University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Faculty

Adrian Lee, PhD Adrian Lee, PhD (Director)
Email: leeav@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; steroid receptors; growth factor signaling; estrogen receptor; progesterone receptor; insulin-like growth factor; tumor heterogeneity

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Robert Edwards, MD Robert Edwards, MD (Co-Director)
Email: redwards@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; cervical cancer; gynecologic malignancies; intraperitoneal chemotherapy; immunotherapy; clinical trials

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Gretchen Ahrendt, MD, FACS Gretchen Ahrendt, MD, FACS
Email: gahrendt@magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; surgical oncology; neoadjuvant chemotherapy; clinical trials; MRI

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Catherine Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Catherine Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
Email: cbe100@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Cognitive function of cancer patients; reproductive hormones; breast cancer; adherence to cancer therapy

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Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR
Email: wendieberg@gmail.com
Research Keywords:
Breast imaging

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Sushil Beriwal, MD Sushil Beriwal, MD
Email: beriwals@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic cancers; breast cancer; prostate cancer; high-dose rate brachytherapy; prostate seed implantation; image-guided radiation therapy; intensity-modulated radiation therapy

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Rohit Bhargava, MD Rohit Bhargava, MD
Email: rbhargava@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovary/breast cancer pathology

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Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Dana Bovbjerg, PhD
Email: bovbjergdh@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Biobehavioral factors in cancer; cancer risk; cancer screening; cancer diagnosis; psychological factors in cancer; smoking behavior

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Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
Email: brufskyam@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; clinical trials; molecular biology of breast cancer

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Uma Chandran, PhD, MSIS Uma Chandran, PhD, MSIS
Email: chandranur@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Bioinformatics

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John Comerci, MD John Comerci, MD
Email: comercijt@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Photodynamic therapy; cervical cancer; ovarian cancer

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Joseph Costantino, DrPH Joseph Costantino, DrPH
Email: costan@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Biostatistics; cancer clinical trials; breast cancer prevention and treatment; colorectal cancer prevention and treatment; breast cancer risk assessment; case/control studies

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Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, MD, MPH Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, MD, MPH
Email: courtneybrooksmb@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Surgical oncology; gynecologic oncology; quality-of-life; elderly patient care; end-of-life care

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David J. Dabbs, MD David J. Dabbs, MD
Email: ddabbs@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast pathology; immunohistochemistry; gynecologic and surgical pathology

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Nancy E. Davidson, MD Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Email: davidsonne@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; cancer biology; cancer policy; novel therapeutics; hormonal regulation of breast cancer growth; estrogen receptor; epigenetics

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Vera Donnenberg, PhD Vera Donnenberg, PhD
Email: donnenbergvs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Flow cytometry; dendritic cell subsets; stem cells

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Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN
Email: donovanh@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Symptom management; quality of life; oncology caregivers

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Esther Elishaev, MD Esther Elishaev, MD
Email: elisex@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Clinical pathology; breast cancer; ovarian cancer; endometriosis; biomarkers; gynecologic tumors

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David Gur, ScD David Gur, ScD
Email: gur@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Technology and practice assessment; observer performance; digital breast tomosynthesis, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve; free-response ROC

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Marilyn Huang, MD, MS Marilyn Huang, MD, MS
Email: huangms4@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Minimally invasive surgery; clinical trial development; HIPEC; ovarian cancer; endometrial cancer; sentinel lymph node mapping

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Xin Huang, PhD Xin Huang, PhD
Email: huangx2@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; tumor hypoxia; microRNA; miR-210; mitochondria; circulating biomarkers

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Yi Huang, MD, PhD Yi Huang, MD, PhD
Email: huangy2@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; epigenetics; histone modification, gene silencing; estrogen receptor

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Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD
Email: jankowitzr@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; medical oncology

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Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Email: kalinskip@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
cancer immunotherapy; cancer vaccines; dendritic cells; T cells, NK cells; CTLs; cytokines; chemokines; prostanoids; interferons; TLR ligands; PGE2; tumor microenvironment; clinical trials; colon cancer; colorectal cancer; ovarian cancer; prostate cancer; brain cancer; melanoma

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Joseph L. Kelley, MD Joseph L. Kelley, MD
Email: jkelley@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Clinical trials for the treatment of gynecologic and breast malignancies

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Barry Lembersky, MD Barry Lembersky, MD
Email: lemberskybc@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; colon cancer; pancreatic cancer

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Faina Linkov, PhD, MPH Faina Linkov, PhD, MPH
Email: flinkov@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic cancers; endometrial cancer; obesity; behavioral lifestyle interventions; early detection; cancer biomarkers

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Anna Lokshin, PhD Anna Lokshin, PhD
Email: lokshina@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Biomarkers for cancer diagnostics; biomarkers for cancer therapy monitoring; chemotherapy and stem cells response

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Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD
Email: xil86@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Systems biology approaches to modeling cellular signal transduction pathways based on multiple sources of "omics" scale data, and their application in cancer

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Priscilla McAuliffe, MD, PhD Priscilla McAuliffe, MD, PhD
Email: mcauliffepf@mwri.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Pre-invasive breast neoplasms; chemoresistance; targeted therapeutic strategies for breast cancer

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Francesmary Modugno, PhD, MPH Francesmary Modugno, PhD, MPH
Email: fm@cs.cmu.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast and ovarian cancer epidemiology

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Carola Neumann, MD Carola Neumann, MD
Email: neumannc@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; cell signaling; peroxiredoxin

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Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Email: oesterreichs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; ovarian cancer; estrogen receptor; invasive lobular carcinoma; epigenetics; chromatin; coregulators; bone metastases; lobular carcinoma in situ; mutations

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Alexander Olawaiye, MD Alexander Olawaiye, MD
Email: olawaiyea@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic oncology; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; cervical cancer; vulvar cancer; translational and clinical research

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Shannon Puhalla, MD Shannon Puhalla, MD
Email: puhallasl@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast oncology; phase I clinical studies; novel therapeutics in breast cancer

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Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD
Email: rajkovica2@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian failure; uterine fibroids; reproductive tract cancers; genetics

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Priya Rastogi, MD Priya Rastogi, MD
Email: rastogip@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; medical oncology

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Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN
Email: mros@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Women's cancer; cancer education; cancer survivorship; metastatic breast cancer; electronic symptom assessment; minority cancer

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Partha Roy, PhD Partha Roy, PhD
Email: par19@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; ovarian cancer; cell migration; tumor metastasis; angiogenesis; actin cytoskeleton; BRCA1

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Shivendra Singh, PhD Shivendra Singh, PhD
Email: singhs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Cancer pharmacology; drug discovery; chemoprevention; dietary anti-cancer compounds; isothiocynates; organosulides; withaferin A; cancer prevention

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Atilla Soran, MD, MPH Atilla Soran, MD, MPH
Email: asoran@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Surgical oncology

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Richard Steinman, MD, PhD Richard Steinman, MD, PhD
Email: steinman@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Tumor microenvironment; melanoma; breast cancer; fibrosis

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Anda Vlad, MD, PhD Anda Vlad, MD, PhD
Email: anvst12@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; immunology; immune surveillance; biomarkers; endometriosis

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Yong Wan, PhD Yong Wan, PhD
Email: yow4@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Regulation of intracellular signaling and gene expression; DNA repair; cell cycle control

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Mei Zhang, PhD Mei Zhang, PhD
Email: meizhang@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; tumor heterogeneity; cancer stem cells, signaling pathways

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Margarita Zuley, MD Margarita Zuley, MD
Email: zuleyml@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast imaging; breast cancer screening; digital mammography; breast tomosynthesis

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