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Sylvester Leukemia Symposium Brings Together Experts from Boston to Buenos Aires

Cutline:  From left, Dr. Stephen Nimer, Dr. Timothy Ley, Dr. Maria Figueroa, and Dr. Justin Watts.

Cutline: From left, Dr. Stephen Nimer, Dr. Timothy Ley, Dr. Maria Figueroa, and Dr. Justin Watts.

World-renowned leaders in the field of leukemia research presented their latest findings, including groundbreaking work that has yet to be published, at the 2nd Biennial Miami Leukemia Symposium hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We assembled the cream of the crop for this symposium,” said Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. “Getting so many experts together and giving them time to present the latest data and their thoughts on future directions for our field is most exciting, and very productive.”

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Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits Found to be An Effective Mosquito Control Method in Mali, West Africa

Malaria – one of the most devastating diseases in Africa – is transmitted by vector mosquitoes, known as the Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.), Anapheles coluzzi, Anapheles funestus, and Anopheles arabiensis. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there were 219 million cases of malaria and 435,000 deaths around the globe.

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New Study Shows Vision Rehab Treatment Effective for Stroke and Injury Related Blindness

Jose Romano, M.D., chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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New Study Advances Development of Gene Therapy for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

A new study marks a significant advance in developing a gene therapy for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease that leads to severe sight loss in young males.

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Jayne S. Malfitano, vice chair of the Sylvester Board of Overseers, center, with Dr. Stephen D. Nimer at left, Dr. Amit Rastogi at right, and other physicians and leaders.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Enters Affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has entered an affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center, providing access to groundbreaking cancer treatments to residents in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Part of the University of Miami Health System, Sylvester is South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center.

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Dr. Gil Yosipovitch and team.

UM Dermatologist Co-Authors Groundbreaking Study of Nemolizumab for Itch Relief in NEJM

A new medication offers hope to patients with prurigo nodularis, a rare nodular skin disease that causes intense itching. “Clinicians need an effective treatment for prurigo nodularis, and a monoclonal antibody called nemolizumab has shown promising results in its initial trials,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., director of the Miami Itch Center and professor in the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

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