Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Dr. Peter Cassileth

In Memoriam: Dr. Peter Cassileth


Peter Cassileth, M.D., emeritus professor of Medicine and former division chief of Hematology-Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has died of leukemia at age 73.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., congratulates Jacqueline Cereijo, D.N.P., M.B.A., R.N., on becoming UHealth's newest "fire starter."

Sylvester’s Kendall Director Newest UHealth “Fire Starter”


Nobody likes chemotherapy, but patient Joaquin Hernandez is grateful he receives the treatment at Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Center in Kendall. “If you have to come, this is where you want to come,’’ Hernandez said. “The service is great. The nurses are the best.’’ His sentiment is shared by so many of the Kendall satellite’s patients that the unit has earned the highest patient satisfaction scores.

Discussing HIPEC at a May 17 news conference are, from left, colorectal surgeon Floriano Marchetti, M.D., patients Georgina Pereira and Tammy Rosamilia, Mecker Möller, M.D., lead HIPEC surgical oncologist, and Samer Schuman, M.D., gynecologic oncology surgeon.

Sylvester First in South Florida to Offer Novel Abdominal Cancer Treatment


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first in South Florida to offer a novel therapy for certain types of abdominal cancers that combines heated chemotherapy with surgery. The procedure is performed at the time of surgery and has extended the lives and improved the quality of life for patients who might otherwise have limited treatment options.