Tag: Research

Q&A with Olivera Finn, PhD

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

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

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,

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

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

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University of Pittsburgh Receives $11M NIH SPORE Award to Continue Research Excellence in Head and Neck Cancer

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

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Q&A with Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD

This research highlight focuses on Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD. Dr. Owonikoko is Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. This Q&A has been

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Research Spotlight: Dr. Steffi Oesterreich

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD, is a researcher at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center who focuses her work on better understanding how to most effectively treat breast cancers, including invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) and estrogen receptor-positive (ESR1) breast cancer resistant to hormonal therapies. 

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