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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Jun 5th 12:00 PM

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"Disorders of Histone Methylation in Hematological Malignancy" Jonathan D. Licht, MD, Director, University of Florida Health Cancer Center and the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker Chair

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2019-06-05T12:00:00-0400

2019-06-05T13:00:00-0400

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: "Disorders of Histone Methylation in Hematological Malignancy" Jonathan D. Licht, MD, Director, University of Florida Health Cancer Center and the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker Chair

Registration is not required for this event.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Special Seminar

Jun 6th 4:00 PM

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"Metabolism of Estrogen within the Lung: A Risk Factor for Cancer" - Margie L. Clapper, PhD, Deputy Scientific Director; Professor and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention, Fox Chase Cancer Center

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2019-06-06T16:00:00-0400

2019-06-06T17:00:00-0400

College Building, Room 707, 1025 Walnut Street

Location: College Building, Room 707, 1025 Walnut Street

Description: "Metabolism of Estrogen within the Lung: A Risk Factor for Cancer" - Margie L. Clapper, PhD, Deputy Scientific Director; Professor and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Registration is not required for this event.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Special Seminar

Jun 13th 4:00 PM

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“Understanding Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer Health Disparities” Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Professor and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program Fox Chase Cancer Center

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2019-06-13T16:00:00-0400

2019-06-13T17:00:00-0400

College Building, Room 707, 1025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Location: College Building, Room 707, 1025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description: “Understanding Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer Health Disparities” Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Professor and Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program Fox Chase Cancer Center

Registration is not required for this event.

Research

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Jun 19th 12:00 PM

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"6E’s: Towards a Systematic Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy,” James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, Chief, Genitourinary Malignancies Branch; Head, Immunotherapy Group, GMB; Director, Medical Oncology Service Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH

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2019-06-19T12:00:00-0400

2019-06-19T13:00:00-0400

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: "6E’s: Towards a Systematic Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy,” James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, Chief, Genitourinary Malignancies Branch; Head, Immunotherapy Group, GMB; Director, Medical Oncology Service Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH

Registration is not required for this event.

Research

Department of Radiation Oncology Lecture

Jul 1st 8:00 AM

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"Let's Be Innovative With Our Data in Oncology: Examples for the Christie Big Data Platform and the CONVERT Trial" - Corinne Faivre-Finn, MD, PhD, FRCR, Professor of Thoracic Radiation Oncology, University of Manchester's Institute of Cancer Sciences; Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust; Former Radiotherapy Chair, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer. For more information, contact Juli Johnson at 215-955-0284.

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2019-07-01T08:00:00-0400

2019-07-01T09:00:00-0400

Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment, Simon Kramer Conference Room, 111 S. 11th Street

Location: Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment, Simon Kramer Conference Room, 111 S. 11th Street

Description: "Let's Be Innovative With Our Data in Oncology: Examples for the Christie Big Data Platform and the CONVERT Trial" - Corinne Faivre-Finn, MD, PhD, FRCR, Professor of Thoracic Radiation Oncology, University of Manchester's Institute of Cancer Sciences; Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust; Former Radiotherapy Chair, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer. For more information, contact Juli Johnson at 215-955-0284.

Registration is not required for this event.

Programs

Programs

Accelerating discovery in five NCI-designated Research Program areas, aiming to translate findings into more effective treatments.


Shared Resources

Shared Resources

Six NCI-funded Shared Resources provide collective access to equipment, data and support, benefitting scientists whose research findings help improve patients' lives. 


Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Exploring new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.


Patients who participate in our advanced clinical trials are often
the first to benefit from promising new cancer treatments. 

Types

Screening Trials study better ways to test for and detect cancer.

Prevention Trials test methods for reducing the risk of cancer in people who’ve never had it or for preventing it from recurring in patients who have.

Diagnostic Trials study procedures or tests for diagnosing specific types of cancers.Trials study procedures or tests for diagnosing specific types of cancers.

Therapeutic Trials look for new medicines, therapies and methods for treating cancer.

Quality of Life Trials explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life for cancer patients.

Phases

Phase I Trials evaluate how a new drug should be given, e.g. orally or intravenously; usually on a small number of patients.

Phase II Trials test drug safety and how well the new drug works, usually focusing on a particular type of cancer.

Phase III Trials test new drugs or surgical procedures in comparison to the current standard often including a large number of patients who are assigned to either the standard or new group.

Phase IV Trials evaluate side effects, risks and benefits of a drug over a longer period of time; usually a larger number of people than in Phase III. 

Benefits

In addition to gaining access to new treatments that are not yet available to the general public, you help fellow patients and future generations by contributing to medical research. You may have access to innovative medicines, treatments or supportive therapies at low or no cost, too. And although clinical trials offer no guarantees, physicians believe that the study drug or cancer treatment will provide benefits equal to or better than the current standard therapies.

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Is a clinical trial right for you?

Ultimately, only you and your Cancer Care 360 team can determine if a clinical trial is appropriate. Our team will walk you through the key considerations and criteria for open trials, such as your age, the type and stage of cancer you have, any previous treatments you have undergone, and other medical conditions. 

 

For general information on Clinical Trials, contact the
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Organization at 215-955-1661.


Grants

Grants

Securing funding for research is a crucial step in the quest for a cure.
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and research support teams at Jefferson Health are here to help manage the process.

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