FEBRUARY 2023 UF Health Cancer Center Member newsletter


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Main Story

Power Over Prostate Cancer Gathering connects community

The UF Health Cancer Center's Power Over Prostate Cancer Gathering drew a packed crowd on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Springhill Church. The event included presentations by UF Health oncologists, group discussion and panel sessions, and opportunities to learn about cancer research studies.


Around The Center

Clinical Corner

Faculty share clinical expertise with OncLive

UF Health Cancer Center faculty participated in interviews with OncLive about their research at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium and Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.


Member Highlight

Lina Cui, Ph.D.

Lina Cui, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the department of medicinal chemistry in the UF College of Pharmacy and a member of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response research program. The Cui lab explores the biochemical activities of glycan processing enzymes and develops therapeutic and diagnostic molecules or tools for various types of diseases including cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. The interdisciplinary program integrates organic/medicinal chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, AI-directed drug discovery and translational research.



Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students draws 400 students

More than 400 local high school students had the opportunity to hear firsthand about the latest cancer research from University of Florida faculty and trainees and learn about their varied career paths during the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students held on Jan. 26 at West Port High School in Ocala.