Robert Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., and Shasa Hu, M.D.

Despite Advances, Melanoma Rates Still Vary by Race and Ethnicity


While white and Hispanic individuals are being diagnosed with melanoma more frequently in recent years, Hispanic and black patients continue to have advanced skin cancer at diagnosis, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Those findings were made by a team of researchers from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami...

Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D.

Argentine Government Appoints Sylvester Researcher


Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Miller School and a member of the Viral Oncology Research Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed to Argentina's Committee of Advisors for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Foreign Countries.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt introduces cancer survivor Steven Guarin to Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., inventor of the antibody that saved the UM student's life.

Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Helped Save His Life


The thank you meeting between 21-year-old cancer survivor Steven Guarin and veteran Miller School cancer researcher Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., lasted only 30 minutes, but was nearly two decades in the making. In the early '90s, Podack, Sylvester distinguished professor and chairman of microbiology and immunology, created the antibody that is a key component of SGN-35, a potential new drug that vanquished Steven's...