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A surprising ally in the fight against cancer: “mommy bloggers”

It can be hard to find trustworthy online sources, especially when it comes to health information. A UF Health Cancer Center researcher has found a way to relay scientifically based breast cancer information to mothers through sources that women reportedly trust and relate to — “mommy bloggers.”

UF Health Cancer Center members at the forefront of surgical oncology

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s division of surgical oncology, led by UF Health Cancer Center member Steven Hughes, M.D., provides a multidisciplinary approach to treating several cancers, such as pancreatic, stomach, colon, liver, skin and breast cancers.

Dr. Dejana Braithwaite named Associate Director for Population Sciences

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D., has been appointed as associate director for population sciences, starting Nov. 1, 2020. Dr. Braithwaite will also serve as professor in the department of epidemiology and the department of aging…

Taking the War on Cancer to the Web

There’s a new weapon in the war against cancer: social media. Cancer researchers, physicians, patients, caregivers and survivors have turned to social media as a resource for research, networking, patient care and support. University of Florida Cancer Center researchers and clinicians have engaged with colleagues on Twitter, recommended…

Dr. Nancy Mendenhall Receives the 2020 Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence

On Thursday, May 14, UF husband-and-wife Radiation Oncology physicians and professors William M. Mendenhall and Nancy P. Mendenhall (shown right, with daughters Marisa and Elena) were both honored during the College of Medicine (COM) Faculty Awards Celebration. Together, the Mendenhalls bring over 75 years of leadership and service to UF patients, students, and colleagues alike.

Get the answers to cancer-related COVID-19 questions

Stay-at-home restrictions are beginning to lift in several areas across the United States, but immunosuppressed cancer patients are still at high risk of falling seriously ill from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Giving patients back the hope of having a family

Some cancer treatments can harm a patient’s fertility. The University of Florida Health’s Helping Oncofertility Patients become Educated, or HOPE, Network is on a mission to help preserve it.