Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D., Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and Seung-Uon Shin, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Division, have been awarded a grant that will help develop a new approach to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
The Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum this Saturday, February 28. The free forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in conference room 1301 at Sylvester and feature some of the cancer center’s top specialists among the roster of presenters.
Several unique visitors brought smiles and kisses to the faces of patients at Sylvester on Monday, February 16. A handful of Miami Marlins players, along with dogs from Canine Assistance Therapy, paid a joint visit to alex’s place, the pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and to adult patients in the Comprehensive Treatment Unit.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher Eli Gilboa, Ph.D., is one of five scientists selected from across the nation to receive a 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala received a rare honor last Friday — the Public Service Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT). The award, which goes to an individual who has advanced the interests of blood and marrow transplantation, is not given every year, but only when the ASBMT’s Executive Committee achieves consensus regarding an outstanding candidate.
Last week’s 2015 BMT Tandem Meeting, held jointly by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research in San Diego, put the Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and its stem cell transplant programs solidly in the international spotlight.
A simple kiss said it all. On a sunny Sunday morning, the second day of the fifth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bonnie Crook gave her husband, Bob, a kiss for good luck as he and a group of cancer survivors and supporters were about to set off on the DCC’s inaugural 5K Run/Walk from the starting line at Sun Life Stadium.
Ariel Lopez-Chavez, M.D., Director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Malignancies Clinic at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently completed an unprecedented trial with encouraging findings that highlight how targeting genes versus histology can more effectively treat cancer.
Two University of Miami undergraduates have organized a head-shaving event to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Called Canes Go Bald 4 Kids, it will be held on the Coral Gables campus Friday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.