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UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre

UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre

UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre is one of the largest integrated networks of cancer experts in the world. In Ireland, we are a cancer care partner to the HSE, and multiple hospital groups, the Oncology service for the South East, along with organisations that support patients throughout their cancer journey.

Our UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre team prides itself on its ability to provide patient-centred care of the highest quality. Our locations at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford and the Radiotherapy Centre in partnership with Bon Secours, Cork are both JCI-accredited facilities. At both sites, patients receiving a cancer diagnosis have the opportunity to access the latest in cancer care.  

Backed by academic research in Ireland and the U.S., our specialised teams work together to determine the best course of treatment and care for each patient, giving them the expert care needed to overcome cancer and continue living their lives to the fullest.

About UPMC Radiotherapy Services  

We offer radiotherapy services using advanced technology such as:

  • Varian TrueBeam® and Edge™ linear accelerators
  • Image-guided radiotherapy with cone-beam CT, deep-inspiration breath-hold and 4-dimensional gating
  • Volumetric-modulated arc therapy – RapidArc®
  • VisionRT - surface-guided tattooless delivery
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery (Cork)
  • Brachytherapy for prostate cancer (Waterford)
  • Fiducial and spacer placement

Why Choose UPMC for Cancer Treatment?

Managing a cancer diagnosis is far more than treating the cancer. As one of the largest integrated networks of cancer experts in the world, our consultants in Ireland and the U.S. work together to determine the best course of treatment and care for each patient. We take a holistic approach to cancer care and partner with a variety of agencies to provide:

  • Palliative care.
  • Home healthcare.
  • Nutrition advice.
  • Symptom and side effect management.
  • Counselling.
  • Rehabilitation.

We are long term partners of the HSE (Health Service and private insurers and work diligently to ensure everyone has equal access to high quality healthcare delivered in a timely fashion.

Recent Updates

UPMC Enhances Cancer Care in the South East

The team at UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, Waterford, is proud to enhance cancer care in the South East region with the installation of two state of the art radiotherapy machines to treat patients with cancer. The new TrueBeam Linear Accelerator machines allow for increased precision and accuracy in the delivery of radiotherapy. This translates into shorter treatment times, reduced side effects, and improved outcomes for cancer patients.

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Support Services and Patient Transport


The South East Radiotherapy Trust (SERT) is a volunteer-based transport service that provides door-to-door or pick-up point collection for patients in the South East. The service is for those undergoing radiotherapy at UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at UPMC Whitfield Hospital.

Contact Us


Bon Secours Radiotherapy Cork in Partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre
Western Road, Mardyke, Cork


UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, UPMC Whitfield Hospital
Cork Road, Butlerstow North, Waterford X91 DH9W


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