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Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

Heather Smith was just 25 years old in 2005 when she learned she had breast cancer. She received the diagnosis on her daughter’s second birthday. “It was kind of a stressful, shocking situation,” she said. “You have to relearn how to feel feminine. My husband and I…

The body’s great balancing act

Immune system responses are key to our health: too much or too little and the body takes a beating. Understanding how patients’ immune systems respond could open the door for a new kind of personalized medicine, and UF scientists are playing vital roles in moving this research forward.

Dr. Mast to speak on “Plastic Surgery: Facts and Fiction”

Dr. Bruce Mast will present Plastic Surgery: Facts and Fiction at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The seminar, held at the Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida located at 1515 SW Archer Road, is sponsored by the Women’s Advantage program. Free parking for seminar attendees is available…

Dr. Andrew Warshaw to lecture on Nov. 9

Andrew L. Warshaw, M.D., the W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and surgeon-in-chief and chairman emeritus of the department of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, will lecture on “View from the Eye of the Health Care Hurricane” at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov.