Innovative Design With Patients in Mind
“I was blown away when I got a chance to see the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion,” says Meredith Tarditi, a choriocarcinoma cancer survivor and former Abington Health patient. “I could not believe how beautiful it is, how well-designed it is, how intentional.”
SKCC is home to visionary physicians and scientists who are dogged in their pursuit of cutting-edge research that has the potential to fundamentally transform our understanding and treatment of cancer. Too often, however, these proof-of-concept studies go unfunded through traditional government and industry sources.
In an era of stagnant federal funding for science programs and medical research, the need for philanthropic support has never been more acute. Your generosity provides the support necessary to increase the number of high-impact studies performed at Jefferson, seed bold new research projects, boost collaborations between SKCC and other institutions, and attract vital grants from government, foundation, and industry sources.
When I got to Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, they had a team of doctors who were willing to work with me. The care and concern that they showed, it was just phenomenal to me.
SKCC 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.
of only 71 National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers in the country
in cancer treatment (U.S. News & World Report)
of cancer centers nationwide for clinical trial enrollment