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The study found that the rate of melanoma among firefighters in Florida was higher than the rate reported among the general population.

The study found that the rate of melanoma among firefighters in Florida was higher than the rate reported among the general population.

Sylvester-Led Study Finds Higher Risk of Skin Cancer Among Florida Firefighters

There is something about being a firefighter in Florida that places these first responders at higher risk for developing skin cancer. It could be workplace exposure to firefighting chemicals, increased UV exposure when they respond to an emergency during daylight hours, a combination of the two and/or other occupational factors.

As part of the Florida Firefighter Cancer Initiative, experts at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine, examined survey responses from 2,399 firefighters statewide about cancer and prevention practices. Results revealed 109 cases of skin cancer, affecting 4.5 percent of respondents overall. A total of 17 firefighters had melanoma, 84 had other skin cancers, and 18 had an unknown type of skin cancer. The findings were published as a Research Letter online December 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology.

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Oncologist Matteo Trucco, M.D., third from left, with Sylvester patients and family members, and representatives from V Foundation, Miami Dolphins and ESPN.

The V Foundation Teams Up with Sylvester, Miami Dolphins and ESPN to Support Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, has announced a collaboration with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Miami Dolphins, and ESPN to support important cancer research.

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Sylvester Researchers Conduct Promising Pilot Study of Precision Medicine for AML

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has obtained promising results with patients who have acute myeloid leukemia that has not responded well to prior standard treatments. Acute myeloid leukemia is a blood cancer characterized by rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells most commonly found in older patients.

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Dr. Camillo Ricordi Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions.

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Cancer Link presidents, from left, Norma Jean Abraham, Iliette Oliveros, Mary Rosenberg, Barbara Berg, Diane Madden, Marlene Berg, Susan Kaufman, Bonnie Sepe, Harriet Shapiro, and Ivette Martin-Sarol.

Cancer Link Celebrates 30 Years of Support for Breast Cancer Research at Sylvester

Thirty years ago, Marlene Berg founded Cancer Link with a small group of women to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for research. Since then, the all-volunteer nonprofit has raised nearly $3 million to support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “We are all grateful for the great care provided by Sylvester’s medical team," said Berg.

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Miller School Students and Faculty Present Medical Education Initiatives

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and faculty presented medical education initiatives and innovations at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Learn Serve Lead 2017annual Meeting in Boston. The Miller School team presented 12 posters about projects spanning a wide spectrum of areas of interest from classroom peer-teaching to research initiatives in community-based health care.

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