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Florida Blue Renews Recognition of Sylvester’s Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program 02.13.2018

Florida Blue has renewed its Blue Distinction Center for Transplants designation for the adult bone marrow transplant program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The renewed designation is recognition that the program at Sylvester, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, continues to meet the insurer’s national standards for high quality care and outcomes.

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Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Shown to Prevent Lung and Skin Fibrosis, Restore Wound Healing 02.12.2018

A cross-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) will prevent lung and skin fibrosis, and restore wound healing.

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Thousands Ride, Run and Walk to Support Sylvester at Dolphins Cancer Challenge 02.10.2018

Four generations of the Kapnek-Zasloff family took part in the eighth annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge on Saturday to support the life-saving work of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Throughout the day, thousands of South Floridians shared hugs, smiles and a few tears in recalling their loved ones during the DCC VIII celebration at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis Tours Sylvester, Praises Firefighters Cancer Initiative 02.08.2018

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine welcomed the State of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, on February 5, giving him a tour of its cancer-fighting technologies. Patronis also met with representatives from more than a dozen of South Florida’s fire departments whose members are collaborating with Sylvester’s Firefighters Cancer Initiative.

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Sylvester and Brazil’s Barretos Cancer Hospital Sign Agreement for Collaborative Research 02.06.2018

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Barretos Cancer Hospital — one of the most advanced public hospital cancer centers in Brazil — signed a memorandum of understanding on February 2 for wide-ranging collaborative research that may begin by the end of this year. Representatives from Barretos traveled to Miami to sign the agreement, meet with Sylvester researchers and clinicians, and tour Sylvester’s facilities.

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Sylvester and Brazil’s Barretos Cancer Hospital Sign Agreement for Collaborative Research 02.06.2018

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Barretos Cancer Hospital — one of the most advanced public hospital cancer centers in Brazil — signed a memorandum of understanding on February 2 for wide-ranging collaborative research that may begin by the end of this year. Representatives from Barretos traveled to Miami to sign the agreement, meet with Sylvester researchers and clinicians, and tour Sylvester’s facilities.

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Link between Environment and DNA May Have Implications for Human Health and Diseases 02.06.2018

Researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions, have discovered a direct link between G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and DNA demethylation — an important finding that could be implicated in human health and diseases.

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Researchers Identify Possible Treatment and Diagnostic Targets for Diabetic Foot Ulcers 02.05.2018

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the major complications of Type 2 diabetes, with very limited treatment options. Now a group of NIH-funded researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has identified major new mechanisms that not only play an important role in the inhibition of the wound healing, but also point to a new direction for therapeutic and diagnostic development.

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Dr. Felicia Marie Knaul Addresses Global Women’s Cancer Disparities 02.02.2018

Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, professor of public health sciences and director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, described the challenges of global women’s cancer disparities in a grand rounds presentation Jan. 31, part of a lecture series presented by Sylvester’s Global Oncology and International Programs.

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Going Global to Prevent and Treat Cancer 02.01.2018

“You have cancer” are three of the most frightening words anyone can hear. Your situation is especially perilous if you live in Asia, Africa, Central or South America. According to the World Health Organization, about 60 percent of new cancer cases and 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in those regions. The statistics hit close to home for Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., M.D., at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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