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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…

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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.

UF Health Cancer Center University Scholars Program

Launched in September, the UF Health Cancer Center University Scholars Program is a competitive two-semester program introducing UF undergraduate students to academic research and providing a broad variety of cancer research experience in basic, clinical or population sciences.