About University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Clinical and Translational Research Center (UPCI-CTRC)
The UPCI-CTRC provides the specialized and controlled environment essential for conducting high quality and intensive clinical and translational cancer research. The unit employs nurses who are highly trained in early Phase 1 and Phase 2 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 specialized clinical treatment setting.
The UPCI-CTRC outpatient unit operates in a dedicated space on the first floor of the Hillman Cancer Center. The unit provides researchers and patients with access to three outpatient private beds and one chair. Those who accompany patients are welcome to stay during patient visits.
Nursing Staff Services
UPCI-CTRC nursing staff undergoes rigorous annual training in all aspects of Phase I clinical research and chemotherapy and biologic administration and can provide:
Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh-Clinical and Translational Research Center
5115 Centre Avenue
1st Floor - Ambulatory - Beckwith Center, Suite 120A
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Hours of Operation
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
Lisa Schlarman, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinician, CTRC Lead