Proton therapy is external beam radiotherapy in which protons are directed at a tumor. The radiation dose that is given through protons is very precise, and limits the exposure of normal tissues. This allows the radiation dose delivered to the tumor to be increased beyond conventional radiation. The result is a better chance for curing cancer with fewer harmful side effects.Penn Medicine's Roberts Proton Therapy Center is the largest and most advanced facility in the world for this precise form of cancer radiation. At Penn Medicine, patients have access to one of the most sophisticated weapons against cancer, seamlessly integrated with the full range of oncology services available at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center.
Penn Medicine offers the latest advancements in treatments and technology, including proton therapy for cancer, lung transplantation, and new treatments and surgery for cardiovascular disease. Watch and learn how Penn Medicine continues to deliver world-class health care in the Philadelphia region, and worldwide.
Research is at the core of what Penn Medicine is about, and it is a key component to finding new, clinical breakthroughs in medicine. Learn about new treatments for cancer, ear, nose and throat disease, heart disease and other conditions at Penn through clinical research and clinical trials in these videos.
Each year, Philadelphia Magazine compiles its "Top Doctors" list of the region's best physicians. The physicians at Penn Medicine always figure prominently on this list. Watch interviews with top Penn urologists, medical oncologists, orthopaedic surgeons and many other "Top Doctors" at Penn in Philadelphia. To schedule an appointment with a Penn Medicine physician, call 800-789-PENN (7366).
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Clinical trials at Penn in Philadelphia can offer new and promising treatments for patients. Penn clinicians and scientists are finding novel ways to treat diseases like cancer and heart disease, and advance health care research. Patients who participate in clinical research have access to the latest medications, devices and procedures. Many clinical studies are performed collaboratively with scientists and clinicians throughout the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine.
Learn more about Penn's internationally recognized leaders in services like cancer, heart disease and women's health by watching these videos. To schedule an appointment with a Penn Medicine physician, call 800-789-PENN (7366).
At Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, patients have access to various health programs, including comprehensive cancer care at the Abramson Cancer Center, smoking cessation programs at Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, and patient care and comfort at the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House. To find out if one of these programs is right for you or to schedule an appointment with a Penn Medicine physician, call 800-789-PENN (7366).
Penn Medicine offers the latest treatment options for cancer prevention and care. The Basser Research Center for BRCA1 and 2 helps advance research, prevention and treatment for breast and ovarian cancer. The comprehensive support services at the Abramson Cancer Center are committed to providing an all-inclusive approach to care for patients. Learn more about Penn Medicine's involvement with Stand Up 2 Cancer and other cancer prevention research.
When it comes to health care, "one size" doesn't always fit all. Personalized care, and personalized medicine puts patient's unique needs first. Using technology to better detect the causes of disease, Penn clinicians are personalizing care with preventative medicine and treatments that use a patient's own cells to fight disease. Penn Medicine's patient-accessible, online health records, myPennMedicine, also allow patients to communicate with their physicians and provides access to their health history wherever and whenever they need it.
Penn Medicine seeks to facilitate wellness and healing for current and former patients. This includes a variety of mindfulness programs backed by research that supports the mind-body connection. The Penn Program for Mindfulness and the meaningful patient-physician relationships created through patient visits are just a few of the ways Penn physicians are improving patient care. To schedule an appointment with a Penn Medicine physician, call 800-789-PENN (7366).
There are many ways to give back to Penn Medicine to help further disease research and advance clinical care. Donating time or money, and participating in clinical trials or donating tissue sample for research all play integral roles in advancing clinical care. To learn more about ways to give to Penn, please call 800-789-PENN (7366).
A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital. To make an appointment call 800-789-PENN (7366).
A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital. To make an appointment c...