News : 2016

Aaron H. Wolfson, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Show Tumor Size Can Predict Vaginal Cancer Survival

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that tumor size in women with stage I or II vaginal cancer can strongly influence their overall survival. The research was published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

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Oleksandr Kryvenko, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Conduct First Active Surveillance Study of Prostate Cancer in Hispanic Men

A new study by prostate cancer researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has characterized the active surveillance criteria in Hispanic men, marking the first such study in this population.

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Jean-Pierre Obeid, left, with Youssef Zeidan, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Student Awarded National Grant for Radiation Oncology Research Project

A third-year medical student being mentored by a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher was recently awarded a grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for the next phase of an ongoing study of clinical outcomes for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

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Brian Deegan, Ph.D., left, with Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D., in Daunert's lab.

Miller School of Medicine Achieves Significant Gains in NIH Research Grant Rankings

The Miller School of Medicine rose one position in the national rankings of medical schools based on research grants received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2015 federal fiscal year. That gain is significant, considering the ongoing reductions in NIH grants that have caused many medical schools to fall in the rankings.

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Youssef Zeidan, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Finds Botox May Reduce ‘Dry Mouth’ Following Radiation Therapy

A researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that botulinum toxin (Botox) protects the salivary glands in mice, reducing the impact of “dry mouth” following radiation therapy.

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Michael Samuels, M.D.

Researcher is Passionate About Participating in the DCC

Michael Samuels, M.D., a radiation oncologist specializing in head and neck cancers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been a passionate rider in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge since 2011.

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