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UF study: Physical activity, diet improve after bariatric surgery, but do not meet recommended levels

UF Scripps researcher’s drug-discovery method shows promise against aggressive breast cancer

UF researchers evaluate how to improve dignity for seriously ill patients

Fighting pediatric cancer focus of V Foundation-UF Health collaboration

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The Cancer Center’s Research Snapshots highlight recent discoveries made by Cancer Center researchers.

Research Snapshots pair an impactful image from work in a researcher’s laboratory — often associated with a newly published manuscript — with a brief description of how the study has impacted the researcher’s field of study. Research Snapshots aim to make research discoveries more accessible for other scientists and the community as a whole.

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Interaction of Bacterial Genera Associated with Therapeutic Response to Immune Checkpoint PD-1 Blockade in a United States Cohort

The functional relationship between immunity, intestinal microbiota and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) PD1 in an American cohort remains unexplored. In a new Genome Medicine study titled, “Interaction of bacterial genera associated with therapeutic response to immune checkpoint PD-1 blockade in a United States cohort…”


Cancer Diagnosis is Associated With a Lower Burden of Dementia and Less Alzheimer’s-type Neuropathology

Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease are common diseases in aging populations. According to prior research, there is a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease-type (amnestic) dementia among individuals with cancer. Both cancer and amnestic dementia are prevalent and potentially lethal clinical syndromes.


UF Health Cancer Center at ASCO GI 2022

The UF Health Cancer Center was well represented at the ASCO GI Cancer Symposium that was held virtually and in-person in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 20-22, 2022. View Cancer Center member’s recorded virtual GI ASCO presentations.


Incidence, Nature and Consequences of Oncologists’ Experiences With Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace of clinical oncologists remains to be fully characterized. In this study, Merry J. Markham, M.D., FACP, and  Julia L. Close, M.D., and team conducted a prospective cross-sectional study of clinical oncologists in the United States.


Netiquette for Social Media Engagement for Oncology Professionals

A study published on February 3 shows how to create a social media identity, best practices for engaging both in patient and caregiver spaces and professional communities, and how to address inappropriate behavior on social media with the goal of helping physicians develop an enjoyable experience online.


Addressing Racial Disparities: Dietary Vitamin A and Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown an inverse association of dietary intake of vitamin A, including carotenoids, with ER-positive breast cancer risks among premenopausal Black women.


Biological Features Between miRNAs and their Targets are Unveiled from Deep Learning Models

miRNAs play key roles in a variety of biological processes and human diseases and several miRNA-targeted therapeutics have undergone clinical trials for treating human cancers.


When microRNAs Clash With Their Targets

Mingyi Xie’s, Ph.D., lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine at the University of Florida studies RNA processing mechanisms that drive cancer development.