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State’s top cancer programs unite

Orlando Health and University of Florida Health have joined forces to establish one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive cancer programs as number of cancer cases in Florida is rising.

Radiation Oncology Hits the Mark!

Kudos to the department of radiation oncology for its three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology Committee on Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation for the period July 16, 2013 through July 31, 2016. The exhaustive survey, which occurred on April 8, included a review of departmental policies and procedures, continuous…

Abstracts Selected for Presentation at 2013 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Abstracts Selected for Presentation at 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Author Name Abstract Title Julie Bradley, M.D. Pilot Study of Proton Therapy for Treatment of Regional Lymphatics in Breast Cancer Patients Curtis Bryant, M.D. Bladder‐Preservation Therapy for Small Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder Richard…

University of Florida Health

UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is now University of Florida Health, reflecting the health system’s strong ties to UF, a key part of what differentiates the academic health center — with its focus on excellence in research, teaching and patient care.

Global Cancer Research Day

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacy and the director of the UF Shands Cancer Center’s Cancer Health Disparities Program, served on the planning committee for National Cancer Institute Global Cancer Research Day, which was held in Washington, DC in March in conjuction with the Consortium of Universities for Global…

V-Foundation notches up the fight against childhood leukemia

Dr. Wu awarded 2013 V-Foundation grant University of Florida cancer researcher Lizi Wu, Ph.D., an assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, is engaged in a running battle against a formidable opponent, a particularly aggressive form of childhood leukemia called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL. T-ALL is a…

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. But, it doesn’t have to be. Find out what you can do to get screened for life!…

Calling All Minority Men!

All men over the age of 40, particularly those who are Black or Hispanic, should attend this event to get informed, empowered and to become an advocate for making informed decisions on cancer prevention, early detection, survivor care and participation in medical research and clinical trials.