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Miller School Scientists Awarded Millions in State Research Grants

06.16.2010

The battle against cancer being waged in numerous Miller School labs is getting a $12 million boost from the Florida Department of Health's Biomedical Research Program grants supporting research in cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Twenty-three UM and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers collectively won about 27.5 percent - the largest share - of the $45.5 million in grants awarded through the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program.

Rakesh Singal, M.D.

Free Circulating DNA Might Aid Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

06.01.2010

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is commonly used in men for prostate cancer screening. However, there have been concerns the test is not specific enough. Only one-third of men with elevated PSA are diagnosed with prostate cancer following a biopsy, indicating that a large proportion of patients undergo unnecessary prostate biopsy. New research conducted at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center