University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Press Release Archive

Aug 22, 2016
Gene Therapy via Ultrasound Could Offer New Tool in Fight Against Heart Disease and Cancer
Aug 15, 2016
Pitt Cancer Institute Awarded Major Federal Grants for Early Cancer Detection
Aug 03, 2016
UPCI Secures Federal Contract For Up To $10M in Preclinical Cancer Drug Development Work
Aug 02, 2016
'Starving' Immune Cell Discovery Points to Cancer Immunotherapy-Boosting Strategies
Jul 28, 2016
Sampling Method Used for New Breast Cancer Tests May Lead to Underestimate of Risk
Jul 27, 2016
FCV, in Partnership with UPMC, Opens Advanced Cancer Center in Colombia
Jul 26, 2016
Pitt Receives $62.3 Million, Five-Year NIH Award to Speed Up Translational Scientific Research into Implementable Solutions
Jul 12, 2016
Preventing Cancer: UPMC Cancer Community Speaks Out in Support of HPV Vaccine
Jul 11, 2016
Advertising by U.S. Cancer Centers Soars Over Past Decade, New Analysis Shows
Jul 06, 2016
Pitt Receives Prestigious NIH Award to Support Development of Million-Person Precision Medicine Study
Jun 30, 2016
CMS Selects UPMC Oncologists and UPMC Health Plan to Participate in New 'Oncology Care Model' Pilot
Jun 27, 2016
UPMC First in Region to Use Next Generation Gamma Knife for Brain Tumors
Jun 23, 2016
Broccoli Sprout Extract May Protect Against Oral Cancer Recurrence
Jun 09, 2016
Pitt-Developed Test Holds Potential to Diagnose Myriad Conditions with Drop of Blood
Jun 07, 2016
Early Detection, Smaller Cancer Among Benefits of Skin Cancer Screening at Primary Care Visits
Jun 06, 2016
Immunotherapy Improves Survival, Quality of Life in Rapidly Progressing Head and Neck Cancer
Jun 05, 2016
Immunotherapy Effective Against Some Types of Sarcoma
Jun 02, 2016
UPCI-Led International Trial Changing Standard of Care for Advanced Breast Cancer
May 25, 2016
3D Bioprinted Model for the Study of Precancerous Breast Disease Aims to Reduce Unnecessary Treatment
May 13, 2016
Pitt and UPMC Launch Microbiome Center at White House Event
May 11, 2016
Easy Ways to Improve Patient Comfort During Skin Cancer Screenings
Apr 19, 2016
Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates
Apr 18, 2016
Four Young Researchers from the Same UPCI Lab Receive AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards
Apr 14, 2016
Pitt-led International Panel Reclassifies Thyroid Tumor to Curb Overdiagnosis of Cancer, Unneeded Treatment
Mar 22, 2016
UPMC to Fund First 6 Projects From Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance
Mar 15, 2016
Researcher Named UPCI 2nd NCI Outstanding Investigator Awarded $6.4M for Discovering Cancer Viruses
Mar 08, 2016
UPMC CancerCenter Re-Accredited By American College of Radiation Oncology
Feb 23, 2016
Depressed Patients at Higher Risk for Complications and Hospital Readmission after Complex Cancer Surgery
Jan 27, 2016
UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter Join National Call for More HPV Vaccinations to Prevent Cancer
Jan 27, 2016
UPMC-Developed Test Rapidly, Accurately Profiles Genetics and Treatment of Brain Tumors
Jan 11, 2016
Officials Announce New Chair of Pediatrics at Pitt and Scientific Director of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Jan 11, 2016
One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Single Cigarette
Dec 15, 2015
Pitt Study: New Model of Collaborative Cancer Research May Help Advance Precision Medicine Studies
Nov 25, 2015
Big Data Researchers at CMU, Pitt Receive CURE grant to Build Better Models to Predict Cancer Outcomes
Oct 29, 2015
UPMC McKeesport Alive and Well Series Presents 'Gut Check'
Oct 20, 2015
Clinical Pathways Based on Latest Clinical Evidence Can Influence Patterns of Care for Bone Metastases
Oct 20, 2015
Study: Radiation Therapy Often Underused for Common Type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Despite Recommendations
Oct 14, 2015
At Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer? Magee-Womens Hospital Partners with Community Groups to Provide Risk Assessment
Oct 06, 2015
Magee Clinical Trial Opens to Examine Therapies on Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer
Sep 30, 2015
'Science 2015 - Unleashed!' Celebrates Exceptional Research, Innovative Technology
Sep 30, 2015
Can Reducing Nicotine Curtail Smoking?
Sep 29, 2015
Pitt Study: Computer Program Using Skin Images Could Improve Early Detection of Melanoma
Sep 17, 2015
Nobel Prize Winner Talks about Cattle Viruses, Beef and Dairy Consumption and Human Cancers in Pitt School of Medicine Lecture
Sep 14, 2015
Pitt/UPCI Next-Gen Sequencing Test Identifies Cancerous Thyroid Nodules with High Degree of Accuracy
Sep 14, 2015
The 2015 Hillman Cancer Center Gala Celebrates UPCI's 30th Anniversary
Sep 14, 2015
UPCI Wins $10.9 Million Grant Renewal for Head and Neck Cancer Research
Sep 02, 2015
NIH Renews Pitt Grant for $18M to Continue Studies into Mitigating Effects of Radiation
Aug 24, 2015
Linear Accelerator Acquisition, Recent Accreditation Renewal Expand Joint Venture's Mission
Aug 10, 2015
UPMC CancerCenter Brings Latest Imaging Equipment to Network Locations
Aug 06, 2015
UPCI Researcher Named Outstanding Investigator by NCI, Awarded $6.3M for Studying How Food Can Lower Cancer Risks
Aug 05, 2015
A Glimmer of Hope Continues Support of Magee Breast Cancer Care
Jul 28, 2015
Ancient Proteins Involved in DNA Repair Could Shed Light on Tumor Development, Says Pitt Study
Jul 27, 2015
UPCI Called 'Outstanding' as Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant Renewed by National Cancer Institute for $25.6M
Jul 21, 2015
UPMC Recognized on U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' Honor Roll for 16th Time
Jul 20, 2015
Home Depot Event Continues Support of UPMC Breast Cancer Research and Care
Jul 06, 2015
Pitt Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests
Jun 23, 2015
Pitt's Dr. Yuan Chang Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board
Jun 23, 2015
UPMC Altoona Foundation Announces $100,000 Donation to Breast Health Center
Jun 01, 2015
UPMC Passavant Offering Free Women's Health Cancer Screening for Underinsured or Uninsured
May 26, 2015
Pitt Team IDs Two New and Very Large Classes of RNAs Linked to an Important Cancer Biomarker
May 21, 2015
Seven Pitt School of Medicine Faculty Inducted into Prestigious Physician-Scientist Associations
Apr 30, 2015
National Thyroid Cancer Experts Meet at UPMC to Advance Patient Care
Apr 30, 2015
UPMC Partners with FCV to Develop and Manage Cancer Center in Colombia
Apr 28, 2015
Two-Week International Diet Swap Shows Potential Effects of Diet on Colon Cancer Risk
Apr 19, 2015
Broccoli Sprout Extract Promising for Head and Neck Cancer Prevention
Apr 19, 2015
Magee, UPCI Researchers Seek New Targets for Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Apr 13, 2015
Proving Scientific Dogma Isn't the Whole Story
Mar 16, 2015
Pitt, CMU, UPMC Form Alliance to Transform Health Care through Big Data
Mar 10, 2015
Nancy E. Davidson, M.D., Named American Association for Cancer Research President-elect 2015-2016
Mar 02, 2015
UPMC CancerCenter First in World to Treat Patient with New Cyberknife MLC that Shapes Radiation to Tumor, Decreases Treatment Time
Feb 19, 2015
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre Receives Joint Commission International Accreditation for 3rd Time; Meets Highest Standards of Safety and Quality
Jan 15, 2015
Statins Inhibit Spread of Some Cancers in Laboratory Tests
Jan 12, 2015
Cole Memorial’s Patients Can Now Access UPMC CancerCenter’s Expertise under New Affiliation
Jan 05, 2015
Coupling Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Lung Cancer Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival
Dec 17, 2014
Expert in Immune Responses in Stem Cell Transplantation Joins UPCI
Dec 10, 2014
Newly-Identified Gene Mutation Could Help Explain How Breast Cancer Spreads
Dec 08, 2014
New Drug Therapy A Safe, Effective Option for Elderly Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Nov 05, 2014
Magee First in Tri-State Region Offering Test to Predict Possibility of Breast Cancer Recurrence
Nov 03, 2014
NSAIDs Prevent Colon Cancer by Inducing Death of Intestinal Stem Cells That Have Gene Mutation
Oct 23, 2014
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC First in Region Offering Two Cutting-Edge Surgical Techniques to Treat Lymphedema
Oct 21, 2014
UPMC, Pitt Researchers Receive Grants Totaling $800,000 from V Foundation
Oct 16, 2014
Pitt/McGowan Institute Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus
Oct 10, 2014
Pitt School of Dental Medicine Team Awarded $2 Million NCI Grant to Study How Cancer Spreads to Bone
Oct 09, 2014
Pitt Gets $11 Million from NIH to Lead Center of Excellence in National Big Data Research Consortium
Oct 06, 2014
Pitt Researchers Awarded $4.2 Million to Continue Cancer Studies in Chinese Populations
Sep 23, 2014
FFANY, QVC Present $240,000 from Shoe Sales to UPCI Cancer Research
Sep 18, 2014
Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Treatment Not Effective in Treating Vulvar Cancer, UPMC Study Shows
Sep 17, 2014
Targeted Radiation, Drug Therapy Combo Less Toxic for Treatment of Recurrent Head, Neck Cancers
Sep 15, 2014
Genetic Discovery Yields Prostate Cancer Test, Promise of Future Therapy
Sep 09, 2014
Internationally Acclaimed Scientist Named Co-Leader of UPCI Lung Cancer Program
Jul 24, 2014
UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients
Jul 15, 2014
UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of ‘Best Hospitals’ for 15th Time
Jun 12, 2014
Viral Infections, Including Flu, Could Be Inhibited by Naturally Occurring Protein, UPCI Finds
Jun 04, 2014
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Receives $2.5 Million Gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation to Establish New Lymphoma Center
Jun 01, 2014
Potential Breast Cancer Drug Performs Well in Early Clinical Trials
Apr 24, 2014
UPCI Awarded Nearly $10 Million in Prestigious NCI Grants to Foster Cancer Research
Apr 04, 2014
Combining Cell Replication Blocker with Common Cancer Drug Kills Resistant Tumor Cells, UPCI Researchers Find
Apr 04, 2014
Common Breast Cancer Subtype May Benefit From Personalized Treatment Approach, UPCI Finds
Apr 04, 2014
Disease-Free Survival Estimates for Ovarian Cancer Improve Over Time
Apr 04, 2014
Genetic Testing Beneficial in Melanoma Treatment, UPCI Study Shows
Apr 04, 2014
Plant-Derived Anti-Cancer Compounds Explained at National Conference
Apr 04, 2014
Recurrent Head and Neck Tumors Have Gene Mutations That Could be Vulnerable to Cancer Drug
Apr 04, 2014
Screening Reveals Additional Link Between Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer
Apr 04, 2014
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers Present Latest Scientific Breakthroughs at the AACR Annual Meeting
Mar 26, 2014
Some Breast Cancer Tumors Hijack Patient Epigenetic Machinery to Evade Drug Therapy