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Peter Tarjan, Ph.D., cuts the cake at the flower sculpture unveiling, as 10-year-old patient Elizabeth Rodriguez looks on. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Holocaust Survivor & Professor Shares Message Of Courage At alex’s place

Peter Tarjan, Ph.D., is more than Professor Emeritus in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami and a docent at the University’s Lowe Art Museum. He is also a survivor of the Holocaust.

05/28/2015

From left, J. Stephen Nouss, C.P.A., Chief Consulting Officer with Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, Jesse Bailey of Sylvester Development, Pap Corps President JoAnne Goldberg, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. and W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Florida-Based Pap Corps Raises $3.6M For Research At Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research, a South Florida-based grassroots organization, has awarded Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine a $3.6 million gift to advance research in precision cancer medicine at Sylvester, South Florida’s only Cancer Center of Excellence.

05/28/2015

Bottom row: From left, Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., Luis Lopez and Norman Altman, V.M.D. Top row: From left, Soum Lokeshwar, Andre Jordan and Georgios Kallifatidis, Ph.D. (Courtesy: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Sylvester Researchers Report Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer with 4-MU Dietary Supplement

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.

04/30/2015

From left, Shyroll Morris, Chief Satellite Operations Officer, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., Richard Ballard, John Armstrong, M.D., Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Russell Benford, Sylvester Board of Governors Chair Joan Scheiner and W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Sylvester CMO. (Courtesy: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Florida Surgeon General Presents Cancer Center of Excellence Award to Sylvester

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 […]

04/30/2015

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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

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