New Cancer Institute home to improve cancer care in community

June 11, 2009

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute’s new home—a four-story, 180,000-square-foot facility, complete with a full ground floor for Radiation Oncology—will be the hub for cancer-related clinical and research operations for Penn State Hershey. The new building brings together leading-edge cancer treatment with ongoing cancer research in one location and helps position the Cancer Institute to earn a National Cancer Institute designation—the hallmark accreditation for academic cancer centers.

The new facility includes:

  • Outpatient clinics with exam rooms for multidisciplinary, cancer-related disease teams dedicated to caring for patients. Patients benefit from the combined input of medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, psychiatrists, pathologists, palliative care physicians and social workers.
  • Infusion stations and private treatment rooms for chemotherapy treatments
  • State-of-the-art space for Radiation Oncology, which for the first time, will be in the same setting as other outpatient services for the convenience of patients
  • Research labs connected to the main hospital and College of Medicine to encourage collaboration between patient treatment and cancer research, including the necessary space for growing clinical research studies
  • A healing garden to offer a quiet retreat for patients and their families

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Last Updated June 25, 2009