The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Clinical and Translational Research Center (UPCI-CTRC) provides the specialized, controlled environment essential for conducting high quality clinical and translational cancer research. The unit employs nurses trained in early Phase I and Phase II clinical oncology protocols. Researchers have access to research laboratories, dietitians, skilled technicians, and administrative personnel to facilitate research and provide a safe and supportive environment for cancer patients participating in clinical trials at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Studies conducted at the CTRC involve the administration of sophisticated experimental cancer therapies in a dedicated clinical research setting.
The UPCI-CTRC outpatient unit is located on the first floor of the Hillman Cancer Center. The unit includes three outpatient private beds and one chair. Family members or friends who accompany patients are welcome to stay during patient visits.
UPCI-CTRC nursing staff undergoes rigorous annual training in all aspects of Phase I clinical research and chemotherapy and biologic administration.
Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh-Clinical and Translational Research Center
5115 Centre Avenue
1st Floor - Ambulatory - Beckwith Center, Suite 120A
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Clinician CTRC: Lisa Schlarman, BSN, RN, OCN