At a microscopic level, one of the cornerstones of the human immune system is the T cell, a small but incredibly efficient machine of identifying and destroying any unwelcome invaders.
We have the largest proton therapy center of its kind. A proton is a tiny particle that can make a big difference in your life. A proton beam conforms to the shape of a tumor with greater precision while sparing healthy tissues and organs.
The NCI rating signifies the renewal of our status as a “comprehensive” center - demonstrating an added depth and breadth of multidisciplinary laboratory, clinical and population-based research, as well as substantial trans-disciplinary research.
Abramson Cancer Center has been a national leader in developing and conducting clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
We are leading the world in immunotherapy research, including developing cancer vaccines, immune modulatory drugs and cell-based therapies such as CAR-T.
Penn's Center for Precision Surgery is testing the impact of an investigational dye designed to make tumors “glow", as part of a technique called intraoperative molecular imaging.
Translational Centers of Excellence aim to find solutions to the most pressing issues confronting cancer patients.
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.