Shared Resources

The Abramson Cancer Center Shared Resources provide investigators with access to state-of-the-art technology, equipment, support, and services.

The Shared Resources of the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), also called Core Facilities, provide investigators with easy access to state-of-the-art research technology, equipment, technical support, data, and biostatistics services that would otherwise be too difficult or expensive for individual investigators or Programs to develop and maintain. The availability of the ACC Shared Resources significantly facilitates the ease with which cancer-related research can be conducted at Penn.

In This Section

  • Biomedical Data Coordination Core

    The Biomedical Data Coordination Core has been incorporated with Penn Medicine Informatics Technology and the Biostatistics Core.

  • Biostatistics Core

    The Biostatistics Core provides consultation and assistance for basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic research in cancer.

  • Cancer Histology Core

    The Cancer Histology Core is a research-oriented shared resource offering all histology-related services to members of the Abramson Cancer Center.

  • Cancer Imaging Core

    The Cancer Imaging Core serves ACC investigators with cancer-related clinical trials and translational research that involve imaging biomarkers and/or imaging-related endpoints.

  • Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility

    The Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility that manufactures cell and gene biotherapeutics.

  • Clinical Research Unit

    The Clinical Research Unit provides support for adult therapeutic clinical trials conducted by investigators at the Abramson Cancer Center.

  • Comparative Pathology Core

    The Comparative Pathology Core provides investigators with skillful interpretation of lesions in animal models.

  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

    The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility provides sophisticated flow cytometry, cell sorting services, and scientific expertise for research projects.

  • Genomic Analysis Core

    The Genomic Analysis Core merges the DNA Sequencing and the Genomics Facility to provide an array of services for DNA sequencing and molecular profiling.

  • Human Immunology Core

    The Human Immunology Core supports clinical trials and immunology research with state-of-the-art immune assays, cellular products, and immunological expertise.

  • Proteomics Core

    The Proteomics Core provides state-of-the-art services ranging from differential in-gel electrophoresis to high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry.

  • Recruitment, Outcomes, and Assessment Resource (ROAR)

    The goal of the Recruitment, Outcomes and Assessment Resource is to develop resources for population and clinical/transitional research.

  • Small Animal Imaging Core

    The Small Animal Imaging Core is a Shared Resource providing advanced instrumentation and technical support to apply a broad range of imaging modalities to small animal models.

  • Stem Cell and Xenograft Core

    The Stem Cell and Xenograft Core integrates a viable tissue bank of normal human hematopoietic cells and hematopoietic malignancies with a full range of xenograft services.

  • Transgenic and Chimeric Mouse Facility

    The Transgenic and Chimeric Mouse Facility provides expertise in a range of transgenic technologies and regularly introduces new services.

  • Tumor Tissue Bank (sub-core of ROAR)

    Tissue banking allows researchers to utilize resources and facilitate the discovery of information critical to improving cancer care.