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Community outreach: Shaw speaks to high school students

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a clinical assistant professor of surgery in UF’s College of Medicine, visited the Eastside Striders, a group of students from Eastside High School, in February to discuss developments in treatments for breast cancer and changes in rates of diagnosis and survival. Shaw said the group,…

Just What the Patient Ordered

Unveiled in November 2010, the Intrabeam is the newest cancer-fighting weapon in the UF Shands Cancer Center’s arsenal. Intrabeam allows doctors to deliver precise doses of radiation in the O.R. after surgery to remove a tumor, shortening what often takes weeks into one 20- or 30-minute session.

UF surgeon and engineer publish book on cancer nanotechnology

Cancer Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols, a collaborative book edited by two researchers from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering, is now available, providing key information about how the flourishing field of nanotechnology can be applied in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The book…

UF resident honored for epigenetic cancer research

Frank Orlando, M.D., a resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored for his research into the presence of epigenetically modified genes in breast cancer tumors. Orlando received second place at the 13th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease held mid-February in Amelia Island, Fla. His…