Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D.

Two UM Researchers Awarded Forum on Women’s Health Grant


Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D., Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and Seung-Uon Shin, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Division, have been awarded a grant that will help develop a new approach to the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Sylvester to Host Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum February 28


The Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum this Saturday, February 28. The free forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in conference room 1301 at Sylvester and feature some of the cancer center’s top specialists among the roster of presenters.

Patient Maria Elena Gonzalez receiving a special visit from Billy the Marlin at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Special Visitors Greet Sylvester Patients


Several unique visitors brought smiles and kisses to the faces of patients at Sylvester on Monday, February 16. A handful of Miami Marlins players, along with dogs from Canine Assistance Therapy, paid a joint visit to alex’s place, the pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and to adult patients in the Comprehensive Treatment Unit.

Eli Gilboa, Ph.D.

Dr. Eli Gilboa Receives Avant-Garde Award from NIH for HIV/AIDS Research


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher Eli Gilboa, Ph.D., is one of five scientists selected from across the nation to receive a 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.

From left, UM President Donna E. Shalala; ASBMT President Sergio A. Giralt, M.D.; Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D.; and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

President Shalala Receives Public Service Award from Transplant Organization


University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala received a rare honor last Friday — the Public Service Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT). The award, which goes to an individual who has advanced the interests of blood and marrow transplantation, is not given every year, but only when the ASBMT’s Executive Committee achieves consensus regarding an outstanding candidate.

Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D., left, and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Sylvester Plays Leading Role at International Blood and Marrow Transplant Meeting


Last week’s 2015 BMT Tandem Meeting, held jointly by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research in San Diego, put the Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and its stem cell transplant programs solidly in the international spotlight.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., riding from Sun Life Stadium to City Place in West Palm Beach, taking part in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge.

Fifth Dolphins Cycling Challenge Turns Miles into Dollars for Cancer Research at Sylvester


A simple kiss said it all. On a sunny Sunday morning, the second day of the fifth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bonnie Crook gave her husband, Bob, a kiss for good luck as he and a group of cancer survivors and supporters were about to set off on the DCC’s inaugural 5K Run/Walk from the starting line at Sun Life Stadium.

Ariel Lopez-Chavez, M.D.

CUSTOM Study Sheds Light on Cancer Treatments Based on Genetics


Ariel Lopez-Chavez, M.D., Director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Malignancies Clinic at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently completed an unprecedented trial with encouraging findings that highlight how targeting genes versus histology can more effectively treat cancer.

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D., left, and Sophie Egea, Ph.D.

Sylvester Participates in Head and Neck Genomic Study in Nature


A team of cancer researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami has participated in an international multi-center study that has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers that are linked to HPV, the human papillomavirus – findings that could have important clinical implications.