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Our Center’s Beginnings

William A. Friedman, MD, UF Health neurosurgeon, shares his personal story about his mom's cancer and how it inspired him to move the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center into the future.

William A. Friedman Video

In 2006, the brain tumor program was established as the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida after a generous gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based group that supports medical research. Upon establishment, the center was energized to recruit renowned faculty, host progressive clinical trials and focus on unprecedented patient outcomes.

In 2012, a second gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation helped propel the center to where it is today. Now, our center is a destination for novel, new treatments for people from all over the country.

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