Jim's Gift Supports Brain Cancer Research
About two years away from retirement as vice chair at GENCO in Pittsburgh, Pa., Jim started to lose some basic cognitive function and went to see his neurologist. Jim and his family learned that he had glioblastoma multiforme — an aggressive form of brain cancer and took action right away.
Turning to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and its research partner, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Jim had surgery to remove the tumor and had a successful recovery.
Jim and his wife were so impressed with the care he received they decided to support glioblastoma research at UPCI. Their generous gift established a study for neuro-oncology research and expanded their leadership role in developing novel therapies and imaging techniques.
Learn more about Jim's story and ways you can help support life-changing medicine at UPMC.