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UF to offer Intrabeam therapy to shorten breast cancer radiation treatments

This fall, the University of Florida Shands Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program will become the first health-care entity in Florida to offer Intrabeam treatments for breast cancer. “It’s a technology that’s been recently validated as an approach for drastically shortening the period of treatment for early stage breast cancer,” said Stephen…

UF surgeons, particle engineers receive grants to research breast cancer treatments

University of Florida surgeon Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., and his collaborators in the department of surgery and College of Engineering have been awarded three U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Concept Awards and a research foundation grant totaling nearly $600,000 to develop new ways to deliver treatment to breast cancer…

Congressman takes fact-finding tour through the health science center

U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns embarked on a self-styled “listening tour” through the UF Health Science Center and Shands Critical Care Center on Thursday, interviewing doctors who work on treatments to combat Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer, as well as physicians who work on the front lines of emergency care.

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 surgical resident receives unprecedented award

As the first surgical resident at the University of Florida to receive an individual postdoctoral fellowship award (F32), Alex Cuenca, M.D., is now one step closer toward pursuing his dream of becoming an academic surgeon. In February, Cuenca, a fourth-year surgical resident, was notified he received a one-year $52,000…

UF surgical oncologist inducted into Southern Surgical Association

Steven N. Hochwald, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, has been elected into the Southern Surgical Association. Hochwald was one of 24 surgeons elected into the association during its 121st annual meeting held this month in…