About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center:

  • Patients come first. We work tirelessly to ensure your safety and provide an exceptional level of cancer care. In fact, national organizations consistently recognize us for our high standards of cancer care.
  • We're more than a treatment team. We're caregivers, teachers, and your support system so you're never alone in your fight against cancer. We're here for you — as part of the community — and that's something cancer can never take away.
  • We connect you to the combined expertise of leading doctors, researchers, specialty cancer programs, and treatment centers.
  • We conduct groundbreaking research to better understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.

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.

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Why Choose UPMC Hillman Cancer Center?

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides the highest level of clinical care to more than 170,000 people each year throughout Pennsylvania, western New York, Ohio, and in Ireland and Italy.

We offer the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Specialty Cancer Care

At our Specialty Care Centers, we treat rare cancers and take on the most complex cases.

Because we focus on specific types of cancer, we can offer a streamlined approach to care — making sure you're getting the right diagnosis and treatment as fast as possible.

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Second Opinion at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Second Opinion

Getting a second opinion can help you be certain that you’re on the best treatment path.

Find out if your cancer treatment is the best available for your diagnosis.

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Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Research and Clinical Trials

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center conducts research to advance our understanding of cancer.

Our cancer researchers work with clinicians to quickly move the most promising research results from their labs into clinical trials. This gives you early access to new and innovative cancer treatments throughout our UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network.

Learn more about research and clinical trials at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center News

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is accelerating the breakthroughs in our labs into clinical practice around the world.

Read news about how we're transforming cancer research, care, and prevention — one patient at a time. 

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Support UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Help us continue making a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer.

From donating to volunteering, there are many ways you can offer your support.

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Contact UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Find contact information for our administrative office, as well as phone numbers for our patient care services.

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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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