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Jeffrey Brodsky, Yuan Chang, and Patrick Moore Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Brodsky, PhD, Yuan Chang, MD, and Patrick Moore, MD, MPH, faculty of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and professors of the University of Pittsburgh, were announced as members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is a

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Ben Van Houten, PhD, Named AAAS Fellow

Bennett Van Houten, PhD, co-director of the Genome Stability Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology and professor of pharmacology and chemical biology in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is among

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Norman Wolmark, MD, Receives the Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care

Norman Wolmark, MD, received the Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care from the American Surgical Association this month. The American Surgical Association is our nation’s oldest and most prestigious surgical association. Dr. Wolmark has contributed to some of the

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Marija Balic, MD, ScD, MBA, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Please join us in welcoming Marija Balic, MD, ScD, MBA to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, effective March 1, 2024 as professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Balic will provide three half days

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CAMILLA Trial Results Offer Potential New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Option

Researchers from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and colleagues published their results from the CAMILLA trial showing that combining cabozantinib and durvalumab in patients with chemotherapy-refractory colorectal cancer is a promising treatment, potentially expanding treatment options for patients with microsatellite stable

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Saad Sheikh, MD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Please join UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in welcoming Saad Sheikh, MD, effective February 1, 2024. Dr. Sheikh is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Genome Stability Program

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Tatiana Moiseeva, PhD, Joins UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Please join UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in welcoming Tatiana Moiseeva, PhD, effective February 1,  2024. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Genome Stability

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Announcing Monica Baskin as Deputy Director

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

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Growth Factor Administration in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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?  

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

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

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