The Power of Progress
Celebrating 25 years of Cancer Research and Care
Twenty-five years ago, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute was launched as a small entity to provide residents of western Pennsylvania with access to some of the best cancer care in the nation.
In recognition of the UPCI's 25 years of cancer research and service to the community, KDKA's Larry Richert and Sheila Hyland will host a half-hour special exploring UPCI and its partner in cancer care, UPMC Cancer Centers':
- Goals for the future
Watch the Program
The program features UPCI and UPMC Cancer Centers leaders Drs. Nancy E. Davidson and Stanley Marks, UPCI Council Members Sy Holzer and Elsie Hillman, and numerous other physicians, researchers, staff, and patients.
Premiere Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
View clips from the program below.
Cancer survivor, Adam Frederick, discusses his journey with Ewing's sarcoma during his treatment at Hillman Cancer Center.
Sheila Hyland discusses the availability of high-quality care provided by UPCI and UPMC Cancer Centers to surrounding communities and their locations.
Dr. Ellis recounts the structure of the UPMC Cancer Center's network of care. The clinical pathway process to optimize patient care, called Pathways, was developed to provide a uniform treatment plan for different types of cancer across the network.
Drs. Davidson and Chu discuss the growth of UPCI both geographically and in terms of more advanced oncology treatment.
UPMC Cancer Centers
Areas of Cancer Expertise
UPMC Cancer Centers treat a range of both common and rare cancers, including:
- Brain and nervous system cancers
- Lung and esophageal cancers
- Breast cancer
- Melanoma and skin cancer
- Colorectal and GI Cancers
- Ovarian and gynecologic cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Pancreatic cancer
- Hematological malignancies
- Prostate and urologic cancers
- Liver cancer
- Stem cell transplantation
- Gynecologic oncology
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
Supportive Care Services
Beyond clinical care, UPMC Cancer Centers also offers a full range of supportive services to help patients better cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Patients and their families have access to a wide array of educational, counseling, nutritional, and genetic resources, including:
- Cancer risk assessment (LHAS Prevention and Early Detection Center)
- Clinical trial screening and enrollment
- Hospice / home care
- Cancer LiveWell Survivorship Program
- Nutritional counseling
- Pastoral care
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Psychosocial counseling
- Symptom / side effects management
- Support groups