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Cancer Center Expansion

Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center is expanding to accommodate a new state-of-the-art platform for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

A new $5.5 million addition to the Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center will offer patients in Berks County faster, more targeted radiation treatments close to home.

Penn State Health St. Joseph leaders and staff and Penn State Health executives broke ground on April 4, and construction should be completed by year’s end.

Highlights of the expansion include a 2,400-square-foot addition to accommodate a growing patient base, as well as a new, state-of-the-art TrueBeam(tm) linear accelerator. This sophisticated technology will offer cancer patients faster, more targeted radiation treatment that is more comfortable, more precise and with fewer side effects.

The hallmark of the TrueBeam® linear accelerator technology is a powerful combination of 2D, 3D and 4D imaging that is updated every 10 milliseconds, monitors a patient’s breathing and body movement and permits faster, more potent radiation doses directly to a tumor site without damage to surrounding tissue or nearby organs. Providers can tailor individualized treatment plans much more precisely, which drastically reduces treatment time for patients. Treatments can be delivered more efficiently in fewer-and shorter-treatment sessions.


Want to learn more? Call Karen Wagner, Cancer Center Director at 610.208.8810 or email info@thefutureofhealthcare.org