Essential to jerk seasoning, allspice is known for flavoring Jamaican and other cuisines around the world with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper but, according to a new study by Miller School researchers, the aromatic spice could be known one day for impeding the growth of, or maybe even preventing, prostate cancer, the No. 2 cancer-killer of men in the U.S.
Motivated by its more than 21,000 volunteers, The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research presented its annual gift – this time a check for $3.6 million – to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine. Presented at The Pap Corps May 9 President’s Meeting at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, the check is part of the group’s $25 million commitment to Momentum2.
Decked out in party dresses and tuxedos, nine patients from alex’s place, the pediatric oncology clinic, arrived at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with fun on their minds on Friday, May 10. They gathered there for a limo ride to the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, to experience “A Prom to Remember.”
The celebration of National Nurses Week at UHealth’s three hospitals reached a crescendo May 10, when Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez presented a proclamation with Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto to “honor the folks that really make hospitals run." Drawing laughter at the festive ceremony at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gimenez said, “I know doctors think they do, but we really know the truth."
Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of Urology and the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, is the 2013 recipient of the American Urological Association’s prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award. Presented at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego May 8, the award recognizes urologists who have made outstanding contributions to the profession within 13 years of completing their residency training.
For the sixth year in a row, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty member has been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians, whose members include Nobel laureates and world-renowned researchers and clinicians. This year’s Miller School honoree is Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a visionary physician and scientist.
Long known for his courage on the baseball field, Andre Dawson recently faced an even bigger personal challenge. "When I found out I had prostate cancer, I was scared to death," said Dawson, 58, who was elected to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 21-year career. "But I tackled my cancer head on, and did what was necessary to get better. Now, I hope that sharing my story can save others' lives."
An international team of researchers, including three from the Miller School, has discovered new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in people of African ancestry, as well as others. Contributing to the study from the Miller School were Jennifer J. Hu, Ph.D., Evadnie Rampersaud, Ph.D., and Jorge L. Rodriguez Gil, B.S.
UHealth will present the second in a series of musical performances by students from the Frost School of Music on Wednesday, April 24, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Freshman guitarist Jonah Udall from Rochester, New York, and upright bassist Daniel Montgomery, a sophomore from Berkeley, California, will perform in the Sylvester courtyard from 12:30 to 1 p.m., relocating to the second-floor lobby from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
When Thomas Jambeck was diagnosed with brain tumors caused by metastatic melanoma in 2011, the 64-year-old West Palm Beach resident underwent radiation and two surgeries. One tumor responded, but the second doubled in size. That’s when his physicians sent him to the Miller School for what would be a life-changing procedure.
Two Miller School researchers are part of an international consortium that identified four genetic “spelling mistakes” that can increase the risk of one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer all too common in South Florida. The findings are reported in one of five studies produced by the Collaborative Oncological Gene-environment Study and published in a special issue of Nature Genetics.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics has expanded its radiation oncology services.
A new approach for monitoring metastatic breast cancer has "remarkable potential," according to Marc Lippman, M.D., the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Visitors walk through the “Giant Inflatable Colon” stationed in the courtyard of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on March 22 as part of a nationwide tour to renowned cancer centers during March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
James E. Hoffman, M.D., a specialist in plasma cell diseases, including multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, has joined the Miller School faculty and will provide multidisciplinary cancer specialty care at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded funding to two junior investigators at the Miller School through the Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program (K12), and is now accepting applications for the next round of K12 grants.
Florida Governor Rick Scott took a whirlwind tour of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center while in Miami last week, stopping to shake hands with many surprised patients and employees before meeting with center Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., to stress his commitment to improving cancer care in the state.
With the extraordinary generosity of David M. Frankel, M.D., and his family, the Miller School’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has established The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors, bringing researchers and physicians one step closer to conquering a formidable foe.
Nurses at UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach celebrated Feel the Hugs Day this Valentine's Day to help promote a positive environment for patients and families.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold its first major University-wide initiative, “CaneSearch,” on Wednesday, February 27, to help identify these goals through a poster session on topics related to obesity, including research, educational, clinical and community-based activities across disciplines.
More than 200 biochemists and molecular biologists from around the world, many of them luminaries in the growing field of metabolism and nutrition research, are gathered in Miami this week for the 46th annual Miami Winter Symposium to explore the interaction of nutrition, genetics, epigenetics and human health.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $50,000 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
In a match “truly made in heaven,” the Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity is now affiliated with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a merger celebrated January 31 at an informal ceremony attended by family members and admirers of two humanitarian giants who championed quality health care for the underserved.
The Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded $35,000 to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School to support the groundbreaking work of Stefan Glück, M.D., Ph.D., Sylvester Professor of Medicine. The grant specifically supports Glück’s research into estrogen receptors in breast cancer.
Smoking not only causes bladder cancer, it also affects its course, in that people who smoke more have greater likelihood of developing more aggressive and deadly disease. That is one of the conclusions of a study published January 14 in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
Michigan entrepreneur Wayne Lobdell is convinced that the mind-and-body wellness techniques his UHealth doctors introduced him to in South Florida are key to his recovered good health – so convinced that he and his wife Terry are ensuring all patients who visit UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach can access a broad range of holistic mind-body preventive and therapeutic interventions.
The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation has made a pledge of $450,000 to support UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School.