Latest NewsSylvester is Sole Florida Site for TAPUR Study
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is the only site in Florida currently participating in the TAPUR Study sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
TAPUR Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry is for patients with advanced solid tumors in a variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and head and neck, which are no longer responding to standard cancer treatments. Patients must have genomic or molecular testing to participate in the study. This allows researchers to find a potential experimental treatment match among 16 different options.
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Each September, the Women Physicians Section of the American Medical Association celebrates Women in Medicine Month to honor physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance the careers of women in medicine. It is important to recognize the vital and growing role that women physicians play at the Miller School of Medicine, said Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, dean and chief academic officer.
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The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, honored a group of Hall of Famers, Olympic gold medalists, world champions, and philanthropists at the 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on September 24. More than 1,500 supporters attended the event, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, which raised millions to support groundbreaking spinal cord injury research.
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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Healths (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agencys expansion of the network.
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There is strength in numbers or at least the right proportion. A new study from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers demonstrates an ability to target and reduce debilitating high levels of mutant mitochondrial DNA in heart and other muscle tissue to an extent so far in mice that could be curative. The findings offer hope to people living with relatively rare mitochondrial diseases.
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Steven L. Cohn, M.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine, recently delivered three lectures on perioperative medicine, venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulation at the 17 Congreso Internacional de Medicina Interna del Hospital de Clnicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Perioperative medicine was one of the themes of the meeting, which attracted more than 4,500 attendees, primarily from South America.
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