News & Events

  • 06.12.2017

    This week is Men's Health Week. CLICK HERE to read an article on Prostate Cancer and Bone Health written by our own Dr. Joshua Shipley. He will be presenting on this topic at the upcoming Prostate Cancer Support and Education event which will be held at Urology of Central PA on July 22.

  • 06.07.2017

    Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology is seeking a full time medical biller. Must be detail oriented, have good computer skills, be insurance knowledgeable, and a courteous team player. Knowledge of Centricity program a plus. Experience in medical billing is essential. Comprehensive benefits package is offered. Send resume to careers@andrewspatel.com or 3912 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA, attn: Human Resources.

  • 06.04.2017

    Today is NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY, a celebration of life after a cancer diagnosis. Mona Patel, PA-C has written a brief overview of what it means to be a cancer survivor and the transition from active treatment to post treatment life. CLICK HERE to read her article.

  • 05.16.2017

    Renée Kessler, RN – Clinical Trials Coordinator writes about "Debunking the Myths of Clinical Trials". CLICK HERE to read her article and learn more about clinical trials.

  • 04.18.2017

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rajesh Surapaneni has been named as a member of the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association. He is eager to support their mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Congratulations Dr. Surapaneni!

  • 04.11.2017

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the National Pancreas Foundation Central Pennsylvania Chapter. The next support group will be on May 11 at 6:30pm in our Camp Hill Office. The group is open to patients and care givers facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

  • 03.24.2017

    Last evening, Dr. Mary Simmonds was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg as the Legacy Honoree at the 2017 Tribute to Women of Excellence event held at the Hershey Lodge. This awards dinner is held annually to honor extraordinary women for their contributions to the workplace and our community. This year 31 local women were recognized, including an Emerging Leader and a Legacy honoree � our very own Dr. Simmonds. Congratulations, Dr. Simmonds! CLICK HERE for event photos.

  • 02.27.2017

    The 26th Annual Sapphire Gala hosted by the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania will be held on March 4, 2017 in Camp Hill. Former patient Beth Munsch will be honored as the Lung Hero and Dr. Mary Simmonds, who was Beth’s physician, will speak and introduce the Munsch family.

    Margie Gephart, RN, BSN, OCN speaks of honoree Beth Munsch; "I appreciate the opportunity to attend the Sapphire Gala in honor of my patient, Beth Munsch. Beth was a special lady who taught me much about strength, courage, determination, and resilience. Beth inspired me both personally and professionally. All I have learned from her will continue to help me in caring for others."

    The Lung Gala is sure to be a wonderful evening in support of a great organization and in honor of a special person who is dearly missed. Please see the information below if you are interested in attending. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • 02.07.2017

    We are proud to announce that our own Dr. Mary Simmonds has been selected as the YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence 2017 Legacy Honoree. The event recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the community. The Legacy Award is given to an exemplary woman whose efforts set a standard for a lifetime commitment to the welfare of the Capital Region. Congratulations Dr. Simmonds! CLICK HERE for more information.

  • 02.06.2017

    A group of AndrewsPatel staff will be attending the Vickie's Angel Walk Valentines Day Dance on February 18. CLICK HERE for more information. Vickie's Angel Foundation is a local organization that helps cancer patients in their time of need, we are honored to continue to support such a wonderful organization.

  • 10.21.2016

    We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Spadaro, CRNP will be joining our practice on October 24, 2016. Kathleen is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is looking forward to caring for Hematology/Oncology patients in a community based practice.
    CLICK HERE to learn more about Kathleen.

  • 10.18.2016

    CLICK HERE for more information on the use of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, the new law, and the process for patients to qualify for Medical Marijuana.

  • 10.12.2016

    There will be a prostate cancer support group held at Urology of Central Pennsylvania on October 20 from 6-8 pm. The meeting is open to any prostate cancer patient or survivor and their families. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

  • 10.10.2016

    We are proud to announce that AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology will be the new site of the National Pancreas Foundation Central Pennsylvania Chapter support group. These meetings are open to ALL pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers in Central Pennsylvania. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

  • 09.21.2016

    A local physician’s practice is contemplating adding a new procedure to their patient care services and has asked for our help in assessing the amount of interest among female patients. The procedure is called Mona Lisa Touch, you can learn more about it HERE. It is a series of 3 laser treatments performed in the office and is intended for women who suffer from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. If you suffer from these symptoms and would like to take the survey, you can find it HERE. Please return completed surveys to the front desk staff at either office. You may submit the survey anonymously or include your contact information if you would like to attend an informational meeting. Thank you for your help.
    ~Dr. Mary Simmonds, MD

  • 09.06.2016

    Throughout the month of October (and late September), Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology will be participating in several cancer walks. CLICK HERE to learn more about these upcoming events and how you can get involved!

  • 06.17.2016

    We are a proud sponsor of Prostate Cancer Awareness weekend at the Harrisburg Senators ballpark! It is sure to be a fun filled weekend with lots of activities and giveaways. CLICK HERE for tickets and more information, we hope to see you there!

  • 06.01.2016

    Dr. Yang Liu is the corresponding author for an case study titled "Spontaneous Resolution of Aleukemic Leukemia Cutis: A Case Report" CLICK HERE to read the article and learn more about this rare case.
    ~Dr. Yang Liu, MD

  • 05.09.2016

    This week we celebrate our NURSES! Thank you for the wonderful care you give to our patients!

  • 05.02.2016

    Happy Administrative Professionals week to our largest group of staff including: Billing, Medical Assistants, Medical Secretaries, Pharmacy Secretaries, IT, and Care Coordinators. Thank you all for everything you do!

  • 04.25.2016

    HAPPY LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS WEEK to our wonderful lab staff! Thank you for all that you do!



  • 03.04.2016

    For patients undergoing chemotherapy: CLICK HERE to learn more about Neulasta® Onpro, a single dose Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) that comes with a single-use On-Body Injector.
    ~Dr. Jihua Cheng, PhD MD

  • 02.24.2016

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Daratumumab (Darzalex),the first therapeutic antibody approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
    ~Dr. Kumudini Rao, MD

  • 12.04.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Tagrisso, a newly approved therapy for patients with metastatic EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer.
    ~Saritha Ravella, MD

  • 11.23.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Lonsurf, a newly approved treatment for patients with advanced (metastatic) colorectal cancer.
    ~Elizabeth Jones, CRNP

  • 11.13.2015

    We’re pleased to announce our involvement in an Oncology Medical Home program with Capital Blue Cross. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • 11.04.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Yervoy (Ipilimumab), a newly approved treatment for patients with cutaneous melanoma with positive regional lymph nodes who have undergone complete resection.
    ~Dr. Jihua Cheng, PhD MD

  • 10.19.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Keytruda, a newly approved treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
    ~Dr. Kumudini Rao, MD

  • 10.12.2015

    Click the links below to read two articles recommended by Dr. Kathryn Peroutka. These articles come from JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) Patient Pages.
    * Adjuvant Therapy
    * C-Difficile
    More articles can be found on our Patient Education page.

  • 10.02.2015

    Last evening Dr. Kathryn Peroutka was honored at the Play for Pink event in Harrisburg. Click Here to read more...

  • 09.30.2015

    Check out some NEW features on our website:

    Patient Testimonials : We encourage patients to share their stories and experiences with Andrews & Patel Associates.

    Contact Us : An online portal to contact our staff. Someone from our office will respond within 1-2 business days. This should not be used in cases requiring immediate responses.

    Schedule an Appointment : Use this online form to contact our office staff for a NEW PATIENT appointment. Appointment requests for existing patients should be made through the patient portal.

    Patient Portal : This page links existing patients to the "See Your Chart" program. This is an online portal for patients to view their medical records. If you are an existing patient and would like access to this portal Click Here.

  • 09.25.2015

    Throughout the month of October, Andrews & Patel Associates will be participating in several cancer walks. CLICK HERE to learn more about these upcoming events and how you can get involved!

  • 09.22.2015

    We test your blood at almost every visit, do you know what your results mean? CLICK HERE to learn more about the routine blood tests that we perform here at Andrews & Patel Associates.
    ~Amy Cleck, CRNP

  • 09.01.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about some recent advances in treatment of Metastic Melanoma.
    ~Mona Patel, PA-C

  • 08.20.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Kyprolis, a newly approved therapy for Multiple Myeloma.
    ~Saritha Ravella, MD

  • 08.01.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the benefits that exercise may have on cancer patients.
    ~Elizabeth Jones, CRNP

  • 07.30.2015

    Fall is a busy time for Andrews & Patel Associates. Below is a list of events that we either participate in or support, click on each event to learn how you can get involved and support these great organizations:
    9/8/15- 2015 Central PA Blood Conference, Dr. Rao presenting
    9/25/15- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
    9/25/15- 2nd Annual Decade of Soul Dance
    10/5/15- PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference
    10/10/15- Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Light the Night
    10/10/15- Vickie's Angel Walk
    10/17/15- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

  • 07.20.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a novel FDA-approved treatment for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. ~Dr. Jihua Cheng, PhD MD

  • 07.06.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Imbruvica, a targeted therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).
    ~Dr. Kumudini Rao, MD

  • 06.29.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Cyramza, a treatment with three new improved indications for advanced gastric or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, and metastatic colorectal cancer.
    ~Dr. Yang Liu, MD

  • 06.19.2015

    Patriot, a service dog in training, has been visiting our office to help prepare him for situations he may encounter after permanent placement. CLICK HERE to learn more about Patriot and the Susquehanna Service Dog organization.

  • 06.12.2015

    We’re proud to share that several Genentech oncology medications are now covered under the PACE and PACENET programs. This was in large part due to the efforts of our own Care Coordinator, Stacy Maksin, BSW. On behalf of the practice and the many patients state-wide who will be benefit from this new offering a big thank you to Stacy!
    CLICK HERE to learn more about PACE or this new coverage.

  • 06.01.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting now! -Amy Cleck, CRNP

  • 05.15.2015

    CLICK HERE to read an article about new treatment options for metastatic breast cancer. -Mona Patel, PA-C

  • 05.15.2015

    The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin. CLICK HERE for some great sun safety tips from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.

  • 05.04.2015

    From May 4- May 8 we will be celebrating Nurses Week. CLICK HERE to view photos of our wonderful staff and celebration. Thank you for all that you do!

  • 05.03.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about Ibrance, a new treatment option for metastatic breast cancer. -Saritha Ravella, MD

  • 04.27.2015

    From April 27- May 1 we will be celebrating Laboratory Professionals week. CLICK HERE to view photos of our wonderful staff and celebration. Thank you for all that you do!

  • 04.23.2015

    What is palliative care? CLICK HERE to read a brief article and to learn more. -Elizabeth Jones, CRNP

  • 04.20.2015

    From April 20-24 we will be celebrating Administrative Professionals week. CLICK HERE to view photos of our wonderful staff and celebration. Thank you for all that you do!

  • 03.30.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about a novel oral anticoagulant (NOA) –Xarelto (rivaroxaban). -Dr. Jihua Cheng, MD

  • 03.20.2015

    It's official! Andrews & Patel Associates is now a QOPI Certified practice! We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition which is based on several quality measures and our goal as a practice to provide the best cancer care possible. CLICK HERE for a list of QOPI Certified Practices.

  • 03.19.2015

    On March 24 Dr. Robert A. Gordon was the keynote speaker at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's screening of the film "Cancer:The Emperor of All Maladies". PBS will air the film in 3 parts on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 9pm. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • 03.12.2015

    CLICK HERE to learn more about a new FDA approval for treatment of metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
    -Dr. Kumudini Rao, MD

  • 02.17.2015

    Great news for Fulton County patients. We can now see you at Fulton County Medical Center once per month to save you on travel time. CLICK HERE for more info.

  • 02.12.2015

    In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Andrews & Patel Associates, we will be compiling a cookbook of patient and staff recipes. Please share your favorite(s) with us and feel free to submit as many as you like. Click the email link recipes@andrewspatel.com to submit your recipe(s).

  • 02.05.2015

    Are you or is your family member currently receiving Trastuzumab (Herceptin) therapy? CLICK HERE for more information on its use in breast and gastric cancers.
    -Dr. Yang Liu, MD PhD

  • 02.04.2015

    Wednesday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Check out the American Cancer Society Webpage for more information.

  • 01.30.2015

    The Journal of Americal Medical Association (JAMA) is a weekly journal which includes a "Patient Page" covering important medical topics of interest to patients. We have assembled a list of pages we think you will enjoy.
    -Dr. Jihua Cheng, MD PhD

  • 01.19.2015

    Check out our Patient Resources page for links to articles from the Journal of American Medical Association.

  • 01.03.2015

    Dr. Saritha Ravella MD joined Andrews and Patel Associates in November 2014. She is accepting new patients with all Hematology/Oncology Diagnoses. Click here to learn more about her.

  • 11.04.2014

    We are pleased to announce that Saritha Ravella, MD will be joining our practice on November 10, 2014. Click Here to learn more about her.

  • 11.03.2014

    We'd like to hear from you. CLICK HERE for more information about this year's 2014 PATIENT SURVEY.

  • 10.03.2014

    Check out this month's issue of Harrisburg Magazine for an article titled
    THE BIG C, CANCER featuring Dr. Joshua Shipley.

  • 09.16.2014

    At this year's PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference, on October 13, 2014, Dr.Kathryn Peroutka will present a workshop titled "Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy: A Medical Update". CLICK HERE for more information on this year's conference.

  • 08.28.2014

    We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Jones, CRNP will be joining our practice on September 2, 2014.Click here to learn more about her.

  • 08.11.2014

    Are you going to be a New Patient with our practice? CLICK HERE for more information and New Patient Packet.

  • 07.01.2014

    July is UV Safety month. Click here for a link to the American Cancer Society’s list of ways you can protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and other information about Skin Cancer prevention and detection.

  • 06.27.2014

    We have added information on Living Wills to our patient resources page, this information can be found here.

  • 06.26.2014

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jihua Cheng MD, PhD will be joining our practice on July 1, 2014. Dr. Cheng will be accepting new patients, click here to learn more about him.

  • 05.19.2014

    Check out our Patient Resources page for valuable patient education and patient support links. This is an area where we will post links to articles and information provided by our physicians, nurses, and care coordinators.

  • 05.16.2014

    Dr. Kumudini Rao will speak on the topic of “Disease and Symptom Management in Older Adults with AML” at the 9th Annual Blood Cancer Conference. This event is hosted by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Central PA and will be held at The Hershey Lodge on May 22. Check out their link here!

  • 05.12.2014

    ABC27 seeks Dr. Robert Gordon’s professional opinion in regards to a recent statement made by the Harrisburg Catholic Dioceses who sited a link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer. Click here to view the news story.

  • 05.01.2014

    May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection month. Click HERE for tips from the American Cancer Society.

  • 04.20.2014

    In the upcoming weeks we will be recognizing groups of our staff by celebrating Lab Week, Administrative Professionals Week, and Nurses Week. Their dedication makes our mission of providing excellent and compassionate care to all of our patients possible. Thank you all for your hard work everyday!

  • 04.01.2014

    April is head and neck cancer awareness month as well as testicular cancer awareness month. Click the links for more information.

  • 03.06.2014

    Dr. Simmonds weighs in on a recent study regarding mammograms as a screening tool for breast cancer. Her interview with ABC 27 news correspondent, Alicia Richards can be seen here.

  • 03.01.2014

    March is Colo-rectal cancer awareness month and a great reminder to schedule your screening colonoscopy. The American Cancer Society website provides an overview of recommendations for colo-rectal cancer screening.

  • 02.17.2014

    We are excited to have Dr. Kumudini Rao join us. She is currently taking new patients. We invite you to browse Dr. Rao's webpage to learn more about her.

  • 02.01.2014

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month. We encourage you to take this opportunity to learn what you can do to prevent cancer.