University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Faculty

Primary Faculty Secondary Faculty (A-G) (H-P) (R-Z)

Primary Faculty

Adrian Lee, PhD Adrian Lee, PhD (Director)
Email: leeav@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; steroid receptors; growth factor signaling; estrogen receptor; progesterone receptor; insulin-like growth factor; tumor heterogeneity

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Robert Edwards, MD Robert Edwards, MD (Co-Director)
Email: redwards@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; cervical cancer; gynecologic malignancies; intraperitoneal chemotherapy; immunotherapy; clinical trials

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Gretchen Ahrendt, MD, FACS Gretchen Ahrendt, MD, FACS
Email: gahrendt@magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; surgical oncology; neoadjuvant chemotherapy; clinical trials; MRI

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Catherine Bender, PhD Catherine Bender, PhD
Email: cbe100@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Cognitive function, reproductive hormones, breast cancer, adherence to cancer therapy,

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Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR
Email: wendieberg@gmail.com
Research Keywords:
Breast imaging

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Sushil Beriwal, MD Sushil Beriwal, MD
Email: beriwals@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic cancers; breast cancer; prostate cancer; high-dose rate brachytherapy; prostate seed implantation; image-guided radiation therapy; intensity-modulated radiation therapy

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Rohit Bhargava, MD Rohit Bhargava, MD
Email: rbhargava@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovary/breast cancer pathology

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Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Dana Bovbjerg, PhD
Email: bovbjergdh@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Biobehavioral factors in cancer; cancer risk; cancer screening; cancer diagnosis; psychological factors in cancer; smoking behavior

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Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
Email: brufskyam@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; clinical trials; molecular biology of breast cancer

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Uma Chandran, PhD, MSIS Uma Chandran, PhD, MSIS
Email: chandranur@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Bioinformatics

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John Comerci, MD John Comerci, MD
Email: comercijt@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Photodynamic therapy; cervical cancer; ovarian cancer

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Joseph Costantino, DrPH Joseph Costantino, DrPH
Email: costan@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Biostatistics; cancer clinical trials; breast cancer prevention and treatment; colorectal cancer prevention and treatment; breast cancer risk assessment; case/control studies

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Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, MD, MPH Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, MD, MPH
Email: courtneybrooksmb@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Surgical oncology; gynecologic oncology; quality-of-life; elderly patient care; end-of-life care

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David J. Dabbs, MD David J. Dabbs, MD
Email: ddabbs@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast/ovary pathology

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Nancy E. Davidson, MD Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Email: davidsonne@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; cancer biology; cancer policy; novel therapeutics; hormonal regulation of breast cancer growth; estrogen receptor; epigenetics

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Vera Donnenberg, PhD Vera Donnenberg, PhD
Email: donnenbergvs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Flow cytometry; dendritic cell subsets; stem cells

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Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN
Email: donovanh@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Symptom management; development and testing of theoretically-guided psycho-educational interventions to improve outcomes for patients with cancer

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Esther Elishaev, MD Esther Elishaev, MD
Email: elisex@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic and breast pathology; cytopathology; diagnostic and prognostic cancer biomarkers

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David Gur, ScD David Gur, ScD
Email: gur@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Technology and practice assessment; observer performance; digital breast tomosynthesis, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve; free-response ROC

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Marilyn Huang, MD, MS Marilyn Huang, MD, MS
Email: huangms4@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Minimally invasive surgery; clinical trial development; HIPEC; ovarian cancer; endometrial cancer; sentinel lymph node mapping

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Xin Huang, PhD Xin Huang, PhD
Email: huangx2@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; tumor hypoxia; microRNA; miR-210; mitochondria; circulating biomarkers

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Yi Huang, MD, PhD Yi Huang, MD, PhD
Email: huangy2@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; epigenetics; histone modification, gene silencing; estrogen receptor

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Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD
Email: jankowitzr@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer medical oncologist

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Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Email: kalinskip@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
cancer immunotherapy; cancer vaccines; dendritic cells; T cells, NK cells; CTLs; cytokines; chemokines; prostanoids; interferons; TLR ligands; PGE2; tumor microenvironment; clinical trials; colon cancer; colorectal cancer; ovarian cancer; prostate cancer; brain cancer; melanoma

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Joseph L. Kelley, MD Joseph L. Kelley, MD
Email: jkelley@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Clinical trials for the treatment of gynecologic and breast malignancies

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Barry Lembersky, MD Barry Lembersky, MD
Email: lemberskybc@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; colon cancer; pancreatic cancer

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Faina Linkov, PhD, MPH Faina Linkov, PhD, MPH
Email: flinkov@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic cancers; endometrial cancer; obesity; behavioral lifestyle interventions; early detection; cancer biomarkers

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Anna Lokshin, PhD Anna Lokshin, PhD
Email: lokshina@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Biomarkers for cancer diagnostics; biomarkers for cancer therapy monitoring; chemotherapy and stem cells response

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Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD
Email: xil86@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Systems biology approaches to modeling cellular signal transduction pathways based on multiple sources of "omics" scale data, and their application in cancer

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Priscilla McAuliffe, MD, PhD Priscilla McAuliffe, MD, PhD
Email: mcauliffepf@mwri.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Pre-invasive breast neoplasms; chemoresistance; targeted therapeutic strategies for breast cancer

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Kandace McGuire, NA Kandace McGuire, NA
Email: kpm17@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Pre-menopausal breast cancer; surgical oncology; metastasis

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Francesmary Modugno, PhD, MPH Francesmary Modugno, PhD, MPH
Email: fm@cs.cmu.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast and ovarian cancer epidemiology

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Carola Neumann, MD Carola Neumann, MD
Email: neumannc@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; cell signaling; peroxiredoxin

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Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Email: oesterreichs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; ovarian cancer; estrogen receptor; invasive lobular carcinoma; epigenetics; chromatin; coregulators; bone metastases; lobular carcinoma in situ; mutations

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Alexander Olawaiye, MD Alexander Olawaiye, MD
Email: olawaiyea@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Gynecologic oncology; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; cervical cancer; vulvar cancer; translational and clinical research

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Shannon Puhalla, MD Shannon Puhalla, MD
Email: puhallasl@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast oncology; phase I clinical studies; novel therapeutics in breast cancer

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Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD
Email: rajkovica2@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian failure; uterine fibroids; reproductive tract cancers; genetics

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Priya Rastogi, MD Priya Rastogi, MD
Email: rastogip@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; medical oncology

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Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN
Email: mros@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Women's cancer; cancer education; cancer survivorship; metastatic breast cancer; electronic symptom assessment; minority cancer

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Partha Roy, PhD Partha Roy, PhD
Email: par19@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; ovarian cancer; cell migration; tumor metastasis; angiogenesis; actin cytoskeleton; BRCA1

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Shivendra Singh, PhD Shivendra Singh, PhD
Email: singhs@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Cancer pharmacology; drug discovery; chemoprevention; dietary anti-cancer compounds; isothiocynates; organosulides; withaferin A; cancer prevention

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Atilla Soran, MD, MPH Atilla Soran, MD, MPH
Email: asoran@mail.magee.edu
Research Keywords:
Surgical oncology

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Richard Steinman, MD, PhD Richard Steinman, MD, PhD
Email: steinman@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Tumor microenvironment; melanoma; breast cancer; fibrosis

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Anda Vlad, MD, PhD Anda Vlad, MD, PhD
Email: anvst12@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Ovarian cancer; surgical oncologist; immunology

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Yong Wan, PhD Yong Wan, PhD
Email: yow4@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Regulation of intracellular signaling and gene expression; DNA repair; cell cycle control

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Mei Zhang, PhD Mei Zhang, PhD
Email: meizhang@pitt.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast cancer; tumor heterogeneity; cancer stem cells, signaling pathways

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Margarita Zuley, MD Margarita Zuley, MD
Email: zuleyml@upmc.edu
Research Keywords:
Breast imaging

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Secondary Faculty

Secondary Faculty A-G


Christopher BakkenistUma ChandranAlbert Donnenberg
Judith Balk Shiyuan Cheng Patricia Eagon
Yaacov Barak Mamatha Chivukula Julie Eiseman
David Bartlett Susan Cohen Ann Felter
Per Basse Jennifer Condon Gaizhong Feng
Michael Becich Kristine Cooper Rentian Feng
Ellen Beckjord Joseph Costantino Robert Ferrell
Diane Bell Ross Cranston David Finegold
Ira Bergman Rebecca Crowley Olivera Finn
Sishil Beriwal Lori D'Ambrosio Amrie Ganott
Rohit Bhargava Roger Day Aileen Gariepy
William BigbeeCarolyn De La CruzColleen Gaughan
Randall BrandDonald DefrancoSusanne Gollin
Gloria CaterRajiv DhirSusan Greenspan
Jane CauleyBrenda DiergaardeRichard Guido

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Secondary Faculty H-P


Anthony Harrison Rita Labbett Stanley Marks
Brian Henson William LaFramboise Claudia Mello-Thoms
Dong Hu Eric Lagasse Sarah Morgan
Jing Hu Jessica Larusch Karen Moyer
Frank Jenkins Youg Lee Vu Nguyen
Jong-Hyeon Jeong Byeong-Chel Lee Daniel Normolle
Ronald Johnson Vera Levina Michael Okobia
Amal Kanbour-Shakir Michele Levine Adefunke Olawaiye
Joseph Kelley Luyuan Li Kyle Orwig
Thomas Kensler Yang Liu Kathi Pater
Seema Khan Michael Lotze David Peters
Jaspal Khillan Xinghua Lu Donna Posluszny
Friedrich Knollmann Jianhua Luo Edward Prochownik
Lewis Kuller Marsha Marcus  

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Secondary Faculty R-Z


Hanna RabinowichKaren SauerweinGijsberta Van Londen
Margaret RagniArthur ScullyLaurice Vance
Baskaran Rajasekaran Shivendra Singh Luisa Wallace
Aleksander Rajkovic Thomas Smithgall Yangyang Wang
Carol Redmond Robert Sobol Peg Watt-Morse
Paul Robbins Ozlem Sorna Joel Weissfeld
Linda Robertson Malini Srinicasan Alan Wells
Lisa Robinson Ronald Stoller Eva Wieckowski
Linda Robinson Paniti Sukumvanich Christine Wu
Pedro Rodriguez-Collazo Min Sun Guitan Xiao
Lisa Rohan Winifred Teuteberg Wen Xie
Marjorie Romkes Stephen Thorne Li Yang
Peter Rubin Giuliana Trucco Hassane Zarour
Yoel Sadovsky George Tseng Liyong Zhang
Zeina Saliba Bennett Van Houten  

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