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