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Look Good, Feel Better - A Day of Beauty

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Events Provided in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Receive the beauty techniques, support, courage and community to help face the challenge of a lifetime. To register, call 215-829-5954. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM.

Look Good, Feel Better, A Day of Beauty

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Events Provided in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Receive the beauty techniques, support, courage and community to help face the challenge of a lifetime. To register, call 215-829-5954. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 PM – Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, except in August and December. To register, please call 215-349-8183 April 24, 2014 May 22, 2014 June 26, 2014 July 24,2014 September 25, 2014 October 23, 2014 November 27, 2014. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH FOR MESOTHELIOMA:Update and Opportunities for Collaboration

Academic Events OBJECTIVES This scientific session will provide a comprehensive summary of clinical trials currently being conducted nationally and internationally in the field of mesothelioma. Leaders in the field will present basic and translational research in an effort to raise awareness of the innovative work currently being done nationally and internationally. This scientific session has the ultimate goal of fostering collaborative scientific and research relationships that will ultimately lead to better treatment options for patients with mesothelioma in the future. WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course will be of interest and use to anyone who interfaces with malignant mesothelioma: internists, pulmonologists, gerontologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic/general/oncologic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, researchers, research nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and any trainees. CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS JOSEPH FRIEDBERG, MD Professor, Surgery Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery,… Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: THE HUB, CIRA CENTRE 2929 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.oncolink.org.

6th Focus on Mesothelioma Program

Patient and Family Events Take Charge of your care by getting important information. Gain hope and support by networking with others. Covering the latest advances in Mesothelioma. Conference Co-Chairs JOSEPH FRIEDBERG, MD Professor, Surgery Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Director, Penn Mesothelioma & Pleural Program MARY HESDORFFER, CRNP Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation DANIEL STERMAN, MD Associate Professor, Medicine (Interventional Pulmonology) Chief, Interventional Pulmonology & Thoracic Oncology Co-Director, Penn Mesothelioma & Pleural Program . Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. The Hub, Cira Centre 2929 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more info visit www.penncancer.org.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Head and Neck Cancer Support Group will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from  9: 45 – 11:15 am. To register, call 215-662-6123 or email: tracy.lautenbach@uphs.upenn.edu January 8th  February 5th  March 5th  April 2nd  May 7th  June 4th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Eat Your Herbs: The Culinary Use of Cancer Fighting Herbs

Nutrition Programs This workshop covers techniques for drying and freezing herbs. To register, call 215-829-6560. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building, 1st Floor. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, October 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Hematology Oncology Support Group

Patient and Family Events Hematology Oncology Support Group for patients, families, and friends of patients living with a hematology (blood cancer) diagnosis- The purpose of this group is to have a safe space to discuss emotional concerns, challenges, triumphs, resources, and coping. Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday, of the month from 2-3 pm. Pre-registration for this free program is required. Call 215-614-0651. January 9th  February 13th  March 13th  April 10th  May 8th  June 12th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, October 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Breast Cancer Support Group for patients and families will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1:30 pm. For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required.   January 14th  February 11th  March 11th  April 8th  May 11th  June10th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Lung Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Lung Cancer Support Group: The lung cancer support group provides a safe space for patients, families and friends of patients living with a lung cancer diagnosis.  We welcome all participants.  The group is scheduled to meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10-11:00am. For further information and to RSVP, please call either Joyce Mitchell (215) 615-0536 or Linda Miller (215) 796-7038. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room West Pavilion. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

7th Focus on Lung Cancer Program

Patient and Family Events Take charge by getting important information. Gain hope and support by networking with others. Topics include:     Ask the Experts ,     Diagnosis ,     Chemo and Personalized Therapies ,     Coping ,     Integrative Medicine and Wellness ,     Nutrition ,     Proton and Radiation Therapy ,     Research and Clinical Trials ,     Risk, Screening and Prevention ,     Robotic Surgery ,     Symptom Management Conference Co-Chairs Corey Langer, MD - Hematology/Oncology Andrew Haas, MD, PhD - Pulmonology John Kucharczuk, MD - Surgery Charles Simone, MD - Radiation Oncology . Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Hilton Hotel 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. For more info visit www.oncolink.org.

CANPrevent Lung Cancer Program

Patient and Family Events CANPrevent: A Cancer Prevention Series featuring experts from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center What You Need to Know Now New research is changing how we look at lung cancer risk, screening and prevention. Get the facts - It could save your life of the life of someone you know. Topics include: Basics of Lung Cancer , It’s Time To Stop Making Smokers Feel Guilty , Who Should Be Screened For Lung Cancer Faculty from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Anil Vachani, MD - Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Frank Leone, MD - Associate Professor, Pulmonary . Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Hilton Hotel 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. For more info visit www.oncolink.org.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Caring for the Caregiver

Patient and Family Events Caring for the Caregiver group for caregivers and loved ones of those with cancer will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The group is co-sponsored by the Association of Oncology Social Work.  For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required to participate.  January 21st   February 18th March 18th  April 15th  May 20th  June 17th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room West Pavilion. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, except in August and December. To register, please call 215-349-8183 April 24, 2014 May 22, 2014 June 26, 2014 July 24,2014 September 25, 2014 October 23, 2014 November 27, 2014. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

4th Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors: Patient & Caregiver Program

Patient and Family Events Gain knowledge and take action by getting important information from our expert faculty. Receive hope and support by networking with others. This free patient education conference is being presented jointly by Penn's Abramson Cancer Center and the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. Conference Co-Chairs David Metz, MD - Gastroenterology Division Debbie Cohen, MD - Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division Ronald Holander - Executive Director, Caring for Carcinoid Foundation . Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Hilton Hotel 4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA. For more info visit www.oncolink.org.

Say YES to Hope: Liver Tumors Conference

Patient and Family Events Gain knowledge and take action by getting important information from our expert faculty. Receive hope and support by networking with others. This free patient education conference is being presented jointly by Penn's Abramson Cancer Center and the Beat Liver Tumors Foundation. Conference Chair Deepak Sudheendra, MD - Interventional Radiology . Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Hilton Hotel 4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA. For more info visit www.beatlivertumors.org.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fall Into Step! Demonstration Cooking Program

Nutrition Programs To register, call 215-829-6560. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building, 1st Floor Suite 102. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:00 PM – Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Fall Into Step! Demonstration Cooking Program

Nutrition Programs To register, call 215-829-6560. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building, 1st Floor Suite 102. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sickle Cell Support Group

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Events To register, call 215-829-6924. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, November 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Head and Neck Cancer Support Group will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from  9: 45 – 11:15 am. To register, call 215-662-6123 or email: tracy.lautenbach@uphs.upenn.edu January 8th  February 5th  March 5th  April 2nd  May 7th  June 4th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, November 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Breast Cancer Support Group for patients and families will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1:30 pm. For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required.   January 14th  February 11th  March 11th  April 8th  May 11th  June10th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

One Step Ahead - A Program for Women at High Risk for Cancer

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Events To register, call 215-829-6528. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out

General Cancer A survivorship program open to individuals with cancer and their care partners. This is a special survivorshop program which mixes approaches which have proven successful in decreasing distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking that disturbs sleep, work and play. Led by art therapist, Caroline Peterson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC. To register, or for more information, call 215-829-8700. Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building 2nd Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Hematology Oncology Support Group

Patient and Family Events Hematology Oncology Support Group for patients, families, and friends of patients living with a hematology (blood cancer) diagnosis- The purpose of this group is to have a safe space to discuss emotional concerns, challenges, triumphs, resources, and coping. Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday, of the month from 2-3 pm. Pre-registration for this free program is required. Call 215-614-0651. January 9th  February 13th  March 13th  April 10th  May 8th  June 12th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, November 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Caring for the Caregiver

Patient and Family Events Caring for the Caregiver group for caregivers and loved ones of those with cancer will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The group is co-sponsored by the Association of Oncology Social Work.  For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required to participate.  January 21st   February 18th March 18th  April 15th  May 20th  June 17th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room West Pavilion. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Navigating the Course: Esophageal Cancer Support Group

Esophageal Cancer To register, call 215-829-5954. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building, 1st Floor Suite 102. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Lung Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Lung Cancer Support Group: The lung cancer support group provides a safe space for patients, families and friends of patients living with a lung cancer diagnosis.  We welcome all participants.  The group is scheduled to meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10-11:00am. For further information and to RSVP, please call either Joyce Mitchell (215) 615-0536 or Linda Miller (215) 796-7038. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room West Pavilion. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

HOLD THE DATE: 8th Focus On: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

Patient and Family Events Gain knowledge and take action by getting important information from our expert faculty. Receive hope and support by networking with others. This free patient educational program is being presented jointly by Penn's Abramson Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Faculty from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Conference Co-Chair Edward Stadtmauer, MD - Hematology/Oncology Division. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM. 4200 Hilton Hotel Philadelphia, PA 19131.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 PM – Thursday, November 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, except in August and December. To register, please call 215-349-8183 April 24, 2014 May 22, 2014 June 26, 2014 July 24,2014 September 25, 2014 October 23, 2014 November 27, 2014. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Head and Neck Cancer Support Group will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from  9: 45 – 11:15 am. To register, call 215-662-6123 or email: tracy.lautenbach@uphs.upenn.edu January 8th  February 5th  March 5th  April 2nd  May 7th  June 4th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1 West Pavilion. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Breast Cancer Support Group for patients and families will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1:30 pm. For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required.   January 14th  February 11th  March 11th  April 8th  May 11th  June10th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Hematology Oncology Support Group

Patient and Family Events Hematology Oncology Support Group for patients, families, and friends of patients living with a hematology (blood cancer) diagnosis- The purpose of this group is to have a safe space to discuss emotional concerns, challenges, triumphs, resources, and coping. Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday, of the month from 2-3 pm. Pre-registration for this free program is required. Call 215-614-0651. January 9th  February 13th  March 13th  April 10th  May 8th  June 12th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room 1West Pavilion. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation

Patient and Family Events Chemotherapy Treatment Orientation:  This class prepares patients with GI cancers and their caregivers for chemotherapy treatment and reviews supportive services available both at Abramson and in the community. Meet important members of your team including nursing, social work, nurse navigation, nutrition and others. This is a time for you and your caregiver to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect during treatment and the services available to support you along the way. Classes are held the 2nd Friday of each month 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and the last Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM -12:00 NOON.  To register, please call 215-614-1863. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room 1West Pavilion. Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Therapy Group for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer We are offering a weekly meeting for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing active treatment, or learned they have had a recurrence. This small group will work together in support of each other. To get more information, please contact Erin Volpe, MA at 215-829-7326 or Sarah Scheckter, PhD at 215-829-7341. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Caring for the Caregiver

Patient and Family Events Caring for the Caregiver group for caregivers and loved ones of those with cancer will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The group is co-sponsored by the Association of Oncology Social Work.  For more information please call 215-614-0651.  No RSVP required to participate.  January 21st   February 18th March 18th  April 15th  May 20th  June 17th. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services Conference Room West Pavilion. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Lung Cancer Support Group

Patient and Family Events Lung Cancer Support Group: The lung cancer support group provides a safe space for patients, families and friends of patients living with a lung cancer diagnosis.  We welcome all participants.  The group is scheduled to meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10-11:00am. For further information and to RSVP, please call either Joyce Mitchell (215) 615-0536 or Linda Miller (215) 796-7038. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Patient and Family Services conference room West Pavilion. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.