Cancer Institute brings new cancer specialist to Centre County

August 27, 2010

Penn State employees, retirees and their families in Centre County now have increased access to cancer care with the recruitment of Jeffrey Allerton to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Allerton joins other caregivers in the Penn State Hershey Medical Group as they expand the medical home for the Penn State family.

Dr. Allerton, a hematologist and medical oncologist, is now seeing patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Group -- Windmere Centre in State College, Pa. Allerton offers specialized cancer services to patients in the Centre County area, including oncologic malignancies, benign and malignant hematology, coagulation medicine, therapeutic apheresis, as well as hospice and palliative medicine.

Allerton joins the Cancer Institute from University of Rochester Medical Center’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. He previously served as chief of hematology/oncology at the Guthrie Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Allerton is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose, where he majored in biology and chemistry. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston. His experience includes fellowship training at St. Elizabeth’s and Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, hematology, and hospice and palliative medicine.

“We are committed to providing high-quality cancer care in Centre County with a special focus on meeting the needs of Penn State employees, retirees and their families,” said Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Director Thomas Loughran. “Dr. Allerton is an accomplished cancer specialist who will greatly complement our existing Cancer Institute partnership with Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College and help enhance the quality of cancer care available in the region.”

Appointments with Dr. Allerton can be scheduled by calling 814-689-4980.

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Last Updated September 02, 2010