OncLive has become a strategic partner with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center to provide the latest in cancer research and practices ongoing here at our NCI designated institution. They stream video and provide groundbreaking news to cancer organizations worldwide.
CURE Insights is a video series designed to help patients and their loved ones along their cancer care journey by offering information and expert advice from leaders in oncology care. Expert medical professionals share their knowledge and insights on an array of topics to allow for a better understanding of what to expect following a cancer diagnosis, every step of the way. CURE Insights hopes to bridge the gap between patients and oncology professionals to ensure no question is left unanswered.
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center has partnered with AACI to advance the common interests of our center along with the nation's other cancer centers by:
- Promoting the widespread recognition of the cancer center network as the primary advocate for cancer patients and the public
- Facilitating interaction among the centers
- Fostering partnerships between cancer centers and other cancer organizations
The Cancer Letter, an independent weekly newsletter, is the leading source of information on development of cancer therapies, cancer research funding and health care finance, legislation and policy. The Cancer Letter reaches the key opinion leaders in academic oncology and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is now a contributing institution to the Cancer Letter.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has many AACR members in its ranks who are involved in leadership and organizational activities at the AACR, including Karen Knudsen, PhD, director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (she is also chair and Hilary Koprowski endowed professor, Department of Cancer Biology; and professor, Departments of Cancer Biology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University). At the AACR, Knudsen is a member of the Nominating Committee and the Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee; as well as Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the AACR.
AACR membership includes more than 36,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 107 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with nearly 19,500 attendees.
In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and Cancer Today, a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. Through its blog Cancer Research Catalyst, the organization accelerates the growth and spread of new knowledge about cancer while providing helpful and interesting information for its members and the public.
The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer.