Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Join Sylvester in Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month


From lectures and mammograms, to walks, runs and a signature football game, all employees and their families are invited to take part and show their support for Sylvester patients, survivors, physicians, researchers, nurses and everyone else affected by breast cancer.

Mindful Tuesdays


Mindful Tuesdays is a weekly program sponsored by the University of Miami Mind Body Medical Group, in partnership with the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, the Department of Public Health Sciences and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Program.

Clockwise, from bottom left, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Jesse Bailey, Senior Executive Director of Advancement, Vinessa Morgan, Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation Treasurer, Steven Levin, Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation Secretary, and Murray Levin.

Esman Foundation Pledges $500,000 to Support Sylvester Research


With an eye toward finding leading-edge therapies to battle cancer, representatives of The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation recently made a generous pledge to support the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Sylvester CEO Richard Ballard, right, with Isaiah Hazel, center, in campaign t-shirt, and his family.

Sylvester Partners with Miami-Dade County to Fight Childhood Cancer


Gabriella Coimbra, Isaiah Hazel and other childhood cancer patients were the center of attention at a press briefing September 8, when Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital Administrator and CEO Richard Ballard joined Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to launch the county’s “Be Bold. Be Gold.” campaign to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Join Team Sylvester for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks


Join your colleagues to represent the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, one of the largest breast cancer awareness events in South Florida. Invite your family, friends and coworkers to raise awareness, support physicians and researchers, salute survivors and honor those who have fought the battle.

Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.

Genetics Researcher at Sylvester Identifies Cellular Process Implicated in Cancer and Other Diseases


A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center genetics researcher has identified a basic cellular process that could lead to new treatment strategies for cancer and other diseases. “We are deepening our understanding of the complex processes that turn genes ‘on and off’ in the development of both normal and abnormal tissues,” said Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Epigenetics Research Program.

Izidore Lossos, M.D.

Lymphoma Physician-Researcher at Sylvester Awarded Key Bridge Grant from ASH


Izidore Lossos, M.D., leader of the Lymphoma Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a prestigious Bridge Grant from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society focused on the causes and treatments of blood disorders.