Sylvester Breast Oncologist Receives Broward County Breast Cancer Proclamation
MIAMI, October 13, 2015 — Reshma L. Mahtani, D.O., breast oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, today received a proclamation from Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan and the County Commission designating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the county. The proclamation was awarded during a ceremony at the Broward County Government Center in Ft. Lauderdale.
Mahtani, a board-certified breast oncologist at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, is assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has served as principal investigator on several breast and ovarian clinical trials, and was the first author of numerous manuscripts related to breast, gastrointestinal and lung cancer research.
This is the second year in a row that a Sylvester breast cancer specialist has received a proclamation from Broward Commissioners recognizing breast cancer awareness month. In 2014, internationally renowned breast oncologist Charles Vogel, M.D., Director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, accepted the proclamation.
Experienced breast cancer experts located at Sylvester’s Miami campus and satellite offices in Deerfield Beach, Plantation, Hollywood and Coral Springs discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each individual patient. The cancer center’s Deerfield Beach Women’s Center offers advanced screening, diagnostic imaging, and treatment for breast and other female-specific cancers. The Deerfield Beach facility has a state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center and houses a full suite of leading-edge imaging services.
About Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is among the nation’s leading cancer centers, and South Florida’s only Cancer Center of Excellence. With the combined strength of more than 115 cancer researchers and 130 cancer specialists, Sylvester discovers, develops and delivers more targeted therapies leading to better outcomes – providing the next generation of cancer clinical care – precision cancer medicine – to each patient. Our comprehensive diagnostics coupled with teams of scientific and clinical experts who specialize in just one type of cancer, enable us to better understand each patient’s individual cancer and develop treatments that target the cells and genes driving the cancer’s growth and survival. At Sylvester, patients have access to more treatment options and more cancer clinical trials than most hospitals in the southeastern United States. To better serve current and future patients, Sylvester has a network of conveniently located outpatient treatment facilities in Miami, Kendall, Hollywood, Plantation, Deerfield Beach and Coral Springs, with plans to open in Coral Gables in 2016. For more information, visit sylvester.org.