Ireland: Cancer Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield
In 2006, using UPMC’s successful, integrated model of cancer care, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center opened its doors abroad with its first international cancer center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield in Waterford, Ireland.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield brings cutting-edge radiation therapy to residents of the Southeast region of Ireland, and was created to meet the need for radiotherapy services where access to state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatment was greatly needed. This location, like the U.S.-based network locations, is built on UPMC's "hub and spoke" model, which gives patients being treated at Whitfield access to the expertise and technology available at Hillman Cancer Center.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield prides itself on being dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety. International accreditation was granted by Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2008. The ethos of the Centre has always been to provide a patient-focused service, and feedback from patients is a crucial part of development. UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield is committed to delivering the highest standard of radiation therapy and supportive care for patients with all types of cancer.
Radiation Therapy Services
A specialized team of radiation oncology consultants, physicists, radiation oncology nurses, and radiation therapists works together to determine the best course of treatment and care for each patient’s specific needs.
The various types of radiation oncology services at UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield include:
- 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- 4D Planning and Respiratory Gating
- Prostate Brachytherapy
- PET CT Scanning
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield provides access to a complete range of support services, helping to meet the many physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.
Support services offered at the Centre include:
For more information, please visit the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield's homepage
- Nutrition advice
- Symptom and side effect management
- Psychological and counseling services
- Educational resources
- Support groups