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  • louis spivak cancer survivor points to plaque of penn medicine abramson cancer while hooked to monitors during last days of chemo

    This "Chemo Avenger" Won His Cancer Battle

    September 18, 2017

    Dr. Mato told Louis he'd survive, and Louis not only believed him, but made it his mission to become a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor. Through the inspiration of his brother, Louis became the "Chemo Avenger" and beat cancer. Now, he is working to give back to others. Read his powerful story.

  • three researchers in a lab

    The End of the Beginning of Penn's ImmunoRevolution

    September 11, 2017

    Over five years ago, Richard Vague heard Carl June, MD, talk about treating cancer with cellular therapies. Today, the Abramson Cancer Center is proud to celebrate a pivotal milestone in cellular therapies that couldn't have been done without his generosity.

  • the HEADstrong Foundation breaking ground at Nick's House II

    A Philanthropic Community Comes Together to Help People Facing Cancer

    August 11, 2017

    Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center is fortunate to have the support of many philanthropic organizations in the community. Read about how Jill Just Wants 2 Help, Nick's House, and Kevin Smith Transportation are working to support ACC's goals and initiatives to help cancer patients and families.

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    Out of the Basement Comes the Light

    August 01, 2017

    In 2003, Eileen Brode visited the "basement" at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 5 days a week for 8 weeks. During her time in the basement, Eileen made new friends who brought her hope and healing and helped her to see the light.

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