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A comprehensive circle of care
research, treatment and support —
with you in the center

Precision medicine. Promising research. Empowering services. Working together in the lab, clinic and community to target your cancer and strengthen your healing. It's an approach that covers the continuum of care, all tailored to your needs.

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Wellness Program

Gentle Chair Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Dec 10th 12:00 PM

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Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

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2019-12-10T12:00:00-0500

2019-12-10T13:15:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Dec 11th 12:00 PM

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"Colorectal Cancer: Present and Future" — Wells Messersmith, MD, Professor of Medicine; Head, Division of Medical Oncology; Associate Director, Translational Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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2019-12-11T12:00:00-0500

2019-12-11T13:00:00-0500

Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Mandeville Auditorium (Room 101), 233 S. 10th Street

Location: Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Mandeville Auditorium (Room 101), 233 S. 10th Street

Description: "Colorectal Cancer: Present and Future" — Wells Messersmith, MD, Professor of Medicine; Head, Division of Medical Oncology; Associate Director, Translational Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Medical Marijuana: What are the benefits and risks, and what does the Pennsylvania program entail?

Dec 13th 12:00 PM

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A Question and Answer Session about Medical Marijuana

Want to know more about Medical Marijuana for cancer? Bring your questions to ask our experts! Getting help with cancer-related symptoms when they occur = better days and less symptoms. Symptoms such as cancer-related pain, neuropathy, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and poor appetite can be helped with symptom management. Learn about the benefits and risks of using medical marijuana, how the local certification program work, and how to access it.

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2019-12-13T12:00:00-0500

2019-12-13T13:15:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Want to know more about Medical Marijuana for cancer? Bring your questions to ask our experts! Getting help with cancer-related symptoms when they occur = better days and less symptoms. Symptoms such as cancer-related pain, neuropathy, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and poor appetite can be helped with symptom management. Learn about the benefits and risks of using medical marijuana, how the local certification program work, and how to access it.

Registration is not required for this event.

Research

Joint Research Seminar

Dec 16th 12:00 PM

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Hosted by the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Department of Cancer Biology at SKCC.

Karen Usdin, PhD, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health

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2019-12-16T12:00:00-0500

2019-12-16T13:00:00-0500

Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Mandeville Auditorium (Room 101), 233 S. 10th Street

Location: Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Mandeville Auditorium (Room 101), 233 S. 10th Street

Description: Karen Usdin, PhD, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Crocheting Circle

Dec 16th 1:00 PM

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Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

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2019-12-16T13:00:00-0500

2019-12-16T14:30:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Stress Busters

Dec 19th 11:00 AM

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Holiday Ornament and Cookie Decorating

Come to the welcome center to get into the holiday spirit! Get crafty and make some fun holiday/winter themed ornaments and cookies to take home or give as a gift! All supplies will be provided.

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2019-12-19T11:00:00-0500

2019-12-19T12:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Come to the welcome center to get into the holiday spirit! Get crafty and make some fun holiday/winter themed ornaments and cookies to take home or give as a gift! All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Monitoring and Managing Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Dec 19th 1:00 PM

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Immunotherapy has taken cancer treatment to a new level, training the immune system to attack cancer cells instead of “traditional chemotherapy” which attacks cancer directly. Yet, like all treatments they come with their own risk of side effects. Come learn about unique side effects to immunotherapy and how to manage them should they occur during treatment.

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2019-12-19T13:00:00-0500

2019-12-19T14:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Immunotherapy has taken cancer treatment to a new level, training the immune system to attack cancer cells instead of “traditional chemotherapy” which attacks cancer directly. Yet, like all treatments they come with their own risk of side effects. Come learn about unique side effects to immunotherapy and how to manage them should they occur during treatment.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Improving and Maintaining Healthy Sleep Habits

Jan 9th 1:00 PM

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Good sleeping patterns are linked with better health and can improve mood and stress. Come learn health sleep habits to aid in getting a good night's sleep.

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2020-01-09T13:00:00-0500

2020-01-09T14:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street

Description: Good sleeping patterns are linked with better health and can improve mood and stress. Come learn health sleep habits to aid in getting a good night's sleep.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Gentle Chair Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Jan 14th 12:00 PM

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Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

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2020-01-14T12:00:00-0500

2020-01-14T13:15:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

Wellness Program

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Stress Busters

Jan 16th 11:00 AM

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Improv with Caroline

Come try out a session on improvisation with our Social Work Intern Caroline. Enjoy a 60 min session of fun-filled improv so you can get out of your mind and into your body. No experience needed- patients and caregivers welcome. Learn some basic skills and tools from the comedic art form of improvisation. While having a blast and meeting new people we will touch on basic skills such as: active listening, collaboration, trusting your instincts, and stress relief.

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2020-01-16T11:00:00-0500

2020-01-16T12:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Come try out a session on improvisation with our Social Work Intern Caroline. Enjoy a 60 min session of fun-filled improv so you can get out of your mind and into your body. No experience needed- patients and caregivers welcome. Learn some basic skills and tools from the comedic art form of improvisation. While having a blast and meeting new people we will touch on basic skills such as: active listening, collaboration, trusting your instincts, and stress relief.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Crocheting Circle

Jan 16th 1:00 PM

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Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

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2020-01-16T13:00:00-0500

2020-01-16T14:30:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Gentle Chair Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Feb 11th 12:00 PM

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Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

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2020-02-11T12:00:00-0500

2020-02-11T13:15:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

Wellness Program

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Stress Busters

Feb 13th 11:00 AM

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Meditation Bottles

Join us for an hour of relaxation creating meditation bottles to help ground yourself while you are or your loved ones are going through cancer treatment or other stressful times. All supplies will be provided.

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2020-02-13T11:00:00-0500

2020-02-13T12:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Join us for an hour of relaxation creating meditation bottles to help ground yourself while you are or your loved ones are going through cancer treatment or other stressful times. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Crocheting Circle

Feb 13th 1:00 PM

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Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

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2020-02-13T13:00:00-0500

2020-02-13T14:30:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or a template provided by the Welcome Center. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Chemobrain: The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking, and Attention

Feb 19th 12:00 PM

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Chemo brain, a collection of cognitive changes, affects many people after their cancer treatment. Symptoms of chemo brain vary from short-term memory loss, difficulties concentrating, or feeling “mental fogginess”. This seminar will explain cognitive dysfunctions and share helpful tools you can turn to for improving memory, focus, and stamina.

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2020-02-19T12:00:00-0500

2020-02-19T13:00:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Chemo brain, a collection of cognitive changes, affects many people after their cancer treatment. Symptoms of chemo brain vary from short-term memory loss, difficulties concentrating, or feeling “mental fogginess”. This seminar will explain cognitive dysfunctions and share helpful tools you can turn to for improving memory, focus, and stamina.

Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Medical Marijuana: What are the benefits and risks, and what does the Pennsylvania program entail?

Mar 4th 12:00 PM

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A Question and Answer Session about Medical Marijuana

Want to know more about Medical Marijuana for cancer? Bring your questions to ask our experts! Getting help with cancer-related symptoms when they occur = better days and less symptoms. Symptoms such as cancer-related pain, neuropathy, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and poor appetite can be helped with symptom management. Learn about the benefits and risks of using medical marijuana, how the local certification program work, and how to access it.

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2020-03-04T12:00:00-0500

2020-03-04T13:15:00-0500

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Want to know more about Medical Marijuana for cancer? Bring your questions to ask our experts! Getting help with cancer-related symptoms when they occur = better days and less symptoms. Symptoms such as cancer-related pain, neuropathy, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and poor appetite can be helped with symptom management. Learn about the benefits and risks of using medical marijuana, how the local certification program work, and how to access it.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Gentle Chair Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Mar 10th 12:00 PM

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Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

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2020-03-10T12:00:00-0400

2020-03-10T13:15:00-0400

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

Wellness Program

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Stress Busters

Mar 19th 11:00 AM

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Improv with Caroline

Come try out a session on improvisation with our Social Work Intern Caroline. Enjoy a 60 min session of fun-filled improv so you can get out of your mind and into your body. No experience needed- patients and caregivers welcome. Learn some basic skills and tools from the comedic art form of improvisation. While having a blast and meeting new people we will touch on basic skills such as: active listening, collaboration, trusting your instincts, and stress relief.

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2020-03-19T11:00:00-0400

2020-03-19T12:00:00-0400

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Come try out a session on improvisation with our Social Work Intern Caroline. Enjoy a 60 min session of fun-filled improv so you can get out of your mind and into your body. No experience needed- patients and caregivers welcome. Learn some basic skills and tools from the comedic art form of improvisation. While having a blast and meeting new people we will touch on basic skills such as: active listening, collaboration, trusting your instincts, and stress relief.

Registration is not required for this event.

Wellness Program

Gentle Chair Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Apr 14th 12:00 PM

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Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

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2020-04-14T12:00:00-0400

2020-04-14T13:15:00-0400

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: Enjoy the many benefits of adaptive chair yoga for cancer survivors and for caregivers. This yoga experience is flexible for your unique needs, and no experience is necessary.

Wellness Program

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Stress Busters

Apr 16th 11:00 AM

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Making Our Center Bloom

It's finally Spring! Join us in planting flowers and plants to blood outside of our center. All supplies will be provided.

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2020-04-16T11:00:00-0400

2020-04-16T12:00:00-0400

Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Cancer Support and Welcome Center, 914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: It's finally Spring! Join us in planting flowers and plants to blood outside of our center. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is not required for this event.


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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health in the News


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    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is ranked among the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 

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    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

    NCI–designated since 1996

     

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

    Ranked among the best hospitals for cancer care by

    U.S. News & World Report

     

    US News Ranked
    NCI

    Your Philadelphia Resource for Nationally Recognized Oncology Expertise 

    ONE of only 71 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers in the U.S.

    14 owned sites throughout the Delaware Valley

    22 network affiliate sites

    More than 8,900 patients seen annually

    About 18.5% of patients enrolled in clinical trials, making us one of the highest performing cancer centers nationally (top 2%)

    Ranked "Outstanding" by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

    First U.S. clinic to offer genetic testing and counseling for men with prostate cancer

    Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Survivorship - One of the first centers to offers psychosocial support to cancer patients

    Routinely ranked among the top cancer centers nationally by U.S. News & World Report

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