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PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been named a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. This designation, which includes a five-year, $10 million grant to Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator and Director of this Center of Excellence, establishes Penn as one of only 14 such sites in the United States. The Center represents a multidisciplinary approach to understanding breast cancer progression using genetically engineered mouse models and state-of-the art non-invasive imaging techniques.
"We are honored and proud to have earned this prestigious designation by the Department of Defense," says Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the School of Medicine. "It is a testament to the high caliber of our physician-scientists and the programs they lead to have been selected to join the group of …