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Optimizing technologies for discovering cancer cell mutations

10/10/18

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.

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The Medical Minute: Mental health and overall wellness important for breast cancer patients

10/04/18

It’s bad enough that breast cancer attacks physical health, but it can also take a toll on mental health and overall wellness.

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Antipsychotics may prove effective in killing drug-resistant cancer cells

10/02/18

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.

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New clues into how ‘trash bag of the cell’ traps and seals off waste

09/28/18

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.

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Team research reveals how cells “eat and sleep” may impact several cancer types

09/28/18

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.

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Multi-campus collaboration tells story of cancer in central Pennsylvania

09/25/18

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.

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Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology joins Penn State Health

09/04/18

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.

Events today at the East and West shore locations of Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology celebrated its affiliation with Penn State Health. Read the official news story.

Penn State Health and AndrewsPatel Joining Forces

05/23/18

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.


Bladder Cancer

05/08/18

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month, Read Dr. Jihua Cheng's article about Bladder Cancer.

Testicular Cancer Awareness

04/11/18

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Read Dr. Joshua Shipley's article about Testicular Cancer.

Medical Marijuana

03/13/18

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.

Cancer Prevention

02/13/18

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, Read Mona Patel, PA-C article about Cancer Prevention.

Causes and Treatment of Pain Associated with Cancer

01/31/18

Cancer and Grief During the Holidays

12/11/17

Elizabeth Jones, CRNP, has provided several links with helpful information on how do deal with Cancer and Grief During the Holidays. Read her article.

Santa Claus

11/29/17

Santa Claus is coming to AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology:
December 18 from 1-3 at the Camp Hill Office
December 19 from 1-3 at the Harrisburg Office
We encourage our patients to bring their children and grandchildren for a fun afternoon with Santa! Light refreshments will be provided. You may take your own photos.


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