Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, left, addresses Jim Mandich, center, former Dolphins tight end and the team’s longtime radio announcer, at a press conference for the inaugural Dolphin

Statement on the Death of Jim Mandich


The entire team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is terribly saddened at the death of Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich. The former Miami Dolphin and sportscaster was a true sports legend in South Florida and across the nation. The tenacity, courage, and determination that carried him through life, were also hallmarks of his courageous battle against cancer.

Sylvester Leader Elected Master of the American College of Physicians


"Marc E. Lippman, M.D.":, interim deputy director of Sylvester, the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine, and chair of medicine at the UM Miller School of Medicine, has been elected Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Cancer Researchers Find Genetic Differences in Breast Tissue Among Races


Results from a pilot study by scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggest underlying genetic differences among ethnic groups are present not just in tumors, but in normal breast tissue as well. These findings may partially explain why women of certain ethnic backgrounds are more susceptible and at a higher risk for certain breast cancers than others.

The crowd of more than 3,000 heads off on the 2011 Pap Corps Walkathon to raise money for research at Sylvester.

Thousands Raise Money for Sylvester at 11th Annual Pap Corps Walkathon & Health Fair


More than 3,000 walkers converged on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton on Saturday morning, April 2. They were there for the 11th Annual Pap Corps Walkathon & Health Fair, one of the signature events of the all-volunteer group that raises money for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System.

Rosy Weisberg, LCSW

Sylvester Social Worker Earns Her Rewards with Compassion


A bright yellow sign proclaiming “I ♥ MY JOB” hangs above the desk of Rosy Weisberg, LCSW, and everybody who knows her can see that’s true. It’s so obvious, in fact, that Weisberg, who works with cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named Social Worker of the Year for 2010.