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Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting data on the latest advances in cancer research and treatment at ASCO’s Annual Meeting in Chicago from June 2-6. Watch this space for press releases as embargoes lift during the meeting.

Experts

Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are available to comment on a wide range of cancer research topics both on site during the meeting and by telephone or email. To arrange interviews, please contact John Infanti at john.infanti@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-301-5221.

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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 20 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 $392 million awarded in the 2016 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 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 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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