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Kennedy Health Cancer Center Annual Report 2016

2016 Kennedy Health Cancer Center Annual Report

Kennedy Health
Cancer Center

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

More than just a treatment center,
the Kennedy Cancer Center offers
extensive programs and services
to support hope and healing for
cancer survivors, cancer patients
and their families. Our exceptional
medical care helps make us one of
the region’s most respected cancer
treatment programs.

Delivering Clinical Excellence and Compassionate Cancer Care to Our Community

Dear Friends,

The Kennedy Cancer Center has been offering excellent clinical and compassionate care to our
community for more than 15 years.

It was estimated that some 1.6 million new cancer cases would be diagnosed in the United States
in 2016. In 2014, there were nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US; a number expected to
rise to about 19 million by 2024 (American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute, 2016). The
need for cancer care close to home is more important than ever.

The Kennedy Cancer Program continues to provide expert care across all three of our South
Jersey campuses (Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township). Patients benefit from the col-
laborative efforts of surgical experts, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists,
and pathologists to precisely treat and manage their cancer. This coordination of care is further
enhanced by nursing, nutrition services, oncology social work, and navigation support, as well as
oncology data services.

With the continual growth of Kennedy’s Cancer Program, there is much to share about our clinical
advancements, quality outcomes, and support programs. Highlights include:

• Becoming a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, allowing access to
precision medicine, clinical trials, medical expertise and advanced research for patients
• Expanding our nurse navigation services to include tobacco cessation counseling
• Participating in Clinical Trials, including completion of a Telegenetics study
• Establishing a Breast Care Fast Track Program, where our nurse navigator coordinates patients’
appointments with a breast surgeon within four days of receiving biopsy results
• Receiving a Wellshire Farms Grant for $10,000-plus to support transportation services for patients
• Growing our Patient Assistance Fund, which in 2014, provided $21,691 to assist with patients’
financial needs (housing, utility bills, etc.).

As the science of cancer treatment evolves, the Kennedy Cancer Program has expanded the scope
of its state-of-the-art care. The pages ahead tell stories of evidence-based outcomes, exemplary
customer service, and successful programs. We are proud to share the 2016 Annual Cancer
Program Report with you, and even more proud of the outstanding care and services we offer.
From our cutting edge technologies and community outreach activities, to our affiliation with the
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, it is our ultimate goal to be an innovative leader in
cancer care within our community today, and in the future.

Joseph W. Devine Trina Poretta, DO, FACOI Tamara LaCouture, MD
President and CEO Medical Oncologist Section Head/Medical Director
Chair, Cancer Committee Radiation Oncology

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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson officially welcomed
Kennedy Health into its network in July 2016. This affiliation allows
Kennedy Health to join forces with one of the 69 NCI-designated cancer
centers across the nation positioning research and clinical care at the
forefront of discoveries and treatments.
As a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, Kennedy
Health will have enhanced access to research studies, medical education,
cancer screenings and administrative resources at the Sidney Kimmel
Cancer Center at Jefferson. In collaboration with their Kennedy Health
physicians, patients will also have access to programs unique to the Sidney
Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, including Tele-Health, the Senior
Adult Oncology Program and Precision Medicine, which includes advanced
genetic analysis used in determining treatment courses. Simply put, this
affiliation means local access to medical expertise and advanced research
for patients.
In addition to patient services, Kennedy Health physicians, nurses, social
workers and administrators have access to a variety of continuing education
opportunities offered by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
Collaboration between Kennedy and Jefferson will continue to flourish as
we anticipate the joining of these two innovative cancer programs.

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Comprehensive Breast Center at Kennedy

The Kennedy Comprehensive Breast Center, located within the Kennedy
Cancer Center, provides diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant
conditions of the breast.
Our breast surgeons work collaboratively with patients and their referring
physicians to accurately diagnose and treat various breast diseases. Kennedy
Comprehensive Breast Center physicians and staff are committed to empowering
patients, encouraging them to participate in decisions regarding their care.
Breast health is multifaceted, as is our treatment approach. Our primary
goal is to ensure that patients who entrust their care to the Kennedy
Comprehensive Breast Center receive the highest possible level of services.
Kennedy’s program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for
Breast Centers (NAPBC). This accreditation is granted only to Centers that
have voluntarily committed to provide the highest quality patient care. Each
Center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance
and compliance with the NAPBC standards. In 2016, Kennedy Health’s
Comprehensive Breast Center received The Women’s Choice Award as one
of America’s best breast centers.

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The Kennedy Cancer Center
Comprehensive Breast Program
Leadership Team - 2016

Theodore Tsangaris, MD Medical Director, Breast Cancer Program

Robert Davis Vice President, Ambulatory Product Lines

Jennifer Hatfield, RDMS Ultrasonographer

Janice Decina, RT (R) (MR) Manager, Medical Imaging

Joseph DeLaurentis, MD Radiologist

Brian Duffy, PT, DPT, MSPT Director, Rehabilitation Services

Janusz Godyn, MD Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Susan Saporito, RN, OCN Oncology Nurse Navigator

Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C Oncology Social Worker

Susan Hollywood Office Manager, Breast Cancer Program

Tamara LaCouture, MD Radiation Oncologist

Staci Bacon, RT, (R) (M) Lead Mammography Technologist

Margaret Wight, CTR Director, Cancer Registry

Jun Liu, MD, PhD Breast Specific Pathologist

Elisabeth Craft Physical Therapy, Lymphedema Specialist

Trina Poretta, DO Medical Oncologist

Theresa Carducci, MSN, RN, OCN Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator

Christine Bonaccorso Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson Liaison

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Cancer Registry Report

Seven hundred eighty nine (789) patients diagnosed with cancer were seen and treated at
Kennedy University Hospital in 2015. Of these patients, 374 were men and 415 were women.
Data from our cancer registry is submitted to the N.J. State Cancer Registry, as well as the
National Cancer Database, in accordance with standard guidelines. This data is used for
planning national and statewide cancer prevention and control activities, as well as studies
conducted at Kennedy Health in the care and prevention of cancer-related diseases.
The top five sites for cancer treatment at Kennedy University Hospital in 2014 were: Breast
(122), Lung (131), Colorectal (108), Bladder (71) and Prostate (42) cancers. The most frequent
stage at which these patients presented was as follows: Breast (Stage I), Lung (Stage IV),
Colorectal (Stage II), Bladder (Stage 0) and Prostate (Stage II).
The registry’s goal is to provide accurate and timely data to health care providers and
administration for use in studies, research and planning.

Cancer Cases Percentages by Disease Site

Breast
Lung
Colorectal
Bladder
Prostate
Other

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Breast Cancer Cases by Stage

51%
50%

40% 27%

30% Stage I Stage II 4% 9%
21% Stage III Stage IV

20%

10%

0%
Stage 0

Bladder Cancer Cases by Stage

60% 16% 12% 0% 3%
50% Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV
40% 39%
30%
20%
10%

0%
Stage 0

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Lung Cancer Cases by Stage

60% 59%

50%

40% 31%
30% 26%

20% Stage I 7% Stage III Stage IV
Stage II
10%
0%

0%
Stage 0

Prostate Cancer Cases by Stage

30% 21%
25%
20% 5% Stage II 4% 4%
15% Stage I Stage III Stage IV
10%

5%
0%

0%
Stage 0

Colorectal Cancer Cases by Stage

30% 20% 24%
25% Stage I 21% 22%
20%
15% Stage II Stage III Stage IV
10% 9%

5%
0%

Stage 0

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Cancer Quality Measures Kennedy Cancer Center 2011 to 2014

Description 2011 2012 2013 2014 CoC Benchmark
91.70% 96.80% 84.40% 97.10%
Tamoxifen, or third generation aromatase 90%
inhibitor, is recommended or administered Standard 4.4
within 1 year of diagnosis for women with
AJCC T1c or stage IB-III hormone receptor 96.60% 95.70% 91.70% 96.40% 90%
positive breast cancer. Standard 4.4

Radiation is administered within 1 year of 100% 100% 40% N/A 90%
diagnosis for women under age 70 receiving
breast conservation surgery. Standard 4.4

Radiation therapy is recommended or 85.70% 77.80% 86% 98.70% 80%
administered following any mastectomy
within 1 year of diagnosis of breast cancer Standard 4.5
for women with >= 4 positive lymph nodes.
95.50% 86.10% 94.90% 95.20% 85%
Image- or palpation-guided needle biopsy to Standard 4.5
the primary site, is performed to establish
diagnosis of breast cancer. 100% 100% 66.70% 100% 85%
Standard 4.5
At least 12 regional lymph nodes removed
and pathologically examined for resected 100% 100% N/A 100% 85%
colon cancer.
Standard 4.5
Pre-operative chemotherapy and radiation
are administered for clinical AJCC T3N0, 73.10% 100% 100% 100% 85%
or Stage III: or post-operative chemo and Standard 4.5
radiation are administered within 180
days of diagnosis for clinical AJCC T1-2N0
with pathological AJCC T3N0, T4N0, or
Stage III; or treatment is recommended for
patients under age 80 receiving resection
for rectal cancer.

Systemic chemotherapy is administered
within 4 months to day of pre-operatively or
day-of surgery to 6 months post-operatively,
or it is recommended for surgically resected
cases with pathologic lymph node-positive
(pN1) and (pN2) NSCLC.

Surgery is not the first course of treatment
for cN2, M0 lung cases.

Green = Kennedy results meet or exceed Commission on Cancer (COC) Benchmark – Standard 4.4/4.5.
N/A means there were no cases that qualified.

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Low-Dose CT Lung Screenings (LDCT)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., but can be treated and
cured when detected at an early stage. Until recently, routine lung cancer screening had not
been performed and many people were often in the late stage of the disease at the time of
diagnosis. The National Lung Screening Trial, published in August 2011, found people were
16 to 20 percent less likely to die from lung cancer when screened with LDCT.

In 2016, Kennedy’s Lung Screening Program screened 259 people with Low-Dose CT. Of those
screened, 198 were scanned, and four (4) were diagnosed with lung cancer. (On average, it
takes 320 scans for every lung cancer diagnosis.)

Of the screened patients, 68 were considered *birads 2-3, which is follow-up between 6
months and a year. Fifteen (15) were considered *birads 4, which requires follow-up within
3 months.

For more information on Kennedy’s CT Lung Screening Program, please call 856/218-5565.

* Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology

2016 LDCT Screening Totals

400 2016
350 2015
300
250 Total Not RADS RADS Positive
200 Scanned Eligible 2-3 4 Cancer
150
100

50
0
Total
Screened

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Radiation Oncology at Kennedy Health

Radiation Oncology at Kennedy Health offers In addition, Kennedy offers a comprehensive
excellence and expertise in radiation therapy brachytherapy program for skin, GYN and
close to home for patients in southern New breast cancers. Brachytherapy allows radiation
Jersey. In 2015, close to 7,000 radiation oncologists to deliver high doses of radiation using
treatments were delivered to patients at the a radioactive source, compared to conventional
Radiation Oncology Center at Kennedy. Services, radiation therapy (external beam radiation).
such as consultation, second-opinions, supportive Brachytherapy treatment may cause fewer side
care and symptom management, are offered to effects than external beam radiation, and the
ensure patients receive the most complete and overall treatment time is usually shorter.
collaborative patient-centered care. At Kennedy,
patients receive personalized cancer care As one of the premier radiation centers in
tailored to their specific diagnosis using advanced South Jersey offering High-Dose Rate (HDR)
technology with a full-range of radiation oncology treatments for skin cancer and HDR brachytherapy
treatment options, including: for breast and GYN, Kennedy provides personalized
treatment options to achieve the best possible
• RapidArc Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) outcomes. Our collaborative and integrated team
• Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) of experts includes physicians, nurses, physicists,
• Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nutritionists
• Skin High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy and social workers dedicated to offering
• Breast HDR Brachytherapy excellence and a seamless patient experience.
• GYN HDR Brachytherapy

Kennedy Cancer Center offers Varian’s
TrueBeam® technology. This state-of-the-art
linear accelerator uses a precise method of
delivering VMAT and IMRT with image guidance
to ensure the tumor is targeted accurately. This
means patients receive the dose of radiation
required to effectively treat their cancer, while
minimizing exposure of normal tissue and other
organs in the area.

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Comprehensive Cancer & Hematology Specialists, PC

Comprehensive Cancer and Hematology Oncology- and chemo-certified nurses
Specialists (CCHS) a private practice of six facilitate education, treatment, symptom
board-certified hematologists and medical management and the social support necessary
oncologists, and a physician’s assistant, cares for oncology care. Advancement in medical
for patients and their families from diagnosis research has led to the use of several oral
to therapy completion and on to survivorship. chemotherapy drugs, and our nursing staff is
experienced in acquiring the often-challenging
Their spacious and friendly office is conveniently authorization of these medications. In addition
located on the second floor of the Kennedy to follow-up visits, calls are made regularly to
Cancer Center. The practice accommodates ensure the patient is tolerating their specific
patients’ various needs, including: chemotherapy regimen well. Our patients are
• Chemotherapy and Education monitored each step of the way.
• IV Iron Therapy
• Targeted Therapy for Autoimmune Disorders Patients also have access to clinical trials that
• Phlebotomy provide an opportunity to receive potentially
• Lab Draws better treatment options than the current
• Genetic Testing standard of care.

Family and/or friends are welcome to be a Cancer treatment requires the coordination of
part of the office visit. In addition to their several medical and surgical specialists. CCHS
medical practice, CCHS provides consultative doctors maintain open lines of communication
and primary services at each of the three with those physicians, as well as the patient’s
Kennedy University Hospitals. primary care physician, to provide seamless care.

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Oncology Patient Navigation Program

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering experience for both patients and their loved ones.
Kennedy’s Cancer Program offers a variety of supportive services for cancer patients and their
family members to assist them during their treatment, and beyond.

The Kennedy Cancer Center’s Patient Navigation Program offers the services of a dedicated
Oncology-Certified Nurse to eliminate or reduce barriers to cancer care, while providing needed
support. Our Nurse Navigator assists patients in “navigating” through the health care system,
from diagnosis to treatment, and during follow-up care.

The Nurse Navigator is a patient advocate, ensuring any questions or concerns are addressed
by the oncology team. As an active member of the oncology team, our Nurse Navigator is both a
resource to the physicians at the Kennedy Cancer Center, as well as to community physicians.

Supportive services include: 2016 Referrals to the Navigator

• Setting up appointments with physicians within 200
Kennedy Health, as well as other health care services.
150
• Assisting patients in keeping track of their various
medical appointments. 100

• Assisting patients in getting answers regarding their 50
health care questions, including, but not limited to:
health insurance coverage and accessing disability and 0 CT Lung Inpatient New to
social security benefits. Through this collaborative and
multidisciplinary approach, the Patient Navigation team Screening Kennedy
“bridges the gap” to help patients, their caregivers, and from Nav.
their families access the care and support they need.

• Referring patients to ancillary services, such as Social
Work, Home Health, and the Kennedy Nutrition Center.

2016 Navigator Referrals to Other Medical Resources

150

100

50

0 Referrals to Referrals to Referrals to Referrals to Referrals to Other Other Other
Radiology Physicians
Med/Onc Rad/Onc Lung Breast PET/CT

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Psychosocial Services: Oncology Social Worker

The Kennedy Cancer Center’s Oncology Social Work Department provides caring support and
assistance, along each patient’s continuum of care. Services include, but are not limited to:

• Working collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals from
diagnosis through survivorship.
• Offering patients and families coordination of biomedical and psychosocial care by providing
supportive counseling sessions and other services to help patients through their cancer
treatment journey.
• Facilitating support groups, where patients can safely share feelings and concerns with
others facing similar issues.
• Removing obstacles to treatment, whether financial, emotional or practical.
• Conducting full psychosocial evaluations for new patients, assessing immediate needs and
providing services to address those needs (e.g., insurance issues, medication and transportation).
• Consulting with community agencies – including the American Cancer Society – to coordinate
and develop cancer-related programs and finding resources to assist patients with various
psychosocial needs.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016 Assistance by Category

• In July 2016, the Kennedy Cancer Center received Food & Goods
a $40,000 transportation grant from the Colameco $10,849.48
family of South Jersey-based Wellshire Farms. The 12%
goal of the grant is to remove any transportation
obstacles for patients. The Oncology Social Utilities Housing
Worker screens eligible patients and sets up $35,635.32 $46,328.43
the appropriate transportation.
38% 49%
• The Oncology Social Worker also coordinates Medical Needs
a Breast Cancer Support Group, as well as
facilitates a growing breast cancer email $966.08
network that serves as a means of support, 1%
education and encouragement for more than
215 members.

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Clinical Trials at Kennedy Cancer Center

As part of the larger initiative to ensure Kennedy Health patients
have access to state-of-the-art care close to home, our clinical and
administrative leaders developed an infrastructure to support a
comprehensive oncology clinical research program.

In collaboration with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Network at
Jefferson, Kennedy’s Cancer Center is one of many community-based
cancer centers in the U.S. contributing to patient enrollment in
cooperative group studies offering cutting-edge therapies for patients
within their own communities.

Clinical trials assist physicians:
• in better identifying individuals at-risk for developing cancer,
• establishing new and improved ways to prevent, screen, diagnose,
treat and improve the quality of life of those being treated,
• and assist in advancements in genetic research.

Through participation in clinical trials, patients:
• gain access to new treatments not yet available to the public,
• obtain expert medical care from Kennedy physicians,
• become actively involved in their own health care,
• and help other cancer patients by contributing to medical research.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

The Kennedy Cancer Center completed a study in Telegenetics that
explored using technology to connect patients with certified genetics
counselors through video-conferencing, telephone conference, and
traditional approaches, including written materials and in-person
contact with a genetic counselor.

Kennedy continued to participate in a clinical study through SWOG/
CALBG, “A Phase III Trial of 6 vs 12 Treatments of Adjuvant FOLFOX
plus Celecoxib or Placebo for Patients with Resected Stage III Colon
Cancer,” which looked at adding celecoxib (an oral nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin or ibuprofen) to standard
chemotherapy to improve survival in certain post-surgical colon
cancer patients. The study also looked at whether three months
of chemotherapy was as effective in preventing or delaying colon
cancer recurrence as the standard six months of treatment.

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2016 Kennedy Health Cancer Committee

PHYSICIAN MEMBERS Medical Director, Medical Oncology
Surgeon
Trina Poretta, DO Radiologist
Larry Cohen, DO Pathology
Joseph DeLaurentis, DO Radiation Oncology
Janusz Godyn, MD Section Head, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology,
Carolyn Horowitz, Md, PhD Cancer Conference Coordinator
Tamara LaCouture, MD Urology Palliative Care
Internal Medicine, Palliative Care
Thomas Mueller, MD Surgeon, Cancer Physician Liaison
Sara Pagliaro, DO Pathology
Roy Sandau, DO
Alan Shienbaum, DO Senior Vice President, Technology and Program Services
Nursing Education
NON-PHYSICIAN MEMBERS Clinical Research, Clinical Research Coordinator
Director, Cancer Registry,
Thomas Balcavage Cancer Registry Quality Coordinator
Nora Bollinger, RN Community Outreach Coordinator
Theresa Carducci, MSN, RN, CCRP Nursing
Peggy Carnuccio, CTR VP, Ambulatory Product Lines
Director, Rehabilitation Services
Kathy Caruso Marketing
Trina Darrow, RN Oncology Assistant
Robert Davis Oncology Social Worker, Psychosocial Coordinator
Brian Duffy Representative, American Cancer Society
Dana Earley Cancer Registrar
Brenda Gorman Corporate Director, Medical Imaging
Abigale Hassel, MSW Oncology Nurse Navigator
Taryn Jones Survivorship
William Klinepeter, CTR Pharmacy
Betsy Miletta, MBA, RT( R ), CT Oncology Nurse Navigator
Sandra Murray, RN, OCN, CTTS Quality Improvement Coordinator
Trudy Mitana, BSN, RN,OCN
James Patterson, Pharm D
Susan Saporito, OCN, RN
Kathy Solari, RN, BSN

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The Center for Hope & Healing
at the Kennedy Cancer Center

The Center for Hope & Healing, located on the The Center for Hope & Healing also has a
second floor of the Kennedy Cancer Center, is resource with valuable information for patients
designed to provide a comforting and caring and their families.
environment for cancer patients. With a “living
room” atmosphere, the center is not only a place A large multi-purpose room, which provides
for individual reflection, but also a haven where a unique space for cancer patients and their
patients can share their experiences with other family members and cancer survivors, is the
survivors, as well as speak with oncology venue for free activities, including: yoga,
professionals about their concerns. massage, mindfulness, Reiki, dance, Tai Chi,
visualization, art therapy and much more.
Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering
experience. The Kennedy Cancer Center team The Kennedy Cancer Center’s programs and
focuses on offering free monthly educational activities have expanded significantly over the
activities and events presented by oncology years, and our goal is to continue to offer new
professionals. Presentations highlight all and different programs that enrich and enhance
types of cancer and cancer-related topics, the lives of our patients, their family members
including: prevention, detection and treatment. and caregivers.

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Kennedy Cancer Survivors Day
Hope & Healing 5K Run/Walk

Since 2011, Kennedy’s Cancer Survivors Day has June 5, 2016, marked Kennedy’s 5th Annual
provided the community with an event honoring Cancer Survivors Day, and to recognize this
and recognizing cancer survivors in many special special occasion, this year’s event included
ways. Held on the first Sunday in June (National the Cancer Survivors 5K Run/Walk. The
Cancer Survivors Day), Kennedy’s event has grown USATF-certified 5K course, which runs through
bigger, and more successful, each year. Washington Lake Park, provides the perfect
backdrop for a family outing, as well as an ideal
Held at Washington Lake Park in Washington setting for the serious runner who enjoys a
Township – a location providing plenty of challenging USATF-certified race course and
space for the many fun-filled, family-themed chip timing.
activities – Kennedy’s Cancer Survivors Day
offers participants of any age a host of activities With close to 400 registrants joining in this
to enjoy throughout the day: inaugural 5K event, more than $25,000 was
raised to support the Kennedy Cancer Center’s
The Survivors’ Lap is a special part of the Patient Assistance Fund, which provides needed
day’s event, providing survivors and their loved assistance to Kennedy patients experiencing
ones a walk to honor survivors and those living financial challenges. The Patient Assistance
with cancer. Washington Lake Park’s walking Fund provides patients and their families with
path is transformed into a Circle of Life, where financial support by paying for non-medical
brightly colored decorations and messages of expenses, such as, mortgage, rent, utilities,
love, recognition, and thanks are displayed transportation and food.
along the path. As people walk the lap, names
of those living with cancer are recited, and love
and support are felt by all throughout this very
personal journey.

Every year, survivors help create a personalized,
signature art piece to tie in with each Cancer
Survivors Day. Some of their many creations have
included paintings, quilts and healing gardens.
By recognizing the day with words of hope and
inspiration, survivors celebrate their own deeply
personal journey living with cancer.

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The 2016 Cancer Survivors Day 5K
Run/Walk raised more than $25,000
to support the Kennedy Cancer
Center’s Patient Assistance Fund.

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KENNEDY CANCER CENTER Lymphedema Specialists at Kennedy
SERVICES DIRECTORY
Provides early and continuing treatment for
American Cancer Society Programs patients with Lymphedema.
at Kennedy’s Center for Hope & Healing 856/256-7871

ACS “Look Good ... Feel Better” Oncology Nurse Navigator Program
800/227-2345
Oncology-Certified Nurse and Oncology-Certified
Cancer Registry Social Worker assist patients in navigating
through the health care system, from diagnosis
The Cancer Registry captures a complete to treatment, and follow-up care.
clinical and demographic summary of patients’ 856/218-5324
history, diagnosis, treatment, health status,
providing a lifetime follow-up for Kennedy Outpatient Imaging Center
cancer patients.
856/218-5236 Offers a complete array of outpatient imaging
services, including: PET Scan, Magnetic Resonance
Center for Hope & Healing Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), DEXA,
Ultrasound, Radiography, Digital Mammography.
Support Groups & Cancer Education Weekend and evening hours available.
Programs for patients and their families. 856/582-3130
856/218-5777
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Trials & Research
Provides diagnosis and prognostic data,
Provides patients access to clinical research employing microscopic examination and
and prevention trials. molecular techniques, on biopsy tissue and
856/218-5790 surgically removed tumors.
856/488-6560
Comprehensive Breast Center
Radiation Oncology at Kennedy
Provides supportive care in a clinically
advanced environment for various conditions Provides advanced technology – including 3-D
of the breast, both benign and malignant. treatment planning, High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy
856/218-2100 (HDR), and Intensity Modulated Radiation
Therapy (IMRT) – to treat certain types of cancer
Comprehensive Cancer & Hematology with both internal and external modalities.
Specialists, PC 856/582-3008

Practice located in the Kennedy Cancer Oncology Social Work Services
Center provides an array of individualized
medical treatment options for those battling Oncology-Certified Social Worker provides caring
cancer and blood disorders. support and assistance in resolving insurance
856/582-0550 and financial difficulties, obtaining medications,
and facilitating transportation.
Fighting Men/Fighting Cancer 856/218-5322
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Nutritional Support Services
This confidential education and support
group offered by the Kennedy Cancer Outpatient Registered Dietitians provide
Center provides helpful information to nutritional support and counseling to patients
men and their caregivers. undergoing cancer treatment.
856/218-5777 866/224-0264

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856/218-5324

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