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: “Advances in the Management of Recurrent/Metastatic Thyroid Cancer ”
When: 6/25/14
Speaker: Marcia Brose, MD
Location: Herberman Conference Center Auditorium
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor
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Topic: “What is the Role of Clofarabine in the Treatment of AML?”
When: 6/18/14
Speaker: Amanda Gillespie-Twardy, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion
2nd Floor, Auditorium
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Topic: “Expression and Function of TIM-3, A Potential Therapeutic Target in Acute Myeloid Leukemia AND Melanoma Brain Metastases: Era of Systemic Targeted Therapy”
When: 6/11/14
Speaker: Catherine Lee, MD AND Vikram Gorantla, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd Floor, Auditorium
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Topic: “Folfirinox and Gemcitabine/nab-Paclitaxel for Pancreatic Cancer AND Thrombosis and P-Selectin in Acute Chest Syndrome: Is There a Treatment Role for Unfractionated Heparin?”
When: 6/4/14
Speaker: Aparna Kalyan, MD and Craig Seaman, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd Floor, Auditorium


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Topic: “ Whole Exome Sequencing in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis and Generating Leukemia-Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes”
When: 5/28/14
Speaker: Jose Pablo Leone, MD, and Rohtesh Mehta, MD
Location: UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd Floor, Auditorium
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