Breast cancer patients who suffer from depression may be at an increased risk for metastasis. That connection, however, may provide a target for a novel therapy benefitting thousands of women. Armed with a $200,000 grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, Marc E. Lippman, M.D., Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and several colleagues have started new research to more closely examine how depression plays a role in this process in a study, “Depression and Breast Cancer: An Inflammatory Connection?”
While localized breast cancer is curable, physicians continue to search for improved methods to conquer metastatic breast cancer, which is overwhelmingly lethal. Scientists have been working to understand what occurs in normal breast cells that incites them to grow abnormally, invade the bloodstream and move to other organs (metastasize).
Celebrities, sports legends, corporate leaders and more joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and event Chair Mark Dalton as they hosted a sold-out crowd in celebration of the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner presented by Carnival Corporation & PLC and the Carnival Foundation.
The Miller School of Medicine and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale are expanding their education partnership to create 42 new residency slots in internal medicine. The program will provide Miller School graduates and residents with additional training opportunities, and it will enable Holy Cross to make the transition to an academic teaching hospital providing a higher level of patient care.
Study Finds Better Outcomes for Coronary Stent Procedures when Performed by Experienced Cardiologists at High Volume Centers
A multi-institutional study led by a number of researchers across the country, including senior author Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., associate professor of medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University of Miami Hospital, represents the largest and the most contemporary study of percutaneous coronary intervention volume and its effect on outcomes.
Lan Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has received three grants this year for her research studies in the field of blood cancers. “My research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of hematological malignancies and stem cell studies,” said Wang. “I am interested in identifying the genes that are disrupted and developing new therapeutic strategies for patients with these diseases.”
A long-time Miller School of Medicine developmental psychologist, whose touch therapy program has transformed the health of hundreds of premature infants, was honored in Washington, D.C., for her holistic treatment approach that was enhanced by research with rats.