Cancer Treatment Centers of America Philadelphia

Our Journey of Hope’s Philadelphia trainings and support are sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Eastern Regional Medical Center.


Cancer Treatment Centers of America
1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Contact Information:

Rev. Wendell Scanterbury
Director Spiritual Outreach

Casey Cellar
Coordinator, Spiritual Outreach

Team Members:

    Rev. Wendell Scanterbury

    Rev. Wendell Scanterbury

    Casey Cellar

    Casey Cellar

Other Exciting Regional Outreaches

Please note: Unique Spiritual outreach offerings made available at any particular Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility may not be offered/available at another Regional site(s) location. Each unique site decides what additional outreaches it makes available to the public in its specific geographic region without expectation or obligation of being available at any other regional site(s).

Community outreach events will be announced here as scheduled.

Lunch and Learn: Come experience the hope-filled atmosphere at the hospital first-hand as you take a tour of the beautiful, state-of-the-art facility followed by a lunch and learn with clinical and spiritual experts. The program will be designed to meet the unique needs of your community. Some options include:

  • Q&A with hospital chaplains
  • Educational session with clinicians
  • Learn about our unique patient-centered philosophy with a member of the Executive team

Speaker Series seminars for your church: Our Spiritual outreach team offers mini seminars on a variety of cancer related topics for your church. They may be scheduled in churches to assist in additional cancer care ministry training. Some topics include:

  • Forgiveness education
  • Help with stress and anxiety
  • Caregiver support
  • Faith under fire
  • Strained relationships
  • Sexual wellness
  • Spiritual practices for tough times

Upcoming 2018 Outreaches and Events:

Check back for upcoming events.

Weekly Services and Activities:

  • Weekly Worship:

Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., on the Fifth Floor Chapel

Time of spiritual renewal, encouragement, and community. Join us on followed by Soul Food- personal interaction with a chaplain. On Sundays or other Holy days you are welcome visit one of the nearby places of worship.

Any Day Sacraments provide meaningful and sacred experiences that promote a personal connection with God. The Eucharist/Communion, Sacrament of the Sick, and other religious observances and celebrations are offered by our chaplains and community clergy partners.

  • Bible Studies:

(General everyone) Monday-Wednesday 6:30pm, Crowne Plaza Rm #425

(Ladies’ Bible Study) Wednesdays: 1200pm 5th Floor Chapel

Can Scripture help us to make sense of what we’re feeling, experiencing, and wondering?

  • Women’s Cancer Support Circle:

Tuesday 2:00pm Meet in person and via conference line.

Meet this dynamic group of ladies that get together weekly to do life. Be encouraged as they share their insights and experiences of resilience. Give voice to your unique story and be supported as it unfolds.

  • Men’s Support Network (MSN):

Second Wednesdays 3:00pm Meet in person and via conference line

Connect with men and get real about life, strength, and struggles. Male patients and caregivers meet once monthly to share ideas, activities, and experiences. Whether it’s work, relationships, hobbies, faith; anything is fair game at MSN. Join our email list and Facebook Page.

  • Talking with Children about Cancer:

(Dates Vary) Call 215-537-7815 for additional information: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) is a program developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation. The CLIMB program at Eastern takes children on a tour of the hospital, and trained facilitators help them to understand, express, and cope with emotions they may be feeling related to cancer in a parent or grandparent. It also helps parents and grandparents to talk with their children more effectively about cancer, and to understand their experiences and responses.

  • DAWN (Rising After Loss):

Offered several times a year via conference call

DAWN is a bereavement support program that serves family members of patients who have not survived their illness. It is provided as a resource to help cope with the emotional and spiritual impact of losing a loved one.


Cancer Treatment Centers of America treats many types of cancers.
We listen to you, answer your questions and encourage you to be a part of the treatment decisions.
Call an Oncology Information Specialist at the number below, anytime - day or night, to discuss second opinion appointments or treatment options available at CTCA.

Upcoming Events
  1. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019

    Zion, IL...more

  2. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019

    Newnan, GA...more

  3. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019

    Zion, IL...more

  4. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019

    Newnan, GA...more

  5. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019

    Philadelphia, PA...more

  6. Cancer Care Leadership Training

    Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019

    Zion, IL...more

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