Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D. Sc.h.c., the 1977 Nobel Prize winner for physiology or medicine, Distinguished Medical Research Scientist of the Department of Veterans Affairs, professor in the Department of Pathology at the Miller School of Medicine and professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, presented a lecture in Vienna to the World Congress on Men’s Health & Gender on September 22. His focus was on the future of hormone therapy in treating prostate cancer.
New clinical research findings just published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicate that using a new combination of chemotherapy drugs saves the lives of patients with head and neck cancer. Two University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians co-authored the results of a study that found docetaxel (Taxotere®) was effective as an initial chemotherapy drug for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), when used in combination with two other drugs. The study is published in the October 25th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
The University of Miami moved one step closer to buying Cedars Medical Center in Miami from HCA on October 26, 2007 when the Executive Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees voted to give UM senior officers the authority to complete the deal.
The Flagler Dog Track Poker Tournament tribute to Fred Havenick was a big success, drawing more than 200 people. Ten winners were able to choose from a variety of prizes, including a cruise, autographed sports memorabilia, a Macy’s gift card and Waterford crystal. Barbara Havenick and her children Izzy, Alex, Michael, Jenny and husband, Tim and 7-month-old granddaughter Sarah Freddie, thanked those in attendance, including Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and several state lawmakers, saying this was a way to “give back to this world-class treatment and care center”. The proceeds will fund the Fred Havenick ICU at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. As of press time, the event has raised more than $35,000.
Internationally renowned New York City artist, designer, and entrepreneur, Barry Kieselstein-Cord and Bergdorf Goodman has planned a tribute and exclusive preview and sale where a portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. Kieselstein-Cord will reveal a new ‘Collection’ at a cocktail reception on October 24 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department store located in midtown Manhattan.
The annual kick-off fashion, food, and fundraising extravaganza had all three floors and more than 800 guests buzzing with excitement as guests dined on fancy feasts prepared by chefs from some of South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers.