Penn State Hershey Children's Oncology cares for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of cancers. Our Oncologists work closely with a variety of sub-specialists within Penn State Children's Hospital to provide the medical and surgical services needed to meet the unique needs of the child with cancer.
We understand that patient needs are not only medical in nature; therefore we provide care in a team approach. Each patient care team consists of the patient, their family, a physician, nurse specialist and a social worker. Additionally, child life specialists, music therapists, psychological and educational specialists' services are readily available. This provides a multidisciplinary approach to the special needs of our patients and their families, with the patient and family being an integral part of their healthcare team.
We belong to the Children's Oncology Group, a national alliance of clinical and research pediatric oncology specialists. Members of our team are actively involved in the development and implementation of clinical trials used nationally for the care and treatment of children with cancer.
A local resource that also enhances the quality of our care is The Four Diamonds Fund. Charles and Irma Millard established the Fund in 1972 at Children's Hospital a part of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Its mission is to conquer childhood cancer by providing support for superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research. It enhances the care of children with cancer through financial support to patients and their families.
For information or to make a referral contact us at 717-531-6012.
- Barbara A. Miller, M.D., Division Chief
- Melanie A. Comito, M.D., Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
- Mary Lynn E. Fecile, M.D., Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program
- Andrew S. Freiberg, M.D.
- Robert Greiner, M.D., Director, Pediatric Survivorship Program
- Kenneth G. Lucas, M.D., Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
- John E. Neely, M.D.
Outpatient care is provided at the University Physician Center on Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus. Specially trained nurses and pharmacists provide care in this full service facility. Much of the necessary care for children with cancer can be provided in this outpatient setting or at home. However, when inpatient care is necessary it is only steps away on Marathon Street of Penn State Children's Hospital that is located on the 7th floor of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
There are now services offered in the Lancaster clinic.