For Peruvian native Julio Barredo, M.D., director of children’s cancer programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, visits to his home country were often painful. He saw a cure rate of only 40 percent for the 700 children diagnosed annually with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. He knew that many of them were dying unnecessarily.
It was just a staircase, but to Patricia Emard, it could have been a mountain. With the help of the world-class oncologists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, she had triumphed over breast cancer, but it had taken all she could give. Two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation had sapped her strength. She looked at the staircase and chose the elevator instead.
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), a prestigious group representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, has invited Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to join its membership. “The invitation signifies their recognition of our strong work in this area,” said Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Sylvester’s director of precision medicine.
It was on June 7 that Helen Peck, M.A., executive director of clinical research services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, received the exciting news that she was being invited to make an oral presentation at the 9th Annual Clinical Research Meeting of the Association of American Cancer Institutes in Chicago.
The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, is the only institution in South Florida offering fluorescence enhanced Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®, an optical imaging agent for the detection of bladder cancer.
Gilberto Lopes, M.D., Medical Director for International Programs and Associate Director for Global Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has made it his life’s mission to improve cancer control in low- and middle-income countries around the globe.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are working together in a unique partnership to find innovative therapies for patients with the deadly eye cancer uveal melanoma.
It was while Manuel Garcia was driving his wife, Iris, home in April 2016 after a weekend getaway in Key West that cancer struck. “Suddenly, I experienced terrible pain, like someone had hit me across both of my legs with a baseball bat,” he said. “I had been feeling tired, but nothing like this. I pulled over and told my wife that she would have to drive the rest of the way. I was in too much pain to continue.”
Jessica MacIntyre, ARNP, NP-C, AOCNP, director of clinical operations for the Office of the Director and co-leader of the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named the Humanitarian of the Year in the category of Patient Advocacy by the Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative.