A Message from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Leadership About COVID-19

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the health and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff members is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Hillman network and remain committed to providing comprehensive care and support while also lowering the risk of infection among our patients and staff members.

Hillman remains open for patient care. As part of UPMC, a national leader in health care, Hillman is well positioned to continue delivering high-quality care to patients as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Because information is changing so rapidly, we encourage you to visit UPMC’s dedicated COVID-19 website for the latest information.

People with cancer are at a higher risk of infection because cancer and cancer treatments can weaken the immune system. It is crucial for patients and their caregivers to understand and follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with regard to risk reduction. Patients experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, runny nose, and shortness of breath should contact their care team as soon as possible.

We strongly encourage patients to contact their physician’s office with any questions about receiving treatment during this unprecedented time and thank you for entrusting us with your care.


Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Stanley M. Marks, MD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center