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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, April 1, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

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, April 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Penn Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Brain Tumors 2015

Special Events The purpose of this activity is to provide new treatment options in neuro-oncology, including surgical techniques and intraoperative imaging that have improved patient outcomes. Sessions will feature the latest advances in state-of-the-art care for practicing physicians treating patients with brain tumors. Cutting-edge topics in precision medicine, including genetic, translational, and clinical research will also be featured. Each section will conclude with an audience interactive panel discussion with question and answer session. OBJECTIVES At the completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Describe emerging concepts in the diagnosis and management of brain tumors • Discuss the risks and benefits of proton beam therapy and stereotactic intensity modulated radiation therapy for brain tumors • Describe advances in genome sequencing • Review clinical application of cancer gene panel sequencing • Explain new vaccine therapies tailored to individual patients. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Smilow Center. Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Smilow Center for Translational Research Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium 3400 Civic Center Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more info visit www.penncancer.org.

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, April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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 Conference Room. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spring Into Step - A Demonstration Cooking Program

Nutrition Programs A demonstration cooking program. To register, call 215-829-6560. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Farm Journal Building, Suite 102 First Floor Conference Room. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spring Into Step - A Demonstration Cooking Program

Nutrition Programs A demonstration cooking program featuring spring foods. 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, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 Conference Room. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Recent Advances in Oncology for the Primary Care Physician

Academic Events Wednesday, April 22 Recent Advances in Oncology for the Primary Care Physician 5:30 – 8:30 pm Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Registration opening soon. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

HPV and Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Events We invite you to attend a community education program with experts who will present the latest information on: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the Vaccination and Prevention and the Early Detection of Cancer. Abramson Cancer Center Panel includes: Sarah Kim, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, Jason Newman, MD, Head and Neck Surgeron, Carly Roop, RD, LDN, CSO, Oncology Nutrition Counselor, Beth Souders, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor. Register by calling 215-829-6466. Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Old Pine Community Center 401 Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19147. Monday, April 27, 2015, 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, April 29, 2015, 10:00 PM – Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Mt. Carmel Community Health Conference

Patient and Family Events Free Glaucoma Screening , Free Dental Exam , Free Blood Pressure Reading , Sign up for Free Mammogram , Schedule Colonoscopy , Need a Doctor or Second Opinion? We can get you an appointment! Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 5732 Race Street Philadelphia PA 19139.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

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, May 6, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. 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, May 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Advanced Thyroid Master Class

Special Events Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: The Hub Cira Centre 2929 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Hub Cira Centre 2929 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19104.

2015 Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure- TEAM PENN MEDICINE

Patient and Family Events Join the Penn Medicine team at the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.   Patients, family, friends, employees are welcome to join the Penn Medicine team.  Even if you can't participate, you can still support Penn Medicine by making a donation to the team.   The Komen Foundation supports breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.  Plus, it supports local initiative's like the Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative (PMBHI), which provided screening and diagnostic services to an additional 400 women this year. CLICK HERE to join team or donate. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit rfcphl.convio.net.

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, May 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Master Class

Academic Events Friday May 15 Advanced Thyroid Cancer Master Class 8:00 am – 4:45 pm HUB Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA Registration opening soon. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM. HUB Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

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, May 27, 2015, 10:00 PM – Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

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, June 3, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM. 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, June 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

4th Focus on Thyroid Cancer

Special Events Whether you are at risk, newly diagnosed, in treatment or a long-term survivor, you’ll want to get the latest news about this disease. Take charge of your care by getting important information from our expert faculty. Gain hope and support by networking with others. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • If you are at risk for thyroid cancer • If you have been newly diagnosed, currently in treatment or a long-term survivor • If you are a family member, caregiver or a healthcare professional. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Building/Floor: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 3400 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131. Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM. Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 3400 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131.

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, June 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Breast Cancer Penn Transplant Institute is pleased to offer a liver transplant support group for patients and their loved ones. This group consists of patients who are either awaiting transplant or who have been transplanted. The transplant social workers organize the liver transplant support group. Group values include: Confidentiality , Respect for diversity , Respect for the opinions of others The support group meets every other Tuesday at 12 noon. All patients and family members are welcome. Entity: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Sponsor: Transplant. Building/Floor: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 2nd Floor Penn Transplant Institute Conference Room 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104. Type of Event: Support Group. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Updates in Oncology: With Proceedings from International Medical Meetings (post ASCO)

Academic Events Thursday, June 18 Updates in Oncology: With Proceedings from International Medical Meetings (post ASCO) 6:00 – 9:15 pm Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Registration opening soon. Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:00 AM – 9:15 AM. Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.

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, June 24, 2015, 10:00 PM – Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Mantua Community Health Conference

Patient and Family Events Free Glaucoma Screening , Free Dental Exam , Free Blood Pressure Reading , Sign up for Free Mammorgram , Schedule Colonoscopy , Need a Doctor or Second Opinion? We can get you an appointment! Entity: Venue - Other Location. Sponsor: Cancer - Abramson Cancer Center. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. First District Plaza 3801 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19104.