Cancer is a multidisciplinary condition. From diagnosis and treatment to recovery and emotional support, it takes a village to build the best care team. With breast cancer, there’s often an additional facet to consider: post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Reconstructive plastic surgery is an option for most breast cancer patients, and many will undergo the procedure to more »
The genetic era is upon us. DNA is tested for a variety of reasons, from forensics and policing to ancestry and familial relationships. But the most promising applications may be in the medical field, where genetic screening can define our risk for a life-threatening condition. One example of this is a mutation of the BRCA more »
You may have noticed our new sign on 9th and Chestnut Streets touting our Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s NCI-designation. Jefferson’s actually had this prestigious title since 1995. But what does it mean for patients?
A new report highlights how newer cancer treatments can be challenging in people 65 and over, who tend to have a more complicated medical status – with five takeaways for patients families.