Rachel Jankowitz, MD
Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center
The Breast Cancer Clinical Program provides compassionate, multidisciplinary care that is informed by research to develop the most effective therapies for patients with breast cancer and those at risk for developing breast cancer. Our nationally recognized specialty physicians provide education, care and support needed to help patients navigate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Penn's Breast Cancer Program has a comprehensive team sub-specialist medical oncologists, breast cancer surgeons, radiation oncologist, pathologists, radiologists, nurse practitioners, and oncology nurse navigators. This group meets weekly to discuss treatment plans for patients, resulting in advanced and personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Penn oncologists are national and international leaders in developing and testing new therapies for cancer treatment and they are engaged in a broad range of basic and clinical research, clinical care and teaching related to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Program, based at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, provides multidisciplinary care for patients with breast cancer. Dedicated teams for patents with breast cancer are also available at Penn Medicine Valley Forge, Penn Medicine Radnor, Chester County Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital.
A dedicated clinical trials staff, specializing in the treatment of all stages of breast cancer, offers multiple clinical trials including studies of:
- Targeted molecular therapy
- Vaccine and immunologic therapy
Individualized treatment approaches that include the pathological analysis of tumor material in order to personalize medical treatments are also being investigated.
The Basser Center for BRCA is the first comprehensive center for research, treatment and prevention of BRCA related cancers. These hereditary mutations affect both men and women.
Medical oncologists involved in the management of breast cancer include:
- Angela Bradbury, MD
- Amy Clark, MD
- Tracy d'Entremont, MD
- Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
- Susan Domchek, MD
- Kevin Fox, MD
- Courtney Gabriel, MD, MSCE
- John Glick, MD
- Rachel Jankowitz, MD
- Hayley Knollman, MD
- David Mintzer, MD
- Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD
- Payal Shah, MD