Castle Connolly Medical has recognized 108 physicians across 29 specialties from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as “America’s Top Doctors.” This prestigious annual distinction identifies the nation’s top physicians throughout various medical specialties.
A pediatric cancer researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been honored for groundbreaking immunotherapy studies. Asha Pillai, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology-oncology, was named “Cancer Researcher of the Year” by the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami at its “Dancing for a Cure” Gala.
Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered a peripheral biomarker in human blood serum that can be used to detect the presence and progress of glioblastoma brain tumors before and after treatment.
A team from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Surgical Oncology Department has won the Grand Prize in UHealth’s Patient Safety Awareness Week Poster Contest. The Sylvester department’s entry was one of more than 50 submitted by teams from across the UHealth system. Entries were judged based on creativity, alignment of message, and presentation.
Brian M. Slomovitz, M.D., co-leader of the Gynecologic Cancers Site Disease Group at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the 2018 Presidential Abstract Award from the Society for Gynecologic Oncology on March 24 during the group’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in New Orleans. The award was given to Slomovitz for his presentation, which was judged the conference’s best.
Prominent speakers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other departments and centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine came together with invited experts from the National Institutes of Health and other leading national scientific organizations for an interactive two-day symposium on systems biology and data science preceded by a Data Science Hackathon.
When Marcos C. Perez was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, an uncommon cancer of the blood-producing cells of the bone marrow, he began treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. After three rounds of chemotherapy, Perez received stem cell transplants to rebuild the white blood cells in his immune system. "I am very positive about my outcome, because so many patients come out of Sylvester as winners."
Acclaimed Miami artist Peter Tunney donated his time and talent to help Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center launch a “Game Changer” outreach vehicle that will bring cancer screenings and health information to underserved South Florida communities. Using images from Sylvester’s history and mission, Tunney created an original piece of art to “wrap” the mobile van, which was unveiled outside Tunney’s Wynwood studio.
Monday, March 12, begins UHealth’s observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week — an annual national campaign to increase awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public. This year’s theme is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day!” — an affirmation of our dedication to creating the safest possible environment for our patients and for each other.
A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, collaborating with outside investigators, has discovered a new pathway of inflammation-driven cancer development. Their findings, “Initiation of Inflammatory Tumorigenesis by CTLA4 Insufficiency Due to Type 2 Cytokines,” were published online on January 26 by the Journal of Experimental Medicine.