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Supportive Groups & Programs

New Voice Club of Center City

Jan 21st 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This monthly program is a support group for patients, family members and friends. Laryngectomy support group provides information, education, and psychosocial support to patients and their families. Facilitated by: Nancy Travers and Barbara Baskin, Barbara.Baskin@jefferson.edu 215-955-2554

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Description: This monthly program is a support group for patients, family members and friends. Laryngectomy support group provides information, education, and psychosocial support to patients and their families. Facilitated by: Nancy Travers and Barbara Baskin, Barbara.Baskin@jefferson.edu 215-955-2554

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Spirituality and Cancer Conversations

Jan 21st 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Jefferson recognizes that a diagnosis is an emotional experience for our patients and their loved ones. In addition to your physical needs, you may have emotional and spiritual needs that are an important part of your healing process. We are here for you, to listen, to comfort and to care. We honor the beliefs and traditions that bring meaning to you. We respect the views of all religions, denominations and personal philosophies. The impact of emotional and spiritual distress is unique to you. Through reverently acknowledging your story, we support you and your loved ones through your personal journey. We provide a listening presence to hear your burdens and concerns, your worries and fears, your questions of meaning under distressing circumstances, your feelings and the spectrum of emotions, that are on your heart and on your mind Over the next few months we invite you to join us in an open conversation. This is an opportunity for those who are any stage of a cancer treatment, from diagnosis to remission and all points in between. We welcome all including families and loved ones, those who are on the journey with you. Meaning Making: What are some of the ways to make meaning? What works? What doesn’t? Who hears your questions?

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2021-01-21T12:00:00-0500

2021-01-21T13:00:00-0500

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Description: Jefferson recognizes that a diagnosis is an emotional experience for our patients and their loved ones. In addition to your physical needs, you may have emotional and spiritual needs that are an important part of your healing process. We are here for you, to listen, to comfort and to care. We honor the beliefs and traditions that bring meaning to you. We respect the views of all religions, denominations and personal philosophies. The impact of emotional and spiritual distress is unique to you. Through reverently acknowledging your story, we support you and your loved ones through your personal journey. We provide a listening presence to hear your burdens and concerns, your worries and fears, your questions of meaning under distressing circumstances, your feelings and the spectrum of emotions, that are on your heart and on your mind Over the next few months we invite you to join us in an open conversation. This is an opportunity for those who are any stage of a cancer treatment, from diagnosis to remission and all points in between. We welcome all including families and loved ones, those who are on the journey with you. Meaning Making: What are some of the ways to make meaning? What works? What doesn’t? Who hears your questions?

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support and Education Group

Jan 22nd 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This is a support and education group for people who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. The group is for patients to give and receive support from each other and to share resources and information. Experts will be brought in for each specialized topic. This group will be led by oncology social workers Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW, and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. January 22 - Exercise Right Registration required at 215-955-5495. If interested in virtual attendance, please contact Miriam Pomerantz at 215-955-1800.

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2021-01-22T12:00:00-0500

2021-01-22T13:15:00-0500

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Description: This is a support and education group for people who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. The group is for patients to give and receive support from each other and to share resources and information. Experts will be brought in for each specialized topic. This group will be led by oncology social workers Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW, and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. January 22 - Exercise Right Registration required at 215-955-5495. If interested in virtual attendance, please contact Miriam Pomerantz at 215-955-1800.

Wellness Program

Gentle and Mindful Yoga for Patients and Caregivers

Jan 22nd 1:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Felicia Greenfield-Blau, LPT, CCE Managing Partner at Reboot IWC Join us virtually for a 60-minute gentle yoga session to help you decompress from the stress while practicing yoga exercises and breathing techniques. Felicia will guide you through some mindful yoga to help decrease stress and help connect you with your own body and others!

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Description: Facilitated by: Felicia Greenfield-Blau, LPT, CCE Managing Partner at Reboot IWC Join us virtually for a 60-minute gentle yoga session to help you decompress from the stress while practicing yoga exercises and breathing techniques. Felicia will guide you through some mindful yoga to help decrease stress and help connect you with your own body and others!

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Special Event

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

Jan 25th 12:00 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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2021-01-25T12:00:00-0500

2021-01-25T12:30:00-0500

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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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Wellness Program

Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Class

Jan 25th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by Oncology Social Worker: Lora Rhodes, MSW, LCSW We understand that quitting smoking (and other forms of tobacco) is essential to good health, crucial to cancer prevention- and extremely difficult. To help provide the guidance and support most people need, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is offering a four-session Smoking Cessation Group Program, open to the community. For more information or to register for the next session, please call 215-955-1800. An individual intake appointment will also be scheduled prior to the first group session. A zoom invite will be sent after the intake.

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Description: Facilitated by Oncology Social Worker: Lora Rhodes, MSW, LCSW We understand that quitting smoking (and other forms of tobacco) is essential to good health, crucial to cancer prevention- and extremely difficult. To help provide the guidance and support most people need, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is offering a four-session Smoking Cessation Group Program, open to the community. For more information or to register for the next session, please call 215-955-1800. An individual intake appointment will also be scheduled prior to the first group session. A zoom invite will be sent after the intake.

Special Event

Feel More Like You – A Virtual Session

Jan 26th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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When you’re going through treatment for any type of cancer, the side effects can impact not only how you feel on the inside, but how you see yourself in the mirror. Walgreens and Jefferson are partnering to provide free beauty consultations with specially trained beauty experts to help boost your mood and your confidence. They will help patients address appearance related concerns from cancer treatment and its side effects. Advanced Registration is REQUIRED. Once registered, you will receive your personal beauty kit in the mail, and therefore registration will end 7 days before the start of the program. To register, contact us by phone 215-955-1800 or email at cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

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2021-01-26T12:00:00-0500

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Description: When you’re going through treatment for any type of cancer, the side effects can impact not only how you feel on the inside, but how you see yourself in the mirror. Walgreens and Jefferson are partnering to provide free beauty consultations with specially trained beauty experts to help boost your mood and your confidence. They will help patients address appearance related concerns from cancer treatment and its side effects. Advanced Registration is REQUIRED. Once registered, you will receive your personal beauty kit in the mail, and therefore registration will end 7 days before the start of the program. To register, contact us by phone 215-955-1800 or email at cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

Wellness Program

Mindfulness with Dr. Lopez

Jan 29th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Practicing mindfulness can assist with uncertainty about the future, depression, fear of recurrence and anxiety as well as mitigate physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and sleep disturbance. Dr. Ana Maria Lopez will lead us through some beneficial mindful techniques during this session.

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2021-01-29T12:00:00-0500

2021-01-29T13:00:00-0500

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Description: Practicing mindfulness can assist with uncertainty about the future, depression, fear of recurrence and anxiety as well as mitigate physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and sleep disturbance. Dr. Ana Maria Lopez will lead us through some beneficial mindful techniques during this session.

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Special Event

Scarf Tying Demonstration

Jan 29th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This class will demonstrate techniques for head scarf tying. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to wrap with both square and rectangular scarves in attractive ways that stay put.

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Description: This class will demonstrate techniques for head scarf tying. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to wrap with both square and rectangular scarves in attractive ways that stay put.

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Research

SKCC Virtual Grand Rounds

Feb 3rd 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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"“Metabolic Reprogramming in Human Tumors In Vivo" - Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern; Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism; Robert L. Moody, Dr. Faculty Scholar; Joel B. Steinberg, M.D. Chair in Pediatrics | Sowell Family Scholar in Medical Research. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

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2021-02-03T12:00:00-0500

2021-02-03T13:00:00-0500

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

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

Description: "“Metabolic Reprogramming in Human Tumors In Vivo" - Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern; Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism; Robert L. Moody, Dr. Faculty Scholar; Joel B. Steinberg, M.D. Chair in Pediatrics | Sowell Family Scholar in Medical Research. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

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Registration is not required for this event.

Research

SKCC Virtual Grand Rounds

Feb 10th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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"Hitting the Target: Precision Medicine and Colorectal Cancer" - Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Research Office; Vice Chair and Section Chief for Medical Oncology for the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

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2021-02-10T12:00:00-0500

2021-02-10T13:00:00-0500

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

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

Description: "Hitting the Target: Precision Medicine and Colorectal Cancer" - Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Research Office; Vice Chair and Section Chief for Medical Oncology for the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz. Zoom Meeting ID: 964 6743 6685/Passcode: 501352

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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

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    US News Ranked
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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.

    Delivering comprehensive care through 4 Advanced Care Hubs across the Delaware Valley

    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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