Unlike a regular hospital, academic medical centers combine patient care, education and research all in one place. This gives patients access to clinical trials and medical breakthroughs, as well as attention from top experts in each field.
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.
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.