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Male allies challenge systemic bias against female oncologists

As seen in HemOnc Today For Thomas J. George, MD, FACP, being an ally to his female colleagues means challenging the status quo. “I have pledged ‘he for she’ as a professional priority,” George, director of the gastrointestinal oncology and phase 1 program at University of Florida, said…

How I Became a Gynecologic Medical Oncologist and Interim Division Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a gynecologic medical oncologist at the University of Florida (UF) and associate director for medical affairs at UF Health Cancer Center; in 2018, she was appointed interim chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UF. Dr. Markham is a member of ASCO’s…

Dr. Markham featured at STAT review of data from ESMO Virtual Congress

Europe’s largest cancer research meeting, the ESMO Virtual Congress, recently took place on Sept. 19-21. With the event behind us, STAT’s Adam Feuerstein will moderate a panel with some top cancer experts to review the significant data presented at ESMO, discuss what to expect for the rest of the year…

Learn about becoming a Hem Onc Fellow

The University of Florida Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program provides a comprehensive clinical and research experience that is tailored to the fellow’s career goals and interests. Through research focus selection, fellows in the second and third year follow an individualized learning plan that is consistent with their career goals.

Addressing Oncology Concerns in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read this article by Merry Jennifer Markham, MD published in ASCO Daily News. Article Highlights Patients with cancer, especially those who are older and who are receiving active cancer treatment, are particularly vulnerable to the more severe form of COVID-19. Telemedicine has evolved as an increasingly important mechanism…

Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Welcome to Zeina Al-Mansour, MD, an assistant professor in UF Health’s Division of Hematology & Oncology in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Mansour received her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the…

Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Gabriela Ballester, MD Gabriela Ballester, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the division of hematology and oncology, bone transplant program in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ballester earned her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires. She went on to complete hematology fellowships at the…

New CME podcast, UF Health MedEd Cast features cancer physicians the division

The official podcast of UF Health provides engaging insight on today’s trending health care topics. Earn CME credits while learning about clinical issues and research advances from experts at UF Health Shands Hospital, one of the nation’s top academic health centers. Subscribe to UF Health MedEd Cast and…

Welcome to our newest faculty member – Ke Ning, MD

Ke Ning, MD The Division of Hematology and Oncology is pleased to welcome Ke Ning, MD, as our newest faculty member within the Division. Dr. Ning is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ning is a board certified medical oncologist…

ASCO Daily News: In Hot Pursuit of RAS Inhibition

Thomas George, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology RAS is a common mutation in malignancies yet historically is difficult to inhibit. AMG 510 is a new KRASG12C inhibitor with activity in…