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.