Rena Rowan Breast Center

The Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine has a team approach to breast cancer care. 

Our breast cancer specialists work together with other Penn Medicine disciplines to treat all types of breast cancer. We offer advanced treatment options, nationally recognized experts in breast cancer, supportive care services and coordinated care and personalized attention.

Multidisciplinary Care and Tumor Boards

Each week, our breast cancer experts from each of the specialties below, meet to review patients breast cancer cases as a group. This team approach ensures each individual receives the benefit of multiple opinions and team input. 

Our team is made up of:

  • Breast surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Oncology nurses
  • Nurse navigators

Genetic Counseling and Testing

Penn Medicine offers cancer risk evaluation services, including cancer genetic counseling to help you learn more about your personal risk for cancers. Your oncologist can give you more information and recommend evaluation services. 

Our breast cancer genetic counseling programs include:

Patient Support Services 

At the Abramson Cancer Center, we offer a wide range of supportive and educational services to cancer patients and their loved ones, including:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Emotional support
  • Resource referral
  • Navigation
  • Integrative oncology

To see our full list of services available through Patient and Family Services, located at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Penn Medicine Valley Forge, visit our Support Services section.

Breast Cancer Research: From Bench to Bedside

Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence

At Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, the 2-PREVENT (Secondary PREvention through SurVEillance and iNTervention) aims to address one of the greatest challenges in breast cancer treatment: The high rate of relapse and late treatment effects among breast cancer survivors.

The mission of the ACC’s 2-PREVENT TCE is to work together as a multi-disciplinary team to understand why some women have breast cancer recurrence through prediction, prevention, monitoring, detection, and treatment measures.

Learn how you can help.

NCI Funded Breast Cancer Research

Penn's Breast Cancer Research Program is one of the few programs of its kind approved and funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

Everyday our scientists conduct research that leads us closer to learning the causes of breast cancer and to developing new treatments. The knowledge gained through our research allows us to better care for those with or at risk for breast cancer.

Rena Rowan

Rena Rowan Damone, an internationally recognized fashion designer and businesswoman, inspired the Rena Rowan Breast Center and continues to be an advocate for breast cancer awareness.