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Bottom row: From left, Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., Luis Lopez and Norman Altman, V.M.D. Top row: From left, Soum Lokeshwar, Andre Jordan and Georgios Kallifatidis, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers Report Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer with 4-MU Dietary Supplement

04.16.2015

In a groundbreaking laboratory study, a research team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a non-toxic oral agent that is also consumed as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in Europe and Asia for improving liver health, is highly effective in both preventing and treating prostate cancer. Additionally the agent was able to halt the metastatic spread of the disease.

From left, Donald T. Weed, M.D., Paolo Serafini, Ph.D., and Marc Giattini.

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Plays Role in Novel Cancer Treatment

04.14.2015

At a news conference on April 7, a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center patient talked about his participation in a clinical trial that explored the role of a well-known erectile dysfunction drug in weakening head and neck squamous cell tumors prior to their surgical removal.

John M. Goldberg, M.D.

Students and Oncologist Go Bald to Raise Money and Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research

04.14.2015

’Canes and Coral Gables campus visitors lined the steps of the University of Miami’s Rock Plaza on April 10 to see volunteers getting their heads shaved as part of the ’Canes Go Bald 4 Kids event. Organized by UM juniors and Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority sisters Muniphe Green and Maite Torres, the event raised more than $3,100 in donations to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

From left, Joan St. Onge, M.D., Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., Halcyon M. Quinn.

Miller School Launches Pioneering Program for First-Year Residents

04.07.2015

In a single week last August in New York City, two first-year residents, in different programs and in separate incidents, jumped to their deaths. What could have happened, just three months after their triumphant graduation from medical school, that would have made them want to take their lives? We may never know, but a likely contributing factor is a syndrome called burnout.

Social workers perform a broad range of valuable services in Miller School of Medicine departments and centers.

Social Workers: Star Players on the Patient-Care Team

04.02.2015

March is National Social Work Month, and this year’s theme is “Social Workers Pave the Way for Change.” Today, there are nearly 50 social workers on the medical campus. Some have worked here for decades and played very personal roles in the significant changes that have occurred in patient care and in the steady improvements in patient outcomes.