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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

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

(Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

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

University Of Miami Hospital (Source: MGSCOMM)

UM Performing Trials On Heart Monitor

A clinical trial of an early heart attack detection device designed to track significant changes in the heart’s electrical signal and alert patients to seek medical attention is underway at the University of Miami Health System.

CBS4–01/09/2013

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This Year’s Flu Season Off To An Early & Aggressive Start

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this is the earliest flu outbreak in a decade.

CBS4–01/08/2013

Manuel Gerard Pacheco

UM’s Shalala “Outraged” Over Drug Thefts

University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she was “outraged” to learn that millions of dollars of cancer-fighting medication had been stolen from UM’s Sylvester Cancer Center, and ultimately takes personal responsibility for the lapses that allowed it to happen.

CBS4–08/08/2012