The Cancer Center enjoys a vibrant, well-funded research base, which continues to grow. The focus of this effort is on reducing cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity in the community while training future cancer researchers and improving our ability to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Cancer Center members currently hold over $145 million in grant funding. Demonstrating the high level of cancer research being conducted at Penn, the Cancer Center ranks fifth in funding from the National Cancer Institute and fourth in American Cancer Society funding.
Our Research Mission
To reduce the burden of cancer by:
Areas of Research Excellence