INDIVIDUALIZED CANCER CARE BEGINS HERE

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing — so is a customized treatment plan designed with your needs in mind. At McGlinn Cancer Institute at Reading Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists collaborates to deliver individualized treatment plans addressing the entire person — not just the cancer. We work with you to determine the best course of treatment for you, regardless of your cancer type. Whether it’s through minimally invasive surgeries using state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical Systems®, breakthrough immunotherapies, precision medicine, or cutting-edge technology, you have access to the full spectrum of cancer care, all in one location designed for healing. We will find the right treatment for you — because your wants, needs, and goals are always at the center of your care.

Our Combined Expertise, Your Life-Changing Care

By bringing together a team of compassionate experts with extensive knowledge across a variety of the latest advances in cancer care, we’re ensuring you receive the very best options available. Before making treatment recommendations, our multidisciplinary tumor board reviews your case thoroughly to determine the most effective course of treatment for you. Together, we create a plan that’s tailored to your exact needs.

Your care team includes:

Clinical Trial Nurses: Guide you through the variety of therapies available beyond standard treatment
Genetic Counselors: Help you understand the science of genetic testing and your cancer risk through medical genetics expertise
Interventional Radiologists: Have expertise in minimally invasive, image-guided diagnosis and treatment of cancer using imaging technologies
Medical Oncologists: Specialize in treating cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, including a range of targeted therapies
Nurse Navigators and Certified Oncology Nurses: Registered nurses with extensive knowledge in cancer care who ensure that you receive the support and guidance you need to help you find your way from diagnosis through treatment and beyond
Oncology Nutritionists: Specially trained to assess your nutrition concerns and make recommendations to help you get the nutrition you need throughout your treatment
Oncology Social Workers: Specially trained to help you and your family cope with your mental and social needs, as well as practical concerns from diagnosis through survivorship
Pathologists: Focus exclusively on identifying and treating specific types of cancer
Physical Therapists: Support you through all phases of treatment to help restore and improve your overall function and quality of life
Radiation Oncologists: Pinpoint cancer with state-of-the-art therapies including stereotactic radiation and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Radiologists: Interpret imaging (including x-rays, CTs, ultrasounds, and MRIs) for diagnosis and staging purposes
Surgical Oncologists: Specialize in treating cancer using the latest surgical techniques and technologies

Tailoring Treatments to You

At McGlinn Cancer Institute at Reading Hospital, you have access to advanced diagnostic care and treatment options. In each of our multidisciplinary clinics for breast, lung, gynecologic, gastrointestinal (GI), and genitourinary (GU) cancers, our experts customize treatments based on an in-depth understanding of your specific cancer. Our leading-edge options include:

Chemotherapy (Oral or IV): Treatment to destroy cancer cells provided in a relaxed, private bay. Our innovative cold cap therapy minimizes hair loss so you can feel more comfortable throughout your entire treatment
Clinical Trials: The latest therapies are available to give you more options beyond standard treatments and provide a way to discover new advances to combat cancer
Immunotherapy: A quickly growing area of cancer care which boosts your body’s immune system to help it recognize and attack cancer cells, while simultaneously improving the effectiveness of other forms of treatment you may receive
Minimally Invasive Surgery: Uses smaller and fewer incisions than standard surgery to remove malignant growths or tumors, helping you recover faster and return to daily routines. Our experts also perform robotic surgeries using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System
Radiation Therapy: Uses precisely focused, high-energy rays targeted specifically to your cancer cells to shrink or destroy them completely. We offer a variety of sophisticated options, including stereotactic radiation, which allows our radiation oncologist to pinpoint the exact location of a tumor and deliver one to five high dose treatments exactly where it needs go — protecting healthy tissue and maximizing effectiveness

KNOW YOUR CANCER RISK FACTORS

Does cancer run in your family? If so, screening is the best defense and early detection is crucial for treating and beating it — regardless of your family history. Download our risk and genetic assessment sheet to understand the likelihood of developing cancer in the future.

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Your Personalized Cancer Treatment

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Screenings Save Lives

Did you know that around 5-10% of cancers are inherited? Or that some cancers are preventable? The most effective way to treat and beat cancer is to detect it early. Learn the facts — one screening can save your life.

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Support Every Step of the Way

At McGlinn Cancer Institute, caring for people with cancer and their loved ones goes beyond clinical expertise and the most promising therapies. Discover the resources that are available for you through every stage of treatment and recovery.

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Your Care Team

Each of our cancer experts share a single focus: you. By combining innovative techniques, groundbreaking technologies, and a passion for helping you move beyond cancer, we’re making strides every day to beat it for good. Get to know us here.

Meet Our Experts [PDF]

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Gold-Level Commendation from the Commission on Cancer®
Reading Hospital has demonstrated the ability to deliver comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer treatment with a focus on meaningful processes for implementation of patient-centered care.

National Accreditation Program For Breast Centers®
This accreditation reflects that Reading Hospital offers the full spectrum of interdisciplinary care to patients with breast disease. It demonstrates that patients receive the most current evaluations, treatments, and follow-up care. Reading Hospital passed a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors, who have awarded this nationally recognized seal of approval.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR)

Accreditation from The American College of Radiology (ACR)
Radiation Oncology has been accredited by the ACR, which represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that meet specific practice guidelines and technical standards for patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
This designation reflects that Reading Hospital has achieved excellence in breast imaging programs from mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy to advanced breast ultrasounds and breast MRIs.

American College of Radiology Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center
Reading Hospital has been designated as a top-quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. This demonstrates the commitment to providing high quality screening care and patient safety.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)® for Outpatient Hematology-Oncology
Recognized as one of 10 certified facilities in PA and 200 certified nationwide, this award further signals Reading Hospital’s dedication to improving health and ensuring that care practices are the best they can be. QOPI is an oncologist-led, practice based quality assessment and improvement program with a goal to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvements.

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