UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Jing Hong Wang, M.D., Ph.D., to the faculty as a member of the cancer immunology and immunotherapy program. Wang will also be appointed as a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Wang’s research focuses on understanding how the immune system behaves within the microenvironment of a tumor in head and neck cancer and B cell lymphoma. She also studies how changes in the DNA of B cells alter how the body produces antibodies that are used to fight pathogens and cancer cells. Her research will shed light on how cancer cells evade detection by the immune system, findings that will help develop new immunotherapies and improve existing treatments.