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Sylvester Researchers Develop Predictive Model to Guide Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients

The new predictive model can help guide immunotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

The new predictive model can help guide immunotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a predictive model that can help guide immunotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

“Over the last few years, we have developed new medications to help the body’s immune system fight lung cancer,” said Gilberto de Lima Lopes, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine, medical director for international programs, associate director for global oncology, and co-leader of the Lung Cancer Site Disease Group.

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Topical statins may provide a treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers.

Study Finds Topical Statin Aids Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An NIH-funded study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that topical treatment with mevastatin will block two common healing inhibitors in diabetic foot ulcers, a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus with limited treatment options that often results in amputations.

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Sylvester Researchers Recruiting Healthy Women for Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Study

Often referred to as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer does not become symptomatic for many women until a late stage of the disease. So any advance that shifts detection earlier, and allows physicians to intervene when survival remains potentially longer, can be welcome news. Sylvester researcher Brian Slomovitz, M.D., and colleagues are conducting a biomarker study to improve early detection, and survival.

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From left, Tally Hustace, M.S.N., ARNP, Ofelia Alvarez, M.D., Shanette Daniels, and Fatima Rigaud.

Walk-a-thon Raises Funds for Pediatric Sickle Cell Program

In hopes of making a difference for children suffering from sickle cell anemia, Shanette Daniels, a family advocate for the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, created an event she hopes will become an annual tradition. Daniels and her sister, Toni Knight, came up with the idea for a walk-a-thon early in 2017.

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Miami Project Researcher Publishes Seminal Book on Physics of Mind and Brain Disorders

Ioan Opris, Ph.D., associate scientist at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has edited and published The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders (Springer), a groundbreaking book about the physics of the mind that explores recent advances in the understanding of brain structure, functionality and cognitive disorders based on fundamental principles of physics.

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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers will collaborate with other leading institutions in this NIH initiative.

UM Researcher to Play Prominent Role in NIH Effort to Develop New Medicines

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher is taking a prominent role in a high-priority National Institutes of Health research consortium designed to identify promising new targets for drug development. It’s part genomics, part big data, and all about driving discoveries that could someday translate to new treatments for cancer, neurological diseases, and other conditions, said Stephan Schürer, Ph.D.

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