The Abramson Cancer Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Voted by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals, 2007, The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s mission is “to create the future of medicine through patient care and service excellence, educational pre-eminence, new knowledge and innovation, and national and international leadership.” University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are home to hundreds of departments, specialists, divisions, research programs, and centers.
The Abramson Cancer Center is a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Abramson Cancer Center has been a NCI designated comprehensive cancer center for more than 30 years and it is only one of 39 National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. The Abramson Cancer Center’s “Living Well After Cancer” program was awarded the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence designation by the Lance Armstrong Foundation in January 2007.
The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center’s Living Well After Cancer program is the only LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence in the region. This standing in the region as the only Center of Excellence reflects the Abramson Cancer Center’s excellence in clinical care, and research as well as education for adults and childhood cancer survivors.
The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center provides innovative and compassionate cancer care to individuals with every cancer from A-Z. In addition to mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung, Abramson Cancer Center treats head and neck cancer, leukemia, and melanoma, to name a few. The clinical program at Abramson Cancer Center is comprised of an expert staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and patient care coordinators.
These cancer care specialists handle more than 50,000 outpatient visits, 3,400 inpatient admissions, and provide over 24,000 chemotherapy treatments, and more than 65,000 radiation treatments each year. In addition, the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center is home to the 300 research scientists working to determine the pathogenesis of cancer. U Penn Abramson cancer care specialists provide the latest forms of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to patients through clinical themes developed to help eliminate the pain and suffering from cancer. Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy,photodynamic therapy, surgery, and radiation therapy treatment options are available, typically using a multi-modality approach.
For appointments, please call 1-800-789-PENN.