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June is National Cancer Survivor Month

June is designated as National Cancer Survivor Month – with June 7 named National Cancer Survivors Day  – to help raise awareness about living as a cancer survivor. Several organizations offer free resources for survivors, their families, and caregivers. Among them, the American Association for Cancer Research…

Using Space Research to Help Cancer Patients

Nutrients are poorly absorbed in space, and Associate Professor Sadasivan Vidyasagar, MBBS, PhD explains how a combination of UF Radiation Oncology and space research is helping cancer patients. View the WCJB interview here.

UFHPTI Welcomes Physics Faculty

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) recently announced the addition of two new physics faculty members to their team. Twyla Willoughby, PhD, FAAPM (right), a University of Florida alumna, received her PhD from UF’s medical physics graduate program. Dr. Willoughby brings over 25 years of clinical experience to UFHPTI…

Radiation Oncology Professors Receive 2022 Exemplary Teacher Recognition

The UF Department of Radiation Oncology has announced that Assistant Professor Kathryn Hitchcock, M.D., Ph.D.; Associate Chair for Research Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D.; and Assistant Professor Raymond B. Mailhot Vega, M.D., M.P.H. (below) have been recognized as Exemplary Teachers for 2021-2022 . Faculty…

Adult Cancer Survivorship Program Opens at UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion

Transitioning from Cancer Treatment Successful cancer treatments (radiation, chemotherapy and surgery) and the effects of disease often impact cancer patients long after their treatment is over, and may require lifelong follow-up care. Through clinical care, education, counseling, surveillance, and coordination of care, Cancer Survivorship programs utilize a personalized approach to…

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Treats 10,000th Patient

On February 23, a Jacksonville woman became the 10,000th person to complete proton therapy at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI). Dacia Starratt, a 47-year-old native of Jacksonville’s Oceanway neighborhood (shown right), had 32 daily treatments over a 6- to 7-week period for breast cancer. Proton therapy,…


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