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Clinical Trial for Metastatic Brain Cancer Launching at Sylvester 05.17.2010

Patients battling lung and breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain currently have limited effective treatment options. This has created a critical need for the development of new therapies. Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have just received approval to begin enrolling patients...

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Roberto Heros, M.D., Awarded Prestigious 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal 05.14.2010

Roberto C. Heros, M.D., professor and co-chair of neurological surgery and residency program director, was honored with the 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest award given to a neurosurgeon by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). A Miller School faculty member for 15 years who is internationally known in his field, Heros was recognized for his dedication and contributions to neurosurgery...

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Research Team Develops Novel Strategy to Destroy Tumors Using the Immune System 05.12.2010

Harnessing the immune system is emerging as one of the most promising new ways to fight cancer. Most cancer cells are eliminated by the immune system; however, over a lifetime, a few may escape this immune surveillance and lead to tumors and metastases.

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Pap Corps Gives $3.2 Million to Fund Vital Cancer Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 05.12.2010

The 21,000-member Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research has announced its annual gift to fund vital cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Miller School Team Finds Genetic Causes for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Pregnant Women 05.10.2010

A team of researchers led by the Miller School's Ray E. Hershberger, M.D., professor of medicine and associate director of the Cardiovascular Division, has for the first time established that some cases of cardiomyopathy during or shortly after pregnancy have a genetic cause.

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The Kalish Family Dedicates the Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation 05.10.2010

A standing-room only crowd celebrated the official dedication of The Kalish Family Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation to Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D., last week, a generous gift designed to help one of the world's leading stem cell transplant innovators fulfill his dream of curing the kind of dreadful cancers that claimed successful businessman Ronald Kalish in the prime of his life.

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University of Miami/Jackson Stroke Service Receives ASA Silver Award 05.06.2010

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine stroke program at Jackson Memorial Hospital has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines℠–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award.

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Miller School and Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Bring Telehealth to Miami-Dade Schools 05.05.2010

Late Tuesday afternoon, when Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H, examined the right foot of a kindergartener with a history of eczema, she could clearly see the girl's skin was dry and leathery from constant scratching. While the exam was nothing out of the ordinary for the professor of dermatology, the video-conferencing mode by which Burdick conducted it was – as it ushered in a new era of convenient, cost-reducing...

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MyUHealthChart Unites Technology and Excellence in Patient Care 05.04.2010

In just two weeks, UHealth will launch MyUHealthChart, a component of the UChart electronic medical records system that will allow patients of the University of Miami Health System to manage their health care from anywhere, at any time. MyUHealthChart.com will be launched in the first group of ambulatory clinics on Tuesday, May 18, giving patients access to portions of their medical records.

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SunSmart 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness Draws Hundreds of People 05.03.2010

More than 200 participants turned out for the third annual SunSmart Sprint 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness on Saturday, May 1. Runners and walkers gathered at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne for the 7 a.m. race, which raised an estimated $8,000 for the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery to research and develop more treatment options for skin cancer patients.

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