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Gifts Supporting Specific Program or Research Areas

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has many specialized areas of research and patient care. Philanthropic support is vital to our mission and allows us to continue to lead the way with dramatic new therapies, essential supportive programs for our patients and their families, and breakthroughs in the laboratory.

To establish a new fund in support of a specific program, clinical trial, scientist or physician or for more information on how to support our efforts, please contact Penn Medicine Development.

Abramson Cancer Center Annual Fund

Basser Center for BRCA

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Breast Cancer - Rena Rowan Breast Cancer

Center for Personalized Diagnostics

Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Colon Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Joan Karnell Supportive Services Program at ACC at Pennsylvania Hospital

Jordan Center for Gynecologic Oncology

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer

Head and Neck Cancers

  • Thyroid Cancer

Hematologic Cancers

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Bone Marrow Transplants


Integrative Medicine and Wellness Program

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Yoga

Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma and Related Disorders

Melanoma and Skin Cancers


Paraneoplastic Neurological Disorders (PND)

Patient Education Conference Fund

Patient and Family Services

  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oncology Navigation Specialists

Penn Program for Mindfulness

Sarcoma Program Fund

New Therapy Development Fund

Radiation Oncology

  • Photon Therapy
  • Proton Therapy

LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center for Excellence

Urologic Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

Young Friends of the Abramson Cancer Center

Please note: The Abramson Cancer Center is within the University of Pennsylvania. All gifts to the institution are deductible on federal tax returns subject to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. See our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.