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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Future of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not effectively use the insulin it produces. People with diabetes often take insulin, a hormone that converts food into energy, to control high blood sugar. As the fastest growing disease in the United States, someone develops diabetes every 20 seconds. In the Philadelphia region the risk of having diabetes is even greater than in other major cities.

In honor of American Diabetes Month, the Penn Medicine Institute for Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism is proud to host the educational event, The Future of Diabetes: Reversing Trends, Promoting Health and Finding a Cure on Thursday, November 11. At the event, a panel of Penn Medicine experts and Philadelphia city officials discuss the current state of diabetes care and what the future holds for diabetes treatment.

Penn's Abramson Cancer Center Hailed as ‘Exceptional’ by NCI

Penn's Abramson Cancer Center has been rated "exceptional" by the National Cancer Institute. During a competitive, peer-review process that evaluates applications according to merit, the Abramson Cancer Center was recognized for its:
  • High quality of cancer research
  • State-of-the-art research and patient-care facilities\
  • Experienced scientific leadership
  • Level of collaboration and translation of science to innovative cancer care
The Abramson Cancer Center’s commitment to research provides cancer patients with access to more clinical trials and the most advanced treatment options.

Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as best for cancer care in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and among the top in the nation, the Abramson Cancer Center has more ways to save patients’ lives.

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