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Educational Class

New Oncology Patient Nutrition Class

Aug 12th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Melissa Denton, RDN, CNSC, LDN Digging through all the nutrition information after a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and frustrating. Join us for an overview of evidence-based nutrition guidelines during treatment and get answers to your questions. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuCvpjIrHNWkzJJQJH8snrSm3vopm8Ss

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2020-08-12T12:00:00-0400

2020-08-12T13:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Melissa Denton, RDN, CNSC, LDN Digging through all the nutrition information after a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and frustrating. Join us for an overview of evidence-based nutrition guidelines during treatment and get answers to your questions. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuCvpjIrHNWkzJJQJH8snrSm3vopm8Ss

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Educational Class

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

Aug 12th 2:00 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 allogenic (receiving cells from someone else) blood 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. A tour of the unit will be available after the class concludes. Please contact a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at 215-955-0352 if you are interested in attending a class and to check eligibility. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ulfu6rqjwqlV9A9i9c0W2RWhbVAFBE_w

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2020-08-12T14:00:00-0400

2020-08-12T16:00:00-0400

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Description: This class is recommended for individuals and their caregivers who are preparing for or considering an allogenic (receiving cells from someone else) blood 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. A tour of the unit will be available after the class concludes. Please contact a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at 215-955-0352 if you are interested in attending a class and to check eligibility. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ulfu6rqjwqlV9A9i9c0W2RWhbVAFBE_w

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Educational Class

Pharmacy Lecture Series: Monitoring and Managing Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Aug 13th 1:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Julie Huang, PharmD / Maria Tahir, PharmD, BCPS 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. Register in advance for this meeting: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/upYvfuiuqT8iLltgYRZbNNnRfWQFGYm94g

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2020-08-13T13:00:00-0400

2020-08-13T14:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Julie Huang, PharmD / Maria Tahir, PharmD, BCPS 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. Register in advance for this meeting: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/upYvfuiuqT8iLltgYRZbNNnRfWQFGYm94g

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Jefferson Health Brain Tumor Support Group

Aug 13th 6:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Our brain tumor caregiver support group provides a safe space to connect with others caring for or living with a brain tumor. This group is led by experts from Jefferson Health's Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. The group provides emotional and practical support. Patients, families, and friends are all invited to attend free of charge. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdemqpjoiH9fNpbTqS__hQSafFiZaPZlg

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2020-08-13T18:30:00-0400

2020-08-13T20:30:00-0400

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Description: Our brain tumor caregiver support group provides a safe space to connect with others caring for or living with a brain tumor. This group is led by experts from Jefferson Health's Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. The group provides emotional and practical support. Patients, families, and friends are all invited to attend free of charge. Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdemqpjoiH9fNpbTqS__hQSafFiZaPZlg

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Special Event

Pop Poetry!

Aug 18th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University More fun than Robert Frost or "The Raven," an opportunity to enjoy some modern poets, discuss your response, and even write your own poetry! Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce6trDMuG9xwwWNU5Dr_A67kQoRadmEY

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2020-08-18T12:00:00-0400

2020-08-18T13:00:00-0400

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Description: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University More fun than Robert Frost or "The Raven," an opportunity to enjoy some modern poets, discuss your response, and even write your own poetry! Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce6trDMuG9xwwWNU5Dr_A67kQoRadmEY

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Survivors to Thrivers: Virtual Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug 19th 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, Jefferson Health’s 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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2020-08-19T16:30:00-0400

2020-08-19T17:30:00-0400

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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, Jefferson Health’s 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

New Voice Club: Laryngectomy Support Group

Aug 20th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Nancy Travers – Nancy.Travers@Jefferson.edu Join us for a 30-minute support group for laryngectomy patients, family members, and friends. Register in advance for this meeting: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdeGrrzIuGNFZwOOPBSaxNpqhwYpmXxiD

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2020-08-20T12:00:00-0400

2020-08-20T13:30:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Nancy Travers – Nancy.Travers@Jefferson.edu Join us for a 30-minute support group for laryngectomy patients, family members, and friends. Register in advance for this meeting: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdeGrrzIuGNFZwOOPBSaxNpqhwYpmXxiD

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug 21st 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW, and Miriam Pomerantz, LSW This is a six-session support group for people who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and are currently receiving treatment. The group is for patients to give and receive support from each other and to share resources and information. To register, contact celeste.vaughan-briggs@jefferson.edu.

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2020-08-21T12:00:00-0400

2020-08-21T13:15:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW, and Miriam Pomerantz, LSW This is a six-session support group for people who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and are currently receiving treatment. The group is for patients to give and receive support from each other and to share resources and information. To register, contact celeste.vaughan-briggs@jefferson.edu.

Wellness Program

Mindful Movement

Aug 25th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Jenna Pastorini, MD Candidate, Class of 2023 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Are you comfortable standing, sitting, and have a wall nearby? Come spend 30 minutes with us to feel good in your body with some stretching and light body weight exercises! Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduiorzwsGtX9tsQIP_V_XNQ91Fz8refW

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2020-08-25T12:00:00-0400

2020-08-25T13:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Jenna Pastorini, MD Candidate, Class of 2023 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Are you comfortable standing, sitting, and have a wall nearby? Come spend 30 minutes with us to feel good in your body with some stretching and light body weight exercises! Register in advance for this meeting: https://jefferson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduiorzwsGtX9tsQIP_V_XNQ91Fz8refW

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Research

The Big in Big Data: Breakthrough Discoveries, Disease Disparities, and Precision Medicine

Sep 8th 8:00 AM virtual program Virtual Program

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"The Big in Big Data" is a Computational Medicine Center Virtual Symposium sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Students, researchers, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals are encouraged to attend. Registration is free.

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2020-09-08T08:00:00-0400

2020-09-09T16:00:00-0400

https://jefferson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3CpULnaXT9KzUrMoWUmn5w

Location: https://jefferson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3CpULnaXT9KzUrMoWUmn5w

Description: "The Big in Big Data" is a Computational Medicine Center Virtual Symposium sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Students, researchers, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals are encouraged to attend. Registration is free.

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    NCI–designated since 1996

     

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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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