Referring Physicians

Referring Physicians

Penn State Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and leading treatment services including bone marrow transplantation, radiation therapy, and elective participation in more than 200 cancer research protocols. In addition to comprehensive patient care and research, Penn State Cancer Institute also provides a support network for patients including nutritional consultation, occupational therapy and physical therapy. A number of patient support groups meet regularly. The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey offers a home away from home for the parents and families of children with cancer and other serious illnesses. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Hershey provides convenient low-cost lodging for adult patients with cancer and their families. When you refer your patient to us you may be sure he or she will receive the best possible care.

Referring physicians should contact us through our appointment line at 717-531-6585, option 1.

If you are mailing medical information about the patient, please send it to:

Penn State Cancer Institute
400 University Drive
PO Box 850
MC CH25 
Hershey, PA 17033

If you are faxing information about the patient, please send fax it to 717-531-0429 and specify the patient's name in the fax

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for the Penn State Cancer Center telephone line are as follows:

  • Mondays thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The hours of operation for the Penn State Cancer Institute offices are as follows:

  • Mondays thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Pledge to our Referring Physicians

Penn State Cancer Institute desire to work with you as the primary care physician to see that your patient gets the best possible care for their disease.

We will keep you informed about how your patient is doing while under treatment. We offer the ability to track the status of your patient on line, or you can call in on our referring physician phone line to find out the current status.

We appreciate you allowing us to treat your patients, and we are glad to partner with you. Thank you for putting your trust in us.

Contact a Physician Liaison

Interested in starting a referral relationship with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center? Our physician liaisons can help.

Physician liaisons bridge the gap between referring physicians and the hospital and serve as a single point of contact for referring physicians to communicate with. Contact us today at 717-531-8191.

Cancer Report

On behalf of the physicians and faculty at the Penn State Cancer Institute, we developed a publication to share innovative treatment solutions and advanced research, and to highlight how they work together to enhance the care of cancer patients. We envision the Cancer Report as a way for our clinicians and scientists to share research findings, ongoing trials, developments in biomedical engineering and new collaborations between the Penn State Cancer Institute and many of our peers in the field.

Clinical Trials Search


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