Breast Cancer / Rena Rowan Center

The Penn Difference

Innovative Research... Advanced Medicine... Service Excellence

  • Nationally recognized experts
  • Advanced diagnostic testing, treatments and technologies
  • Coordinated care
  • Support services
  • A reputation for sensitivity and responsiveness
  • Personalized attention
  • Innovative clinical trials
  • The backing of a major research program with immediate translation to patient care

What sets Penn’s Breast Cancer Program apart?

Penn’s multidisciplinary breast cancer program at the Rena Rowan Breast Center is distinguished in a number of ways including:

  • Timely diagnosis
  • Oncologists who are full-time faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and whose practice is exclusive to breast cancer
  • Dedicated breast radiologists and pathologists who work with the breast team to achieve a precise diagnosis
  • Rehabilitation specialists to help with cancer-related side effects, including lymphedema service
  • Pioneers in the use of breast conservation and oncoplastic surgery.
  • Leaders in skin sparring surgery and pioneers in the field of free flap autogenous breast reconstruction, using the most advanced muscle-preserving techniques.
  • Specialty boutique offering items for breast cancer patients and families.
  • Nationally-recognized breast research program
  • Foremost breast cancer genetics risk evaluation program in the country
  • The Breast Center has been recognized as a "Breast Cancer Center of Excellence" by the Department of Defense, one of only 14 sites.
  • Penn’s Breast Cancer Research Program is one of the few programs of its kind approved and funded by the National Cancer Institute.
  • The Cancer Center is home to OncoLink, the oldest, largest, and most trusted source for cancer information on the Internet. In a study conducted by researchers at RAND Health OncoLink's breast cancer information section outperforms other sites.