News & Events
Patient and Family Advisory Council
Penn State Health Medical Group - Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology develops a Patient and Family Advisory Council to address topics such as: patient care, patient advocacy, and patient and family experiences. The group plans to meet in early March of 2019. CLICK HERE for more information.
Optimizing technologies for discovering cancer cell mutations
A team of researchers has developed a new framework that can combine three existing methods of finding mutations -- or structural variants -- in the DNA of cancer cells into a single, more complete picture.
The Medical Minute: Mental health and overall wellness important for breast cancer patients
It’s bad enough that breast cancer attacks physical health, but it can also take a toll on mental health and overall wellness.
Antipsychotics may prove effective in killing drug-resistant cancer cells
Two current drugs used to treat psychosis and depression showed anti-cancer activity in mice by blocking the movement of cholesterol within drug-resistant cancer cells, according to Penn State Cancer Institute researchers.
New clues into how ‘trash bag of the cell’ traps and seals off waste
The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.
Team research reveals how cells “eat and sleep” may impact several cancer types
From aging to cancer with quite a bit in between Katherine Aird, assistant professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine, and her team have a whole world of research opportunities in front of them.
Multi-campus collaboration tells story of cancer in central Pennsylvania
Penn State has launched its first cancer-related Story Map, “The Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania.” The interactive geospatial map illustrates the extent of the cancer problem in the region.
Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology joins Penn State Health
A practice known for providing high-level oncology and hematology services to people in central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years is now part of Penn State Health Medical Group.
Penn State Health and AndrewsPatel Joining Forces
We are excited to announce that we will be joining Penn State Health to provide exceptional community-based cancer and hematology care to Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. Our patients will continue to receive the same level of personalized care they receive now. We will continue to work with Pinnacle and Holy Spirit Hospitals, as well as, local providers and facilities to keep patient care close to home. We encourage our patients to reach out to our physicians, administrators and staff with any questions during this transition. We are set to join Penn State Health's network later this year. Read the official announcement.
Medical Marijuana has been a hot topic in the news recently. As of 2/15/18, Medical Marijuana is available for medical purposes in Pennsylvania. For more information, please read the Patient Information Sheet.
Causes and Treatment of Pain Associated with Cancer
Learn more about Causes and Treatment of Pain Associated with Cancer, an article written by Dr. Mary Simmonds.