National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Clinical Cancer Center
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. There have been many advances in the treatment of many types of cancer and cure rates are higher, but it is difficult not to feel anxious and afraid about what lies ahead.
The good news is that cancer treatments have come a long way, and Jefferson University Hospitals are among the best in the nation for treating your cancer with compassion, collaboration and with the most innovative therapies available.
Why Choose Jefferson?
Recognized as among the best. The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center for excellence in cancer care and research. U.S.News & World Report also recognizes Jefferson as one of the best hospitals in the nation for Cancer care. Jefferson is also a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, recognizing specialty centers that offer the best practices and standards of cancer care.
Team Approach. Taking into account your varied needs, our nationally renowned cancer experts bring together a team of specialists in a wide range of disciplines to work with you and your primary care or referring physician to devise a personalized treatment plan. We also provide you and your family a support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer survivors.
State of the art. The physicians and scientists of the Kimmel Cancer Center have helped pioneer new approaches to cancer treatment by transforming scientific discoveries into improved patient care. Our physicians are experienced in using the most advanced treatment methods and technologies and are at the forefront of developing new therapies. As a result, you may have the opportunity to take part in one of the more than 120 clinical trials for promising new cancer treatments being conducted at Jefferson at any given time.
Personal. We do more than just treat the disease: we provide care for the whole person, addressing all the medical, emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to you.