UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs)

Overview

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the host institution to several National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). These interdisciplinary programs promote collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians, with an emphasis on rapidly translating research findings into novel approaches for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Learn more on the NCI website.



Head and Neck Cancer SPORE

The Hillman Head and Neck Cancer SPORE aims to improve detection and treatment of head, neck, and oral cavity cancers, and to understand the mechanisms of susceptibility to these cancers. Learn more about the Hillman Head and Neck Cancer SPORE



Lung Cancer SPORE

The overall goals of the Hillman Lung Cancer SPORE are to improve lung cancer detection and treatment, and to identify tobacco-exposed individuals at highest risk for lung cancer. Learn more about the Hillman Lung Cancer SPORE



Ovarian Cancer SPORE

The collaborative team of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY aim to reduce the morbidity and mortality of ovarian cancer through innovative translational research, and are studying new immunotherapy approaches for treatment of and risk assessment for ovarian cancer.
Learn more about the Hillman/RPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE



Skin Cancer SPORE

The Hillman Skin Cancer SPORE aims to improve the detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. Learn more about the Hillman Skin Cancer SPORE