Department of Surgery

Breast Surgical Oncology News

Dr. Emilia J. Diego Receives 2023 UPMC ACES Award

Dr. Emilia Diego Presented the UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service


Congratulations to Emilia J. Diego, MD, who was selected as a winner of UPMC’s Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) for 2023. ACES recipients are recognized for being outstanding UPMC team members who embody the health system’s core values, exhibit excellence in and dedication to their work, and go above and beyond to serve our patients and communities. 


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Team Wins $10,000 Donation for Breast Cancer Research

At the 2022 Pittsburgh Steelers Breast Cancer Awareness Game, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center oncologists participated in a halftime catching contest.  Each participant had 20 seconds to catch as many footballs as they can from Steelers Legend, Charlie Batch. Dr. Michael Cowher won with the most points and UPMC received a $10,000 check donation to breast cancer research.  

UPMC Hillman “Rush to Crush Cancer” Fundraiser

Rush to Crush Cancer benefitting UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, in partnership with P3R, announced their inaugural “Rush to Crush Cancer,” a new fundraising biking event to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation in cancer research. The event’s goal is to bring people together to pedal, partner, and participate in raising vital funds to support cancer research and someday soon "crush" cancer.