Office of Institutional Advancement

Luminary Programs

Jefferson Doctors

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center supports seven major interdisciplinary programs. These programs are organized with the specific intent of translating basic science discoveries into curative therapies for cancer while minimizing long-term side effects. They are a guiding light in the quest to defeat cancer.

Our experts are recognized on such prestigious lists as the Best Doctors in America®. We contribute to leading scientific and medical journals, hold leadership positions in national and local cancer organizations, and collaborate to provide Jefferson patients with breakthrough treatments and comprehensive, compassionate care. This is your team to cure cancer. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Drs. Neal Flomenberg and Pierluigi Porcu

Leadership: Drs. Neal Flomenberg and Pierluigi Porcu
Treating leukemias and lymphomas is complex and requires the coordinated care of many experts including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurses and other professionals. Our team is one of the best.


Lung Cancer

Drs. Ralph Zinner, Rita Axelrod and Bo Lu

Leadership: Drs. Ralph Zinner, Rita Axelrod and Bo Lu
Collaborating with colleagues at the Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center at Jefferson, our work ranges from screening and evaluation, to researching the latest advances in molecular therapeutics.


Gynecologic Oncology

Drs. Norman Rosenblum and Russell Schilder

Leadership: Drs. Norman Rosenblum and Russell Schilder
Our experts’ work has helped inform the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for GYN surgical oncology. Our approach translates to excellent coordination of care from screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.


Prostate Cancer

Drs. Wm. Kevin Kelly, Adam Dicker, and Leonard Gomella

Leadership: Drs. Wm. Kevin Kelly, Adam Dicker AND Leonard Gomella
We are one of only eight NCI-designated Prostate Cancer Programs of Excellence in the U.S. On the vanguard of prostate care, we were the first in the region to offer a novel immunotherapy treatment and the first to remove the prostate laparoscopically.


Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Leadership: Drs. Dan Silver, Maysa M. Abu-Khalaf and Nicole Simone
Jefferson Breast Care Program and Center is one of the first 30 centers in the country to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers. We are home to the region’s busiest breast imaging facility—the Jefferson- Honickman Breast Imaging Center—which performs more than 40,000 exams annually.


Gastrointestinal Cancer

Drs. James Posey, Scott Waldman and Charles Yeo

Leadership: Drs. James Posey, Scott Waldman and Charles Yeo
GI cancers, such as in the liver, colon and pancreas, are among the most aggressive and toughest to treat. Promising treatments for other cancers, like immunotherapy or targeted therapeutics, so far haven’t hit the mark. We are thinking outside of the box. We have the most experienced surgeons and a team in the lab aiming for a completely novel approach.


Head and Neck Cancer

Drs. William Keane, David Cognetti, Marc Rosen and Edmund Pribitkin 

Leadership: Drs. William Keane, David Cognetti, Marc Rosen and Edmund Pribitkin
Head and neck cancer is a unique diagnosis as it deals with complex problems involving life and death risk, and the most basic functions affecting quality of life and cosmetic appearance. We focus on saving your life while preserving the functions that make it worth living.