The education and training of present and future leaders in
cancer research is a top priority of the Abramson Cancer Center.
Over the past 40 years, Abramson Cancer Center faculty, staff, and
trainees have made critical advances in the detection, treatment, and
prevention of cancer, including recent discoveries in cancer cell
genomics and metabolism, immunotherapy, and the genetic basis of
nicotine addiction. Reducing the burden of cancer for our patients depends
on continued success in training the next generations of cancer researchers
in basic, clinical, and population sciences.
The Abramson Cancer Center and the University of
Pennsylvania provide a broad array of education and training opportunities for
students at all levels, ranging from undergraduate classes in Cancer Biology to
continuing medical education (CME) courses for practicing oncologists. Each section
below provides information and links to specific programs and educational resources
at the University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Cancer Center.
Undergraduate cancer research opportunities are available through multiple programs on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers a wide range of scientific and clinical areas.
Medical education training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers undergraduate training as well as graduate training, which includes residency and fellowship programs.
Postdoctoral trainees in the area of cancer research have access to a wealth of resources through the office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).
There are myriad opportunities for cancer researchers and health care professionals to augment their training and further their careers at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania.
There are multiple education and training programs available at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania that are focused on populations that are traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine.
Proton therapy is a non–invasive, incredibly precise cancer treatment that uses a beam of protons moving at very high speeds to destroy cancer cells.
Our experienced cancer nurses and referral staff are here to help. Call 800-789-7366 (PENN) or complete an online request.
Learn more about the benefits of translational research at Penn Medicine.