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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, March 2, 2015, 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, March 4, 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, March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

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, March 10, 2015, 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, March 12, 2015, 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, March 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 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, March 18, 2015, 10:00 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, March 24, 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, March 25, 2015, 10:00 PM – Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:00 AM. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.