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

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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.

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Medicine Magazine | Spring/Summer 2022

Medicine Magazine tells the stories of data-driven discoveries transforming patient outcomes, eight students’ path to medicine, our vision for becoming a global leader in urology, how our alumni are advancing medicine across the nation, and much more.

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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.

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Fundraising Priorities

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.

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.

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.

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Sylvester announces Transformational Cancer Research Building

It is what we teach our students and how we approach research. This new facility is designed to support our goal to tackle the most challenging cancers.

Dr. Henri R. Ford

Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Miller School

Featured Stories

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Castaways Against Cancer Complete Carry On Tour

To accelerate research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the nonprofit group Castaways Against Cancer completed their 23rd annual kayak paddle on June 17 in Key West. 

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Sylvester announces Transformational Cancer Research Building

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is making another bold move to accelerate cancer research, celebrating the groundbreaking for a 244,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB).

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Dolphins Challenge Cancer raises more than $8 million to support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Riding their bicycles, running or walking, nearly 4,500 DCC participants from across the U.S. and the world raised more than $8 million for leading-edge research and treatments at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated center in South Florida.

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.