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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health is a matrixed consortium cancer center that serves the diverse patient population of urban Philadelphia and its adjacent communities by building upon the unique expertise, resources, and capabilities of two highly regarded Philadelphia-based institutions, Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University. Our members are singularly focused on eradicating the impact of cancer, including disparities and inequities, in our community and beyond through the most advanced clinical care, innovative transdisciplinary research, dynamic training and mentorship, and trusted partnerships with community organizations, families, and civic leaders.

The mission of the SKCC is to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through compassion, innovation, and breakthrough discoveries. Areas of scientific focus include cancer risk and control, implementation science, cancer health disparities, clinical trials, molecular oncology regulation and approaches, translational and cellular oncology, and immune cell regulation and targeting. Research in each of these areas is needed to successfully unravel the cancer problems within our Catchment Area and enable us to leverage our distinct expertise in understanding the needs of our community, moving catchment-relevant discoveries quickly from the bench to the bedside, and then sharing our findings and implementing interventions within the community.

The SKCC provides access to advanced clinical trials and comprehensive treatment strategies for patients throughout the Delaware Valley via 5 Advanced Care Hub sites in Center City Philadelphia, South Jersey, Northeast Philadelphia, and the northern suburbs of Philadelphia.

Our Catchment Area consists of seven contiguous counties, four in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester) and three in New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester). Notably, the region has approximately 6.1 million residents; if it were a state, it would be the 20th most populous state in the U.

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Thomas Jefferson University

Andrew Chapman, DO, FACP
233 South 10th Street
BLSB, Room 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5799
(215) 503-5692
COE Leader
Amy Leader, PhD
Associate Director of Community Integration
CRTEC Leader
Felix Kim, PhD
Associate Director of Training and Education
PED Leader
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Last Updated
June 5, 2024