University of Pittsburgh Receives $11M NIH SPORE Award to Continue Research Excellence in Head and Neck Cancer

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The University of Pittsburgh was awarded a five-year, $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a Head and Neck Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in 2022.  The award will be led by Robert

Announcing Jason Luke, MD, as Interim Associate Director for Clinical Research

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP, will be the Interim Associate Director for Clinical Research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center beginning February 1, 2023. Dr. Luke is currently Director of Hillman’s Immunotherapy and Drug Development Center and a member of the

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 2022 Research Highlights

In 2022, we at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center greatly expanded the capabilities for the research that is done here every day to envision life without cancer. We expanded our footprint, welcomed exceptional leadership and faculty to our center, and launched

Norman Wolmark Receives Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

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Norman Wolmark, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a member of the leadership team at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded the 2022 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research from Susan

Q&A with Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD

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This research highlight focuses on Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD. Dr. Owonikoko is Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. This Q&A has been

Research Spotlight: Dr. Steffi Oesterreich

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Steffi Oesterreich, PhD, is a researcher at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center who focuses her work on better understanding how to most effectively treat breast cancers, including invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) and estrogen receptor-positive (ESR1) breast cancer resistant to hormonal therapies. 

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