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Treatment-resistant breast cancer research gets lift from local charity

When you think of breast cancer research, pink pumpkins probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. But, for the local charity hosting the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off charity bicycle ride, raising money for breast cancer research is very serious business.

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Cancer health summit aims to educate and empower

Join us Sept. 20 for the 5th Annual Gainesville Community Health and Empowerment Summit to get informed and empowered for your own health and become an advocate to encourage your […]

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Liminal Bell installation rings in new beginnings

The word “liminal” is derived from the Latin “limen,” meaning “threshold.” At the completion of each patient’s cancer therapy, patients ring the bell to symbolize transcendence into a life after cancer care.

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State’s top cancer programs unite

Orlando Health and University of Florida Health have joined forces to establish one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive cancer programs as number of cancer cases in Florida is rising.

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UF researchers develop ‘nanotrain’ for targeted cancer drug transport

Described in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the DNA nanotrain is a three-dimensional structure composed of short strands of DNA tethered together into one long train.

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UF Researchers Study Ethnic Differences in Prostate Cancer Experiences

A three-year study conducted by University of Florida researchers, a first of its kind, will explore differences in morbidity, quality of life and survival among groups of culturally diverse black men with prostate cancer.

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We are the UF Health Cancer Center — more than 250 researchers and clinicians at UF Health, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, who provide cancer care and conduct research for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Our mission is and will always be dedicated to:

  • Providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment, prevention, control and education
  • Conducting original scientific research aimed at discovery
  • Fostering collaboration to turn research findings into new therapies
  • And, ultimately, offering hope in the face of a daunting diagnosis

Become a part of the UF Health Cancer Center effort to generate tomorrow’s answers for today’s patients. Call (352) 273-8010 or email cancer-center@ufl.edu today.

Events Calendar

Sep17

Breast Cancer Support Group

From 6:00pm until 7:00pm