As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network — western Pennsylvania's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — UPMC Hamot provides local access to the latest clinical trials and research, which means our patients do not have to leave Erie to find comprehensive cancer care.
A dynamic team of professionals work together to ensure that a multidisciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment is provided to you. That team includes physicians who are board-certified in:
Radiologists and pathologists are regularly involved in diagnosis and treatment planning for cancer patients.
The staff at UPMC Hamot who care for cancer patients include:
UPMC Hamot is certified as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC), a certification the hospital has maintained since 1977.
Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that you will receive:
UPMC Hamot’s breast health program is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that voluntarily commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. NAPBC accreditation provides value across all domains of care, including access to care and service, patient satisfaction and well-being, and quality of cancer care.
UPMC Hamot partners with select other medical institutions on cancer care, including: