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UF Health Cancer Center Leadership Updates

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center is pleased to announce two leadership changes that will further the center’s goal of advancing innovation and excellence in cancer research, care, deliv-ery and education.

Oliver’s Story: Overcoming Osteosarcoma

Christine Coombes has several vivid memories from the beginning of her son’s battle with bone cancer. She remembers hearing the word osteosarcoma and how her head started spinning. She remembers sitting in a small room with her husband, Steve, as they waited for their UF Health surgeon. A couch and a small table topped with a box of tissues lived in the room.

Dr. Jatinder Lamba awarded $1.9 million grant to continue Acute Myeloid Leukemia study

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Jatinder Lamba, Ph.D., M.Sc., a professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and a member of the UF Health Cancer Center, a five-year, $1.9 million grant titled, “Genomics of AML Prognosis,” to continue research on Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML, that began in 2008.

Sarah’s Superman Inspires Career Battling Cancer

“Daddy’s illness totally was the precipice for why and how I became a pharmacist,” Sarah said. “His fighting spirit through the whole thing really gave me a lot of things to aspire to as I grew up and ways to kind of handle hard situations."

July 2021 Promotion Cycle

Congratulations to the following UF Health Cancer Center members for their successful completion of the 2020-2021 promotion and tenure cycle. Please join us in acknowledging their accomplishment!   Clinical Associate Professor: Curtis Bryant, M.D., Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor: Loic Deleyrolle,…

UFHCC Director Receives Prestigious ASH Mentor Award

Congratulations to the UF Health Cancer Center Director, Jonathan Licht, M.D., for receiving the 2021 ASH Mentor Award. The ASH Honorific Awards are the Society’s most prestigious awards, recognizing individuals within the global hematology community who have made significant contributions to the field. These…