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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Overview of Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, was founded in 1751. Today, the hospital is a 505-bed acute-care facility providing a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services and functions as a major teaching and research institution. The hospital is known for obstetrics, orthopedics, neurosciences, cancer care, behavioral health, surgery and bloodless management.

Pennsylvania Hospital's Cancer Program

Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

The Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital is a comprehensive cancer program that combines advanced clinical care with a strong research and academic base as well as a patient-focused and supportive approach to delivering treatment. Experienced medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists are supported by experts in the fields of orthopedics, urology, ENT, and gynecologic oncology. State-of-the-art diagnostic services include a pathology department that utilizes sophisticated investigative techniques for tissue and cell examination. The radiology department has a full line of services including Computed Tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, mammography, angiography and ultrasound. The radiation therapy department has state-of-the-art equipment including Intensity-Modulated Resonance Therapy (IMRT), high-dose radiation and Gamma Knife®.

The Cancer Center program has several distinct groups of clinicians who meet weekly to review all cases. These multidisciplinary "tumor panels" are organized according to specific tumor sites. Core research consists of studies sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, and Phase II cancer protocols. Supportive care programs focus on relief of physical, psychological, social and spiritual concerns for patients with cancer. These programs include social work, nutrition, oncology nursing, pastoral care, psychological counseling, support groups and educational programs for patients, caregivers, and the community. Complementary therapies are offered including shiatsu massage, psychology and music and art therapy. A Cancer Risk Evaluation Program (CREP) for breast, ovarian and GI cancers is available. The Cancer Center also features unique components such as stem cell transplants, sarcoma treatment, bloodless medical and surgical management and HIV oncology.

Pennsylvania Hospital's Key Contacts

Hospital Administrator Responsible for Cancer Program
Daniel Robert Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN, FABC
Vice President, Allied Health and Ambulatory Services
Phone: (215) 829-5310
Fax: (215) 829-5131

Cancer Program Administrator
Mary Pat Lynch, CRNP, MSN, AOCN
Phone: (215) 829-6428
Fax: (215) 829-3340

Chair of the Cancer Committee
Medical Director of the Cancer Program
Arthur P. Staddon, MD
Phone: (215) 829-6088
Fax: (215) 829-6104

Principal Investigator
David Henry, MD
Phone: (215) 829-6088
Fax: (215) 829-7000

Penn Radiation Oncologists
James D. Kolker, MD
Section Chief, Radiation Oncology
Phone: (215) 829-3873
Fax: (215) 829-5424

Oncology Clinical Research Associate
Holly Kilpatrick, RN, BSN, OCN
Phone: (215) 829-6117
Fax (215) 829-6438

Cancer Registrar
Karen Servacek, CTR
Phone: (215) 662-2018

Marketing Representative
Daniel Cianciarulo
Phone: (215) 349-8640
Fax: (215) 614-0048


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