The second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge fulfilled its mission of doubling the first year’s fundraising goal. At Sunday’s Dolphins game, the Miami Dolphins Foundation presented a check for $1,070,000 from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The amount is one of the largest gifts ever to Sylvester from a single event.
The Miller School’s Izidore Lossos, M.D., professor of medicine, was among eight lymphoma experts from the U.S. and Europe to receive a Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) grant to investigate new treatments for follicular and mantle cell lymphomas.
Cancer survivors and their caregivers brought high fashion to Downtown Miami as they walked the runway as “model” patients at “Designed for a Cure,” raising more than $300,000 for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
When David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, joined the Miller School more than a decade ago, he was intent on establishing a departmental pain clinic and, over the years, oversaw at least eight different plans.
More than 860 cyclists, including over 160 children and 21 cancer survivors, rode various events across three counties to take part in the 2nd Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) on November 5th and 6th to raise money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The two-day event featured a kids’ ride and six different routes from 30 to 170 miles that went through 37 cities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
A seminal study designed and coordinated by Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, member of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester, and director of the Tumor Stem Cell Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School, has pinpointed a protein that, when expressed in high levels in ER-positive tumors, is linked to a doubling of mortality in ER-positive patients.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC is still accepting name suggestions for its new supportive oncology services program, which provides patients and their loved ones a range of support and complementary care services by calling one number – 305-243-4129.
Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., has been elected the 2011-12 chairman of the board and president of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division. In this role, he will oversee the governance body for all American Cancer Society activities in Florida.
In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.
Led by renowned physician-scientist Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of radiation oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, several Sylvester radiation oncologists are presenting discoveries at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology this week in Miami Beach.
UChart, the electronic medical record system in place across UHealth, is adding another element to streamline patient visits. In certain clinical areas, we will be piloting the use of UChart Kiosks to allow patients to register and check in for their appointments.
Hyundai Motor America and its Miami-Fort Lauderdale dealers have awarded Martin Andreansky, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, a $100,000 Hyundai Hope grant to support an initiative to increase South Florida minority representation in bone marrow registries and cord blood banks.
Offering hope to lymphoma patients who have exhausted their treatment options, the Food and Drug Administration just approved a new drug which was based on an antibody developed at the Miller School of Medicine and has proven effective in recent clinical trials against Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in patients for whom standard therapies failed.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System leaders and Miami Dolphins players and executives welcomed cyclists, media, and fans to Sun Life Stadium Friday for the official kick-off of the 2011 Dolphins Cycling Challenge.
When Robert Chambers became the first patient to receive a potential new bladder cancer therapy developed by Miller School Nobel laureate Andrew V. Schally, he was out of treatment options, and hope. But after his final dose of the promising drug, Chambers is feeling better.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to open a Cancer Resource Center for current patients, survivors and caregivers.
Hyundai Motor America and its Miami-Fort Lauderdale dealers have awarded John Goldberg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, a $50,000 Hyundai Scholar grant to study the anti-leukemia properties of metformin, a commonly prescribed oral medication for diabetes, in combination with other drugs.
Nobody likes chemotherapy, but patient Joaquin Hernandez is grateful he receives the treatment at Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Center in Kendall. “If you have to come, this is where you want to come,’’ Hernandez said. “The service is great. The nurses are the best.’’ His sentiment is shared by so many of the Kendall satellite’s patients that the unit has earned the highest patient satisfaction scores.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first in South Florida to offer a novel therapy for certain types of abdominal cancers that combines heated chemotherapy with surgery. The procedure is performed at the time of surgery and has extended the lives and improved the quality of life for patients who might otherwise have limited treatment options.
The second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge, benefitting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is set for November 5 and 6. The two-day, 170-mile tri-county charity cycling event will be held in memory of Dolphins great Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich, who lost his battle with bile duct cancer in April. This major community initiative is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the Miller School.
The Pap Corps presented its annual gift to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – a check for $3.4 million to fund cancer research.
An estimated 600 guests attended the 2011 WellBeingWell symposium held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami on April 26. Hosted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the day-long conference focused on healthy aging and integrative medicine.
More than 3,000 walkers converged on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton on Saturday morning, April 2. They were there for the 11th Annual Pap Corps Walkathon & Health Fair, one of the signature events of the all-volunteer group that raises money for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System.
A bright yellow sign proclaiming “I ♥ MY JOB” hangs above the desk of Rosy Weisberg, LCSW, and everybody who knows her can see that’s true. It’s so obvious, in fact, that Weisberg, who works with cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named Social Worker of the Year for 2010.
One of South Florida's premier philanthropists and community supporters, R. Kirk Landon, was honored Wednesday evening as the second recipient of the Miami Transplant Institute's Humanitarian Award.
The Miami Dolphins presented Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth-University of Miami Health System, with a check Thursday for an impressive $533,106 – proceeds from the inaugural Dolphins Cycling Challenge. The two-day, 170-mile ride was coordinated by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and took place last November.
Leaders and physicians from UHealth-University of Miami Health System have broken ground on the Alexander Daly Family Clinic for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, the first pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.