Cancer Services at UPMC Hamot

Multidisciplinary Approach

The UPMC Hamot cancer program is led by a dynamic team of professionals who work together to ensure that a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment is provided to you.

Board certified physicians in:

Cardiothoracic surgery Otorhinolaryngology
Colorectal surgery Pain Management
Endocrinology Palliative Care
Gastroenterology Plastic surgery
General surgery Psychology
​Hematology/Oncology Pulmonology​
Interventional radiology Radiation Oncology
Neurosurgery Urology


  • Radiologists and pathologists are regularly involved in diagnosis and treatment planning for cancer patients.
  • The only board-certified palliative care physician in the region. 
  • Expert nursing care:
    • Over half the nurses who care for our oncology patients are certified to give chemotherapy based on the standards of the Oncology Nursing Society.
    • A number of our staff members are oncology nurses certified by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
    • Breast Health Navigators are on staff to help patients with breast cancer move easily and quickly across the continuum of care by facilitating referrals, tests, and treatments.
    • Psychologists and counselors are available to meet patient, family, and caregiver psychosocial needs.

Comprehensive Care

We enjoy the prestigious reputation of being certified as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). We have maintained this certification since 1977.

Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that you will receive:

  • Comprehensive, multispecialty care
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Lifelong patient follow-up
  • Quality care close to home
  • Access to:
    • Cancer-related prevention and early detection programs
    • Cancer education
    • Support services


UPMC Hamot also ensures comprehensive care through partnerships with select other medical institutions, including:

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