During The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s “V Week,” ESPN and ABC aired videos highlighting UF Health’s efforts to fight brain cancer.
The videos include patient Mikah Phillips and his parents Debbie and Justin and longtime UF brain tumor research supporter Paul Hale. They also include pediatric neurosurgeon Jason Blatt, M.D., FAANS; William Friedman, M.D., and Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-directors of University of Florida’s Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; and several other team members.
Mitchell, the Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery, serves as associate director for translation and innovation at the UF Health Cancer Center and is a member of the Immuno-Oncology and Microbiome research program. Friedman, a professor in the department of neurosurgery, is also a member of the Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response research program.
Footage was captured at the Phillips family’s home, UF’s Adam Michael Rosen Neuro-Oncology Laboratories and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.
See both videos below.