Jaime R. Merchan, M.D., hematologist/oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. The six-year term began July 1.
For his longtime devotion to improving the lives of children with cancer and his work to advance science, health policy and education, F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., a longtime researcher with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored with the American Cancer Society’s 2015 St. George National Award.
As part of a unique agreement with the nation of Peru, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, is helping establish a new pediatric bone marrow transplant program in Lima, as well as treating patients in the United States.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Hollywood hosted a special ribbon cutting event to recognize the completion of the site’s recent expansion and refurbishment.
A champion for precision medicine, Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., chats with Medical Communications about sarcoma, Sylvester’s mission, his latest research and his longtime affinity for brewing beer.
To help support innovative cancer research, the Woman’s Cancer Association (WCA) of the University of Miami held its annual WCA Grant and Installation Luncheon May 14 in Coconut Grove.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was recently recognized with the Greatest Customer Impact Award by the Florida Sterling Council. Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Unit was honored after presenting its newest project, concierge chemotherapy, at the Florida Sterling Council State Showcase Competition in Orlando in June.
Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
A team of researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has developed a technique for growing ovarian cancer cell lines that mimic the original tumor in long-term cultures.
Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is one of the first neurosurgeons in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to remove a brain tumor using the NICO BrainPath system. The approach makes it possible to remove deeply embedded tumors through an opening as small as a dime, without damaging delicate brain tissue.