UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is our region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing the latest advancements in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment at more than 70 locations, including here in McKeesport.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC McKeesport offers patients exceptional care and innovative treatments at a location close to home. Medical oncology services include outpatient chemotherapy and a complete line of educational resources.
Radiation oncologists at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC McKeesport are dedicated to precisely targeting and treating cancer. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western PA. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC McKeesport provides the latest advances in radiation oncology treatment close to home. Weekly tumor conferences support our physicians in collaborating to provide individualized, comprehensive treatment plans for each cancer patient. To achieve this, when treating patients, our physicians offer the total package including medical expertise and cutting-edge radiation techniques. Therapies include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and brachytherapy.
IMRT includes specialized planning and treatment to target complex areas while minimizing the amount of radiation delivered to normal tissue. Pre-treatment CT scans are used to out the target area (tumor) and areas that should be avoided (normal tissue). Complex radiation plans are then devised to deliver this specialized type of radiation. Our board-certified radiation oncologists, available for both inpatient and outpatient consultations, are supported by a team of dedicated nurses and therapists who specialize in radiation oncology.