There was good news in the fight against cancer this year when the American Cancer Society announced a dramatic decrease in cancer deaths over the last two decades. The 20 percent drop since 1991 represents the dogged work by cancer researchers across the country, whose efforts have led to important advances in our quest to understand and treat these very complicated diseases. Because that’s what makes cancer so difficult: It’s not just one illness with a one-size-fits-all answer.
A director in UPMC’s Information Services Division has been recognized by the military for her support of an employee who also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Andrew West, who in addition to working for UPMC is an Army captain, nominated Karen Malik for the Patriot Award for her support of his often unpredictable work as an Army Reserve Signal Officer. Malik was recently presented with the award by Nicholas Krawec, representing Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in Western Pennsylvania.