Ben Nacev, MD, PhD, Named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator for his Innovative Sarcoma Research

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Benjamin A. Nacev, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has been named a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. With his mentor, Jeremy Rich, MD, Dr. Nacev will receive $600,000

Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, DABR, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, DABR, effective June 1, 2023. Dr. Mowery is associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and will see patients in the outpatient clinic

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center ASCO 2023 Presentations

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Friday, June 2 Posters Divya Natesan “Differences in real-world pembrolizumab dosing patterns (every 3 weeks versus every 6 weeks) across a large cancer center network” 8 to 11 a.m. Hall A | Abstract 2592 | Board 434 Jingxiao Jin, MD

Bench to Bedside: The Research Journey of Fecal Microbiota Transplants

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Researchers have known that microorganisms in the gut can impact the effectiveness of immunogenic chemotherapies for cancer patients. When studies showed that the same could be true for immune checkpoint inhibitors, it opened the possibility for better treatment options for

Patricia Opresko, PhD, Named the Dr. Bernard F. Fisher Chair for Breast Cancer Discovery Science

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to announce Patricia L. Opresko, PhD, as the Dr. Bernard F. Fisher Chair for Breast Cancer Discovery Science, a newly formed chair being launched this year. Dr. Opresko was nominated for this appointment because

Leadership in Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and neck cancer accounts for approximately 4% of cancer cases in the U.S. — affecting more than 60,000 people each year. The majority of those diagnosed are over the age of 50, but a rising rate of HPV-associated head

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Faculty AACR 2023 Presentations

Friday, April 14 Sessions Nadine Hempel, PhD “Oxidative stress adaptations during metastasis: Focus on antioxidant enzyme function and regulation” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tangerine Ballroom 3 & 4 Lan G. Coffman, MD, PhD “Studying the impact of the aging stromal

Women’s History Month at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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This month, women’s history was celebrated bringing attention to the remarkable role that women play in society. Here at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, our Women’s Initiatives Task Force supports and fosters women all throughout the year. They kicked off 2023

Q&A with Kelly Bailey, MD, PhD

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For Women’s History Month, this research Q&A focuses on Kelly Bailey, MD, PhD, and her experience as a female researcher. Dr. Kelly Bailey is a member of the Cancer Biology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, assistant professor in the

Diwakar Davar, MD, Named Clinical Director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is very pleased to announce Diwakar Davar, MD, MS, as clinical director for the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at UPMC Hillman, effective March 1, 2023. Dr. Davar is a medical oncologist and hematologist at UPMC