Oncology

Advanced Immunotherapy Treatment for Lymphoma and Leukemia Gains Ground at Penn State Cancer Institute

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy boosts survival rates for relapsed and refractory cancer patients.


Boosting Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancers

Penn State Health is first in the region to employ the da Vinci SP to offer improved outcomes for patients with head and neck cancers.


Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center: Leadership for Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, claiming the lives of an estimated 135,720 Americans in 2020. Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center is striving to improve lung cancer patient outcomes by following guidelines for screening, offering advanced treatments and taking a multidisciplinary approach to each patient — all while giving hope to patients with lung cancer in the community.


Fluorescent Visualization Improves Glioma Tumor Removal

Surgeons can now see a rare cancer with greater precision, leading to more complete surgical removal.


Innovative Cancer Clinical Trials at Penn State Cancer Institute

Ongoing research continues to improve the standard of patient oncology care, thanks to clinical trials such as those at Penn State Cancer Institute.


Advances in Lung Cancer Care at Penn State Cancer Institute

New physicians, new technology and new research are putting Penn State Cancer Institute at the forefront of treatment for lung cancer in central Pennsylvania.


Radiation Oncology at Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center: Breakthroughs in Liver Cancer Treatment

Radiation oncologists at Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center perform leading-edge therapies that can extend the lives of patients with minimal side effects.


Penn State Health Spine Center Offers a New, Minimally Invasive Option for Treating Painful Spinal Metastases

Continuing a trend of adding less invasive therapeutic options to its spine surgeons’ armamentarium, the Penn State Health Spine Center at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center now offers the OsteoCool RF Ablation System by Medtronic, a treatment that allows surgeons to palliate painful spinal metastases with radiofrequency (RF) ablation and stabilize the spine during the same procedure.


A Proactive Approach to Detecting Cancer: Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Program

Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center uses genetic evaluation to determine patients’ cancer risk and provide actionable next steps through their Cancer Risk Evaluation Program (CREP).


Penn State Cancer Institute Researchers Promote Personalized Colorectal Cancer Screening in Central Pennsylvania

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in central Pennsylvania, which is partially attributable to low screening rates among certain segments of the population. Penn State Cancer Institute researchers are developing and testing strategies to improve screening rates in order to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer in earlier stages, when treatment efficacy is generally optimized.