University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Education and Training

Grand Rounds

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology / Oncology weekly Grand Rounds is held every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside. Reminders are posted on the Calendar of Events. Meetings are open to physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses who are interested in cancer research. Different types of cancers are discussed each week. Occasionally, special seminars, held in the same location as Grand Rounds, are hosted by the Hematology / Oncology Division.

Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds

Topic: “Sexual Function in the Cancer Patient”
When: 3/11/15
Speaker: Judith K. Volkar, MD, MBA, FACOG
Location: Herberman Conference Center Auditorium
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor
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Topic: “Investigating the Mechanism of Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer”
When: 3/4/15
Speaker: Seungwon Kim, MD
Location: Herberman Conference Center Auditorium
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor
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Topic: “Complement Biomarkers and their Utility in the Diagnosis, Differentiation, and Treatment of Thrombotic Microangiopathies”
When: 2/25/15
Speaker: Spero R. Cataland, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital
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Topic: “Think Amyloidosis: A New Era for Diagnosis and Treatment of Amyloidosis”
When: 2/18/15
Speaker: Brendan M. Weiss, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital


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Topic: “An Update in Melanoma Diagnosis: The Dermatology Perspective”
When: 2/11/15
Speaker: Laura Ferris, MD, PhD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital
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Topic: “Immunotherapy and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: PD-1 Immune Checkpoint Blockade”
When: 2/4/15
Speaker: Julie R. Brahmer, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital
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Topic: “A Link Between Epigenetic Alterations and Immune Dysfunction in Malignant Gliomas”
When: 1/28/15
Speaker: Nduka Amankulor, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital
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Topic: “Cancelled”
When: 1/21/15
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Topic: “ASH, ASTRO and San Antonio Breast Conference Presentations”
When: 1/14/15
Speaker: Ryan Hartmaier, PhD, Margaret Ragni, MD, MPH, John Vargo, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital


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Topic: “The Promises and Challenges of Tissue Donation Programs”
When: 1/7/15
Speaker: Shannon Puhalla, MD
Location: Hillman Cancer Center Ground Floor
Cooper Conference C
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Topic: “First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer A 2014 Update”
When: 12/17/14
Speaker: Edward Chu, MD
Location: Herberman Conference Center Auditorium


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Topic: “Update on the Use of New Oral Anti Coagulants”
When: 12/3/14
Speaker: Frank Bontempo, MD
Location: West Wing Auditorium
Shadyside Hospital
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