One Doctor’s Personal Cancer Story

Inspiration from Mom

Dr. Friedman is a UF Health neurosurgeon and co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy. His mom's battle with terminal brain cancer 15 years ago shaped his vision for the future of brain tumor therapy.

Generous gifts from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based group that supports medical research, helped Dr. Friedman's vision come to reality. Today, the Preston A. Wells Center is home to renowned University of Florida faculty, progressive clinical trials and unprecedented patient outcomes. Now, the center is a destination for novel, new treatments for people from all over the country.

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In the News

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UF Health brain tumor team honored at annual meeting

November 27, 2017 –  The Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy team had an impressive showing at the 2017 Society for Neuro-Oncology, or SNO, meeting in San Francisco, […]

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

July 20, 2017  – What do we know about the type of brain cancer with which Senator John McCain has been diagnosed? UF Health Neurosurgeon Maryam Rahman, M.D., is a member of […]

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Phase II brain cancer trial now open for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma

May 26, 2017  By Marilee Griffin – A new phase II clinical trial currently enrolling patients with glioblastoma is now open at the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain […]

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