About Research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

For more than 30 years, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has been committed to all aspects of cancer care.

The internationally renowned research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (formerly the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) includes a range of disciplines, from cancer prevention and early detection to novel therapeutic discovery, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is making vast strides in the global effort to reduce the burden of cancer.

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, our researchers collaborate with our clinician-scientists to advance the most promising laboratory studies into novel clinical trials, providing patients with early access to new and innovated treatments. We are also dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians, and the ongoing recruitment of world-renowned scientists.

Research

Advancing our understanding of cancer through scientific discovery

Training

Preparing the next generation of researchers and clinicians

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Educating the community on cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship

Clinical Trials

Defining lifesaving approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer

Patients and Families

Learn about the conditions we treat, available therapies, and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center difference

Upcoming Events

Apr
14
Wed
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology ... @ Virtual
Division of Hematology/Oncology ... @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program... @ Virtual
Hillman Genome Stability Program... @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Click to download virtual flyer Contact Natalie King for meeting details.
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
10:00 am Hillman Cancer Center Cytometry ... @ Virtual
Hillman Cancer Center Cytometry ... @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
An introduction to the new Nanostring DSP that allows for multiplex RNA and protein readouts from a paraffin-embedded mouse and human tissues. We will go over the basic principles of the technology, how to properly plan your experiment, and all
Apr
15
Thu
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Course director is Mark Goodman, MD
12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer: @ Virtual
Brain, Behavior, and Cancer: @ Virtual
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s C... @ Virtual
Cancer Biology Program/Women’s C... @ Virtual
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Robert Ferris

 

Director’s Message

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Hillman) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the preeminent institution in western Pennsylvania for providing cancer care; conducting basic, translational, clinical, and population science research; and educating the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians.

At Hillman, we are quickly advancing the latest research discoveries into pioneering therapies that can benefit the more than 110,000 patients seen each year throughout our integrated cancer care delivery network. Read more in our June 2020 Director's message.