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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.

Annual Hugh A. Walters Humanism Award announced

Dean Yamaguchi, MD, a fifth-year chief surgical resident, was honored earlier this month with the University of Florida department of surgery’s Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award. It is the third year that UF surgical residents have selected a peer to receive the award, which honors the…

A surgeon in training

As a little girl visiting the pediatrician, Makesha Miggins, M.D., was enamored with the way her doctors could help people by putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It seemed magical. Today, as a UF surgical resident, she is still captivated by the magic of medicine.

Behrns elected to American Board of Surgery

Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF department of surgery, has been elected to a six-year term on the American Board of Surgery. He was nominated for the position by the American College of Surgeons. The independent, nonprofit American Board of Surgery serves as the certifying organization for surgeons…

Meet your future surgeon

Standing in an operating room at Shands Cancer Hospital, Fred Bien-Aime feels one step closer to his dream of becoming a surgeon.

UF Breast Center receives center of excellence accreditation

The University of Florida Breast Center at Shands at UF medical center received accreditation as a National Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer this month by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The three-year designation was the result of a rigorous, 18-month evaluation process and site visit.

UF and Shands debut new cancer-killing technology

With the snip of scissors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Florida Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, a new era in the treatment of breast cancer in Florida will begin.