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  • Should You Participate in a Cancer Clinical Trial?
    Should You Participate in a Cancer Clinical Trial?
    Drs. Amy Leader and Ronald Myers have developed an online tool to help patients come to terms with their own fears and preconceptions about clinical trials, in order to help them make informed decisions about their care.

  • Cardiologist Dr. Howard Weitz, Journey to a Half Marathon Part Two
    Cardiologist Dr. Howard Weitz, Journey to a Half Marathon Part Two
    Dr. Weitz interviews Jefferson ED Tech Mike Rowe about 11th Hour Racing, a nonprofit that uses running as a vehicle to raise funds to support families of cancer patients who are financially burdened by their diagnosis.

  • Research Briefs: March 2016
    Research Briefs: March 2016
    A roundup of Jefferson research including new targets for melanoma car, vitamin D deficiency and Cystic Fibrosis, and a new key for reducing the number of kidney transplants a young patient may need over a lifetime.

  • Jessica’s Story – Running Races Again
    Jessica’s Story – Running Races Again
    When Jessica was diagnosed with cancer of the parotid gland, she turned to Jefferson specialists for her care. Today, cancer free, Jessica is back to running races again.

  • Breast Cancer Tweet Chat Highlights
    Breast Cancer Tweet Chat Highlights
    Breast cancer: how common is it? How can lifestyle and other factors impact diagnosis? Dr. Nicole Simone, a radiation oncologist at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, recently participated in #SABCSchat hosted by Cancer Today as part of the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

  • Jefferson and the Philadelphia Eagles Tackle Breast Cancer
    Jefferson and the Philadelphia Eagles Tackle Breast Cancer
    October is breast cancer awareness month, and Jefferson was on hand at the October 5 Eagles game to help tackle this disease. The post Jefferson and the Philadelphia Eagles Tackle Breast Cancer appeared first on @Jeff.

  • Jefferson Offers Wellness Yoga for Cancer Patients
    Jefferson Offers Wellness Yoga for Cancer Patients
    The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University now offers Wellness Yoga for cancer patients and their caregivers. The post Jefferson Offers Wellness Yoga for Cancer Patients appeared first on @Jeff.

  • Advancing Research in Breast Cancer at Jefferson
    Jefferson researchers enhances our institution’s efforts to fight breast cancer by applying innovative science and novel diagnostic methods to the clinical care of patients.

  • Mammograms: Catching Breast Cancer Early
    Mammograms: Catching Breast Cancer Early
    Experts say that women should start getting mammograms at the age of 40.

  • A Year-Round Focus on Your Prostate Health
    A Year-Round Focus on Your Prostate Health
    September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, but the importance of prostate health lasts all year long.

  • Beyond Prostate Cancer
    Beyond Prostate Cancer
    Contrary to what you may think, most men experiencing prostate issues are dealing with benign conditions. Read on to find out more.

  • Will Taking Aspirin Reduce Your Cancer Risk?
    Will Taking Aspirin Reduce Your Cancer Risk?
    A new study adds to the growing evidence that long-term use of aspirin could reduce your risk of cancer and that the benefits outweigh the increased risk of bleeding.

  • Research Awards to the Jefferson MitoCare Center
    Research Awards to the Jefferson MitoCare Center
    The recently launched research Center, focused on mitochondrial disease research, recently garnered two prestigious awards and fellowships.

  • Teaming Up with the Eagles
    Teaming Up with the Eagles
    Stop by our tent at Training Camp on Sunday to get free blood pressure and BMI screenings, information about cancer care at Jefferson and much more.

  • Guiding Post-Surgery Prostate Cancer Care
    Guiding Post-Surgery Prostate Cancer Care
    A Jefferson study finds that genomic analysis of prostate cancer indicates the best course of treatment after surgery.

  • Jefferson Joins International Genomic Medicine Collaborative
    Jefferson Joins International Genomic Medicine Collaborative
    The Worldwide Innovative Networking in personalized cancer medicine, recently announced that the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson will be one of its six new members.

  • Jefferson Recognized for Great Cancer Care
    Jefferson Recognized for Great Cancer Care
    Becker’s Hospital Review has named Jefferson to its 2014 list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”

  • Jefferson’s Thermal Oncology Program, Advanced Care for Patients
    Jefferson’s Thermal Oncology Program, Advanced Care for Patients
    Our Thermal Oncology Program provides therapeutic use of heat (hyperthermia) with radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy to treat cancer.

  • Novel Agent Set for Unique Clinical Test in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    Novel Agent Set for Unique Clinical Test in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    A drug currently used to treat a type of lymphoma has shown surprising benefit in preclinical studies of inflammatory breast cancer.

  • The Right to a Life Free from Cancer
    The Right to a Life Free from Cancer
    Dr. Richard Pestell, director of Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center, explores the idea of an inalienable right to live a healthy cancer-free life in a TEDx talk at Occidental College.

  • Reducing Cancer Survivors’ Distress
    Reducing Cancer Survivors’ Distress
    Researchers at Jefferson investigate whether Neuro-Emotional Technique can neutralize distressing memories.

  • Jefferson Cancer Researchers at ASCO
    Jefferson Cancer Researchers at ASCO
    Physician-scientists and others from Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer presented research findings this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Annual Meeting.

  • New Pancreatic Cancer Research at Jefferson
    New Pancreatic Cancer Research at Jefferson
    Innovative projects at Jefferson explore metabolism, chemotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer cells.

  • Study: Focused Ultrasound Reduces Cancer Pain
    Study: Focused Ultrasound Reduces Cancer Pain
    Non-invasive focused ultrasound thermal therapy reduces pain of bone metastases in cancer patients, according to the results of a phase III clinical trial.

  • Answering Questions about Genomics and Personalized Medicine
    Answering Questions about Genomics and Personalized Medicine
    Medical oncologist Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center and Deputy Director of Translational Research at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center participated in a “tweet chat” on personalized cancer care.

  • Living with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    Living with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    Jefferson oncologist publishes a book about and for patients entitled, Nobody is Listening: Stories of Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

  • Presenting the latest research at Jefferson s Breast Cancer Symposium
    Presenting the latest research at Jefferson s Breast Cancer Symposium
    Get an early look at some of the new breast cancer research being presented at the April 25 conference.

  • Jefferson Recognized Again as a 'Great Hospital'
    Jefferson Recognized Again as a 'Great Hospital'
    Becker's Hospital Review recognized Jefferson as among the nation's 100 'Great Hospitals' a list that includes "some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation."

  • Dr. Klasko Looks Ahead for Jefferson
    Dr. Klasko Looks Ahead for Jefferson
    As Jefferson's 200th anniversary approaches Jefferson President and CEO Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, looks to the future ’s and answers questions about his vision for Jefferson.

  • Blood Test Ids Aggressive Breast Cancer
    Blood Test Ids Aggressive Breast Cancer
    New research confirms usefulness of a simple blood test to predict aggressiveness of metastatic breast cancer.

  • Counting Calories to Curb Breast Cancer
    Counting Calories to Curb Breast Cancer
    Radiation oncologist Nichole L. Simone, MD, discusses her clinical trial examining the benefits of calorie restriction during radiation therapy for breast cancer.

  • Moving Beyond Cancer Treatments, the Blood Cancer Survivorship Conference
    Moving Beyond Cancer Treatments, the Blood Cancer Survivorship Conference
    Register today to attend the Blood Cancer Survivorship Conference will focus on presenting the latest information on disease updates to help cancer survivors make treatment choices.

  • A Partnership Advancing Global Cancer Care
    A Partnership Advancing Global Cancer Care
    The Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center and the Star Health Network will partner to provide Jefferson’s advanced expertise in oncology and genomic diagnostics to Star’s India-based partner hospitals.

  • Get ‘Back in the Saddle’ after Cancer
    Get ‘Back in the Saddle’ after Cancer
    The Back in the Saddle program is designed to address the many issues that arise during the completion of cancer treatment.

  • Special Delivery for Chemo Patients
    Special Delivery for Chemo Patients
    A 5-five-year -old California girl's effort to support chemotherapy patients makes it's way to Jefferson University Hospitals via Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Jefferson Launches Colon Cancer Vaccine Trial
    Jefferson Launches Colon Cancer Vaccine Trial
    The goal is to treat patients with the vaccine, following surgery to remove the tumor, and boost the patient’s own immune response to target and destroy any remaining cancer cells in the body.

  • Scientist Gets a Grant for Melanoma Research
    Scientist Gets a Grant for Melanoma Research
    Jefferson researcher gets a grant to work on targeted therapies for malignant melanoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer.

  • Genomic Testing Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Selection
    Genomic Testing Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Selection
    Molecular subtyping enables more accurate treatment selection for breast cancer, Jefferson researcher reports.

  • Examining the Mechanisms of Breast Cancer
    Examining the Mechanisms of Breast Cancer
    Physician-researchers at Jefferson who are examining the biological mechanisms of breast cancer, recently reported new findings in the journal Nature Communications.

  • Jefferson Quality Cancer Care Close To Home
    Jefferson Quality Cancer Care Close To Home
    A wife, mother and grandmother, Judy was used to taking care of her family. Now she was the one who needed care after learning she had early stage breast cancer.

  • A Pancreatic Cancer Symposium for Patients
    A Pancreatic Cancer Symposium for Patients
    Join us and other survivors, patients and families to discuss the latest advances in the research, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and related cancers

  • Pass (On) The Red Meat
    Pass (On) The Red Meat
    I rarely eat red meat anymore, so I was taken aback a few weeks ago when my wife suggested I grill some steaks for dinner. Needless to say, I ran out and found a couple of beautiful Porterhouse steaks and lit the charcoal. (If I’m grilling steak I’m going do it right, so no gas more »

  • Mother of Three Young Children Fights Colon Cancer
    Mother of Three Young Children Fights Colon Cancer
    Kristine is just 38 years old. She’s a wife. She’s the mother of three young children aged 8, 5 and 2. She is young, active and attractive. And Kristine has colorectal cancer. Like three in four people who develop colon and rectal cancer, there was no family history that would suggest she would be prone more »

  • Workshops for Cancer Patients
    Workshops for Cancer Patients
    Cancer – any type of cancer – can take a lot out of you physically and emotionally. The treatment for cancer can have a similar impact on many patients. At the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, treating patients with cancer does not stop with surgery, chemotherapy infusion or radiation treatment. Jefferson offers patients and families useful more »

  • Same-Day Colonoscopy Prep Can Make Screening Easier
    Same-Day Colonoscopy Prep Can Make Screening Easier
    We’ve all heard the horror stories about colonoscopies. The prep tastes terrible. You have to chug a gallon of the awful stuff. You spend the rest of your day and night in the bathroom as a result. It’s all very unappealing and leads many people to avoid taking the test – only about 50 percent actually more »

  • Colorectal Cancer Can Strike People Under 50
    Colorectal Cancer Can Strike People Under 50
    Colon cancer was the furthest thing from Kristine’s mind when she noticed blood in her stool. The 38-year-old mother assumed it was hemorrhoids, something she had experienced during and after her three pregnancies.

  • Same-Day Colonoscopy Prep: Q&A with Dr. Kastenberg
    Same-Day Colonoscopy Prep: Q&A with Dr. Kastenberg
    You know that colonoscopies are important, but it's just so hard to chug a gallon of that clear, yucky mixture. That's no longer always necessary with the same-day option.

  • Colorectal Cancer Can Strike Before 50
    Colorectal Cancer Can Strike Before 50
    Seventy-one. The average age a colorectal cancer patient in the U.S. is diagnosed. Fifty. The age most of us are supposed to get screened for colorectal cancer. Increases in screening rates – about half of us still aren’t screened at the recommended time, though – have helped drive down the incidence of colorectal cancer over the more »

  • An Aspirin A Day Could Keep Cancer Away
    An Aspirin A Day Could Keep Cancer Away
    Millions of people take a low-dose aspirin every day to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events. Daily aspirin also appears to significantly reduce the risk of cancer in people free of the disease and the spread of some cancers in those who have been diagnosed, according to two studies published this week more »

  • ABCNews.com Interviews Dr. Viscusi About Role of Opioids in Cancer Growth
    ABCNews.com Interviews Dr. Viscusi About Role of Opioids in Cancer Growth
    Dr. Eugene Viscusi, director of Acute Pain Management at Jefferson, talks about the role opioids may play in cancer growth.

  • A Good Run for a Good Cause
    A Good Run for a Good Cause
    The area around the Art Museum steps was packed yesterday with about 4,000 people out to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. The Get Your Rear In Gear run and walk is a great reminder of the importance of screening to prevent colorectal cancer and, when that is not possible, catch it early when treatments are significantly more »

  • Colonoscopies Save Lives
    Colonoscopies Save Lives
    Jefferson gastroenterologist Marianne T. Ritchie, MD, has a simple message: “Colonoscopies save lives.” And no matter what negative things you’ve heard or experienced about these diagnostic procedures, she wants you to understand the basic fact detailed in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article: people who have polyps removed during a colonoscopy have a 53 more »

  • Getting in Shape to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
    Getting in Shape to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
    There are many days when I struggle to get in any exercise. It’s not that I don’t want to work out, but realistically if I don’t do it in the morning before everyone in my house gets up, any hope of doing so is gone. And most mornings I would rather grab an extra 45 more »

  • Building a Legacy of Hope Against Ovarian Cancer
    Building a Legacy of Hope Against Ovarian Cancer
    Cancer – let alone a rare form of ovarian cancer – wasn’t on Sandy Parvin’s radar when her 11-year-old daughter Sarah was nauseous and vomiting a few days in the spring of 2005. “Honestly, we thought she had the flu,” Sandy said. The virus had been going around so Sandy took her daughter to their family more »

  • Time to Gear Up to Fight Colorectal Cancer
    Time to Gear Up to Fight Colorectal Cancer
    Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer? With more than 140,000 new cases a year in the U.S., many of us do. Cancers of the colon and rectum are the third most common cause of cancer death for both men and women in this country, but it doesn’t have to be that more »

  • Dr. Mitchell Comments on Recent Cancer Disparity Studies in HemOnc Today
    Dr. Mitchell Comments on Recent Cancer Disparity Studies in HemOnc Today
    Medical oncologist Edith Mitchell, MD, director of the new Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, comments on recent studies on colorectal and breast cancer disparities.

  • Dr. Fagan’s Research on Obesity and Cancer Screening Featured in HemOnc Today
    Dr. Fagan’s Research on Obesity and Cancer Screening Featured in HemOnc Today
    Dr. Heather Bittner Fagan, physician within the Department of Family and Community Medicine, talks about her research examining the association between weight, ethnicity and gender and cancer screening.

  • Share Your ‘I Can’ Story About Overcoming Cancer
    Share Your ‘I Can’ Story About Overcoming Cancer
    Cancer is an often devastating disease. But in the midst of each person’s struggles to overcome cancer emerge powerful and inspiring stories. Stories such as 45-year-old Jackie’s confrontation with breast cancer, 22-year-old Rob Long’s efforts to kick brain cancer and 50-year-old John’s clash with prostate cancer have helped others. So can yours. If you’ve faced cancer with more »

  • Jefferson Opens Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
    Jefferson Opens Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
    Overall, cancer rates have gone down in the United States, but disparities in those rates remain among certain groups and minorities. This is true in the Philadelphia region, which has a disproportionately high number of residents suffering from cancers, many of which are preventable and treatable. That’s why researchers and clinicians at the Kimmel Cancer Center more »

  • Spice Could Boost Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Spice Could Boost Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Prostate cancer and curry: two things you normally don’t think about together. When I saw a study from researchers at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center that suggested curcumin, a component of the curry spice turmeric, enhances one of the few treatment options for men with an advanced form of prostate cancer I thought of The Daily Dose @Jefferson. more »

  • Place Your Bets to Beat Brain Cancer
    Place Your Bets to Beat Brain Cancer
    If you know the name Garo Yepremian, it likely brings to mind the great Miami Dolphins’ teams of the 1970s, but probably not brain cancer research. These days, however, the former pro-bowl NFL kicker is dedicated to raising money to beat a tougher opponent than the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, or Oakland Raiders of any more »

  • Dr. Shen's Brachytherapy Study for Prostate Cancer Covered by MedPage Today
    Dr. Shen's Brachytherapy Study for Prostate Cancer Covered by MedPage Today
    Dr. Xinglei Shen of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson leads a brachytherapy study for prostate cancer.

  • Dr. Lin's Phase I Clinical Trial Investigating Chemotherapy Drug for Prostate Cancer Featured in ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology
    Dr. Lin's Phase I Clinical Trial Investigating Chemotherapy Drug for Prostate Cancer Featured in ADVANCE for Imaging & Radiation Oncology
    Dr. Jianqing Lin, medical oncologist at Jefferson, talks about his Phase I clinical trial investigating Cabazitaxel in combination with radiation and hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

  • A Team Approach to Treating Liver Cancer
    A Team Approach to Treating Liver Cancer
    One of the most rapidly increasing types of cancer in the U.S., liver cancer can be difficult to diagnose. Treating it requires a team approach.

  • Jefferson Medical Oncologist Comments on Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the Inquirer
    Jefferson Medical Oncologist Comments on Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the Inquirer
    Dr. Barbara Campling, medical oncologist at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center, says that it's extremely rare for a nonsmoker like Joe Paterno to have small-cell lung cancer.

  • Dr. Susan Littman Comments on Advanced Gastric Cancer Study in HemOnc Today
    Dr. Susan Littman Comments on Advanced Gastric Cancer Study in HemOnc Today
    Medical oncologist Dr. Susan Littman of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson comments on the study findings.

  • Have You Been Screened for Cervical Cancer?
    Have You Been Screened for Cervical Cancer?
    Screening cervical problems including PAP tests is the best way to prevent cervical cancer and during January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Jefferson community is spreading the word on this important issue.

  • Dr. Showalter Discusses Radiation Therapy in ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology Video
    Dr. Showalter Discusses Radiation Therapy in ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology Video
    Dr. Timothy Showalter of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson discusses the research and latest news about radiation therapy.

  • Larry’s Story About Overcoming Liver Cancer
    Larry’s Story About Overcoming Liver Cancer
    Liver cancer patient Larry was told he had six month, but he refused to get down with the liver cancer specialists at Jefferson is cancer free more than two years later.

  • Jefferson Launches Trial of Multimodality Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Jefferson Launches Trial of Multimodality Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Jefferson launches first-of-its-kind clinical trial of chemotherapy drug Cabazitaxel in combination with radiation therapy and hormone therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer.

  • High Dose Vitamin C for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
    High Dose Vitamin C for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
    A small Jefferson led study on the use of intravenous vitamin C in addition to standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer showed the approach was safe and may benefit these patients.

  • Treating Bone Cancer at Jefferson
    Treating Bone Cancer at Jefferson
    Jefferson's Musculoskeletal Oncology Center combines the expertise of the renowned orthopedic surgeons of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and the world-class oncology services at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of bone and soft tissue cancers.

  • Treating Cancers of the Breast and Prostate at Jefferson
    Treating Cancers of the Breast and Prostate at Jefferson
    At Jefferson, our cancer specialists take comprehensive approaches to breast cancer and prostate cancer, as Jackie Roth and Jim Eisenhardt can both attest.

  • Multidisciplinary Brain Cancer Care at Jefferson
    Multidisciplinary Brain Cancer Care at Jefferson
    At the Jefferson Multidisiplinary Brain Tumor Center of the Kimmel Cancer Center patients with brain cancer come for a single visit to work with specialists in neurosurgery, radiation therapy and neuro-oncolgoy.

  • Undaunted by Brain Tumor, Rob Pursues NFL Dream
    Undaunted by Brain Tumor, Rob Pursues NFL Dream
    Rob long was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 21 years old and pursuing a career as a punter in the NFL but with Jefferson's help has not let the cancer diagnosis stop his pursuit of his dream.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Not Linked To Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death
    Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Not Linked To Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death
    Hormone therapy - androgen deprivation therapy - for men with prostate cancer lowers the risk of death from the cancer and does not significantly increase the cardiovascular death risk, a study and editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association report.

  • Caring for the Caregiver
    Caring for the Caregiver
    Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. If you're a caregiver, it's important to take care of yourself. If you know someone who is caring for a sick person, the best you may be able to give this holiday season is the gift of time.

  • Speaking Up About Prostate Cancer
    Speaking Up About Prostate Cancer
    John is awarded the courage award from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson for speaking out to men about getting tested for prostate cancer.

  • Marie’s ‘I Can’ Beat Breast Cancer Story
    Marie’s ‘I Can’ Beat Breast Cancer Story
    Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25, Marie was able to overcome it with the help of her parents, friends, and the multidisciplinary team at the Jefferson Breast Care Center. Marie was just where she wanted to be. She had a good job. She was taking classes toward a Masters Degree in order more »

  • Trying to Get Where She ‘Wants to Be’ with Help of the Cancer Specialists at Jefferson
    Trying to Get Where She ‘Wants to Be’ with Help of the Cancer Specialists at Jefferson
    Patricia Moore is a mother. She’s a grandmother. And she doesn’t give up easily – on anything. In 2009, Pat was back in school working on a degree to become a pharmacy technician when a routine screening test revealed that she had breast cancer on her right side. Her first reaction was to keep the more »

  • Jackie Shares Her ‘I Can’ Story On Beating Breast Cancer
    Jackie Shares Her ‘I Can’ Story On Beating Breast Cancer
    Jackie was speechless when she learned she had breast cancer. But what she didn't expect was the help of Jefferson breast care coordinator Rita, who got Jackie right back on track with her chemo and radiation when a job layoff threatened to interrupt her follow-up treatments.

  • Is Breast Reconstruction After Cancer Right For Me?
    Is Breast Reconstruction After Cancer Right For Me?
    At Jefferson, our breast reconstructive surgeons can offer women several options depending upon their specific body type and cancer treatment protocol.

  • Jackie Trusted Her Instincts to Fight Her Breast Cancer
    Jackie Trusted Her Instincts to Fight Her Breast Cancer
    After finding a lump in her breast at the age of 28, Jackie Roth knew it was more than a cyst. Trusting her instincts and knowing her body, the young woman persisted to get treatment and overcome breast cancer with the help of the specialists at the Jefferson Breast Care Center. In March 2010 everything more »

  • Eat Your Broccoli for Health
    Eat Your Broccoli for Health
    I’ve got some bad news for all of you who can’t stand broccoli: you can’t get the health benefits of the vegetable from a supplement. New research suggests the benefits of broccoli aren’t available in the form of pills or extracts. Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have found that a more »

  • A PSA Test Led John to Have His Prostate Cancer Treated
    A PSA Test Led John to Have His Prostate Cancer Treated
    For John LeBude, the first indication that he might have cancer came after a blood test during his annual physical, which showed that his PSA had risen to 11. He was 57 years old at the time. After a biopsy revealed that he had prostate cancer, John came to the multidisciplinary clinic at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals more »

  • Jackie’s ‘I Can’ Story on Beating Breast Cancer
    Jackie’s ‘I Can’ Story on Beating Breast Cancer
    Jackie was speechless. She had breast cancer. How could she have cancer? “It was scary. I was dumbfounded. It felt like … in my mind I was just saying ‘what is cancer’ … I felt stupid. So, I educated myself.” She had recently turned 45. She was young, the younger of her two sons was more »

  • A Prostate Cancer Patient’s Journey
    A Prostate Cancer Patient’s Journey
    November 4, 2003. The date is deeply etched in James Eisenhardt’s memory. On that day eight years ago, Jim’s long journey as a cancer patient began. That day also happens to be his wife’s birthday. November 4 was when this South Jersey man went for a colonoscopy in an effort to learn what was making more »

  • Understanding Your Prostate-Specific Antigen Score
    Understanding Your Prostate-Specific Antigen Score
    The first line of defense against prostate cancer is to have your PSA levels checked. There are many factors that can influence your PSA, and the results can be confusing. Dr. Jaspreet Singh, a urologist at Jefferson, can help.

  • Get Your Prostate Cancer Questions Answered by Jefferson Specialists
    Get Your Prostate Cancer Questions Answered by Jefferson Specialists
    What does the prostate do? Is my risk of prostate cancer higher because my brother had it? What is active surveillance, and why would I choose that instead of treating my prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer among men with nearly 220,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, more »

  • One Visit, One Location, Multiple Specialists, One Plan
    One Visit, One Location, Multiple Specialists, One Plan
    At Jefferson, prostate cancer patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work with you and your family to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual circumstances.

  • Ask the Jefferson Experts About Integrative Cancer Care
    Ask the Jefferson Experts About Integrative Cancer Care
    Cancer patients at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have access to clinical trials, the most advanced treatments options for their disease, and some of the top cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists in the nation. And they can also combine those treatments with the best complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications under the direction more »

  • Get Answers to Your Integrative Medicine Questions
    Get Answers to Your Integrative Medicine Questions
    What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and how does it differ from standard HRT? How can acupuncture help cancer patients? Can you really relieve your stress by paying close attention to your breath and breathing? Starting today, experts from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine will be answering your questions about integrative cancer care, more »

  • Jefferson Brain Tumor Patient Gets Chance at the NFL
    Jefferson Brain Tumor Patient Gets Chance at the NFL
    The last eight months have been up and down for Rob Long. But on August 2, Rob got what he had been hoping for: a chance to show an NFL team that he could play at the professional level. With the NFL lockout finally over and training camps underway, the Cleveland Browns asked Long to more »

  • Blueberries: A Cup a Day to Fight Cancer
    Blueberries: A Cup a Day to Fight Cancer
    We go through blueberries in my house like nobody’s business. The proof is in the purple stains on every shirt in my daughters’ hamper. My girls eat blueberries with yogurt at breakfast, plain blueberries for lunch and pretty regularly blueberry smoothies, yum! So you can imagine my joy at seeing a report out of the more »

  • Treating Kidney Cancer with Robotic-Assisted Technology
    Treating Kidney Cancer with Robotic-Assisted Technology
    With the help of a robot, Jefferson surgeons are better able to visualize and remove smaller kidney tumors, while preserving a functioning organ.

  • There’s Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Amid Grim Stats
    There’s Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Amid Grim Stats
    After Kathleen Begley's husband died of pancreatic cancer, just seven months after his initial diagnosis, she has made fighting the disease her mission and is supporting the work of the Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary Tract and Related Cancer Center's push to improve early detection.

  • Father’s Day a Good Time to Remember Prostate Health
    Father’s Day a Good Time to Remember Prostate Health
    On Father's Day, remind your dad the importance of getting screened for prostate cancer because you want to keep him around for a long time.

  • The Facts on Protecting Your Skin from the Sun
    The Facts on Protecting Your Skin from the Sun
    Jefferson dermatologist Matthew Keller, MD, reveals the correct way to use sunscreen, how to soothe a sunburn and treatments to minimize the appearance of sun damage.

  • Coffee Drinking Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk
    Coffee Drinking Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk
    If you’ve been reading @Jeff, you may have noticed that I like to drink coffee – a lot of coffee. Now, I often half-jokingly blame my kids for keeping me up late or waking me up early, but really I do love a good cup or three of coffee. That joy in java keeps me more »

  • Radiation Therapy: Where You Are Treated Matters
    Radiation Therapy: Where You Are Treated Matters
    At the Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, our goal is to provide you the safest and most effective treatment possible.