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Focusing on You: Using CAR-T cells to fight lymphoma

10.25.2016

In today’s segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Sylvester hematologists Dr. Joseph Rosenblatt and Dr. Lazaros Lekakis discuss the promise of CAR-T cells in the fight against lymphoma.

Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D.

University of Miami Creates Pioneering Department of Interventional Radiology

10.18.2016

In an historic move, the University of Miami has created a Department of Interventional Radiology, demonstrating its leadership in this versatile therapy. The approval comes after nearly eight years of monumental growth in the field, both in research and clinical applications, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System.

From left, top row, Eduardo Lopez, M.D., Karina Jordan, M.D., Opal Prevatt, M.D., and Cody Adkinson, M.D. From left, bottom row, Joan E. St. Onge, M.D., Lisa C. Martinez, M.D., and Stacy Rubin, M.D.

Dr. Lisa C. Martinez Named ‘Hispanic Woman of Distinction’

10.18.2016

Lisa C. Martinez, M.D., a medical education leader at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been honored as a “Hispanic Woman of Distinction.” She was one of a dozen South Florida women to receive the recognition during the 15th anniversary celebration for Hispanic Women of Distinction, a Broward County nonprofit organization.

The blue dots show amyloid bodies within the cells.

Researchers: Cancer Cells Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Too

10.18.2016

A study published by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine describes that certain proteins playing a role in cancer progression and metastasis are stored as amyloid bodies in dormant cancer cells. Once the amyloid bodies disaggregate, the cancer cells become active again. The findings were published in the journal Developmental Cell.

The blue dots show amyloid bodies in the cells.

Cancer cells have Alzheimer’s disease, too

10.10.2016

A study published by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine describes that certain proteins playing a role in cancer progression and metastasis are stored as amyloid bodies in dormant cancer cells. Once the amyloid bodies disaggregate, the cancer cells become active again. The findings were published in the journal Developmental Cell.

Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.

HDAC Inhibitors Show Promise against Cancer Stem Cells

10.04.2016

A group of researchers, led by scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has shown that histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors have the potential to eliminate stubborn reservoirs of breast and ovarian cancer stem cells (CSCs). These stem cells help tumors resist standard treatments and play a significant role in metastasis and relapse.

Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers Identify Receptor to Slow Breast Cancer Metastasis

10.04.2016

In a research study published in the journal Oncogene, scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center showed that by therapeutically targeting the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) in breast cancer cells, they decreased tumor growth, reduced tumor angiogenesis and recruitment of inflammatory cells, and dramatically decreased metastasis to the lung and the liver.

A model for patient care in the future, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center has been carefully designed to meet the needs of patients, their families and staff.

Offering State-of-the-Art Cancer Care

10.04.2016

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, is bringing its state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to the Coral Gables campus. Its sixth satellite facility will be a core component of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, which opens in December.

The Family Fest includes a kids’ bicycle ride.

Kids Can #TackleCancer at Fall Family Fest

10.04.2016

Kids and their families are invited to the Second Annual Fall Family Fest for family-friendly activities that are fun and help support cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Sylvester Introduces Educational Events and Seminars Calendar

10.04.2016

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Office of Education and Training has launched the Educational Events and Seminars Calendar. The calendar is a valuable resource for grand rounds, seminars, lectures, CMEs and other educational events.