University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Centers at UPCI

The Women's Cancer Research Center

The Women's Cancer Research CenterThe Women's Cancer Research Center (WCRC) is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI).

The mission of the WCRC is to reduce the incidence and death from women's cancer. This mission is achieved through the development and fostering of vibrant basic, translational, and clinical research aimed at translating novel discoveries into improved patient care. Please visit the WCRC site for more information.

The Center for Environmental Oncology

The Center for Environmental OncologyThe UPCI Center for Environmental Oncology (CEO) is committed to presenting scientific evidence linking environmental exposures and health effects, specifically increased cancer risk, in order to protect public health and to raise awareness of avoidable causes of cancer. By interpreting published scientific research for broad audiences, the CEO is a science resource for health professionals, communities, media, and organizations seeking to become informed about environmental exposures that increase cancer risk as well as options for risk reduction. Please visit the CEO-UPCI site for more information.

The Tumor Microenvironment Center (TMC)

The Tumor Microenvironment Center (TMC)The Tumor Microenvironment Center (TMC) represents a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). The TMC brings together preclinical and clinical scientists with the goal of translating basic knowledge of the mechanisms of interaction between cancer cells and their microenvironment, to enhance and accelerate direct patient-oriented interventions. Included in the microenvironment are the immune, inflammatory, and patient-specific factors that regulate cancer development, progression, and response to anti-cancer treatments. Please visit the TMC site for more information.