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 Research Education, Training, and Career Development

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

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

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

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