• Leading Treatment Discoveries Immunotherapy

    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.

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  • Novel Therapies Proton Therapy

    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.

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  • National Recognition "Exceptional" Rating by National Cancer Institute

    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.

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Why Penn?

Up to the Minute Advances in Research

What Sets Penn Medicine Clinical Trials Apart?

Abramson Cancer Center has been a national leader in developing and conducting clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Cancer Immunotherapy

We are leading the world in immunotherapy research, including developing cancer vaccines, immune modulatory drugs and cell-based therapies such as CAR-T.

Intraoperative Molecular Imaging

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.

Translating Research into Practice

Translational Centers of Excellence aim to find solutions to the most pressing issues confronting cancer patients.