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Abramson Cancer Center

The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania is a global leader in basic, translational, clinical, and population science research for the advancement of cancer care. The ACC was founded in 1973 and was one of the first NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, receiving that designation in 1974. The ACC is deeply committed to its mission to improve the lives of adults and children with cancer in the greater Philadelphia area, across the nation, and around the world. The ACC is a matrix cancer center embedded within the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which encompasses the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The mission of the ACC is to embody a “science-driven, patient-focused” comprehensive cancer center. Members of the ACC have leveraged multidisciplinary approaches to address some of the toughest problems in cancer research, developing novel therapeutic agents and other breakthrough discoveries.  

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University of Pennsylvania

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil
3400 Spruce Street
16th Floor Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
(215) 662-3929
COE Leader
Carmen Guerra, PhD, MPH; Tamara Cadet, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach; Associate Director for Community and Equity
CRTEC Leader
David Mankoff, MD, PhD
Associate Director for Education and Training
PED Leader
Carmen Guerra, MD
Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach

Research Programs

Research Program Program Leaders
Breast Cancer Angela DeMichele, MD; Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD
Cancer Control Karen Ganz, PhD, MPH; Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Cancer Therapeutics Naomi Haas, MD; Kim Reiss, MD
Hematologic Malignancies Nancy Speck, PhD; Edward Stadtmauer, MD
Immunobiology Warren Pear, MD, PhD; E. Wherry, PhD
Pediatric Oncology Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD; Kai Tan, PhD
Radiobiology and Imaging Theresa Busch, PhD; Daniel Pryma, MD
Tobacco and Environmental Carcinogenesis Trevor Penning, PhD; Andrew Strasser, PhD
Tumor Biology Shelley Berger, PhD; Matthew Weitzman, PhD

Shared Resources

Category Resource Directors
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Comparative Pathology Core Enrico Radaelli, DVM, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility Jonni Moore, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Genetically Altered Mouse Core Douglas Epstein, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Genomic Analysis Core Tapan Ganguly, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Human Immunology Core Eline Luning-Prak, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Metabolomics Core Daniel Kelly, MD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Small Animal Imaging Core E Delikatny, PhD
Cat 4: Clinical Research ACC BioRepository Anupma Nayak, MD
Cat 6: Biostatistics Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Qi Long, PhD
Last Updated
May 17, 2024