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Science for survival

Faculty Spotlight: Jose Trevino, M.D. Personalizing pancreatic cancer treatment for his patients is the main goal for Jose Trevino, M.D. It may sound like a tall order for such a deadly disease, but Trevino is determined.

Shaw appointed Cancer Liaison Physician

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of surgery at UF, has been appointed Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at UF&Shands. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer established the Cancer Liaison Physician program in 1963 “as a grassroots network of physician volunteers willing…

Recognizing Dr. Edward Copeland

On March 16, the Cancer Center Leadership Council honored Dr. Edward Copeland with a self portrait. Dr. Copeland was the UF Shands Cancer Center’s first director. The University of Florida recruited him from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Institute in 1982, where he was already a…

UF surgeon co-chairs American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a UF assistant professor of surgery and a surgical oncologist, co-chaired the 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk, held in October. Shaw and Karen Daily, M.D., an assistant professor in UF’s division of hematology/oncology organized the walk and…

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…

Breast MRI spots other cancers, may alter treatment plan

This study was presented at the 119th annual meeting of the Southern Surgical Association, held Dec. 2-5 in Hot Springs, Va., and will appear in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.