UPMC says Kazakhstan officials are working with Nazarbayev University on plans for a government-funded National Research Cancer Center in the capital city of Astana.
UPMC's role is to act as a consultant to the university and study the kinds of oncology services needed in Kazakhstan and the feasibility of the center.
The center hopes to learn from UPMC's CancerCenter how to integrate care, research and medical education into one center. The UPMC CancerCenter currently has more than 35 locations in western Pennsylvania, Ireland and Italy.
Officials aren't disclosing the financial terms of the deal.