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Why Choose UPMC Hillman Cancer Center?

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we treat you like family. We're your doctors, caregivers, teachers, and support system.

And we want you to know, you're not alone in your fight against cancer.

We're here for you — as part of your community — and that's something cancer can never take away.

We offer the latest advances in cancer care throughout Pennsylvania and in western New York and Ohio.

UPMC: Experts in Cancer Care

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We offer cutting-edge treatments options and access to more than 400 clinical trials.

Our care team includes experts in:

Our mission is to provide the highest level of care to the 170,000 people we treat at our centers each year.

Treating All Types of Cancer

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

A Full Range of Cancer Screenings

We offer screenings for cancers such as:

  • Breast.
  • Colon and rectal.
  • Gynecologic.
  • Lung.
  • Melanoma and skin cancer.
  • Prostate.

Advanced Technologies

Our experts have advanced training in the latest types of radiation treatments, including:

Supportive Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Whether coming to our flagship location — UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood — or network locations, you'll receive the same expert care.

Inpatient and outpatient cancer care

We offer both inpatient and outpatient cancer care. Most treatments are on an outpatient basis.

We have outpatient services at all UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers.

We provide inpatient cancer care at most UPMC hospital locations, including:

Nurse navigators

Our nurse navigators provide guidance and support through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

Services include:

  • Listening to your needs and concerns.
  • Helping you learn about your cancer.
  • Explaining cancer treatments and tests.
  • Arranging appointments, tests, and procedures.
  • Putting you in touch with the specialists you need when you need them.
  • Connecting you and your family to helpful programs and services.

Contact UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

What to know more about us?

Call 412-647-2811 or contact a UPMC Hillman Cancer Center near you.

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.

One of the best national hospitals, ranked in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report.

National Cancer Institute Designation

UPMC Hillman is one of only 57 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, one of just three in Pennsylvania, and the only one in western Pennsylvania. The NCI — our nation’s authority on cancer — extends Comprehensive Cancer Center designation to an elite group of centers that demonstrate excellence in research, patient care, education, and community outreach. In the 2020 renewal, UPMC Hillman earned an exceptional rating — the highest possible.

Learn more about our NCI Designation.

Learn more about our NCI Designation.
Fast Facts 2023

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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.

Learn more from UPMC HealthBeat.