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 »
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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?
Ocular melanoma has been in the news recently because an unexplained group of cases were found in a tight geographic area in Huntersville, North Carolina and Auburn, Alabama. This is unusual for cancer, but when it does happen, it can often help researchers discover a common cause for a disease.
Starting in March of 2017, Jefferson began offering palliative care via telemedicine for patients at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. For many of these patients, travel may be difficult, or impossible, due to their condition.