News | Published November 25, 2008

Medical Center Brings State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment Online

Mount Nittany Medical Center's new Trilogy Stereotactic System combines sophisticated state-of-the-art imaging with ultra-precise, non-invasive cancer treatment technologies.

This system will enable us to treat patients with the most advanced radiotherapy techniques, using the most clinically efficient processes in the world, said Jerome Derdel, MD, medical director of radiation oncology. It provides us with tremendous versatility and precision for customizing treatments according to the specifics of each patient's case.

The powerful system, in addition to delivering conventional forms of radiation therapy, will also allow the Medical Center to use stereotactic approaches for treating very small lesions quickly and with unprecedented precision. It can also compensate for any movements a patient might make during treatment, as well as normal respiratory motion. Providing radiation therapy to more than 40 patients every day, the new Trilogy Stereotactic System provides the best in radiation therapy offering patients and their families more hope in the battle against cancer.

For more information on the new treatment methodologies, contact the Radiation Oncology Department at Mount Nittany Medical Center at 814.234.6726 or log onto

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Located in State College, Pa., Mount Nittany Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, 203-bed acute care facility leading the region in medical, surgical, outpatient, diagnostic and cancer care services. The Medical Center employs about 1,300 skilled healthcare professionals and support staff, and has more than 240 credentialed, independently-employed physicians in 43 specialties and subspecialties. Committed to moving Life Forward, Mount Nittany Medical Center is dedicated to the health and wellness of the community we serve. For more information, visit