BMT Reunion 2018

UF Health hosted its 16th Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, which is held every two years to bring together transplant survivors, their families, caregivers and donors.

Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers

On July 18-19, the University of Florida Health Cancer Center hosted its inaugural conference for science teachers that highlighted current cancer research and important cancer topics.

Younger Patients Do Not Attain a Survival Benefit from Current Rectal Cancer Treatment Recommendations

A CANCER News Alert: A new study reveals that individuals younger than 50 years of age who are diagnosed with rectal cancer do not experience an overall survival benefit from […]

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Novel drug inspired by a marine natural product offers new approach to treat pancreatic cancer

Novel drug inspired by a marine natural product offers new approach to treat pancreatic cancer

September 10, 2018

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer, according to University of Florida researchers,...

Is an anesthesiologist needed for routine colonoscopies? Maybe not.

Is an anesthesiologist needed for routine colonoscopies? Maybe not.

August 29, 2018

For many Americans, the prospect of a colonoscopy is unnerving and patients often find comfort knowing sedation will make the procedure as simple as a brief nap.

Study: Informed consent process in patients undergoing thyroid biopsy needs improvement

Study: Informed consent process in patients undergoing thyroid biopsy needs improvement

July 25, 2018

A patient’s informed consent can be surprisingly uninformed when it comes to a common cancer biopsy, a study led by a University of Florida Health researcher has shown.

Nicotine gum with existing drug being developed for “betel quid” addiction that plagues millions

Nicotine gum with existing drug being developed for “betel quid” addiction that plagues millions

July 19, 2018

About 600 million people worldwide chew betel quid, an addictive and risky mixture of areca nut, spices and slaked lime and sometimes tobacco. It’s a cheap, fast-acting stimulant that can lead to...

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UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

The American College of Radiology has awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology to the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. This is the second consecutive accreditation […]

Get the Facts on Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma

While RMS is a rare form of cancer, it is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas among young children. Be aware and know the signs this Sarcoma Awareness Month.

Life After Melanoma

Preventing skin cancer is discussed frequently, but during the summer it’s an especially important topic — especially if you've had it before.