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Welcoming three new oncologists

The Division of Hematology and Oncology recently welcomed three new members to their team. Ke Ning, M.D. is the newest faculty member within the division. Dr. Ning is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ning is a board-certified…

Tobacco Free Florida Visit

Tobacco use is the greatest preventable cause of death, cancer and illness in the U.S., and it is particularly problematic in rural and low-income adults. University of Florida Researcher Jesse Dallery, Ph.D., and his team developed and are now evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of a…

Grand Adventure: Tumor treatment ensures hike happens

David had conquered the 21-mile hike four times before, and he had logged numerous hours of training in preparation for this latest trek. But this time, something wasn’t right. The day before the hike, David felt severe head pain. He had been experiencing bad headaches for the past few weeks,…

When battling sarcoma, is proton therapy a secret weapon?

Many sarcoma patients require high doses of radiation as part of their curative treatment, and sarcoma can be an ideal candidate for proton therapy. This is a special type of radiotherapy used for cancer treatment that can spare normal tissue in the body from receiving radiation, resulting in fewer and…

High Tech Teamwork

UF Health’s first fully robotic Whipple procedure provides hope to pancreatic cancer  patients.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grant Recipients

Two University of Florida neuroscientists have received grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. The goal of the foundation is to support physician-scientists looking for new and better cures for childhood cancer. Loic Deleyrolle, Ph.D.

Pilot training program aims to improve oncologists’ LGBTQ+ literacy

We live in a time of expanding recognition and social acceptance of the spectrum of human sexuality and gender identities. However, even with all this societal change, why do members of the LGBTQ+ community still face significant health disparities when it comes to cancer treatment?…

Biomedical Sciences Advanced Concentration in Cancer Biology

The UF College of Medicine’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Advanced Concentration in Cancer Biology, which was established by Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D., in 2015 and is now co-directed with Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ph.D., provides multidisciplinary doctoral training in cancer research ranging from basic to translational.