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Dr. Edith Mitchell Quoted In Jewish Exponent Article Entitled, "Over The Counter Intelligence: Can Non-prescription Drugs Help Fight Cancer?"

Jefferson medical oncologist Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is quoted in a Jewish Exponent article entitled, "Over the Counter Intelligence: Can Non-Prescription Drugs Help Fight Cancer?."
Pancreatic cancer patients enrolled in a study at Jefferson are receiving intravenous infusions of vitamin C to determine if the vitamin can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. The amount of vitamin C they are receiving is 10 times the amount people could take by mouth, according to medical oncologist Edith Mitchell, who is involved in the ?G?-backed study. Found naturally in citrus fruits and available as a supplement, large amounts of vitamin C taken orally can cause stomach discomfort and absorption problems. Intravenous delivery that goes directly into the bloodstream eliminates those problems, Mitchell said. Full Article:

Publication: Jewish Exponent
Published: 10/27/2011

Dr. Edith Mitchell Quoted In Essence Magazine Article Entitled, "The Black Woman's Guide To Breast Cancer"
Jefferson medical oncologist Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is quoted in an Essence Magazine article entitled, "The Black Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer."

Dr. Mitchell responds to one of the many questions in the guide: "What if I feel a lump?" She advises, "Don't wait any longer than one month for follow-up." This is especially important because African American women are more likely to develop aggressive tumors, and fast action might mean a less aggressive form of treatment if necessary.

Publication: Essence Magazine October 2011
Published: 9/13/2011

CancerCare Awards Dr. Edith Mitchell 2010 Physician Of The Year

NEW YORK, September 22, 2010 — The national nonprofit CancerCare will present its Physician of the Year Awards to two nationally recognized leaders in oncology and cancer patient care during its annual “Tribute to Our Friends” awards ceremony, to be held September 30 at CancerCare’s national office in New York City.

Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, who specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies; and breast cancer specialist Dr. Hope S. Rugo, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program at the University of California Comprehensive Cancer Center, in San Francisco, will be honored for their long-time participation in CancerCare’s free Connect® Education Workshops, which provide thousands of cancer patients, caregivers and health care professionals with the latest news in cancer research and treatment from the nation’s leading experts.

Publication: CancerCare Press Release
Published: 9/22/2010

Dr. Edith Mitchell Appointed To Board Of Directors At Response Genetics, Inc.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mitchell to our Board of Directors," said Kathleen Danenberg, CEO and president of Response Genetics. "Dr. Mitchell's impressive record of achievement has distinguished her as a thought leader in gastrointestinal oncology and personalized medicine. We believe her breadth of clinical experience will provide an important viewpoint as we continue to grow our company. I would also like to express my gratitude to Dr. Gandara for his contributions to the company and willingness to continue in a scientific advisory role."

Publication: Response Genetics Press Release
Published: 1/19/2010

A Closer Look: Breast Cancer And Women Of Color

Learn about health disparities facing African-Americans with breast cancer. Dr. Mitchell discusses research on factors that impact the course of disease and survivorship and the types of breast cancer that occur more often in African-Americans. She also covers lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk and how participating in clinical trials can move research forward and improve breast cancer treatment and recovery.

Download the Transcript:     WomenoffColor_11.14.09.pdf     311.71 kB PDF File

Download the Podcast:     WomenofColor_11.14.09.MP3     21.29 MB MP3 File

Publication: Living Beyond Breast Cancer Podcast
Published: 11/14/2009


A Discussion on the Challenges in Health Disparities in Cancer:

Disparities in Cancer Rates Afflicting African Americans:

Colon and Rectal Cancer: A Racial Divide:

The Colon Cancer Puzzle: Putting all the right pieces together to beat it:

The Morning Blend, Interview with Dr. Mitchell and Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor Pepper Benz:

Webinar: A Report from the January 2011 GI Cancers Symposium from Fight Colorectal Cancer on Vimeo.

Integrative Medicine: Got Vitamin C?: