About the Kimmel Cancer Center
The Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) was founded in 1991 with approximately 30 investigators in the basic sciences. Today, the KCC has approximately 150 members that include physicians and scientists dedicated to discovery and development of novel approaches for cancer treatment. The mission of the Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated clinical cancer center, is to:
- make tranformational discoveries of the cellular and molecular biology of the malignant process and the individual's and society's response to it
- effectively translate the latest research discoveries and clinical trials to provide the highest quality of care to all patients including those of diverse ethnic and racial populations
- provide expert and humantiarian care to cancer pateints, their families, and those at risk
The cancer center's name recognizes the generous support of Mr. Sidney Kimmel, chairman of Jones Apparel Group, Inc.