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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

This year, approximately 64,050 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the US, and of these, 4,800 were Florida residents. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, responsible for 3% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. In addition, a study published…

Dr. Robert Zlotecki and Dr. Eric Brooks Honored at UF Spring Faculty Assemby

Robert A. Zlotecki, MD, PhD, UF Radiation Oncology Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Medical Director, Gainesville, FL, and Eric Brooks, MD, MHS, Clinical Assistant Professor, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), Jacksonville, FL, were honored during this year’s spring faculty assembly, which took place April 14, 2023 in…

Finding a Way Past Pancreatic Cancer with UF Radiation Oncology

When Karen Weatherman thought she was out of options in her fight against advanced pancreatic cancer, a treatment newly available at UF Health came to her rescue. On Oct. 6, Weatherman began getting treatment with a novel radiopharmaceutical agent, Lutathera, under the care of Robert Zlotecki, MD, PhD, UF Radiation…

UF Radiation Oncology Unveils New Technology to Tackle Difficult Cancers

UF Radiation Oncology celebrated the unveiling of its 1.5-Tesla MRI-guided linear accelerator, the Elekta Unity, on July 21. The Unity will welcome its first patients at the end of the month. “This technology provides more opportunities to improve our use of radiation therapy than we’ve ever had,” said Robert Zlotecki,…

Short Course Radiation Therapy Now Offered, Cutting Treatment Time in Half

Robert Zlotecki, MD, PhD, UF Radiation Oncology Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Medical Director, and Assistant Professor Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD, are now offering a four-week short course radiation therapy regimen at the UF Davis Cancer Pavilion for patients with low to favorable…

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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