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Recognized as an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, Penn State Cancer Institute has evolved since 2000 into a premier academic oncology center that encompasses clinical care, research, education and outreach. Since 2009, the 178,000 square-foot freestanding facility on the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus has served as the hub for nearly 160 clinicians, researchers and faculty members based in Hershey and State College, Pa., in addition to clinical services in Reading, Pa. The Cancer Institute care teams have expertise in nearly all cancer types and offer hope and healing to nearly 2,000 individuals each year.
Research and clinical trials offer some patients an additional or alternative option to treatments that are considered standard care or that are not considered a good match for a patient’s specific type of disease. Clinical trials also have helped to advance the standard treatment of many types of cancer. Penn State Cancer Institute offers patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. These research studies are highly regulated and undergo review to ensure the scientific merit of the trial, as well as the protection of the patients who participate.Explore our Clinical Trials
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As a Penn State Cancer Institute patient, you will be treated by a team of specialists in many disciplines of cancer care who are focused on your unique needs. This multidisciplinary team works together to guide each patient through a personalized diagnosis, treatment and recovery plan. Your dedicated team may include a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, pathologists, other specialty physicians and nurses providing various levels of care.