Radiation Oncology


Breast Cancer

At Penn Radiation Oncology, patients with breast cancer receive the highest level of care available for their disease. Patients benefit from a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists whose subspecialty expertise is unrivaled in the region.

Breast cancer treatment can be both physically and emotionally taxing. To help alleviate the strain on patients, all appointments are conducted within the walls of Penn Medicine's Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center or the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Here, patients can access all of their clinical specialists and support staff, as well as a host of supplemental services, in one convenient location.

Penn Radiation Oncology strives to provide the most advanced treatment options for its breast cancer patients. In addition to being a leader in the retreatment of chest-wall recurrences, it is among the first in the region to offer deep inspiratory breath hold treatment. This treatment technique helps to reduce radiation exposure to patients heart and lungs.

Furthering Penn Radiation Oncology's commitment to its patients is its robust breast cancer research program. This program is actively conducting retrospective work using the Penn Breast Cancer database and is developing prospective trials with proton therapy and drug therapies.


  • Ductal carcinoma
  • Inflammatory breast disease
  • Lobular carcinoma
  • Male breast cancer
  • Rare types of breast cancer

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