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Cialis Used In Targeted Therapy Of Pre-Surgical Head/Neck Cancers

New research, at a local cancer center, has found that a drug used for erectile dysfunction shows promise for patients with malignant throat tumors.

04/07/2015

Urologists Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., and Sanoj Punnen, M.D., have completed the first U.S. clinical trial of the 4Kscore. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

New Screening Tool Predicts Likelihood Of Prostate Cancer

There is a simple new test designed to avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies.

CBS Miami–04/02/2015

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Cancer Expert: Angelina Jolie Did The Right Thing

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.

03/24/2015

Patient receives scan. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Taking The Lead In Fight On Lung Cancer

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.

03/03/2015

Ivanna Vidal during her treatment for ovarian cancer. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Sylvester’s Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Clinic Helps Patients Gain Upper Hand

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.

03/03/2015

Da Vinci Xi at UMH. (Source:  Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Robotic Surgery In The Hands Of Sylvester Surgeons Offers Precision & Eases Recovery

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.

03/03/2015

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3D Mammography Increases Odds Of Detecting Breast Cancer

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.

03/03/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Project CARE

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.

My TV 33–02/16/2015

Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) riders by the Freedom Tower in Miami Beach on February 7, 2015. (Courtesy: Miami Dolphins)

Dolphins Cycling Challenge Comes To A Successful Close

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.

02/08/2015

Riders ready to kick off the Dolphins Cycling Challenge on February 7, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

More Than A Thousand Kick-Off The Dolphins Cycling Challenge

More than a 1,000 cyclists kicked off the annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) on Saturday morning.

02/07/2015

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