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​UPMC Leaders Respond to the Passing of Pittsburgh Philanthropist Henry L. Hillman

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PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2017 –
From UPMC President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Romoff:
“Henry Hillman was not only an exemplary philanthropist and businessman, but also a visionary who, with his wife, Elsie, has touched the lives of tens of thousands of cancer patients throughout western Pennsylvania and around the world. With the very generous support and oversight of Henry and Elsie, the world-renowned Hillman Cancer Center was created.  UPMC and all of this region have lost a dear friend, but we will continue to build on his great legacy.”
From Stanley M. Marks, M.D., Chairman of UPMC CancerCenter:
“Henry Hillman was an incredible human being and a brilliant and inquisitive man. Not only did he provide the funding to create the Hillman Cancer Center, but he and Elsie supported a fellows program for young researchers for the past 12 years. Henry didn’t just provide funding. He wanted to know what research was being done and what progress was being made. He was intrigued by the science and the paradigm shift that is taking place in the way we approach cancer. His profound interest drove all of us at UPMC CancerCenter and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to work even harder for better treatments and cures.”