At UPMC CancerCenter, we are your doctors, caregivers, teachers, and support system. You are not alone in your fight against cancer, and we are committed to providing you with the knowledge, inspiration, and specialty cancer care you need so you can face your diagnosis with confidence. We're here for you - as part of the community - and that's something cancer can never take away.
UPMC CancerCenter provides the finest level of cancer care to patients throughout the tristate (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia) region. Through our partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), which comprises the academic and research activities for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, we offer patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
The mission of UPMC CancerCenter reflects the overall mission of UPCI as a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide the highest level of clinical care to the 74,000 patients treated at its facilities each year while performing cutting-edge cancer research.
At UPMC CancerCenter and UPCI, more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, administrative staff, and other health care professionals are working together to reduce the burden of cancer.
UPMC CancerCenter's 15 areas of expertise focus on specific types of cancer, including:
The medical professionals at UPMC CancerCenter represent a variety of specialties including:
Combined, these disciplines give UPMC CancerCenter a range of knowledge that covers virtually all types of adult cancer.
UPMC CancerCenter is one of the largest integrated community networks of cancer physicians and health care specialists in the United States, and has expanded internationally.
Comprised of more than 200 medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists and hematology oncology physicians at more than 35 locations throughout western Pennsylvania and Ohio, the domestic network allows patients to receive world-class cancer care close to home. Each location is closely tied to Hillman Cancer Center through personnel and technology linkages, so wherever you choose to be treated, you can be confident the most advanced cancer diagnosis and treatments are available.
Similarly, our overseas locations in Waterford, Ireland, Rome, Italy, and Singapore, allow patients access to the expertise and technology available at the heart of our network.
By focusing on patients, applying good science, and investing in the most advanced technology available anywhere, UPMC CancerCenter is committed to excellence in all aspects of cancer care.
Our experts have advanced training in the use of the latest radiation therapy technologies – allowing for precise tumor imaging and radiation treatment delivery – including:
We're constantly upgrading our cancer treatment equipment so we can take better care of our patients.
In association with UPCI, UPMC CancerCenter provides extensive access to clinical cancer treatment trials, or studies designed to test new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.
At UPMC CancerCenter, we pride ourselves on the level of cancer care we are able to provide each patient. Whether a patient is seen at our primary location — Hillman Cancer Center — or at one of the many network locations throughout the tri-state area, exceptional treatment is always the standard of care.
All locations provide outpatient services. Outpatient clinics across the network provide initial evaluations, second opinions, consultations, treatments, transfusions, special procedures and follow-up care. Patients are able to receive biologic therapies, chemotherapies, radiation therapies, bone marrow and stem cell transplantations, and experimental drug treatments at convenient locations close to home.
In some cases, a patient may need to receive treatment as an inpatient, whereby he or she needs to remain at a UPMC location for a period of time. Inpatient care is conveniently available at most UPMC hospital-affiliated locations, including:
UPMC CancerCenter's many locations increase patient access to world-renowned care, while delivering the latest advances in prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.