Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Medical Researchers Dispute the Efficacy of a Breast Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine are suggesting that a prophylactic treatment option increasingly offered to breast cancer patients has only a slight benefit, and the modest gains to life expectancy the treatment provides may actually be offset by decreases in quality of life for many patients.

Katie Delach

Penn’s Netter Center Hosting National Conference Dec. 15

PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will hold a joint conference of the Anchor Institutions Task Force and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools on Thursday, Dec .15.   

Julie McWilliams

In the News

AP News

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans 

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences says the FBI has rarely become involved in sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.


Associated Press

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that lawmakers staying silent is a rare sight in Congress.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Let’s help a Penn professor get the U.S. to declare racism a public health crisis

Walter Palmer of the School of Social Policy & Practice doesn’t just want to call racism a public health crisis; he wants the country to do something about it.


National Catholic Reporter

Abuse survivors praise Supreme Court for declining to review California’s Child Victims Act

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how victim advocates were not surprised by a Supreme Court decision on California’s Child Victims Act but that it sends a message to the church.


The Wall Street Journal

Sweden’s Einride to test autonomous trucks on U.S. roads

Steve Viscelli of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the freight sector moving more rapidly toward autonomous transport than the passenger-car business.