Sometimes proteins do a lot more than we expect. Dab2, for example, has long been linked to cancer. The molecule is associated with a chain of signaling proteins called the Ras-MAPK pathway. In many cancers, elements of Ras-MAPK mutate and start telling cells to grow uncontrollably.
You’re invited to join Team Hurricanes for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Every dollar raised during DCC directly funds cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. Since 2010, DCC has raised $16.5 million for cancer research at Sylvester, and it’s one of our cancer center’s most important fundraising initiatives.
Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, and Shantou University Medical College in Guangdong, China, have shown that the hormone receptor GHRH-R could be a potential biomarker for gastric cancer, enabling earlier diagnoses and better staging.
Renowned radiologist Nilza Kallos, M.D., board certified in nuclear medicine, has joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables. Kallos brings to Sylvester two of her colleagues — Lori DeFillipo, M.D., and Angela Parra, M.D. — from her former private practice in South Miami, where the group has been practicing breast radiology for more than 25 years.
Sylvester Certified Genetic Counselor Thalia Donenberg discusses the importance of having the genetic information of breast cancer patients, and others who are at risk, analyzed.
An understanding of the connection between cancer patients and their caregiver’s health in relation to mutual stress regulatory patterns is what Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami researchers hope to gain with the assistance of a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The music therapy program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center invites cancer survivors of all ages, abilities and experience levels to join the Sylvester Singers Survivor Choir. Enjoy free lessons with no commitment and the physical and mental benefits of social singing. All styles of vocal music are welcome.
Sylvester breast oncologist Dr. Reshma Mahtani discusses treatment options for patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
Sylvester Breast Pathologist Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D., details the process of early detection and how it has led to a higher than 98 percent survival rate for patients.