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Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Pennsylvania Hospital is now home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer care and research and one of the only Cancer Centers in the region to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Patients and families will continue to receive the excellent supportive care services they have always received through the Joan Karnell Supportive Care Program, as well as additional clinical trials, personalized treatment plans through the Center for Personalized Diagnostics and proton therapy at Penn's Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

We offer an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment, research and education to help our patients and their families achieve the best quality of life.

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Supportive Oncology Clinic at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

A cancer diagnosis and its treatment can be overwhelming. The palliative care specialists in the Supportive Oncology Clinic work with a patient's doctor to provide:

  • Information and education on diagnosis and treatment
  • Strategies to help patients and families cope
  • Opportunities to discuss goals of care
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-829-6466.




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