Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

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Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System logo.svg
Perelman Center Advanced Medicine, 2016-Feb.jpg
Geography
Location3400 Civic Center Boulevard,
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Coordinates39°56′54″N 75°11′36″W / 39.948197°N 75.193393°W / 39.948197; -75.193393Coordinates: 39°56′54″N 75°11′36″W / 39.948197°N 75.193393°W / 39.948197; -75.193393
Organization
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeSpecialist
Affiliated universityPerelman School of Medicine
NetworkUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System
Services
SpecialityOncology, cardiovascular
HelipadYes (at HUP)
History
Founded2008[1]
Links
Websitepennmedicine.org/perelman
ListsHospitals in the United States
The Smilow Translational Research Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is a specialized medical facility located at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, on the former site of the Philadelphia Civic Center, on the campus of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The $302-million project was designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and completed in 2008. It is the largest capital project ever undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania Health System.[1]

The Center is home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine and an outpatient surgical pavilion. One of the most important parts of the Center for Advanced Medicine is the Roberts Proton Therapy Center which houses the largest proton therapy center associated with a medical center in the world.[2] The proton therapy center will be used by both the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Penn Medicine to treat cancer patients.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine: About the Center". Penn Medicine. Retrieved November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Roberts Proton Therapy Center". Penn Medicine. Retrieved November 24, 2011.
  3. ^ McDonough, J.; B. Tinnel (August 2007). "The University of Pennsylvania/Walter Reed Army Medical Center proton therapy program". Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. 6: 73–6. PMID 17668956.
  4. ^ "Hope For Children With Brain Tumors". CBS. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2011.

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