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About Our Patients

Our physicians’ relentless pursuit of excellence is renown. Challenges await them every day. But it’s their extensive experience, pioneering research and confidence in their ability to improve lives and find a cure that keeps them moving forward, providing patients with the very best care.

Patient Quotes

“When we came to the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative, a weight on our shoulders was lifted when all our questions were answered kindly and thoroughly.” Evan R., artist and brain tumor patient.

“They’re engaged in science at the University of Miami that isn’t being done anywhere else. Ultimately, I believe they will be the ones to find a cure.” Allison L. cared for her stepmother when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, patient advocate.

“The University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative has a team approach and each member of that team is integral in making the treatment a success.”
Mary-Frances C. describing the care her husband Jamie (diagnosed in 2012) receives.

“Both my experiences at Duke and at UM/Sylvester were equally great. However, to be in Miami, our home town, certainly has its benefits, such as no long commute to and from Duke/NC to Miami, and we were close to our children and friends.”
Daniela Z., breast and brain cancer patient, survivor and advocate.

Patient Demographics

The patients enrolled in our UMBTI study represent the unique demographics of the State of Florida.


UMBTI Brain Pathologies

We treat all types of brain pathologies, including primary and secondary brain tumors. The pathologies most commonly seen at our institution are shown below.


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