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research, treatment and support —
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Educational Class

Scanxiety: Coping with the Stress of Undergoing a Cancer Screening

Feb 24th 12:00 PM

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If you are experiencing an overwhelming sense of fear and worry before, during and after your cancer scans, you are not alone. This workshop will discuss “scanxiety,” which is an uneasiness associated with waiting for the results of cancer scans. Lisa and Becky, licensed clinical oncology social workers and members of our imaging team will provide proven tips and strategies for managing your fear of cancer screening. Your loved ones are also encouraged to attend.

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2020-02-24T12:00:00-0500

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

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

Description: If you are experiencing an overwhelming sense of fear and worry before, during and after your cancer scans, you are not alone. This workshop will discuss “scanxiety,” which is an uneasiness associated with waiting for the results of cancer scans. Lisa and Becky, licensed clinical oncology social workers and members of our imaging team will provide proven tips and strategies for managing your fear of cancer screening. Your loved ones are also encouraged to attend.

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.

Research

Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

Mar 5th 8:00 AM

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The Eighth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is designed for healthcare professionals whose practices focus on the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of lung cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. This symposium is led by experts in the fields of Medical and Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Population Health, and Pulmonary Medicine.

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2020-03-05T08:00:00-0500

2020-03-06T15:30:00-0500

Jefferson Alumni Hall , 1020 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall , 1020 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: The Eighth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is designed for healthcare professionals whose practices focus on the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of lung cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. This symposium is led by experts in the fields of Medical and Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Population Health, and Pulmonary Medicine.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Mar 6th 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-03-06T18:00:00-0500

2020-03-06T19:30:00-0500

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Mar 18th 12:00 PM

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John Chan, MD, Co-leader, Hematology Malignancies Program, City of Hope, Duarte, Calif.

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2020-03-18T12:00:00-0400

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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: John Chan, MD, Co-leader, Hematology Malignancies Program, City of Hope, Duarte, Calif.

Registration is not required for this event.

Educational Class

Getting Started: Internet, E-mail and Tele-Health Basics

Mar 18th 1:00 PM

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Learn about how personal technology can help you navigate your health care. This session aims to help you discover new uses for your smartphone and other technologies. This session will provide hands on assistance and will cover creating e-mail addresses, utilizing Jefferson applications, and staying safe online.

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2020-03-18T13:00:00-0400

2020-03-18T14:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Learn about how personal technology can help you navigate your health care. This session aims to help you discover new uses for your smartphone and other technologies. This session will provide hands on assistance and will cover creating e-mail addresses, utilizing Jefferson applications, and staying safe online.

Registration is not required for this event.

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.

Special Event

Get Your Rear in Gear Philadelphia 5k Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run

Mar 22nd 7:30 AM

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Help in the efforts to fight colon cancer by joining Team Jefferson in the 13th annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk in Philadelphia! To join the team or donate to Team Jefferson, visit https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/philadelphia/TeamJefferson

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2020-03-22T07:30:00-0400

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Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic

Location: Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic

Description: Help in the efforts to fight colon cancer by joining Team Jefferson in the 13th annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk in Philadelphia! To join the team or donate to Team Jefferson, visit https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/philadelphia/TeamJefferson

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Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Apr 13th 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-04-13T18:00:00-0400

2020-04-13T19:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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

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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.

Research

2nd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

Apr 17th 7:00 AM

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The 2nd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach offers participants an active learning format featuring didactic lectures, panel discussions that will include audience interaction, patient cases, and updates on clinical findings on diagnosis, treatment and management plans for patients with head and neck cancer. Participants will be able to examine head and neck cancer cases from multiple perspectives with a multidisciplinary approach to care.

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2020-04-17T07:00:00-0400

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Jefferson Campus

Location: Jefferson Campus

Description: The 2nd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach offers participants an active learning format featuring didactic lectures, panel discussions that will include audience interaction, patient cases, and updates on clinical findings on diagnosis, treatment and management plans for patients with head and neck cancer. Participants will be able to examine head and neck cancer cases from multiple perspectives with a multidisciplinary approach to care.

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Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

May 4th 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-05-04T18:00:00-0400

2020-05-04T19:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

May 6th 12:00 PM

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Kenneth Pienta, MD, Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Director of Research, Brady Urological Institute; and Co-leader of the Prostate Cancer Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

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2020-05-06T12:00:00-0400

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

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

Description: Kenneth Pienta, MD, Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Director of Research, Brady Urological Institute; and Co-leader of the Prostate Cancer Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

Registration is not required for this event.

Special Event

Annual SKCC Men's Health Event

May 7th 5:00 PM

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Registration is now open for the annual Men's Health Event. Join us at The Prime Rib in Center City for an evening of charity gaming and entertainment in support of prostate cancer research at SKCC. For more information or to register, visit attend.jefferson.edu/skccmenshealth. Contact the Office of Protocol and Special Events at events@jefferson.edu or 215-955-9100 with any questions.

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2020-05-07T17:00:00-0400

2020-05-07T20:30:00-0400

1701 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Location: 1701 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Description: Registration is now open for the annual Men's Health Event. Join us at The Prime Rib in Center City for an evening of charity gaming and entertainment in support of prostate cancer research at SKCC. For more information or to register, visit attend.jefferson.edu/skccmenshealth. Contact the Office of Protocol and Special Events at events@jefferson.edu or 215-955-9100 with any questions.

Learn More

Registration is not required for this event.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

May 18th 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-05-18T18:00:00-0400

2020-05-18T19:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Jun 1st 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-06-01T18:00:00-0400

2020-06-01T19:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Jun 15th 6:00 PM

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Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

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2020-06-15T18:00:00-0400

2020-06-15T19:30:00-0400

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

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

Description: Going through a loss is difficult and can be personally challenging in different ways. This six-week 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 to move towards healing.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Jun 17th 12:00 PM

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David Chambers, DPhil, Deputy Director for Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

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2020-06-17T12:00:00-0400

2020-06-17T13:00:00-0400

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: David Chambers, DPhil, Deputy Director for Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Registration is not required for this event.


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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

     

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    Ranked among the best hospitals for cancer care by

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    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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