From left, Battalion Chief Christopher Bator, Johanna Garibaldi, RN, EMT-P, Erin Kobetz , Ph.D., M.P.H., and City of Miramar firefighter Gina Hudson.

Sylvester Hosts Second National Firefighter Cancer Symposium


Screening, prevention and research are vital for reducing the deadly toll of cancer on firefighters and their families, according to experts at the 2020 National Firefighter Cancer Symposium, hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on February 27-28 at Hard Rock Stadium.

Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., center, and fellow riders cross the Hurricane Hundred finish line in a shower of confetti.

Tenth Annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge Attracts Record Number of Participants


A sunny but cool South Florida Saturday — perfect weather for riding, running or walking — drew a record 6,000 participants and volunteers (some of whom arrived at 4 a.m.), to the tenth annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) to raise money for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

Jayne S. Malfitano, vice chair of the Sylvester Board of Overseers, center, with Dr. Stephen D. Nimer at left, Dr. Amit Rastogi at right, and other physicians and leaders.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Enters Affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has entered an affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center, providing access to groundbreaking cancer treatments to residents in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Part of the University of Miami Health System, Sylvester is South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center.

Dr. Patricia Jones, right, and Hayley McLean, master of science in public health student and Dr. Jones’ graduate research assistant.

Liver Cancer Disparities: A Complicated Picture


Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, is a critical health problem in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths. However, the disease does not affect all groups equally and nobody is really sure why.