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.

Sylvester Survivorship Celebration on August 3, 2019 at Marlins Park.

Helping Cancer Survivors in Transition


Cancer survivors in the U.S. currently number 17 million, with that number expected to climb to 26 million within the next 20 years. As defined by the National Cancer Institute, cancer survivorship care focuses on the health and life of a person following initial treatment through the end of life. It covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and initial treatment phases.

Dr. Tan Ince

HDAC7 Gene Plays a Critical Role in Breast Cancer Stem Cells


In a study recently published in the journal Oncogene, a research team led by Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., described the mechanisms that help the gene histone deacetylase (HDAC) 7 control other genes, driving breast cancer and helping maintain cancer stem cells. In addition, the paper showed HDAC7 activity is downstream from other HDAC molecules, particularly HDAC1, possibly making it a better therapeutic target for future

Standing, from left: President Julio Frenk, Edward Abraham, M.D., Annette de la Renta, and Henri R. Ford, M.D. Seated: Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Dr. Stephen D. Nimer Honored with Endowed Chair


Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recently received a prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute, has been named the inaugural holder of the Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research.