AHN Cancer Institute at Jefferson Hospital

The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cancer Institute at Jefferson Hospital is home to an accredited comprehensive community cancer program. This designation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer® means we offer extensive diagnostic and treatment services, including access to clinical trials. You receive exemplary care at Jefferson.

Cancer care at Jefferson Hospital: Why choose us?

Jefferson is part of the AHN Cancer Institute. We offer some of the most rigorous treatment options available. You benefit from:

  • Comprehensive services: We bring together all of the experts and resources you need for complete care. Your radiation and medical oncologists, surgeons, nurse navigators, and primary and specialty care physicians work together to meet your health needs.
  • Patient resources: We have a comprehensive resource center for you and your loved ones. Here, you can learn more about available support services, including genetic counseling, nutrition services, and palliative care. Our navigation team is always available to answer questions.
  • Wig salon: We offer our own wig salon with virtual and in-person appointments at Jefferson Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, AHN Cancer Institute – Butler and AHN Cancer Institute – Erie. AHN and Non-AHN patients must call (412) 330-4045 to register for an appointment in advance.  
  • Urgent care clinic: If you need fast, evening care for treatment-related side effects, the After-Hours Oncology Clinic at West Penn Hospital is about 30 minutes away. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The latest cancer treatments

We use the latest therapies and technologies to treat many different types of cancers. We treat most cancer types, including cancers of the breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, esophagus, colon, pancreas, and stomach. Our treatments include:

  • Medical oncology: Our modern medical oncology unit has 20 comfortable treatment chairs and two beds for chemotherapy infusions. Our on-site pharmacists have advanced training in cancer medications and are available to answer your questions. 
  • Radiation therapy: We have the latest, most advanced linear accelerator for precise delivery of radiation therapy. We tailor the beams to fit the size and shape of the tumor. This approach spares surrounding healthy tissue while targeting cancerous cells. 
  • Brachytherapy: We’re among a select few centers in the area offering internal radiation, or brachytherapy, for prostate cancer. Your physician places radioactive implants directly into cancerous tissue. 
  • Injections for bone metastasis: We inject bone-building medications to strengthen bones affected by cancer. Learn more about bone and soft tissue cancer treatment.

Specialty cancer programs

Depending on cancer type and treatment, you may benefit from one of these specialized programs: