March 2022



Located on the campus of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., Penn State Cancer Institute is southcentral Pennsylvania’s only center offering comprehensive cancer services. With access to internationally recognized cancer specialists and scientists, patients receive leading edge care for nearly all cancer types through the delivery of a multidisciplinary approach and advanced medical technology.

Patients at the Cancer Institute have access to all aspects of care to ensure that the right diagnosis and right therapy are received at the right time. Some of these services include:

  • Infusion therapy suites and private rooms for chemotherapy

  • A state-of-the-art radiation oncology suite for treatment options that refine tumor targeting and reduce treatment time, including state of the art magnetic resonance-guided therapy with MRIdian LINAC by Viewray.

  • A chemotherapy and infusion pharmacy staffed by clinical pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians

  • Cancer Assistance and Resource Education Center combines evidence-based medical treatments with supportive care to help reduce stress, manage side effects and enhance recovery

  • An outdoor healing garden that offers a quiet retreat for both patients and families

Research plays an important role at Penn State Cancer Institute through the discovery of new treatments while ensuring that current treatments are being used in the best ways possible. Physicians and researchers alike are at the forefront of personalized cancer care to prevent and treat cancer, including risk assessment and counseling, genetic and technological screening for cancer, personalized monitoring and dosing of chemotherapy. Unique clinical trials are also available for patients at various stages of cancer.

The Cancer Institute is committed to fighting cancer on every front through education and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, effective treatment, and survivorship programs. Clinical services are provided in Hershey and at Penn State Health locations in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Lancaster and Reading.  The Cancer Institute is the centerpiece of Penn State’s commitment to discoveries that will lead to the prevention, treatment and cures for cancer.

For more information, visit: Penn State Cancer Institute