Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Brian M. Slomovitz, M.D.

Combination Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Recurrent Endometrial Cancer


Researchers seeking to improve treatment outcomes for women with recurrent endometrial cancer – the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic malignancy in the U.S., killing more than 8,000 women each year – have reported positive results through targeted therapy that uses a combination of the drugs everolimus and letrozole. Their findings have been reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Yoly Hernandez

Faculty and Staff Support the U: Yoly Hernandez Peddles Her Passion for Cancer Research


As director of special projects, Yolanda “Yoly” Hernandez, is passionate about raising funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Our team of experts discover, develop, and deliver the world’s most effective ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer,” Hernandez says. “Funds raised for Sylvester stay in South Florida, guaranteeing that the day you or a loved one may need cancer treatment, you don’t need to go very far.”

Nipun B. Merchant, M.D.

World-Renowned Pancreatic Cancer Expert to Lead Surgical Oncology at Sylvester


Renowned pancreatic cancer clinician and scientist Nipun B. Merchant, M.D., is joining the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as Chief Surgical Officer and Director of Surgical Oncology Research Programs. Merchant comes to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – University of Miami Health System from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.