Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program


Edith Christmas

Nutrition counseling by Registered Dietitians is available for all patients being treated for cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center. Our dietitians specialize in cancer nutrition and provide information based on sound nutritional therapies. We offer classes and workshops as well as individual advice. We also have a variety of education sheets to help.

Throughout treatment, a well-balanced nutrition plan can improve tolerance and response to therapy and promote recovery.

To make an appointment with the Cancer Center's Nutritional Counseling Program, call 215-615-0534.

Survivor Stories

Nicholas Martell

Nicholas Martell was first diagnosed with prostate cancer more than ten years ago. He was healthy for many years after being treated with radiation therapy. Nick recently experienced a recurrence of his cancer. Physicians at Penn tailored his treatment and enrolled him in a new Phase I clinical trial using laser-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) followed by hormone therapy. This leading edge treatment plan was effective. Nick just returned from a vacation with his daughter, and in his free time, he plays golf every chance he gets.




Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are studies to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The purpose of each clinical trial is to answer a specific question. Our physicians carefully design these studies to find new ways to improve care and quality of life ... more about clinical trials