Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Pap Corps Hosts Eighth Annual Walkathon/Health Fair – March 29


The Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research will hold its eighth annual Walkathon and Health Fair on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, 1192 East Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, beginning at 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Nordstrom Aventura Mall Opening Gala Raises $212,500 For Three Miami-Area Charities


Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc., one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers, kicked off the opening of its third Miami-area store at Aventura Mall with an evening gala on Wednesday, February 13. The event, entirely underwritten by Nordstrom, helped raise $212,500 for the signature projects of the Junior League of Miami, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis/The Miami Project at the University of Miami and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nordstrom at Aventura Mall opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 15.

UM/Sylvester Oncogenomics Core Facility is Awarded Novel Gene Analysis System


The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been chosen as one of the final sites for the placement of the Early Access nCounter Analysis System, a genetic analysis system created by NanoString Technologies. This is the last step before the company launches the commercial system, at the ABRF2008 (Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) meeting in Salt Lake City, held February 8-12th. The device will be used in the Oncogenomics Core Facility, led by Toumy Guettouche, Ph.D., associate scientist, who calls this “cutting edge technology.” Being awarded this system puts UM/Sylvester in elite company as there are only four of these devices in use around the country. Besides UM/Sylvester, the Early Access nCounter Analysis System has been awarded to Baylor University, University of Washington, and the California Institute of Technology.