News: Archives

Findings by Sylvester Researchers Point to New Therapeutic Target for Advanced Prostate Cancer 07.18.2019

The Burnstein lab at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with collaborators at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida Cancer Center, recently discovered that arginine vasopressin receptor type 1a (AVPR1a) can promote aggressive prostate cancer growth.

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Phase III Trial Evaluating Arimoclomol for ALS Patients Reaches Full Enrollment 07.18.2019

An international phase III clinical trial evaluating the drug Arimoclomol for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has reached full enrollment, as reported by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher. The current phase III trial builds upon the results of a prior phase II trial that enrolled patients with a rapidly progressive, rare genetic form of ALS.

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Miller School Celebrates Dr. Akram Tamer’s 50 Years of Inspirational Teaching 07.17.2019

Akram Tamer, M.D., came to the University of Miami in 1969 as a resident seeking to advance his knowledge of pediatrics. Through the years, he has cared for young patients and families, conducted significant research and inspired several generations of students, residents and faculty at the Miller School of Medicine through his teaching.

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Researchers Find Probiotics Can Reduce Morphine Tolerance in Mice 07.16.2019

A group of researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that probiotics can reduce morphine tolerance when used as an adjunct therapy in germ-free mice.

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New Vice President for Medical Development and Alumni Relations Announced 07.11.2019

Sarah Christensen, a fundraising and development executive with a track record for orchestrating strategic growth in the area of philanthropy, has been named the new vice president for medical development and alumni relations, the University of Miami announced Wednesday.

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Two Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Researchers Awarded Grants 07.10.2019

Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors for pancreatic cancer and a focus of study for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers Vikas Dudeja, M.D., and Sulagna Banerjee, Ph.D. Their individual research projects, recently awarded state funding, examine different tobacco-related mechanisms that promote or drive this aggressive cancer.

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Dr. Justin Watts Honored with the Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia 07.10.2019

In the battle to fight cancer, and to identify cures that not only save patients but also improve their quality of life, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research, have forged a remarkable partnership close to 70 years strong.

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UHealth Launches New Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Epilepsy 07.09.2019

A clinical team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Department of Neurosurgery recently performed Florida’s second deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with intractable epilepsy. The new treatment, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018, offers a new therapeutic strategy for patients whose epilepsy cannot be treated effective

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Dr. Monica Broome Receives Exceptional Mentor Award from American Medical Women’s Association 07.08.2019

Monica Broome, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Communications Skills Program, has received the Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

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UM to Lead New NIH-Funded Study of Aging of Men and Women with HIV 07.03.2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Miami researchers $14 million for an ambitious seven-year project that will keep the Miller School of Medicine at the forefront of cutting-edge HIV research. The research will track cardiovascular and pulmonary disease as well as other non-infectious conditions that people with HIV – both women and men – experience as they age.

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