Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. There have been many advances in the treatment of many types of cancer and cure rates are higher, but it is difficult not to feel anxious and afraid about what lies ahead.
The good news is that cancer treatments have come a long way, and Jefferson University Hospitals are among the best in the nation for treating your cancer with compassion, collaboration and with the most innovative therapies available.
Leading Cancer Specialists, Right in the Neighborhood
Since 1993 the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, one of 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the U.S., has provided patients in Center City Philadelphia access to the latest developments in cancer research, technology and treatment. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center specialists are also available at our Methodist Hospital location in South Philadelphia. Both locations offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials utilizing advanced approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer close to home.
Why Choose Jefferson for Cancer Treatment in Philadelphia?
Recognized as Among the Best in Cancer Care
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center for excellence in cancer care and research. U.S.News & World Report also recognizes Jefferson as one of the best hospitals in the nation for Cancer care. Jefferson is also a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, recognizing specialty centers that offer the best practices and standards of cancer care.
Team Approach to Your Cancer Care
Taking into account your varied needs, our nationally renowned cancer experts bring together a team of specialists in a wide range of disciplines to work with you and your primary care or referring physician to devise a personalized treatment plan. Learn more about our cancer network of doctors.
We also provide you and your family a support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer survivors. Learn more about patient and family support for cancer.
State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment
The physicians and scientists of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have helped pioneer new approaches to cancer treatment by transforming scientific discoveries into improved patient care. Our physicians are experienced in using the most advanced treatment methods and technologies and are at the forefront of developing new therapies. As a result, you may have the opportunity to take part in one of the more than 120 clinical trials for promising new cancer treatments being conducted at Jefferson at any given time. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer.
The Jefferson Infusion Center, with locations in both Center City Philadelphia and South Philadelphia, provides comprehensive care to oncology patients, with added privacy and comfort for those receiving chemotherapy, blood products and platelets.
Cancer Research and Education
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center's world-renowned research faculty are discovering cancer risk factors, designing effective prevention strategies, and learning how to detect cancers earlier. They are developing and testing the cancer treatments of tomorrow — targeted therapies that will improve both survival and quality of life. They are making progress toward the ultimate goal: to eradicate cancer.