Welcome to Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
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.
Liver Cancer: A Matter of Facts on abc27
Liver cancer specialists from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute were featured on abc27's Liver Cancer: A Matter of Facts, along with survivors who shared their journey. About 75,000 men and women will face a diagnosis of liver cancer in the United States this year. When detected early, there is greater chance of successful treatment. Watch the show now to learn more about risk factors, diagnosis, the latest treatments and prevention. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call 717-531-8623.
April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
As part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month - and in honor of head and neck cancer patients and their families - the signature Crescent on the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus was illuminated in burgundy and white. Learn more about special lighting of the Crescent.
New Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
The head and neck cancer team at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is hosting the inaugural head and neck cancer support group on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the University Conference Center, Room 302A on the Medical Center campus. Head and neck surgeon Dr. Genevieve Andrews will discuss Head and Neck Cancer 101, and patients will share stories about living with or treating head and neck cancer. The team's goal is to build a group that allows head and neck cancer patients at the Cancer Institute, as well as their family members, to develop connections with and receive support from other patients and caregivers. Please RSVP to Betty Cek, clinical nurse coordinator, at email@example.com with the number of people attending. Click here for directions and to view a campus map.
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Make a difference one step at a time by joining the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute head and neck cancer team in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 17, at Harrisburg Area Community College. Gather your friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers to help support Penn State Hershey. All funds generated from this event will fund important research in head and neck cancer. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.; 5K walk begins at 9:00 a.m.; 1 mile walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Click here for more information and to join team "Head N Neck R Us" as part of this event.
Free Skin Cancer Screening
As part of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Penn State Hershey is offering a free skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in University Physician Center, Suite 100.
Appointments are required and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made beginning Thursday, May 1 by calling the CareLine at 1-800-243-1455.
Raymond J. Hohl, M.D., Ph.D., joins Cancer Institute as new director
Raymond J. Hohl, M.D., Ph.D., recently accepted an appointment as director of Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Hohl comes to Penn State Hershey from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, where he held the Holden Family Chair/associate chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, as well as associate director for clinical and translational research. At Penn State, he will hold academic appointments as professor in the departments of Medicine and Pharmacology. Learn more here.
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.
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 trained volunteer provides personal assistance in wig selection, fitting, styling, and wearing at no charge. Call 1-800-227-2345 for more information.
Volunteers are needed for Vitamin D Metabolism Study A Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute research team led by Robin Taylor Wilson, Ph.D. is seeking healthy, African-American and European-American volunteers ages 18 to 30 to participate. Learn more about the purpose of this study and access the screening questionnaire.
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.
Our Partners and Affiliates Include:
- No Text Zone launch event held at Lebanon Valley College Texting while driving kills thousands of people and seriously injures many others each year. This week, Lebanon Valley College joined in the fight against distracted driving at an event that brought the No Text Zone campaign to the LVC campus.More...
- New Head and Neck Cancer Support Group starts April 27 The head and neck cancer team at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute will host the inaugural Head and Neck Cancer Support Group from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the University Conference Center, Room 302A, on the Penn State Hershey campus.More...
- April is National Donate Life Month It’s a fact that one person can save the lives of up to eight others and improve the lives of many more through organ, eye, and tissue donation.More...
- Adult Cochlear Implant Support Group to meet on May 8 May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. Celebrate May by helping people communicate better. The Penn State Hershey Departments of Otolaryngology and Audiology will host the Adult Cochlear Implant Support Group meeting on May 8.More...