‘Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day’ Open to Jefferson Employees and Families
Jefferson employees and their families are welcome to attend the program offering up-to-date information to patients with cancer and their caregivers on issues such as managing cancer-related fatigue, pain, nutrition, navigating the healthcare system, palliative care and other areas of interest.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Contact Janet Paul, RN, 402 Edison, 215-955-7974 or email@example.com
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Celebrate ‘The Year of the Dragon’ – Chinese New Year
On Tuesday, February 8, a series of events will begin at 11:30 a.m with a Lion Dance at the 10th Street entrance to the Gibbon Building with Hospital CEO Thomas J. Lewis will “dot the lion’s eye” to conclude the dance. At 12:30 p.m. Holy Redeemer students will perform the Umbrella Dance and the Ribbon Dance. Thereafter and until 4 p.m., there will be additional musical, dance and exercise activities. Refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, February 9, at 10 a.m. the Chinese Health Information Center will staff a booth at the 10th Street Side of the Atrium. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., there will be a Tai-Chi demonstration, followed at noon by a calligraphy demonstration. From 12:30 to 1 p.m. Chinese chef Joe Poon will demonstrate Culinary Art.
STAR Trial Still Accepting Patients
The STAR trial will determine how tamoxifen (NOLVADEX®) and raloxifene (EVISTA®) compare to each other for breast cancer risk-reduction in women at increased risk for developing the disease.
Women evaluated for STAR trial eligibility will have their individual breast cancer risk assessment score calculated by the NSABP. If this score confirms that a participant is eligible for the study, the woman will be invited to come to Jefferson or one of its Cancer Network affiliates to discuss the trials potential benefits and risks.
Women participating in STAR must be 35 or older, postmenopausal and must have an increased risk of breast cancer as determined by age, family history of breast cancer, personal medical history, and certain other risk factors. Call 1-800-JEFF NOW.
Come to ‘First Friday Faculty’ February 4
Its goals are to encourage more dialogue and interaction among faculty on issues of education and educational techniques with graduate and medical students and to underscore faculty relationships as colleagues in an academic community.
The collaborative effort draws on a diversity of backgrounds and stems from the belief that participants can learn by demonstrating and sharing each other’s teaching expertise. Some members don’t teach classes, but are faculty development professionals.
The group meets on the first Friday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at 139 Jefferson Alumni Hall. The next several meeting dates are February 4, March 3, April 7 and May 5. Call Dr. Glaser at 3-7890 or Dr. Lane at 5-7800.