Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer Survivor David M. Bailey will be Guest Entertainer at Brain Tumor Awareness Conference


Bestselling folksinger-prophet and guitarist David M. Bailey has entertained throughout the country and overseas with his message of hope, a career that began when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996. Initially told he had less than six months to live, Bailey turned to the stage taking his audiences on musical journeys filled with his keen insights about time, faith, hope, love, and dreams.

The Papanicolaou Corps Gives $2.25 Million for Research to UM/Sylvester


The more than 14,000-member Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research today announced a gift of $2.25 million for the physicians and scientists of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is part of a five-year, $10 million commitment, the Pap Corps announced last year.

Viragen and University of Miami to Advance Anti-Cancer Study


Viragen, Inc. (AMEX: “VRA”) today announced that the Company extended its agreement with the University of Miami and UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop a novel form of an immune enhancing drug (IEP 11) that has shown promise in animal studies by inhibiting tumor growth in a broad range of cancers. The agreement continues to provide Viragen with an option to acquire an exclusive worldwide license to commercialize the technology

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer Has Equal Outcomes, Faster Recovery, Than Traditional Surgery


A seven-year international study has shown that less-invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer is just as effective as traditional open surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon - but with faster recovery times and fewer complications. Three University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center colorectal surgeons were involved in the study, which is published in the May 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ocean Drive 5K Run to Benefit UM/Sylvester


Ocean Drive Magazine, Wealth Planning Center, and the Miami Road Runners Club proudly present the Ocean Drive 5K Run -- an inaugural fundraising event to support the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, south Florida’s only university –based cancer center. An expected crowd of more than 500 people will come out to support cancer research. The event will take place in South Beach, Miami on Saturday, May 15, 2004. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. Participants will include world-class athletes, celebrities, and models. A post race party will follow with fabulous awards and valuable prizes given out the day of the run.