Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
The numbers surrounding lung cancer are eye-opening. More than 228,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and nearly 160,000 people die, 10,000 of them in Florida. Five-year survival rates overall stand at just 16 percent. Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Now, there is reason for hope at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.
When 41-year-old Ivanna Vidal learned in 2013 that she carried the mutation for the BRCA2 gene, she knew she had an increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. She had herself tested because of her family’s extensive breast cancer history.
Surgery is a difficult prospect for many patients to accept. Perhaps even more daunting to some is the anticipated recovery. Thanks to the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth – University of Miami Health System is able to alleviate these worries by offering patients less invasive procedures for major surgeries with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.
Thanks to breast cancer awareness campaigns, women have become much more diligent in getting their annual mammograms. What many patients don’t realize, however, is that not all mammography is the same.
Project CARE is a breast cancer wellness program designed specifically for black women who have breast cancer. The goal of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s research program is “cope, adapt, renew and empower”, which is what “CARE” stands for. Project CARE is the first project of its kind to be funded by the National Institutes of Health. We focus on how the program works and why it is so successful.
Over the course of two days, nearly 3,000 people cycled, ran, walked, volunteered and donated at the fifth edition of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge aimed at beating cancer.
More than a 1,000 cyclists kicked off the annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) on Saturday morning.
The Dolphins Cycling Challenge is a two-day, tri-county event dedicated to raising funds for lifesaving cancer research. This major community initiative is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with 100% of the rider-raised funds going directly to fund research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its first ride in 2010, the DCC has raised almost 7 million dollars. We focus on the upcoming event, how you can get involved, and how it is helping to save lives.
A major designer came to South Florida for a major cause.
During the holiday season it seems nothing brings a smile to a child’s face faster than gifts from some of Santa’s helpers.