Clinical Trials

Specialized Medicine and Research Yield Exemplary Outcomes at Penn State Children’s Hospital

From advanced pediatric medical and surgical care to in-house research and collaborative clinical investigation with national pediatric leaders, the scientists, providers and care teams at Penn State Children’s Hospital continue to break down barriers to inform treatment and foster excellent outcomes for children and families throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: High-level Care and Research with a Regional Focus

A rigorous emphasis on primary and specialty care, research, and education sets Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center apart in regional healthcare delivery.


Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute: Comprehensive Care, Innovative Research

At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, physician-scientists provide advanced treatments for acute and chronic heart conditions, while furthering the Heart and Vascular Institute’s mission to develop and perfect lifesaving therapies and technologies.


Penn State Cancer Institute: Pioneering Research Unites with Advanced Care in Central Pennsylvania

ESTABLISHED IN 2000, Penn State Cancer Institute, recognized as an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, has evolved into a premier academic oncology center that encompasses clinical care, research, education and outreach. Since 2009, the 178,000-square-foot facility on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus has served as the hub for nearly 160 clinicians, researchers and faculty members based in Hershey and University Park, State College in Centre County. The Cancer Institute care teams see nearly 2,000 individual cases annually.


PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute Furthers Research into Innovative Cardiovascular Devices

In May of 2013, PinnacleHealth embarked on an exciting journey in caring for patients with blocked heart arteries when it began participating in a three-year clinical trial for the first-of-its-kind drug-eluting Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS).


Accelerated Aging: A Challenge to Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors living with chronic conditions as adults may experience a kind of accelerated aging due to the late effects of cancer treatment. However, survivors with no chronic conditions enjoy a quality of life similar to that of individuals with no history of cancer, according to a recent study.


Rethinking the Link between Parkinson’s Disease and Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders, such as irregular sleep-wake rhythms, are hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease. The medical community has traditionally believed the disorders are a side effect of Parkinson’s, but a recently published study is challenging that view.


Expanding the Role of Patients in Setting Research Priorities

Studies point to a frequent disconnect between the priorities of clinical investigators and patient and physician end users. Engaging patients and other stakeholders in research prioritization can enhance study relevance and may even shorten the time it takes to bring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside.


Penn State Health: Central Pennsylvania’s Premier Healthcare Innovator

Penn State Health is shaping the future of medicine both regionally and globally by pushing the boundaries of clinical care, research, education and community health.


PinnacleHealth System Leads Community Care with Research

PinnacleHealth delivers on its community mission of excellent health care in the region while having a significant impact nationally on clinical research.