2016 was another big year for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health! Here are our top moments, in no particular order.
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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is a cancer that kills more black than white patients. Although research supports the idea that socioeconomic factors drive the survival disparity, it’s been unclear which factors play the biggest role, making it difficult to design effective intervention strategies. Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson undertook a deep analysis to examine the factors.
Drs. Amy Leader and Ronald Myers have developed an online tool to help patients come to terms with their own fears and preconceptions about clinical trials, in order to help them make informed decisions about their care.