Researchers have struggled with the challenge of getting oral medications past the treacherous environment of the gut intact and into the bloodstream where they can be most effective. But now Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report success in accomplishing this breakthrough using nanotechnology.
A series of stem cell treatments over time might be more effective than a single injection for a chronic and debilitating condition like Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the premise for the first clinical trial to evaluate multiple stem cell injections in people living with mild Alzheimer’s disease.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is honoring Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences and chief of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, as a “History Maker” in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Two recent studies by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are the first to suggest that immunotherapy plays a key role in treating sarcomas, namely angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. The findings could change the treatment paradigm for sarcoma types that have few if any treatment options.
Throughout her 37-year career at the University of Miami, Tiffany M. Field, Ph.D., has been an innovative thinker whose studies on the power of touch have changed the delivery of care to premature babies and expanded understanding of the healing power of human contact to patients of all ages.