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 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.
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.
- Breast Cancer Organization
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
- Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
- Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
- Colon Cancer Alliance
- Colorectal Careline
- United Ostomy Association
General Cancer Information
- American Cancer Society
- Cancer Care
- Cancer Hope Network
- Cancer Survival Toolbox
- CURE (Cancer Updates, Research and Education)
- Fertile Hope
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- National Cancer Institute
- Cancer Support Community
- Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
- National Cervical Cancer Coalition
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
- Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma
- GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
- Mesothelioma Center
- Mesothelioma Guide
- Mesothelioma Help
- National Mesothelioma Veterans Center
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance