Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


UM Cancer Researchers Win Contract to Evaluate Sun Safety Program in Palm Beach County Schools


The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation in West Palm Beach, has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate a school-based sun safety curriculum in Palm Beach public schools. The collaboration officially begins in Palm Beach classrooms on Monday, August 29.

Brazil Telemedicine Conference


Just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hematologist-oncologist Caio Max S. Rocha Lima, M.D., introduced himself to a telemedicine audience for a tumor board discussion of two colorectal cancer cases. He presented his case and answered questions.

UM/Sylvester Researcher Settles a 15-Year Debate, Identifies Double-edged Sword Against Cancer


Snake bites have something in common with cancer. So do spider bites, and stings from scorpions and bees. Now, research done at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center defines how a naturally-occurring enzyme which is present in most venom plays a crucial role in the viability and spread of many tumors – and may yield two different ways to fight the disease.

UM/Sylvester Researcher Awarded Grant To Improve Cancer Screening In Haitian Community


The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation has awarded $25,000 to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to study and improve access to breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention in South Florida’s Haitian community. Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., research scientist at the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at UM/Sylvester, received the one-year grant from the Foundation to study and implement ways to improve cancer screening among Haitian women.

UM/Sylvester Physicians and Scientists Help “Write the Book” on Bladder Cancer


Urologists and researchers from the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine played critical roles in the International Consultation on Bladder Cancer, organized by the World Health Organization and the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU). “The goal is to establish guidelines, not only for urologists but all doctors worldwide who deal with bladder cancer,” said Mark S. Soloway, M.D., physician leader, Prostate, Kidney, and Bladder Cancer Site Disease Group, and chairman of the Department of Urology at UM. Dr. Soloway chaired the entire International Consultation.