A fight we can win together
For most people with cancer, it’s the fight of their lives.
And it’s a fight that can be won. But it takes a team – an expert team, an experienced team, and a team that stands by your side through it all.
The dedicated doctors and health-care professionals of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute are all in to help you win the battle, and to return you to the life you deserve – filled with joy and laughter, hopes and dreams.
Here, you have cancer experts considering every possible solution to treat the cancer, medical breakthroughs to attack the disease, a comforting hand to hold when you need support, and plenty of smiles to reassure you that we’re in this together.
Because to us, cancer doesn’t mean defeat. It means that we’ve got a battle in front of us – sometimes simple, sometimes tough – but one that we are ready to win. For you.
Why the Cancer Institute?
We are among the finest in the country for implementing best practices in caring for our patients and for having the best survival rates and outcomes for every type of cancer. And that’s in every aspect of our cancer care – surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology.
Cancer Institute doctors are among the most experienced specialists in the country, and we develop treatment plans based on years of expertise and evidence-based success. Our accreditations include some of the most challenging and prominent to attain, including:
- Our radiation oncology program is the largest in the country accredited by both the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the first and only one in Pittsburgh to receive both accreditations.
- Our blood cancer and cellular therapy program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for its expertise and patient care.
- Our medical oncology, hematology and cell transplant programs have the highest level of Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certification for their clinical quality and commitment to improvements.
We are always looking for the most effective way to battle cancer from every possible angle. So we provide you with innovative procedures, medicines and technology to treat your symptoms and eliminate the disease.
We know that working together creates success. That’s why Cancer Institute doctors from many different specialties collaborate to determine how best to treat the cancer that is afflicting you. Our surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and support staff attend weekly conferences to discuss patients’ cases and potential treatment options. Your doctor collects input from the group of specialists and develops an all-compassing treatment plan that leads to the most positive outcome.
Progressive research and clinical trials
Our scientists and physicians continually research new treatments and cures that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to you. These breakthroughs help us to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. We are currently conducting more than 200 cancer-related clinical trials, giving us even more resources and optimism for finding effective treatments. And now, cancer patients in western Pennsylvania and beyond can benefit from a collaboration between Allegheny Health Network and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine
. This will expand access to Johns Hopkins' clinical trials, helping to establish new standards of cancer care innovation for the future.
Focus on you
We don’t have a standard treatment plan for every patient. Instead, we recognize you as an individual who has specific circumstances and needs, and then we develop a treatment plan that’s most effective for you and your particular cancer. We understand how difficult it is to be diagnosed with cancer and how tiring and time-consuming the treatment process can sometimes be. So our goal is to make it as easy as possible on your body, mind and schedule. As an additional support, our 24/7 Care Navigator remains by your side through the entire journey, guiding you and your family to the care and help you need and deserve.
Care close to home
You can receive all forms of cancer care at any of our seven hospitals and more than 40 Cancer Institute Centers
located in several western Pennsylvania communities, as well as in Erie, West Virginia and Ohio. This vast network allows us to give you exceptional cancer care and the comfort, security and convenience of being close to home.