Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


UHealth Neurosurgeon Using New Technology to Remove Brain Tumors


Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is one of the first neurosurgeons in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to remove a brain tumor using the NICO BrainPath system. The approach makes it possible to remove deeply embedded tumors through an opening as small as a dime, without damaging delicate brain tissue.

Florida Cancer Data System staffers celebrate 13th consecutive gold certification.

Florida Cancer Data System Receives Gold Certification


The Florida Cancer Data System, Florida’s legislatively mandated, statewide, population-based cancer registry, has received the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries’ highest certification for the 13th consecutive year. Gold certification is awarded to central registries who meet the highest levels of completeness, data quality and timeliness in cancer abstract reporting.

From left, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., Linda Martinez, Ph.D., Jorge Martinez, and Audrey Martinez, M.D., at a previous check presentation from CancerFree KIDS in 2012.

CancerFree KIDS Awards Grant to Dr. Julio C. Barredo


Thanks to a grassroots fundraising effort, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., the Director of Children's Cancer Programs at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant to help find new treatments and cures to battle pediatric cancers.