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

Dec
9
Mon
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information. These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.
4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Kellum’s research focuses on treating critical illness, including acute kidney injury and sepsis.     A reception with

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 November 2019 Director's message.