UF Health Cancer Center

MBI Researchers to Test Novel Treatments for Medulloblastoma

University of Florida researchers have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test two new experimental therapies in first-ever human clinical trials for a subtype of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric malignant brain tumor.

UF Health Cancer Center to Launch Mobile Mammography Unit and Expand Access to Care

With a $1.5-million grant awarded through University of Florida President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding initiative, the UF Health Cancer Center will launch an initiative called Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Screening in North Central Florida. A mobile mammography unit will be outfitted with leading-edge technology to bring services directly to the community. The unit will be the first of its kind in North Central Florida – a region larger than Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut combined.

A New Way To Capture Cancer Cells’ Symphony

A team of UF researchers has shed new light on the functional mechanisms of spontaneous calcium waves in human colon and prostate cancer cells. These findings could contribute to the development of innovative therapies for tumor suppression.

UF Health Cancer Center Hosts 3rd Annual AI Day

The UF Health Cancer Center hosted its 3rd Annual AI Day in Cancer Research, drawing speakers and attendees from a range of disciplines, such as engineering, public health, data science, and radiology, to learn more about the role of AI in cancer research.

UF Health Cancer Center Awards American Cancer Society Pilot Grants

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has awarded the 2023 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Projects, as part of its efforts to support early-stage investigators in cancer-related research studies. These projects, which are supported by Grant #21-139-01-IRG from the American Cancer Society, aim to address one of six research priorities: etiology, obesity/healthy eating and active living, screening and diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and health equity across the cancer continuum.

UF Health Cancer Center Achieves National Cancer Institute Designation

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has received a prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute, or NCI, and joins the ranks of the country’s most distinguished cancer centers, becoming the 72nd in the United States and the only one in North Central Florida.