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Breast Health: What Women Should Know
Breast Health: What Women Should Know

1 in 9 Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Knowing the signs and symptoms to look out for and making time to check your breasts each month could save your life.

UPMC-led Global Effort Fast Tracks Testing of COVID-19 Therapies
UPMC-led Global Effort Fast Tracks Testing of COVID-19 Therapies

A novel clinical trial developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine launched today at UPMC to address one of the most important debates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chemotherapy vs. Radiation
What is the Difference Between Chemo and Radiation?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and it is normal to have questions. When receiving your treatment plan, you will likely hear about chemotherapy and radiation treatments, or even a combination of the two.

How Do Vaccine Trials Work?
How Do Vaccine Trials Work?

For more than 200 years, vaccines have played a critical role in preventing disease worldwide. There are vaccines for more than 20 life-threatening diseases.