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Dr. Nancy Mendenhall to Give Grand Rounds Seminar Talk on Proton Therapy

September has been designated the Childhood Cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the UFHCC Oncology Grand Rounds Seminar Series on cancer-related topics, Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Medical Director of the UF Health Proton…

Prostate Cancer and the Use of Proton Therapy

Randal H. Henderson, MD, MBA, UF Radiation Oncology Professor and Associate Medical Director, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, discusses the benefits of proton therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer.  …

Research by Chief Resident Receives Top Honors from ASTRO’s ROI

A manuscript by UF Radiation Oncology Chief Resident Dr. James Bates (left), “Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,” has scored among the top three articles submitted for the ASTRO 2019 Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) Publication Award. The article will be recognized…

UF Health Shands Hospital Ranks among Nation’s Best in Seven Specialties

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Hospitals” report released July 30. No other Florida hospital has more than seven adult specialties ranked in the nation’s top 50, up from six ranked specialties…

Becker’s Healthcare Lists UF Health Shands among 100 Top Hospitals

Becker’s Healthcare has selected UF Health Shands for inclusion in its 2019 edition of the “100 great hospitals in America.” The hospitals listed were recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction, according to Becker’s, a nationwide health care publication. “Our physicians and hospital…

UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2019 ASTRO Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is “Innovate, Collaborate: Transform.” The meeting is expected to be attended by some 11,000 international radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation…

2019 Medical Student, Medical Physics Awards Announced

The Department of Radiation Oncology has announced the 2019 Medical Student and Community Education and Medical Physics Education awards for both the Gainesville and UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI, Jacksonville) teams. The Medical Student and Community Education Award recognizes a clinician who provides outstanding educational opportunities and mentoring to…

Longtime Radiation Oncology Staff Member Retires

MerryMac Watson, Radiation Oncology Event Coordinator since 2005, officially retired June 7, 2019. MerryMac (shown left with department chair Paul Okunieff, MD) was hired in June 2005 and her responsibilities included the coordination of various events as well as office moves/renovations for the department space. Deeply involved in the UF,…

Approaches to Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Jeopardy! Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that his pancreatic cancer is in partial remission. In a new video, Dr. Robert A. Zlotecki, M.D., discusses approaches to treating the disease.

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