Earlier this year, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, celebrated its 500th stem cell transplant. Now, just a few months later, the cancer center announced it has conducted more than 600 stem cell transplants, making it one of the largest transplant centers of its kind in the country. Success rates are very high and the Sylvester stem cell transplant team expects to treat nearly 200 patients in the current year.
Ear, nose and throat specialists, as well as pediatricians, regularly treat young patients for ear infections. Yet many of these same experts are less familiar with glue ear, known to clinicians as otitis media with effusion or secretory otitis media. Glue ear is a condition where accumulated fluid behind the ear drum becomes thick and sticky, ultimately affecting a child’s hearing.
Though it is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation (A-fib) can eventually lead to heart failure or stroke if not properly diagnosed and treated. Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., M.B.A., chief of the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, is working on the development of new precision therapies that could dramatically improve the health outcomes of patients with A-fib.
Brian Slomovitz, M.D., co-leader of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Cancers Site Disease Group, is leading a new clinical study focused on the early detection of ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women. Ovarian cancer is rarely detected until it has reached an advanced stage because there are no clear early symptoms.
The goal of finding a treatment for concussion may be one step closer due to a new study being launched by University of Miami researchers. As part of a $16 million research grant from Scythian Biosciences, researchers at the university’s The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Miller School of Medicine will begin studying whether a simple pill could someday be a solution to the growing concussion epidemic.