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Head and neck cancer survivor shares story of recovery

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A Hodgkin lymphoma patient shares his advice for supporting a loved one during cancer.

The Year in Review: Celebrating Our Achievements in 2016

The President of UF Health’s annual “year-in-review” column features the UF Health Cancer Center.

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Local fundraising benefits breast cancer research

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Brain cancer trial first clinical research collaboration of UF Health and Orlando Health joint program

Brain cancer trial first clinical research collaboration of UF Health and Orlando Health joint program

May 26, 2017

A new phase II clinical trial currently enrolling patients with glioblastoma is the first clinical research collaboration of University of Florida Health’s joint oncology program with Orlando...

Study finds one breast cancer radiation therapy leads others in cost-effectiveness, quality of life

Study finds one breast cancer radiation therapy leads others in cost-effectiveness, quality of life

May 23, 2017

In a study of three radiation therapies for early-stage breast cancer, one treatment option stands out as offering the most value based on factors including health outcomes, cost-effectiveness and...

UF Health Shands Nursing earns state-high fifth Beacon Award

UF Health Shands Nursing earns state-high fifth Beacon Award

April 25, 2017

The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital trauma/lung transplant unit nursing team earned its second gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This...

Higher air pollution exposure linked to denser breast tissue

Higher air pollution exposure linked to denser breast tissue

April 6, 2017

Women who have higher exposure to fine particulate matter in the air are more likely to have dense breast tissue, a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer, according to a study by...

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Dr. Betsy Shenkman named Associate Director for Population Sciences

In this role, Dr. Shenkman will be responsible for overseeing the center-wide effort to reduce cancer-related disparities and burden through research in clinical and community settings that addresses prevention, treatment and survivorship.

Certain type of immune cells found in cancer and sepsis patients

A study suggests that certain types of immune cells found in cancer — myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or MDSCs — are also present in certain patients diagnosed with severe sepsis and septic shock.

Alison Ivey named Associate Director of Clinical Trials for the UFHCC Clinical Trials Office

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Alison M. Ivey, R.N., has been appointed associate director of clinical trials for the center’s clinical trials office.