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November 4, 2003

Breast Cancer Surgeon Marcia C. Boraas, MD, Joins Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) – Breast cancer surgeon Marcia C. Boraas, MD, has joined the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where she will also hold an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Penn’s School of Medicine.

Based at the Rena Rowan Breast Center, Boraas is an expert in using breast conservation surgery in combination with radiation therapy to treat breast cancer. She has published more than a dozen editorials and studies on various aspects of cancer in leading, peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

In addition to an active clinical practice dedicated to treating breast disease, Boraas is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Association of Women Surgeons.

For the past decade, Boraas practiced as a staff surgeon at Jeanes Hospital and the American Oncologic Hospital of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She was Director of the Jeanes Breast Center from 1989 to 1997. A native of Philadelphia, Boraas completed her medical school studies at Penn in 1977 and did her general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, serving as chief resident in 1983. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University in 1973.


Marcia C. Boraas, MD. For larger image, click here.




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The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1973 as a center of excellence in cancer research, patient care, education and outreach. Today, the Abramson Cancer Center ranks as one of the nation’s best in cancer care, according to US News and World Report, and is one of the top five in National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding. It is one of only 39 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Home to one of the largest clinical and research programs in the world, the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has 275 active cancer researchers and 250 Penn physicians involved in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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