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

Q&A with Olivera Finn, PhD

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For Women’s History Month, this research Q&A focuses on Olivera Finn, PhD, and her experience as a female researcher. Dr. Finn is a member of the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and distinguished professor in

Disparities in Women’s Cancer Care featuring Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD

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According to the American Medical Association, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health care, are less likely to receive routine care, and face higher rates of morbidity and mortality than nonminorities. When it comes to cancer patients,

Renfeng Li, PhD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Renfeng Li, PhD. Dr. Li joined January 1, 2023 and is associate professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a member of the Cancer Virology research program at UPMC Hillman.  His research

Angela Mazul, PhD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Angela Mazul, PhD. Dr. Mazul is assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of UPMC Hillman.  Dr. Mazul will focus on head and neck

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Researchers are Advancing the Field of CAR-T Cell Research

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Researchers at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Tumor Microenvironment Center developed a new model that can be used by immunologists to further the understanding of CAR-T cell biology and identified a new possible human CAR-T cell target. The model published

Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, Appointed Associate Director for Education and Training

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Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, has been appointed to the position of Associate Director for Education and Training, focusing on clinical investigators at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Schenker will work closely and in partnership with Associate Director Chris Bakkenist, who

Q&A with Dr. Lyn Robertson: HPV and Cervical Cancer

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This research highlight focuses on Lyn Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN — Director of Cancer Screening and External Partnerships for Health Equity and Community Outreach and Engagement at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. One of Dr. Robertson’s main areas of interest is

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