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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 the research team led by Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., to develop safe and more targeted treatments using immunotherapy for patients with malignant brain…

Battling brain cancer

Fall  2016 By Michelle Koidin Jaffee – Elias Sayour spent years working toward becoming a pediatric oncologist so he could help kids fight cancer. He always imagined taking care of patients; he didn’t think research was really his thing. But as a fellow in…

UF Health Cancer Network earns national accreditation for quality care

January 30, 2017 By Marilee Griffin – The UF Health Cancer Network, comprising UF Health and the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, has received a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

Cancer cells’ transition can drive tumor growth

December 21, 2016 By Doug Bennett – As cancerous tumors fester in the body, they need an ever-increasing blood supply to deliver the oxygen and nutrients that fuel their growth. Now, a team led by University of Florida Health researchers has established how some tumors bolster…

UF Health Shands Hospital among nation’s best

August 2, 2016 By Nickie Doria – University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is now tied for top adult hospital in Florida, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s hospitals. Rankings were released today (Aug. 2), and UF Health Neuromedicine…

Immunotherapy for Brain Cancer

Immunotherapy for Brain Cancer By: David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D. Each year, more than 200,000 people in the United States receive the chilling diagnosis of a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The sheer number of these cases makes central nervous system tumors one of the…

Lower-carb diet slows growth of aggressive brain tumor in mouse models

April 14, 2016 By Doug Bennett – University of Florida Health researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet. A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that included a coconut oil derivative helped reduce the growth of glioblastoma tumor cells and…