News : 2011 : November

University of Miami Hospital is the only location in Florida administering this breakthrough cancer vaccine.

Cancer Vaccine, First of Its Kind, to be Tested in Britain

A cancer vaccine that tackles tumors and out-of-control cells — a first of its kind — will soon enter clinical trials in what researchers hope will transform currently fatal diseases into chronic illnesses.

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Dr. Ricardo Komotar and Dr. Deborah Olin Heros look over an MRI of a brain tumor at the Sylvester Cancer Center. The University of Miami's medical school is one of 10 U.S. institutions working on Phase II trial of a brain tumor vaccine. 
Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff

New Brain Vaccine Aims to Turn Fatal Disease into Chronic

“This is the future of cancer therapy,” Komotar says. “Radiation and chemotherapy fight the cancer but they also kill normal cells, and they’re toxic. This kills the cancer without harming normal tissue.”

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In this updated photo provided by ABC, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC's 20/20.

Giffords Faces Long Road, Wants to Return to Hill

“I think she’s way ahead of the curve,” said Dr. Ross Bullock, chief of neurotrauma at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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