Jefferson University Hospitals

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Rothman Institute at Jefferson Launch Multidisciplinary Sarcoma and Bone Tumor Center

04/28/15

News - Sidney Kimmel and Rothman Institute Sarcoma Bone Cancer Center
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Institute at Jefferson launched the multidisciplinary Sarcoma and Bone Tumor Center to treat patients diagnosed with some of the rarest and most difficult-to-treat cancers. This unique clinical setting conveniently enables patients to see each specialist involved in their cancer care in one place, during one visit. All necessary tests, such as pathology and imaging, can also be completed in a single day.

"Our Center provides our patients with convenient, seamless access," said John A. Abraham, M.D., Director of the Jefferson Sarcoma and Bone Tumor Center. "In addition, this unique collaboration draws upon the expertise of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University."

Orthopedic Oncologist Dr. Abraham will collaborate with Mark D. Hurwitz, M.D., Radiation Oncologist and Atrayee Basu Mallick, M.D., Medical Oncologist. Patients with a primary bone, soft tissue sarcoma or metastatic skeletal disease require a multi-modality approach to treatment. Working together, the Center’s team will develop a personalized treatment plan that is carefully coordinated and can evolve with that patient’s individual needs.

Jillian Brown, Patient Navigator at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, will help patients and their families throughout the treatment process. The patient navigator serves as the bridge between the clinical team and the patient and family. In addition, the Navigator can coordinate access to clinical trials of promising new therapies for which certain patients may qualify.

"Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be difficult on patients and their families," said Brown. "I'll be there to guide patients through their appointments and coordinate communication between Jefferson's team and their referring physician. It is extremely rewarding when I can help make this process go as smoothly as possible since a cancer diagnosis can be very complex."

To schedule an appointment, patients can call the Jefferson Sarcoma and Bone Tumor Center at 215-955-8516 or 1-800-Jeff-Now.

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Gail Benner
Jefferson University Hospitals
Phone: 215-955-6300