Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer Survivors Star in Spectacular Sylvester Fundraiser


Nearly 600 people filled the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District on Wednesday night, November 11, to celebrate survivorship and raise more than $250,000 for research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The fundraiser, “Designed For a Cure” centered around a dozen Sylvester patients escorting their doctors and nurses down the runway. As the evening wrapped up, every person was on their feet clapping and cheering the stories of survival that were highlighted during the evening.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt introduces cancer survivor Steven Guarin to Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., inventor of the antibody that saved the UM student's life.

Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Helped Save His Life


The thank you meeting between 21-year-old cancer survivor Steven Guarin and veteran Miller School cancer researcher Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., lasted only 30 minutes, but was nearly two decades in the making. In the early '90s, Podack, Sylvester distinguished professor and chairman of microbiology and immunology, created the antibody that is a key component of SGN-35, a potential new drug that vanquished Steven's...