Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Free Educational Workshop on Palliative and End-of-Life Care


A Caregiver Workshop – Enhancing Quality of Life in Palliative and End-of-Life Care – will be held on Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center’s Conference Center, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach.

Top Breast Cancer Researcher Receives Prestigious Award


Joyce M. Slingerland, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C), director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at UM/Sylvester, has been honored with one of the nation's most prestigious funding awards for her novel cancer research. She was one of only five investigators in the nation, in any medical discipline, to receive a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award.

Design Legend Luminaire Teams with Major Artists and UM/Sylvester to Fight Cancer


Contemporary home design leader Luminaire is combining art and fashion to support cancer research in Miami. Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, the founders of Luminaire, have sent 3-dimensional puppy “canvases” to more than two dozen designers and artists for them to design as they see fit. (Participating artists are named below.) The finished pieces will be sold at a live charity auction led by Christie’s Auction House during Art Basel, Friday, December 8th, at the Luminaire studio in the Miami Design District.

UM/Sylvester Announces the 2006 “In The Garden” Gala


The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced the 2006 bi-annual “In the Garden” Gala. Expected to raise more than $1 million to benefit cancer research, the gala will take place on Saturday, December 9th at the exclusive Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL.