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The Cancer Assistance and Resource Education (CARE) Center is located on the second floor of the Cancer Institute at 400 University Drive in Hershey and provides many of the resources cancer patients need through and beyond their treatment in one location. It also fulfills the institute’s mission to see and care for the whole person, providing the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and educational support needed to achieve what matters most to them.

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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.

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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 that is focused on your unique needs. Our team members works together to guide each patient through a personalized diagnosis, treatment and recovery plan. Your treatment team may include a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, pathologists, other specialty physicians and nurses providing various levels of care.

You also have access to a variety of support services through the Cancer Assistance and Resource Education (CARE) Center. It provides many of the resources cancer patients need through and beyond their treatment in one location.

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