Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • CAR-T Immunotherapy for Cancer
    Cancer immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T therapy, is FDA-approved for patients with two kinds of blood cancers, adult B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  • Gamma Knife
    Our physicians are able to use the Gamma Knife system to precisely direct radiation to the problem area while sparing healthy tissue.

  • Hyperthermia
    For cancer patients, hyperthermia is a form of thermal therapy that utilizes moderate temperature elevation to enhance the effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • Radioembolization
    If you have primary or metastatic cancer that has spread to the liver, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is one of the few hospitals in the region to offer radioembolization as a treatment to shrink the tumors.

  • Rapid Access Radiation Therapy (RAP-PT)
    Rapid Access Radiation Therapy provides pain relief for cancer that has spread to the bone as a source of comfort for patients with advanced cancer. It can be used as an alternative to narcotics or in addition to other pain medications.

  • Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy
    A form of radiotherapy used to treat the entire skin surface for patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.