Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School Researcher Leads Pivotal Breast Cancer Study


A seminal study designed and coordinated by Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, member of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester, and director of the Tumor Stem Cell Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School, has pinpointed a protein that, when expressed in high levels in ER-positive tumors, is linked to a doubling of mortality in ER-positive patients.

From left, Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., Ricardo Komotar, M.D., awake craniotomy patient Ray Beccaria, and Thomas Fuhrman, M.D.

Doctors and Patient Describe Rare Awake Craniotomy Surgery at UMH


In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.

Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.

Sylvester Radiation Oncologists Reveal New Discoveries at National Gathering


Led by renowned physician-scientist Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of radiation oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, several Sylvester radiation oncologists are presenting discoveries at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology this week in Miami Beach.

UChart Adds Kiosks for Patient Check-In


UChart, the electronic medical record system in place across UHealth, is adding another element to streamline patient visits. In certain clinical areas, we will be piloting the use of UChart Kiosks to allow patients to register and check in for their appointments.