After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Oct 2010, Kim Vernick came to Penn for a clinical trial, undergoing radiation and three kinds of chemotherapy – as well as surgery – to fight the deadly disease. But this type of cancer is one...Full story
When the Roberts Proton Therapy Center opened in 2010, it was one of only five in the country. Since that time, 14 are now operational and 10 more are under construction. It’s one of the fastest-growing therapies for treating cancer, but Pe...Full story
When it comes to health-care decisions, most of us know what we would want for themselves, but what if – due to illness or an unexpected accident – you’re unable to make them? Would your loved ones know what medical decisions to make for yo...Full story
A new patient-centered program on Ravdin 6 helps hospitalized patients who have undergone surgery for esophageal cancer to connect with former patients who have fully recovered from the surgery and moved on to live normal lives. “The patien...Full story
Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in the fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. This year’s Festival runs from Friday, April 24, to Saturday, May 2. Th...Full story
This year’s Open Enrollment runs from Monday, April 20, through Sunday, May 3. Take action during Open Enrollment if you want to:
• Make changes to your current benefit elections for 2015 – 2016.
• Add or drop a dependent from your benefi...Full story
If you are enrolled in the PennCare PPO Plan, you can earn up to $200 in Healthy Rewards by completing the following:
* Take the Well-Being Assessment.
* Get a biometric screening to Know Your Numbers:
*Receive an onsite biometric scre...Full story
The 2nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, May 9. Proceeds will benefit Penn’s Orphan Disease Center, supporting pilot research projects and investigators studying a specific rare disease. The routes for the ride will...Full story
Medical laboratory professionals, part of HUP’s behind-the-scenes team, are an integral part of health care, actively involved in preparing and administering therapies. During Lab Week, from April 19 to 25, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine...Full story