Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

Penn State Cancer Institute Difference

Multidisciplinary Teams

At Penn State Cancer Institute, we provide an environment where experts from different specialties work together as a team under one roof. Medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and pharmacists work together to diagnose and treat patients with various types of cancer. Cases are reviewed by our disease teams, and patients are seen by several members of the care teams on the same day, thereby expediting diagnosis and treatment, and making it more convenient for patients and families. This approach sets us apart from other cancer centers in the region. 

The Cancer Institute currently supports five multidisciplinary clinics: Skin and Connective Tissue Oncology, Breast, Lung, Head and Neck, Abdominal (Liver, Pancreas, Foregut) and Urology.

Penn State Cancer Institute delivers cancer services throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. The Institute's mission includes clinical care, research, education and community outreach. Our 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: 

Celebrating SurvivorshipCelebrating Survivorship

The staff and patients of Penn State Cancer Institute joined in the celebration of the 27th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day to recognize the importance of survivorship care while honoring more than 14,000,000 cancer survivors in the United States. Survivors volunteered their time to greet patients and celebrate them. Staff filled the walls and waiting areas with awareness ribbons, homemade treats, and lavender carnations. Patients displayed messages of hope and inspiration on the donor wall in the Cancer Institute lobby to show why surviving cancer is something to celebrate.  Click here to learn more.