HEADLINES

UF HEALTH DEVELOPING NEW BLADDER CANCER THERAPEUTIC

Patients with stage IV bladder cancer often have few treatment options and face low survival rates, but some much-needed hope may soon be on the way, thanks to a new discovery by University of Florida researchers.

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UF’s HENDRIK LUESCH FINDS DRUG CANDIDATES FROM THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

The ocean is a vast, largely untapped resource holding secrets that could provide opportunities to develop new drug therapies that impact human health. Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, is committed to exploring and unlocking the medicinal potential of the ocean.

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AI GI 2022: PHASE II NSABP FR-2 TRIAL

Thomas George, M.D., FACP., speaks about the ASCO GI 2022 Abstract – Phase II study of durvalumab following neoadjuvant chemoRT in operable rectal cancer: NSABP FR-2.

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HOW SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AFFECT CARDIO-ONCOLOGY SURVIVORSHIP

Lakeshia Cousin, Ph.D., APRN, AGPCNP-BC, joins Stephanie Jardine, BSN, R.N., oncology clinical specialist at ONS, to discuss cardio-oncology survivorship, the influence of social determinants of health, and how nurses can promote equity in care to improve outcomes for their patients. 

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UF RESEARCHERS DEVELOP GENETIC SCORE TO IMPROVE PEDIATRIC CANCER TREATMENTS

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients.

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TEAL THE TOWN: CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS WEBINAR

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center, and the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Steering Committee had a successful Cervical Cancer Town Hall that reached 5,579 people. The event discussed the importance of cervical cancer screenings and shared COE member survivor stories.

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GROUNDBREAKING CANCER TREATMENT SYSTEM DELIVERED TO RAD ONC

A main component of a groundbreaking cancer treatment system was delivered this weekend to UF Health’s Department of Radiation Oncology.

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UF HEALTH SURGICAL ONCOLOGISTS PERFORM FIRST HIPEC PROCEDURE

In December, surgeons at UF Health performed their first cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat abdominal cancer in an adult patient. The surgery was successful, and the patient has been discharged and seen in clinic during the postoperative follow up.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UF RESEARCH SPENDING AT RECORD $960 MILLION IN 2021

University of Florida faculty conducted a record $960 million in research during fiscal year 2021, according to data submitted to the National Science Foundation last week.

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UF AND IBM TEAM UP TO SOLVE SOCIETY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE

The University of Florida announced this week a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to launch a comprehensive skills program designed to extend UF’s vision to be an international leader in artificial intelligence, data science, fintech, and other related technologies that can help solve society’s biggest challenges.

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