‘Cancer’ is one of the most complicated, frightening diagnoses a patient can receive. Fortunately, there’s much good news. Survival has never been higher, thanks to improved screening, diagnostics, and innovative treatments that are more precise than ever before. And today, this world-class cancer care is available in Pittsburgh’s South Hills at St. Clair Hospital.
Our cancer specialists partner with oncology experts from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center through our ongoing affiliation to deliver leading-edge, comprehensive care. St. Clair offers the latest in cancer screening and diagnostics, and some of the best cancer surgeons in the region, while UPMC brings expert care in radiation therapy, hematology, and medical oncology, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
Because of this unique arrangement, cancer care, like all services at St. Clair Hospital, is in-network for all major insurers, both now and for years to come.
The St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center provides the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment services in state-of-the-art facilities for a wide variety of cancers, including:
ONCOLOGIC SURGERY aims to remove cancerous growth, or as much of it as possible. St. Clair’s surgical team has the technical expertise to perform the most advanced surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY uses chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy to focus on specific mutations and kill cancer cells. An emerging and exciting form of medical oncology is immunotherapy, which uses the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells.
RADIATION ONCOLOGY uses high-powered energy beams (i.e., X-rays) to shrink or kill cancerous tumors while preserving healthy surrounding tissue. The St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center has two state-of-the-art linear accelerators that deliver advanced treatments, including Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
CLINICAL TRIALS physicians at the St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center have access to a wide array of clinical trials, which test new treatments for various forms of cancer.
In 2019, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons granted three-year accreditation to St. Clair Hospital’s cancer program. To earn this accreditation, St. Clair met 34 CoC quality standards and maintains levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.