Medical Breakthroughs

  • Jeong Hee Cho-Vega, M.D. Ph.D., a skin cancer expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller
    School of Medicine, and colleagues have shown that a relatively
    simple multi-step molecular diagnostic algorithm can help determine
    whether rare, atypical spitzoid tumors are benign spitz nevi or
    malignant melanomas. This new protocol could ensure that patients
    receive the right therapies to match the severity of their tumors.
    The study was published in the Journal of Modern Pathology.
  • Dr. Breelyn Wilky is a sarcoma medical oncologist at Sylvester who
    works closely with a team of oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists
    to provide comprehensive care for sarcoma patients. Dr. Wilky has been
    leading various clinical trials which have proven to be extremely effective. Patients Brittany and Isabel were declared cancer-free after being treated
    with immunotherapy by Dr. Wilky.
  • Doctors at The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have made a remarkable breakthrough treating skin cancer with Gardasil, the HPV
    . Mrs. McKenzie, a patient, who had various advanced tumors,
    underwent this experimental treatment and is now cancer-free! She will
    soon be celebrating her 100th birthday with her family.

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