A cancer diagnosis is never easy, but for elderly patients who may have other age-related health problems it is even more complex. Learn how the Senior Adult Oncology Center at Jefferson helps patients and their families craft individualized treatment plans to fit their needs and goals: http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/departments-and-services/senior-adult-oncology-center/
Are you confused about when to start getting screening #mammograms, or how often you should go for them? Jefferson radiologist and breast imaging specialist Annina N. Wilkes, MD, discusses the importance of screening for breast cancer in this Keep in Touch with Jefferson article and accompanying video: http://blogs.jeffersonhospital.org/atjeff/2013/10/04/mammograms-catching-breast-cancer-early/
Like most people with bile duct cancer, Sean Hogan’s cancer was advanced when he was diagnosed. Read about Sean’s fight against his disease and learn how you can support research to develop innovative new therapies.
Researchers at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center have found that radiation therapy may do more to treat #ColorectalCancer than destroy the cancer cells, it appears to also activate the immune system against the cancer and boost subsequent #immunotherapy.
Are you, or is someone you know, transitioning to life after treatment for cancer? Our program Support in Transitioning to Life After Treatment is designed to help address issues such as fear of recurrence and difficulties letting go of your care team. Join us for sessions on March 12 or March 14.
A study led by investigators from the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center has discovered molecular clues that may help physicians therapeutically target inflammatory #breast #cancer (#IBC), a highly aggressive form of #BreastCancer.
Surviving bladder cancer turned Charlie into an advocate to raise awareness for this form of cancer that is diagnosed in more than 70,000 people each year. Join Charlie and the rest of Team Jefferson on Bladder Cancer Awareness Day for the Walk for Bladder Cancer and help us beat this disease.