Welcome to Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
New hope for healing.
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is the region’s only comprehensive cancer center. Internationally recognized cancer specialists deliver cancer care and research in one building keeping you close to home. Our team works together to guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We treat virtually every type of cancer.
No two cancer patients are the same. The best treatment for one patient may not be right for another. That’s why we build customized cancer treatment plans drawing upon the many resources available to you, including groundbreaking clinical research studies, advanced technology, and an expert team of physicians, all in one place. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that your treatment plan reflects the combined expertise of many physicians—from surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists to radiologists, pathologists, other specialty physicians, and nurses providing various levels of care.
The experts of Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute are committed to fighting cancer on every front: through education and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, effective treatment, and survivorship programs. Our facility provides patients access to all aspects of care in a single destination including:
- Infusion therapy suites and private rooms for chemotherapy
- A state-of-the-art radiation oncology suite that offers treatment options that refine tumor targeting and reduce treatment time, such as RapidArc radiotherapy
- A chemotherapy and infusion pharmacy staffed by clinical pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians
- An outdoor healing garden that offers a quiet retreat for both patients and families
Seamlessly integrating these services creates a real-time medicine model that helps ensure each patient receives the right diagnosis and the right therapy at the right time.
Cancer Institute Joins Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium
In athletics, the Big Ten universities compete against each other, but now many will join together against a common foe - cancer. The Cancer Institute is uniting with university cancer centers to form a powerful collaboration -the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium--designed to transform cancer research through collaborative oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of the Big Ten universities. The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium creates a unique team-research culture in which cancer leaders will collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the goal of improving the lives of all cancer patients. Click here to learn more about how the consortium will help to turn ideas into potential new treatments.
Register today for the third annual Chocolate Tour
Join us on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Milton Hershey School for the third annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. With exciting run, walk and cycling events, there is something for everyone! there is something for everyone! Runners and walkers will enjoy local chocolate from the area. Cyclists will also enjoy rides through the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania with its Amish farms, wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting the historic chocolate towns of Hershey (home of Hershey's chocolate factory), Elizabethtown (home of M&M/Mars chocolate factory), and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). Click here to register and for more information.
Skin and Bone Cancer: A Matter of Facts
Skin and bone cancer specialists from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute recently teamed up with abc27 to discuss treatment and prevention during a live call-in show that featured patient survivor stories and interviews with physicians. Click here to watch the show.
Look Good… Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better helps female cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hands-on beauty techniques to manage the appearance of side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This program is available throughout the year at Penn State Hershey. Dates, locations and times vary. Registration is required. View the full schedule here. To register, call 1-800-227-2345.
Free Wig Program
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society's Free Wig Salon program located in Infusion Therapy - first floor to help patients undergoing cancer treatments and experiencing hair loss. Those who may be looking for a wig can visit the private Wig Room where a licensed cosmetologist provides personal assistance in wig selection, fitting, styling, and wearing at no charge. All fittings in the Cancer Institute Wig Room are by appointment only. Click here for more information about the Wig Room, including how to schedule an appointment.
Finding Hope with Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Check out our latest issue of Finding Hope which features articles about the emotional side of cancer, thyroid cancer, thoracic/lung cancer care, ways to shield yourself from skin cancer, and clinical trials.
Provides patients, parents and other family members an opportunity to recognize staff members at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center who have created a positive patient experience through outstanding customer service, quality patient care and random acts of kindness. All staff of Penn State Hershey may be recognized, as well as non-staff whose primary role focuses on providing services at the hospital or one of our Medical Group locations.
Click here to recognize a Penn State Hershey staff member who has provided outstanding patient care or customer service
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Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute delivers cancer services throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. The Institute's mission includes clinical care, research, education and community outreach. Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute brings the benefits of cancer-related research and education at Penn State's College of Medicine to the care of patients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
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Penn State was founded as the Farmer’s High School in 1855. The largest campus is at University Park (State College), Pennsylvania, with 24 other campuses located throughout the Commonwealth, including the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The University includes ten undergraduate colleges, the Graduate School, the College of Medicine and several other components. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a member of the Association of American Universities. More..
- Junior Faculty Development Program recognizes 2012-13 graduates On Thursday, May 30, 26 junior Penn State College of Medicine faculty and their mentors celebrated completion of the College of Medicine’s Junior Faculty Development Program, sponsored by the Office of Professional Development.More...
- Volunteers needed for acne study Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Dr. Diane Thiboutot is testing the effectiveness of an investigational acne medication. Volunteers are needed for this study.More...
- Penn State Hershey nursing awards recognize leadership, exemplary practice In celebration of the 2013 National Nurses Week in May, the Department of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer Sherry Kwater presented awards to several members of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center nursing staff during the annual Nursing Awards Ceremony.More...
- Penn State Hershey expands in Elizabethtown Construction began on additional clinic space this month at the Penn State Hershey Medical Group-Elizabethtown location.More...