Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Shawn Monti, left, discusses his surgery with Ricardo Komotar, M.D., as a video of the operation plays in the background.

Glowing Tumor Surgery Offers New Hope to Brain Cancer Patient


A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.

Dolphins Cycling Challenge V to Include First 5K Walk/Run


For the first time since its inception, the Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) will include a 5K walk/run, providing something for everyone interested in supporting lifesaving cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The walk/run will be held at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, February 8, the second day of the two-day ride that spans three counties.

From left, Jason Fox, Diane Philbin, Richard Ballard, Michael Mandich and Brandon Gibson with patients at alex's place..

Miami Dolphins Visit Families at alex’s place


Patients, their families and staff of alex’s place — Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s pediatric oncology clinic — received a special treat Monday morning when Miami Dolphins players paid a surprise visit.

Adrian S. Ishkanian, M.D.

Researchers Develop More Accurate Test for Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk


Researchers at cancer centers in Canada, the United Kingdom and the U.S., including the Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, have developed a breakthrough diagnostic test to identify which men are most likely to have a recurrence of prostate cancer after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.

Stephen Nimer, M.D., receives the Life Raft Humanitarian of the Year Award from Breelyn Wilky, M.D., assistant professor of medicine.

Dr. Stephen Nimer Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award


The Life Raft Group has named Stephen Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, its Humanitarian of the Year. Dr. Nimer was presented the award at the 7th anniversary of the biennial Life Fest convention, a unique event where hundreds of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) patients and caregivers gather for a weekend of camaraderie.

From left, Paolo Serafini, Ph.D., Adriana de la Fuente, research assistant, and Donald T. Weed, M.D.

Cialis Shown to Benefit Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Patients


Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, have found that Tadalafil, commonly known as Cialis, can be therapeutic for certain types of cancer. When used before surgery, Tadalafil can reduce certain cells that are detrimental to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients’ prognoses.

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

UM Researcher is Awarded GE Foundation Grant


Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Disparities and Community Outreach for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant from the GE Foundation to help improve the prevention of cervical cancer in women living in medically underserved areas.