Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
In a groundbreaking laboratory study, a research team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that a non-toxic oral agent that is also consumed as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in Europe and Asia for improving liver health, is highly effective in both preventing and treating prostate cancer.
Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong, M.D., presented the state’s Cancer Center of Excellence Award to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on April 17, making it the only South Florida cancer center to […]
New research, at a local cancer center, has found that a drug used for erectile dysfunction shows promise for patients with malignant throat tumors.
There is a simple new test designed to avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies.
Angelina Jolie, in a New York Times Opinion Editorial Piece, made another health revelation—she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. A move, she says, is another form of cancer prevention.
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.