Our Treatment Team

The Care Team at Kennedy

Kennedy Cancer TeamIf you or someone close to you is facing a diagnosis of cancer, it’s important to focus all of your time and energy on beating the disease. With the comprehensive care available through Kennedy Health, you have the opportunity to concentrate on your health. That’s because from diagnosis through treatment, you can count on the latest advancements in technology and a highly skilled team of cancer specialists to provide seamless and effective care.


Our team of physicians include surgeons whose efforts are directed toward removing the tumor, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who specialize in the treatment of cancer by providing treatments that can complement surgery or be used alone. In addition, radiologists and pathologists provide pivotal information to accurately diagnose the cancer and support the selection of the most effective treatment approach. While most patients never meet these physicians, their contributions to your care is significant.

A team of dedicated health care professionals with specialized expertise in cancer collaborate with our physicians and directly participate in your care. Among others, these include oncology certified nurses, registered radiation therapists, and an oncology social worker.

Breast Cancer

The Kennedy Comprehensive Breast Center is under the medical direction of Theodore N. Tsangaris, MD, Surgical Director of Jefferson’s Breast Health Center, part of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The Kennedy Comprehensive Breast Center meets the needs of each patient in a prompt and courteous manner. Each patient receives compassionate and personalized care. The Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer. We use state-of-the-art technology, from screening and early detection programs, risk assessment and education, to the latest in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Services include minimally invasive breast biopsy, breast MRI, sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast conservation surgery, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in both men and women.  Tumors of the colon and rectum are most often growths that arise from the inner wall of the large intestine.  Many years of research indicate the overwhelming majority of these tumors were initially benign (non-cancerous) polyps that became cancerous over time.  When caught in the early stages before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the survival rates for cancers of the colon and rectum are very high.
The Kennedy Cancer Center offers colo-rectal robotic surgery as a treatment option for patients where applicable.
Prostate Cancer

At current rates, one in every six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their life. When prostate cancer is caught at an early stage, there are many more treatment options available to patients. Since, however, it is often a rather slow growing cancer, patients and family members can be affected for years by prostate cancer and its treatment.

The good news is thanks to major advances in the management of prostate cancer, the cure rate is very high when the disease is diagnosed and treated at an early stage. In addition, more sophisticated and targeted treatment approaches are decreasing the side effects of prostate cancer treatment.

Key Patient Contacts

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Appointment scheduling and treatment navigation.
Susan Saporito, RN, BSN, OCN 

Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Social Worker
Patient support and information.

Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinators
Lisa Mick, RN and Brenda Gorman

Cancer Center Accreditations

Commission on Cancer, ACR, NAPBC, Screening Center of Excellence

Upcoming Classes

Hope & Healing Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club - Tuesdays 09-06-16 thru 12-13-16 - 01/04/2016
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.



Tai Chi - Mondays 01-09-17 - 12-11-17 - 10/28/2016
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition. Great by itself or complements other exercises, lowers blood pressure, improves balance and coordination, slows and improves breathing and builds strength and vitality for cancer patients during and after treatment.





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