Innovation. Dedication. Care.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pursuing the cure

Someday a cure for cancer will no longer be an elusive dream. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Florida, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is leading breakthroughs in the fight against cancer. NCI-designation is the ultimate recognition of Sylvester’s commitment to excellence and to the groundbreaking research that our talented physicians and scientists conduct to identify the causes of cancer and develop new lifesaving therapies.

Brighter health

Campaign vision

Our researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center develop and deliver targeted therapies that produce brighter outcomes for patients and save more lives.

Bright minds. Bold innovation.

Broadening the path to discovery

Despite great advances in cancer treatment and care, researchers know that cancer is an ever-evolving constellation of diseases—each with distinct development, progression, and prognosis. Under the extraordinary leadership of director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has recruited some of the nation’s top cancer experts to build a powerful research enterprise dedicated to finding a cure for this profoundly complex disease.

Progress in numbers

Leading the charge

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 300 clinical studies open at any given time and offers the only Phase 1 clinical trials program in South Florida. Many of the drugs in our Phase I-III trials are approved by the FDA, and we have one of the fastest growing teams in stem cell transplantation therapy.

clinical studies currently open

Fundraising Priorities

Leading-edge research

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to build upon a series of research initiatives that will deepen our understanding of this complex disease and bring us closer to potential cures.

Community outreach programs

From firefighters coping with exposure to carcinogens to the challenges of reaching underserved populations, our goals are vital to the health of our community.

Clinical trials program

We aim to build upon our reputation as a leader in clinical trials by developing treatments that set new standards of care and offer renewed hope to patients.

A new cancer research facility

Recruiting brilliant minds is only half the battle. With new spaces and cutting-edge resources, we can accelerate our fight against this deadly disease with a dedicated home for cancer research.

Honoring talented faculty members

It is the passion and ingenuity of our talented team members that drive our progress. By supporting them and their research—through endowments—we support patients, families, communities, and the world.

Why support matters

The gift of hope

Philanthropy will propel our pursuit of cancer cures by advancing our discoveries of life-saving treatments, right here in South Florida. Help us provide our patients and their loved ones with the precious gifts of hope and healing.

At Sylvester, we strive for excellence in cancer care and cutting-edge treatment, and we are equally dedicated to advancing cancer research to save more lives.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Featured event

Dolphins challenge cancer

Featured Stories

Dolphins Challenge Cancer event Raises Millions for Research

Parts of the 11th annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC) event on April 10 had to be reimagined to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the enthusiasm and commitment of the thousands of participating supporters of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center—both virtually and in person—could not have been stronger.

Programs benefitting Sylvester Cancer Survivors adapt and thrive throughout pandemic

Vital programs and support services for the large survivor community at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, were able to successfully pivot and grow in the past year, despite pandemic challenges.

Join us in our pursuit of a cure

To support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s goal to realize brighter health for a cancer-free world, please contribute to the University of Miami’s campaign for a brighter tomorrow.

Give now

To learn more, please contact Jesse Rodriguez, medical development, 305-243-2014.