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Imperial man is 1st in United States to get experimental treatment for brain cancer

... “If you present with a seizure, the tumor is often diagnosed in a relatively early stage. The tumor is smaller, it’s not causing symptoms,” said Weber’s doctor, Dr. Jan Drappatz, Director of Neuro-Oncology at UMPC. ...Dr. Costas Hadjipanayis with UPMC removed the tumor as he would in a typical glioblastoma, using a fluorescent dye to be able to see the tumor. But this time, he activated the dye with light to kill the remaining cancer cells that he didn’t get when he removed the tumor. ..

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Passavant 175th Anniversary - 07.12.24 250x150 Employees and local leaders celebrated UPMC Passavant’s 175-year history, including 60 years located in Pittsburgh's North Hills, and realization as an advanced tertiary care and specialty services hub for the northern Pittsburgh region.Read More
Breast Cancer Patient Study - 06.03.24 Surgery involving sentinel lymph node biopsy for middle-aged women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer may do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers.Read More
upmc washington affiliation event 061224

“Our employees are at the heart of what makes our organization so successful,” said UPMC CEO and President Leslie Davis during an event to celebrate the affiliation of Washington Health System at the newly renamed UPMC Washington.

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