Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Innovative UM Physician Garners Politician’s Praise, Anonymous $1.5 Million Donation


Six months after undergoing an innovative cancer treatment Florida State Senator Steven A. Geller (D-Cooper City) returned to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center last Friday for a checkup and to sing the praises of his surgeon. Raymond J. Leveillee, M.D., chief of the Division of Endourology, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Miller School, and a member of the Prostate, Bladder and Kidney Site Disease Group at UM/Sylvester, performed a unique procedure to remove the cancerous tumor embedded deep in the Democratic leader’s left kidney.

Dr. Alan Pollack Takes Helm as New Chairman of Radiation Oncology


Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., has taken the helm as the new chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He will oversee clinical and research teams at UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and serve as chief of service at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pollack comes to UM from Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he was a leading physician/scientist.

UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach Hosts Free Lectures with UM/Sylvester Physicians


The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach will host, Conversations About Cancer, a community education series focusing on varies cancer and health-related topics. During these classes, UM/Sylvester physicians are presenting information about the latest cancer research findings and answering topic-related questions from attendees. Lectures will be held at the Best Western Deerfield Beach Hotel, located at 1050 East Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, Florida. A light lunch will be provided.