CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP, a partnership of Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, 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.

Our Services

Benign and malignant hematology services




Infusion services

Coagulation medicine

Palliative medicine

Treatment of oncologic malignancies

Our Providers

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Edward Balaban, DO, medical director
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship/Residency: Allegheny General Hospital - Pittsburgh, Pa.

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallax, TX


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Peter Tate, MBA, operations manager
Master of Business Administration: University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor's Degree: The Pennsylvania State University


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John Ford, MD
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - New York, NY
Internship/Residency: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY


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James Powell, Jr., MD
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Internship/Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

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Tara Baney, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner Certificate Post-Masters Program: University of Massachusetts Boston
MSN: PACE University - Pleasantville


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Lynn Whittaker, MSN, FNP-BC, CRNP, AOCNP
Bachelor of Science: The Pennsylvania State University
MSN: The Pennsylvania State University


Tara Baney, nurse practioner with CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP, discusses the increase in skin cancer cases and how to protect yourself from the sun.