Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center Hailed as 'Exceptional' by the National Cancer Institute

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659 October 13, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center has been rated as “exceptional” by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) during a competitive research funding review by the government agency.

The Abramson Cancer Center, which is one of only 40 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, received the prestigious honor following scientific review and evaluation of essential features of a cancer center, including the high quality of cancer research, state-of-the art research and patient care facilities, experienced scientific leadership, and the level of collaboration and translation of science to innovative cancer care.

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