Penn State Hershey Surgical Oncology
The oncologic surgeons within the Department of Surgery provide expert care for patients with benign and malignant tumors and other conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines), liver, pancreas, biliary tract, endocrine organs (breasts, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenals), skin (melanoma), soft tissues (sarcoma), as well as metastatic lung disease.
All of our surgeons have received advanced training in cancer surgery and are affiliated with the Penn State Cancer Institute. Care of patients with cancer is done in a multi-disciplinary fashion with close communication and cooperation with expert colleagues in other disciplines to facilitate complete cancer care.
Life after cancer is something to celebrate
Leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 7, Penn State Cancer Institute hosted "Hope Grows Here," a variety of activities to celebrate survivors, families and caregivers; offer hope to those fighting this disease; and raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship. A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life - whether in active treatment, just diagnosed or in remission for 20 years. Read the full article and view more photos from the event here.
New SoundHealth Podcast Features Dr. Niraj Gusani
As part of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Niraj Gusani, who heads the Program for Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Tumors at the Cancer Institute, recently participated in a SoundHealth podcast to discuss pancreatic cancer—one of the most dreaded cancer diagnoses. It often proves deadly because it's typically aggressive, yet causes few or no symptoms until the late stages. As with many forms of cancer, there is hope for a cure when it's caught early–and many promising treatments for those with pancreatic cancer in any stage. Listen to the full podcast here.
Liver Cancer: A Matter of Facts on abc27
Liver cancer specialists from Penn State 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.
Advanced Surgical Treatment of Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut Tumors - Meet the Newest Member of our Team
Amanda Cooper, M.D., joined our team of experienced surgical oncologists as assistant professor of surgery, Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery. Dr. Cooper, a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, works with the multidisciplinary team at Penn State Cancer Institute to diagnose and surgically treat patients with gastroenterology (GI) tract, abdominal, and retroperitoneal malignancies. She comes to Penn State Hershey from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
The Program for Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut Tumors at Penn State Cancer Institute provides advanced expertise in the diagnosis and management of malignancies utilizing the latest and most effective treatment options to help prolong survival and improve quality of life. Click here to learn more about our team and program.
The Chocolate Tour
The 5th Annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will take place on August 8, 2015 at the Milton Hershey School Athletic Complex. There will be cycling, running, and racing events for everyone!
Funds raised by the 2015 Chocolate Tour will support cancer research at Penn State Hershey.
Bring the whole family! The Chocolate Tour is a family friendly event!
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- New care plan improves outcomes for Crohn's disease complication The first published combined medical and surgical care plan for managing septic perianal Crohn's disease, a serious complication that occurs in around 40 percent of Crohn's disease patients, has been developed by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The plan and its results took more than a decade to develop and are based on patient outcomes.More...
- Commonwealth Campuses offered development opportunities via Adobe Connect New professional development opportunities for Penn State faculty and staff at Commonwealth Campuses are available through Adobe Connect.More...
- Borhan and Bascom receive grant to study respiratory disease in modeled lungs Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering, and Rebecca Bascom, professor of medicine, have been awarded a Grace Woodward Grant for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for their proposal “Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease: Expanding the Engineering Toolbox.”More...