GI Surgical Oncology News
UPMC was chosen to work with the American Cancer Society (ACS) on a community program to promote health equity and equal access to cancer screenings and education with a specific focus on breast cancer. This new partnership extends existing work to improve health inequities and racial disparities in cancer care led by Steven Evans, MD, who expanded his practice to the McKeesport community to improve access in that region.
On October 26, 2020, Dr. Steven Evans was a panelist in the virtual Alma Illery Men's Talk Cancer Awareness Event, part of the Homewood Community Engagement Center October Breast Cancer Awareness series. A recording of the event can be accessed online.
The article “Allegheny Health Network, UPMC Hillman cancer centers serving Erie patients” in the Erie Times spotlighted Dr. Amer Zureikat’s new surgical oncology clinic that recently opened at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie.
The October 2020 issue of North Hills Magazine features Melanie C. Ongchin, MD, FACS; David A. Geller, MD; and Samer T. Tohme, MD, on the front cover and in the article “Taking Liver Cancer Surgery To New Levels.”
Lynne Hayes-Freeland featured guest Steven Evans, MD, on her show on KDKA-TV for a discussion on breast cancer awareness in the African American community.
This past summer, a new surgical oncology clinic opened at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie under the leadership of Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS and was spotlighted on page 2 of the Fall 2020 issue of UPMC Hamot’s Healthy Living (PDF).
An article published in the October 2, 2020 edition of Trib Live tells the story of Freddye Stover, an outpatient nurse coordinator in our surgical oncology division, an accomplished singer, and a breast cancer survivor.