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About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we are your doctors, caregivers, teachers, and support system. You are not alone in your fight against cancer, and we are committed to providing you with the knowledge, inspiration, and specialty cancer care you need so you can face your diagnosis with confidence. We're here for you - as part of the community - and that's something cancer can never take away.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides the finest level of cancer care to patients throughout Pennsylvania, western New York, and Ohio. We offer patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Fast Facts 2017

The mission of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center as a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is to provide the highest level of clinical care to the 138,000 patients treated at its facilities each year while performing cutting-edge cancer research.

UPMC: Experts in Cancer Care

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, administrative staff, and other health care professionals are working together to reduce the burden of cancer.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's 17 areas of expertise focus on specific types of cancer, including:

The medical professionals at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center represent a variety of specialties including:

Combined, these disciplines give UPMC Hillman Cancer Center a range of knowledge that covers virtually all types of adult cancer.

US News Cancer Honor Badge - 2015 2016

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is proud to be nationally ranked for excellence in the specialty category of cancer.

Cancer Care at Home and Abroad

UPMC  Hillman Cancer Center is one of the largest integrated community networks of cancer physicians and health care specialists in the United States, and has expanded internationally.

Comprised of more than 200 medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists and hematology oncology physicians at more than 76 locations throughout Pennsylvania,Ohio, New York, and Maryland, the domestic network allows patients to receive world-class cancer care close to home. Each location is closely tied to Hillman Cancer Center through personnel and technology linkages, so wherever you choose to be treated, you can be confident the most advanced cancer diagnosis and treatments are available.

Similarly, our overseas locations in Waterford, Ireland, Rome, Italy, and Singapore, allow patients access to the expertise and technology available at the heart of our network.

Advanced Technologies at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

By focusing on patients, applying good science, and investing in the most advanced technology available anywhere, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is committed to excellence in all aspects of cancer care.

Our experts have advanced training in the use of the latest radiation therapy technologies – allowing for precise tumor imaging and radiation treatment delivery – including:

We're constantly upgrading our cancer treatment equipment so we can take better care of our patients.

  • Clinical Trial Management Application (CTMA) tracks every step of the cancer clinical-trials process from start to finish.
  • Web-enabled clinical Pathways guide physicians to identify the best cancer treatment protocols for every patient.
  • Diagnostic radiologic imaging equipment helps us find cancers earlier.
  • Advanced radiosurgery devices enable us to treat the most difficult cancers.
  • An electronic health record (EHR) system will help us track patient information and deliver cancer care more safely and efficiently.
  • Implementation of Web-based patient education modules help patients prepare for upcoming procedures or manage chronic conditions.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides extensive access to clinical cancer treatment trials, or studies designed to test new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.

Supportive Care Treatment Services

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we pride ourselves on the level of cancer care we are able to provide each patient. Whether a patient is seen at our flagship location — Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside — or at one of the many network locations throughout the region, exceptional treatment is always the standard of care.

Patients may receive care as both an inpatient and an outpatient, depending on individual diagnoses and treatment plans. However, most treatments are given as outpatient procedures.

All locations provide outpatient services. Outpatient clinics across the network provide initial evaluations, second opinions, consultations, treatments, transfusions, special procedures and follow-up care. Patients are able to receive biologic therapies, chemotherapies, radiation therapies, bone marrow and stem cell transplantations, and experimental drug treatments at convenient locations close to home.

In some cases, a patient may need to receive treatment as an inpatient, whereby he or she needs to remain at a UPMC location for a period of time. Inpatient care is conveniently available at most UPMC hospital-affiliated locations, including:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's many locations increase patient access to world-renowned care, while delivering the latest advances in prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Hillman Research

Research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Scientists at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center work together with clinicians to provide patients with innovative treatment throughout the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network.

Visit the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center research website.
Why People Travel to Pittsburgh

Patients choose Pittsburgh. And they choose UPMC.

Each year, UPMC treats more than 30,000 patients who have traveled from outside the region for the services at UPMC.

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