UPCI is the host institution to three National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). These interdisciplinary programs promote collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians, with an emphasis on rapidly translating research findings into novel approaches for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Learn more on the NCI website.
Head and Neck Cancer SPORE
The UPCI Head and Neck Cancer SPORE aims to improve detection and treatment of head, neck, and oral cavity cancers, and to understand the mechanisms of susceptibility to these cancers. Learn more about the UPCI Head and Neck Cancer SPORE
Lung Cancer SPORE
The overall goals of the UPCI Lung Cancer SPORE are to improve lung cancer detection and treatment, and to identify tobacco-exposed individuals at highest risk for lung cancer. Learn more about the UPCI Lung Cancer SPORE
Ovarian Cancer SPORE
The collaborative team of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center (UPCI) and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY aim to reduce the morbidity and mortality of ovarian cancer through innovative translational research, and are studying new immunotherapy approaches for treatment of and risk assessment for ovarian cancer.
Learn more about the UPCI/RPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE
Skin Cancer SPORE
The UPCI Skin Cancer SPORE aims to improve the detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. Learn more about the UPCI Skin Cancer SPORE