Cancer Education & Resources

Helping You Take Control

Cancer is all around us. The more informed you are about prevention tips, risks, types, treatment options, and more, the better prepared you will be to protect yourself and your loved ones. At the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township, we want to provide all the tools you need to take control of your health.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a type of research study that test new medical approaches. For cancer patients, participation in a clinical trial may result in an improved chance for survival or a better quality of life. Patients who volunteer to be a part of a clinical trial are often the first to benefit from exciting, new research breakthroughs, but as with any new medicine or therapy, there may also be risks.  The specialists at the Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) medical team can advise you about the pros and cons, your eligibility and if one of our available trials might benefit you, depending on your type or stage of cancer.

Center for Hope & Healing

The Center for Hope & Healing is committed to providing an optimum life experience for people with cancer, their family members, and medical caregivers. Through individual and group sessions sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township's Center for Hope & Healing, self-expression through interaction with others, physical activities, and various arts are introduced and encouraged as effective tools for coping with cancer.

Jefferson is proud to offer these programs at no cost to those with cancer and their caregivers who entrust their care to us. To register for upcoming events, please click the button below.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia

A leading center for practice-changing discovery and comprehensive cancer treatment, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of the Thomas Jefferson University has been known as a Designated Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1996, and is one of only 69 institutions in the nation to hold this prestigious recognition. SKCC is committed to delivering the most advanced, personalized cancer care, made possible through their scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer. SKCC provides access to advanced clinical trials and novel treatment strategies throughout the Greater Delaware Valley. SKCC is routinely ranked amongst the top hospitals for cancer care in the United States by US News & World Report, the multi-disciplinary teams at SKCC bring together specialists for treatment planning, which results in some of the highest survival rates in the nation.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers support in your community and online to help you during and after cancer treatment. Visit or call us at 1-800-227-2345 for more information. To view a series of caregiver videos, please click below.

Additional Resources

Below is a list of websites sponsored by reliable sources and offering education, support and other services for cancer patients. You are encouraged to visit these sites for more information and to learn more about the valuable services they offer.

Brain Tumors

Breast Cancer

Clinical Trials

Colorectal Cancer

General Cancer Information

Gynecologic Cancers

Kidney Cancer

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Lung Cancer



Pancreatic Cancer


Skin Cancer


Thyroid Cancer

Young Adults