Hoping to uncover critical mechanisms needed to develop effective chemotherapeutic approaches for an aggressive form of lung cancer, Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, will study a novel gene associated with non-small cell lung carcinoma with a $1.5 million, five-year grant she received from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute.
A new study at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center shows the potential of personalized medicine to guide therapy in early-stage, invasive breast cancer. The study in the rapidly advancing field of molecular subtyping was led by Stefan Glück, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine.
Two Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physicians were honored at the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting this past weekend, with Ninel Z. Gregori, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, receiving the Michael R. Redmond, M.D., Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award, and J. William Harbour, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, receiving the Shaler Richardson, M.D., Service to Medicine Award.
The University of Miami will pay half of the $150 registration fee for faculty and staff who sign up to ride in the fourth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge as part of Team UM Sylvester.
A groundbreaking laboratory study indicates that blocking the formation of a cancer-causing protein complex in blood cells could treat a deadly type of leukemia in children and adults. "By shedding new light on the protein-to-protein interactions that lead to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), our study points to a potential therapeutic strategy," said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.