Cancer is an unknown for many people, but cancer care doesn’t have to be. At the McGlinn Cancer Institute, we diagnose and treat cancer daily. Our team has the knowledge, expertise, and dedication to help you through this challenging time. When you come to the McGlinn Cancer Institute we make you a priority – from the moment you arrive. Here, you'll find complete care from the first day through the end of treatment and into survivorship.
Expert Multidisciplinary Team
Because each person is unique, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurse navigators, certified oncology nurses, and other specialists to discuss your specific treatments. Our passion is to bring you the best options, to deliver compassionate care, and get you through cancer treatment and on to survivorship.
Our innovative clinical trials program explores promising new treatments for a broad range of cancers.
Cancers We Treat
No two cancers are alike. At the McGlinn Cancer Institute, we'll be your partner through every step working. We start with the right diagnosis and then develop a treatment based on your specific cancer. We use leading-edge treatments and individualized care for the cancers we treat, including:
- Blood cancers
- Brain and spinal cord cancers
- Breast cancers
- Digestive cancers
- Gynecologic cancers
- Endocrine and thyroid cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Lung, chest, and esophageal cancers
- Pediatric cancers
- Skin cancers and melanoma
- Urologic cancers
You have many options and we have the treatments you need right here, close to home. Our complete clinical services use the latest cancer-specific targeted medications and the most advanced life-saving technology.
We treat cancers using promising treatments including MRI-guided radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and more. Whether the cancer you're facing is complex or more easily treated, we offer the most advanced treatments that include clinical trials.
Located on the Ground Level of N-Building at Reading Hospital, the McGlinn Cancer Institute offers the treatments you need to fight cancer. In addition to an Image Recovery Center and a cancer infusion center.
McGlinn Cancer Institute consistently meets or exceeds the national standard of care guidelines set by the following agencies:
- Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
- Committee on Stereotactic Breast Biopsy for Mammotest
- Quality Oncology Practice Initiative for outpatient hematology-oncology
- Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Commission on Cancer. In February 2016, the institute received a three-year approval with Gold-level commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Approval followed an on-site evaluation during which the facility demonstrated a commendation level of compliance across all the standards evaluated. Standards included cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The McGlinn Cancer Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), indicating:
- We are fully qualified to offer the full spectrum of interdisciplinary care to patients with breast disease.
- Our patients receive the most current forms of evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care.
- We have passed a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors, who have awarded us their nationally recognized seal of approval.
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. The Cancer Infusion Center, along with Reading Health Physician Network - Hematology Oncology, has been a certified Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) center since May 2011. It is one of 10 certified practices in Pennsylvania, and 200 certified sites nationwide. The QOPI is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment and improvement program through The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). QOPI's goal is to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement.
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network. The McGlinn Cancer Institute is a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, giving all our patients access to the latest developments in cancer research, technology, and treatment in an environment close to home.