storytelling. Part of improv is letting go of how you think things should go to make way for what your team (or colleagues or caregivers) bring to the table as an offer.

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2021-03-08T17:00:00-0500

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Description: Facilitated by: Caroline Rhoads, MSW Intern Join us for our monthly sessions of Healing Through Humor. Each month we will learn a new improv skill and explore how this can help us in everyday situations. Laughter sometimes begets the best lessons. Sign on for an hour of play. Participants are encouraged to leave their judgment and inner critics at the door and reap the benefits of a bit of silliness. As the old adage says, “Laughter is the best medicine.” 3/8/21: Healing Through Humor: Storytelling & Letting go Letting go, making peace with what we can’t control. This session would focus on group work and storytelling. Part of improv is letting go of how you think things should go to make way for what your team (or colleagues or caregivers) bring to the table as an offer.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Mar 9th 4:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-session group is for adults 18 and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died from cancer. Please join us as we share in experiences of grief in a safe and supportive environment and help you move towards healing. Registration is required. For more information and to register contact us at 215-955-1800 or cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

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2021-03-09T16:30:00-0500

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Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-session group is for adults 18 and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died from cancer. Please join us as we share in experiences of grief in a safe and supportive environment and help you move towards healing. Registration is required. For more information and to register contact us at 215-955-1800 or cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

Registration is not required for this event.

Special Event

Intimacy and Sexuality Series for Women (and those who identify as female or non-binary)

Mar 9th 5:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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*For those with a past or current cancer diagnosis Communication Skill-Building and Sharing Resources about Sex Let’s practice! Learn more about how to process sexual concerns with a partner—so your worries, wants and needs can be expressed and heard. Think about what you would want to say to build intimacy with those you love. (Participants are not required to share out loud, but are welcome to do so if they like.) You will also learn more about how to find good information and further help with your intimacy and sexuality concerns.

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2021-03-09T17:00:00-0500

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Description: *For those with a past or current cancer diagnosis Communication Skill-Building and Sharing Resources about Sex Let’s practice! Learn more about how to process sexual concerns with a partner—so your worries, wants and needs can be expressed and heard. Think about what you would want to say to build intimacy with those you love. (Participants are not required to share out loud, but are welcome to do so if they like.) You will also learn more about how to find good information and further help with your intimacy and sexuality concerns.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Special Event

Twist Out Cancer – Art Therapy Session

Mar 10th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Michaela Herr, MA, ATR-BC, LPC Please join us as we take a safe and peaceful trip, in our minds during this art workshop. Michaela will lead us through guided imagery where we will discover a calm island, explore various senses, and release tensions and stressors. We will then use art materials to create what we envisioned and how it felt to go on a mini vacation in our minds. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a comfortable chair or place to sit. Also, bring paper and material of your choice, preferably oil pastels or markers.

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2021-03-10T12:00:00-0500

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Description: Facilitated by: Michaela Herr, MA, ATR-BC, LPC Please join us as we take a safe and peaceful trip, in our minds during this art workshop. Michaela will lead us through guided imagery where we will discover a calm island, explore various senses, and release tensions and stressors. We will then use art materials to create what we envisioned and how it felt to go on a mini vacation in our minds. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a comfortable chair or place to sit. Also, bring paper and material of your choice, preferably oil pastels or markers.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Fighting Cancer with your Fork

Mar 10th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by Jacqueline Stulb RD, CSO, LDN The more naturally colorful your meal is the more cancer-fighting nutrients it contains. This topic will cover the many benefits of consuming a plant-based diet.

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2021-03-10T12:00:00-0500

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Description: Facilitated by Jacqueline Stulb RD, CSO, LDN The more naturally colorful your meal is the more cancer-fighting nutrients it contains. This topic will cover the many benefits of consuming a plant-based diet.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Stories of Courage, Stories of Hope: Virtual Coffee with a Buddy

Mar 10th 3:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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In this program, cancer survivors from the Buddy Program will share their stories in a setting where people will be able to share hope, common experiences, and ways to cope through your cancer experience.

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2021-03-10T15:00:00-0500

2021-03-10T15:30:00-0500

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Description: In this program, cancer survivors from the Buddy Program will share their stories in a setting where people will be able to share hope, common experiences, and ways to cope through your cancer experience.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Research

SKCC Virtual Grand Rounds

Apr 7th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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"The insider’s guide to Nature Cancer" - Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, PhD, Chief Editor, Nature Cancer. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352. Please note: no CME credits will be offered for this seminar

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2021-04-07T12:00:00-0400

2021-04-07T13:00:00-0400

https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/96467436685?pwd=Vi83ZTRSU1N0bEtSMTdpdXhycnlmQT09

Location: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/96467436685?pwd=Vi83ZTRSU1N0bEtSMTdpdXhycnlmQT09

Description: "The insider’s guide to Nature Cancer" - Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, PhD, Chief Editor, Nature Cancer. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352. Please note: no CME credits will be offered for this seminar

Registration is not required for this event.

Special Event

Annual Head & Neck Cancer Symposium

Apr 21st 4:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Please join us for an afternoon dedicated to learning more about options and advances to treatment for Head and Neck Cancer. This program will include a presentation from a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, dietitian and social worker. Attendees will also have a chance to network with others undergoing similar treatments.

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2021-04-21T16:00:00-0400

2021-04-21T18:00:00-0400

https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqcOurrTIvGdWEfMb5jEw7bQ3JQzNhrrqR

Location: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqcOurrTIvGdWEfMb5jEw7bQ3JQzNhrrqR

Description: Please join us for an afternoon dedicated to learning more about options and advances to treatment for Head and Neck Cancer. This program will include a presentation from a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, dietitian and social worker. Attendees will also have a chance to network with others undergoing similar treatments.


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