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The Art of Compassion

James Lynch, M.D., was just a medical student when his first patient found him. The man had been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, had a lump on his neck and was in denial about the whole situation. Lynch decided to try and get through to him. “I said,…

UF researchers find quiet protein speaks loudly in fight against cancer

When a movie character says, “It’s too quiet,” that’s usually a sign something bad may happen. Now, University of Florida researchers have discovered that when variations of a certain protein in our cells are too quiet, it may add to the risk that someone will develop lung cancer. When scientists…

Incoming Fellows Selected

UF Hematology/Oncology would like to welcome the incoming class of fellow. These outstanding individuals will be joining our Fellowship Program in July 2012 and hail from all over the US. Please join us in extending our warmest welcome to these new trainees. Hassan Hassan, MD: Washington University – St. Louis Martina Murphy,…

Free Parking

As of January 9, 2012, patients and visitors to the UF&Shands Academic Health Center will be able to park, free of charge. This change is long overdue in many eyes and is one large step in UF&Shands’ shared goal of improving the patient experience. Patients and visitors to the main…

Chief named Editor-in-Chief

DIvision Chief, Carmen Allegra, MD, was named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. His appointment will begin in July 2012 and continue for the next five years.