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Psycho-Oncology Center for Counseling and Cancer Support

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can be difficult on both patients and their families emotionally. But support is available for people who need it. In this podcast, Robin Valpey, MD, medical director, Center for Counseling and Support, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Elizabeth Hale, MD, clinical assistant professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discuss the mental health care available for cancer patients and their loved ones from the beginning of treatment onward. They also discuss the role of psychiatrists in the comprehensive cancer care that UPMC provides.

Released: August 31, 2022


  1. Psych-oncology Program:
    Mission Statement, Purpose, multiple activities, therapeutic interventions/ training of this cancer patient support program/clinic.
  2. Available by request from Loren Roth MD-MPH, Podcast planner/commentator,