Enhanced communication between mothers and adolescent-young adult daughters is helpful while coping with a breast cancer diagnosis

Helping diagnosed mothers and their adolescent-young adult daughters approach challenging cancer conversations is critical not just because it promotes healthier adjustment, but also because how they talk about breast cancer and disease risk impacts short-and long-term health outcomes. Those findings emerged from a new study led by Carla Fisher, Ph.D., a member of the UF Health Center’s Cancer Population Sciences research program.


Researchers develop new method for exosome-based cancer biomarker discovery

A group of researchers led by UF Health Cancer Center member Mei He, Ph.D., has developed a new exosome isolation approach that could have important implications for discovering and detecting cancer biomarkers. The group, which involved researchers from the University of Kansas, used tissue from patients with bladder cancer for the study, which was published in July in the journal Communications Biology.

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Martina Murphy, M.D., discusses advanced cervical cancer treatment

Dr. Murphy was interviewed by MedPage Today about the epidemiology, treatment and survivorship issues related to locally advanced and advanced cervical cancer. She recently coauthored a review, published in JCO Oncology Practice, with Shiyi Sarah Pang, M.D., a hematology & oncology fellow, and Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO.


New mentorship program, boot camp help researchers with grant proposal process

The College of Medicine’s new R01 Boot Camp teams up early-career investigators with senior researchers at the college, as well as other UF and external subject matter experts, to assist researchers who are applying for grants through all steps of the process.

Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D., is co-director of the boot camp program.