University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Education and Training

Grand Rounds

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology / Oncology weekly Grand Rounds is held every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside. Reminders are posted on the Calendar of Events. Meetings are open to physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses who are interested in cancer research. Different types of cancers are discussed each week. Occasionally, special seminars, held in the same location as Grand Rounds, are hosted by the Hematology / Oncology Division.

Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds

Topic: “Molecular Alterations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
When: 6/22/16
Speaker: Hooman Parsi, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “"Circulating Tumor DNA in the Early Detection and Treatment of Endocrine Resistance in ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer" and "Targeting ER Stress Pathway in Pancreatic Cancer"”
When: 6/15/16
Speaker: Tadeu Ambros, MD, and Khanh Nguyen, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “Eat Your Broccoli, STAT: And Other Lessons in Head and Neck Oncology”
When: 6/1/16
Speaker: Jessica Geiger, MD, and Vitor Pastorini Filho, MD
Location: Shadyside Hospital, West Wing Auditorium
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Topic: “Enhancing T Cell Cytotoxicity with Dual Checkpoint Blockade in Patients with AML”
When: 5/25/16
Speaker: Kirsten Boughan, DO; Emily Whitman Purves, MD
Location: Herberman Conference Center Auditorium
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Topic: “Biomarker Plasma Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) DNA in the Context of a NPC Clinical Trial: Standardizing the Assay”
When: 5/11/16
Speaker: Quynh-Thu Xuan Le, MD, FACR
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “Thromboelastograph (TEG) Utilization for Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment of Complex Coagulopathies”
When: 5/4/16
Speaker: Oksana Volod, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “Disparities in Lung and Breast Cancer Care  The ACCURE Intervention Update for UPMC”
When: 4/27/16
Speaker: Samuel Cykert, MD
Location: Hillman Cancer Center, Ground Floor, Cooper Conference C
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Topic: “Brain Metastasis in Lung Cancer: Management Update”
When: 4/20/16
Speaker: Frank Lieberman, MD, and more
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium


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Topic: “Exosomes and Immune Suppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”
When: 4/13/16
Speaker: Michael Boyiadzis, MD, MHSc, FACP
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: An Understudied Breast Cancer Phenotype”
When: 4/6/16
Speaker: Rachel Jankowitz, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium
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Topic: “The Al-biology of Pancreatic Cancer: Dissecting and Targeting Innate Immunity in the Tumor Microenvironment”
When: 3/30/16
Speaker: Michael T. Lotze, MD
Location: PMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Herberman Auditorium
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