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We offer a complete line of clinical oncology services utilizing the latest cancer-specific targeted medications and the most advanced life-saving technology. 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.

Expert Multidisciplinary Team

Because each patient’s case is unique, we assemble a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurse navigators, certified oncology nurses, and other specialists to discuss your individual treatment plan. This ensures that you receive the best options available.

Our innovative clinical trials program explores promising new treatments for a broad range of cancers.

Cancer Services

We offer a complete line of clinical oncology services utilizing the latest cancer-specific targeted medications and the most advanced life-saving technology.

Located on the Ground Level of N-Building at Reading Hospital, the McGlinn Cancer Institute.

Read the latest McGlinn Cancer Institute Annual Report to find out more about our work, including:

  • Clinical activity
  • Program development
  • Cancer data management
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Research
  • Educational and community outreach projects

Distinctions

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.

Insurance Information

We have contracts with the following health insurance companies: 

Commercial

Insurance through your employer

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO (Open Access)
    • Aetna HMO / Health Network Only
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Aetna QPOS
    • Aetna Savings Plus
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature
    • Aetna Value Performance Network
    • Aetna Voluntary Plans
    • Aetna Whole Health
    • Choice POS, Choice - POS (Aetna HealthFund), Choice POS II, Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Elect Choice EPO
    • Health Network Only & Health Network Option
    • International Medical
    • Managed Choice, Managed Choice - Open Access, Managed Choice POS
    • Mercy Preferred Choice POSII, Mercy Preferred Choice Select, Mercy Preferred Elect Choice EPO
    • Mercy Preferred Managed Choice & Mercy Preferred Open Choice (PPO)
    • Open Access - Elect Choice, Open Access EPO
    • Open Access POS, Open Access EPO Plus (Broad) & Open Access POS II (Broad)
    • Open Choice PPO & Open Choice PPO - Aetna HealthFund
    • Peak Preference Select HNOnly on the Altius Network and Peak Preference Select HNOption on the Altius Network
    • Preferred - Open Choice PPO, Preferred Choice POS II, Preferred Select
    • Preferred Elect Choice EPO, Preferred Managed Choice
    • Premier Care - Network & Premier Care Network Plus

We do not participate in the following Aetna plans:

- Not PEBTF HMO

  • First Health Network
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • Cigna 
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus
    • Open Access Plus
    • OA Plus
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus with CareLink PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO Network
    • HMO
    • POS
  • Capital Blue Cross 
    • CareConnect – PinnacleHealth ACA Network
    • Comprehensive
    • POS
    • PPO
    • Traditional
    • HMO

We do not participate in the following Capital Blue Cross plans:

- PPO Choice
- Valley Advantage EPO
- HealthAmerica/Health Assurance

  • Highmark Blue Shield (NOTE: standard tier)

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO
- My Direct Blue EPO

  • Independence Blue Cross 
    • Keystone HMO Proactive (Tier 3)
    • Keystone HMO/POS/Direct POS
    • Personal Choice PPO
    • Personal Choice EPO
    • Personal Choice Tiered  (Tier 2)
    • National BlueCard PPO
    • IBC HMO Commercial tier 3 Standard
    • IBC PPO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth PPO & HMO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth Comprehensive Major Medical
  • United Healthcare
    • Unitedhealthcare Navigate
    • All Savers
    • Unitedhealthcare Catalyst
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice and Choice Plus
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice Advance and Choice Plus Advance
    • Unitedhealthcare Options PPO plans
    • Unitedhealthcare Tiered Benefit Plans
    • Unitedhealthcare MD-IPA Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Student Resources
    • UHC Compass Rose PPO Plan

We do not participate in the following United Healthcare plans:
- Oxford (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Heritage (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Erikson Advantage

  • UPMC Health Plans
    • Premium Network Plans (PPO and EPO)
    • UPMC Employees Advantage Network (PPO and EPO) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Employees Out of Area Network
    • Panther Gold Advantage Network (For Pitt Employees) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Inside Advantage – Tier 1
    • MyCare Advantage PPO/EPO – Tier 1
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:
- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Enhanced Access Network
- Panther Gold Network (For Pitt Employees)
- FEHB Employees
- MyCare Advantage HMO

Medicare Advantage

Insurance for people over 65 years of age or with disabilities.

  • Aetna Coventry
    • Advantra Gold PPO
    • Advantra Northern Pennsylvania Gold HMO
    • Advantra Southeast Prime HMO
    • Advantra Silver HMO & PPO
    • Advantra Silver Plus HMO & PPO
    • Advantra One PPO
    • Advantra Basic Medical HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Basic HMO
    • Choice HMO
    • Gold PPO
    • Premier HMO
    • Silver HMO & PPO
    • Standard HMO
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care
  • Capital Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Journey HMO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey PPO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey Essential
    • Blue Journey Value
  • Medicare (Advantra)
  • Highmark Medicare Advantage 
    • Freedom Blue PPO
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO (including Signature Plan)
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO Plus – Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties only

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO (Signature Plan)

  • Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Dual Complete
    • Unitedhealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Assisted Living Plan (PPO)
    • Unitedhealthcare Nursing Home Plan
  • UPMC for Life 
    • HMO & PPO (ALL)
    • All Plans Tower/UPMC Berks County

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program through the state

  • Aetna Better Health Kids
  • Capital Cares for Kids
  • Highmark CHIP
  • IBC CHIP
  • UHC CHIP
  • UPMC for Kids

Medicaid HMO

Insurance program through the state for those requiring financial assistance

  • Aetna Better Health
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas 
    •   Pennsylvania
    •   Northeast
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • UHC Medicaid
  • UPMC (Community Health Choices)
  • UPMC for You HMO

Marketplace/ACA Plans

Independent insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act

  • UPMC Health Plans 
    • Premium Network
    • Inside Advantage for Individuals (Tier 1 – Gold, Silver, & Bronze)
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:

- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Select Network