PITTSBURGHTo accommodate the growth of the University of
Pittsburgh Cancer Institutes (UPCIs) treatment and
research activities, the UPMC Health System will build a 295,000
square-foot integrated facility on the UPMC Shadyside campus. This
$104 million building will serve as the hub for UPCIs clinical
programs and scientific investigations.
UPCI includes more than 600 scientists and health care professionals
in more than 30 disciplines. It is the only NCI-designated
comprehensive cancer center in western Pennsylvania.
This new building symbolizes the commitment of the UPMC Health
System to combat this disease, which touches every family and which
is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, said
Jeffrey Romoff, president of the UPMC.
The new building will more than double current research space and
allow for the recruitment of 250 new scientists and clinicians.
Groundbreaking on the building will begin in the spring of this year.