UPMC Cancer Centers provides the finest level of cancer care to patients throughout the tristate region. Partners in cancer care with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), which comprises the academic and research activities for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, UPMC Cancer Centers offers patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. The mission of UPMC Cancer Centers reflects the overall mission of UPCI as a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer to provide the highest level of clinical care to the 74,000 patients treated at its facilities each year while performing cutting-edge cancer research. At UPMC Cancer Centers and UPCI, more than 1,700 physicians, scientists, administrative staff, and other health care professionals are working together to reduce the burden of cancer. They represent a variety of specialties including surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, otolaryngology, neuro-oncology, gynecologic oncology, palliative care, and behavioral medicine. Combined, these disciplines give the Cancer Centers a range of knowledge which covers virtually all types of adult cancer. As part of its commitment to cancer care throughout the tristate area, UPMC Cancer Centers provides access to advanced technologies at many of its community sites. These new technologies and techniques include, among others, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), RapidArc®, TrueBeam™ STx, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) – all innovative technologies that allow for precise tumor imaging and radiation treatment delivery. Clinical trials are also important in the development of comprehensive care, and the establishment of the new centers will allow for more rapid completion of a larger number of trials to accelerate important discoveries in cancer.