The 2008 In the Garden Gala, themed IL GIARDINO DI VENEZIA, will be the kickoff of Miami’s social season held at the Grand Ballroom of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The gala, scheduled for Saturday, November 1, is the preeminent fundraising event for Sylvester, South Florida’s only university-based cancer center.
A team of Sylvester researchers has led a study which finds considerable disparities in survival for African Americans and poor patients with head and neck cancer. The study, led by "Leonidas G. Koniaris, M.D.":/research/knowledgebase/scientist/l_koniaris, associate professor of surgery, cell biology and anatomy at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, indicates that earlier diagnosis and greater access to treatment could improve outcomes for these cancers among African Americans and the poor. The study is published online and in the November 15, 2008 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.