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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…

The HERO Initiative

A new research program to understand the effect of COVID-19 on health care workers is underway at University of Florida Health and other sites across the country, including clinical trial to evaluate whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 infections. The Healthcare Worker Exposure and Outcomes, or HERO, initiative has two parts…

Hurricane Preparedness: Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors in a Pandemic

On Aug. 6, the American Cancer Society, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), and UF Health Cancer Center hosted Hurricane Preparedness: Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors in a Pandemic webinar on Zoom. In this webinar, speakers John MacDonald, Levy County Emergency Management; Sue Colson, R.N., City…

COVID-19 + Cancer Webinars

The UF Health Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement office facilitated two live webinars on cancer and COVID-19 that reached almost 650 people. Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus, a webinar with Chris Cogle, M.D., and Amar Kelkar, M.D., was hosted…

Highlights of FOXM1 Research

Published in Nature Communication on Feb. 17, 2020 Relapse is the major cause of death after acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment.  Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) are a small population of leukemia cells that possess the capacity of enhanced self-renewal and leukemia initiation, and are able to differentiate to bulk leukemia…

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.