Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Sylvester at Deerfield Beach Opens Women’s Center and Radiation Oncology


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System is expanding its scope as South Florida’s only university-based cancer center by adding new programs and state-of-the-art options at its Deerfield Beach facility. Among the weapons in the fight against cancer is the new 4,300 square foot multidisciplinary women’s center, led by breast cancer expert, Charles Vogel, M.D., professor of medicine.

Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

Lancet Oncology Study Bears Hope for Young Cancer Survivors


A new study published online today ahead of print in _Lancet Oncology_ on its fast track shows that using dexrazoxane – an iron chelator that reduces free-radical injury in some settings – to prevent heart damage in young cancer patients during chemotherapy provides long-term cardioprotection without compromising cancer treatment.

Behind the Dolphins cheerleaders and mascot T.D., are, from left, former Dolphin Nat Moore; UM President Donna E. Shalala; former Dolphin Kim Bokamper; Dolphins CEO Mike Dee; Publix executive Bill Fauerbach; Dolphins Vice Chairman Jorge Perez; Dolphins announcer Jim Mandich; Joan Scheiner, chair of Sylvester's Board of Governors; Bonnie Mandich; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa; Joe Natoli, UM senior vice president for business and finance; and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Miami Dolphins and Miller Ride to Benefit Sylvester


Donning helmets and cycling gear, UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee rode bikes onto the Schoninger Research Quadrangle Monday to announce a two-day, 30- to 170-mile, tri-county bike ride to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center this November.

Stephen Bekanich, M.D.

Stephen Bekanich, M.D., Launches Palliative Care Services at UHealth


When internist Stephen Bekanich, M.D., was in medical school, he wasn't interested in palliative care. But when his grandmother endured a troubling death from metastatic breast cancer nearly a decade later, he redirected his career to the burgeoning field dedicated to relieving physical symptoms and emotional distress of seriously ill patients.