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Experts from the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program, Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, and the divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology will be presenting data from at least 13 abstracts on the latest advances in lung cancer and mesothelioma research and treatment at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer from October 27 to October 30 in Sydney, Australia.

Experts are available to comment on a wide range of research topics. To arrange interviews, please contact Steve Graff, stephen.graff@uphs.upenn,edu, 215-349-5653. Follow us on Twitter at @PennMedNews.

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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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