Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion

The Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion provides an environment of healing, along with access to a multidisciplinary team of best practice-driven specialists.

The new Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion matches the sophistication, skill and expertise of cancer care already provided right here in State College. Through the CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP, a partnership between Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Cancer Institute, the institutions’ medical oncologists act as partners in care under one roof.


CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP provides state-of-the-art, personalized care for outpatient hematology, medical oncology and infusion services. Patients will benefit from the combined resources and expertise of Mount Nittany Health, the community's trusted healthcare provider, and Penn State Hershey, the region's academic health center.

Additional features:

  • Dedicated space for intensity modulated linear accelerator — technology designed to allow physicians and physicists the ability to program delivery of exact forms of radiation up to eight times faster than other delivery systems, pinpointing radiation to the tumor and preserving healthy tissue

  • Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center, funded by Pink Zone, offering support and resources for patients and loved ones

  • Clinical research space for the Penn State Cancer Institute at Mount Nittany Medical Center, which brings cutting-edge clinical research and experimental new therapies to our region

  • Patient-focused exam rooms, chemotherapy suites and consultation areas for multidisciplinary teams essential to the patient's care

  • Consultation areas for support services, such as pharmacy and lab work

  • A dedicated entrance for cancer patients and their families