Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Pierre-Jacques Hamard, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researcher Fights Cancer in the Lab and at the DCC


“Being a cancer researcher is not only a job, it’s also a commitment to patients and the community,” said Pierre-Jacques Hamard, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the laboratory of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. “That is why I am doing the 5k run at this year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge.”

Mingjiang Xu, M.D., Ph.D.

New Study Highlights Role of TET Proteins in Blood Cancers


Some proteins drive the cellular overgrowth that leads to cancer, while others act as cancer suppressors. TET1 and TET2 do both. Research led by scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has uncovered the role these proteins play in cancer development, potentially leading to new treatments.

Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., left, and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D.

Senate Taps Two Faculty for Top Honors


Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., a renowned colorectal surgeon at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on liver diseases, have been unanimously selected by the Faculty Senate to receive two of its most prestigious awards, the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.

Every year, DCC participants raise millions for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

10 Steps to Boost Your DCC Fundraising


An important part of participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge on Saturday, February 20, is raising vital funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Remember that every penny raised by riders, walkers, runners and virtual participants goes to Sylvester, and that’s what the DCC is all about! With two and a half weeks to go, now is your time to give your fundraising efforts one last push.