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October 13, 2013

Mount Nittany Health, Penn State Hershey announce cancer center partnership

HERSHEY — Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Hershey Health System have announced the creation of a cancer care partnership.

The organizations will combine to give patients state-of-the-art, personalized care at the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion at Mount Nittany’s facility in State College, according to a news release. Care that will be provided includes personalized hematology, medical oncology and infusion services.

The release said the cancer care partnership will also provide benign and malignant services, chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy and treatment of oncologic malignancies. The facility will be adding more services, Mount Nittany said.

The Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion will have five oncologists and an advanced practice nurse, which will be supported by oncology nurses and support staff from both Penn State Hershey and Mount Nittany Medical Center.

In 2000, Mount Nittany Health became a member of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and its search for the cure, the release said. In 2006, Mount Nittany Health, Penn State Hershey and State College-based cardiologists initiated interventional cardiology at Mount Nittany. In 2011, Penn State College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Campus began its first cohort of third year medical students at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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