Announcing Monica Baskin as Deputy Director

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Monica L. Baskin, PhD, has been appointed as Deputy Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. In her new role, she will collaborate with current Deputy Director Jeremy Rich, MD, to promote and invest in strategic new projects at UPMC Hillman to

Growth Factor Administration in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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It is common practice for clinicians to administer granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) — a growth factor used to replenish white blood cell counts — during chemotherapy, but what are its effects on overall survival in patients with pancreatic cancer?  

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Named Associate Director of Population Sciences

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As part of our strategic planning and our evolving plan to enhance diversity, we are realigning our leadership to better serve our community. We have consolidated our three population-based Associate Director (AD) roles into two: AD for Community Outreach and

35th Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat Recap

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The 35th Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat was held September 26-27, 2023. The event consisted of lectures, including the Director’s Annual State of the Cancer Center, a shark tank-style minnow competition, and poster presentations. Featured Lectures Ronald B.

Jason Luke, MD, Named Associate Director of Clinical Research

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After a national search and with approval of the External Advisory Board, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to announce Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP, has been appointed the Associate Director (AD) of Clinical Research. Dr. Luke served as the

University of Pittsburgh Receives Prestigious NIH Award for Research Excellence in Ovarian Cancer

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The University of Pittsburgh was awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support an Ovarian Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE). The award is led by Ronald Buckanovich, MD, PhD, and Robert Edwards, MD. Dr. Buckanovich is a professor

Tess Cummings Named New Associate Director for Research Administration

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After a national search, we are pleased to announce Theresa (Tess) Cummings, RN, DBA, CCRP as the new Associate Director for Research Administration at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, effective November 1, 2023. In this role, Dr. Cummings is a member

Eight UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Members Named Highly Cited Researchers

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Clarivate™ has named their list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2023 — an elite group that demonstrates significant and broad influence in their field of research. Each researcher selected has authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™, which rank in the top

Jing Li, PhD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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Please join UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in welcoming Jing Li, PhD, effective October 1, 2023. Dr. Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Serah Choi, MD, PhD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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Please join UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in welcoming Serah Choi, MD, PhD, effective September 1, 2023. Dr. Choi is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Genome Stability

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