In the words of Gandalf the Grey, we are indeed living in times that have shaken us collectively to the core. While social distancing has certainly impacted all of us worldwide, the effects on cancer patients are particularly unsettling. Life in the era of coronavirus adds another layer of uncertainty and fear to an already … Continue reading cancer vs. coronavirus
With the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, we are excited here at University of Colorado to host our first ever Leiomyosarcoma Patient Program. Come and join us to learn from our sarcoma experts. Program focusing on the latest and most exciting research available, as well as patient and caregiver breakout sessions with our fabulous supportive care team. … Continue reading Leiomyosarcoma Patient Program March 14th in Denver!
Spectrum 2020 Overview of EHEDownload By popular request - slides from my recent talk at Spectrum 2020, a meeting for interventional radiologists. let me know any questions!
Greetings readers! This week I gave a talk at our Cancer Center's symposium series on some of the research that we're developing in the lab and in clinic on improving outcomes with immunotherapy in sarcomas. It's long and pretty scientific-focused, but reviews the major immunotherapy trials for sarcomas, and talks about ideas about how to … Continue reading New Video: Empowering the immune system in sarcomas
Sarcoma Awareness Month may be over, but for patients, families, and docs fighting sarcoma awareness is a daily occurrence! Thus... we have TWO upcoming events planned here at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for patient awareness and education. Friday, September 23, 2016 - SCCC / Manny Alvarez Foundation Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Day of Learning / Research Workshop. … Continue reading ASPS and Sarcoma Days of Learning
Sarcoma Awareness Day with the Miami Marlins, July 2015 Today marks the beginning of sarcoma awareness month - in addition to donning all your yellow attire, you can kick it off by signing this petition to make it official by the White House - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/designate-july-sarcoma-awareness-month (header credit - ericddavisfoundation.org)
Last week, after one year and about 4 months of work, I consented my first patient for my clinical trial of combination axitinib and pembrolizumab for alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) and other soft tissue sarcomas. Since this trial hit clinical trials.gov, I've had more patients come out of the woodwork with ASPS then I could have … Continue reading The one that really has to go… ASPS.
Apologies dear readers for my lack of blog activity - it's grant season and I've been hard at work at putting together a new clinical trial... but that means the topics have piled up so new posts will be coming soon! First and foremost I wanted to make sure that everyone's aware of our upcoming … Continue reading Sarcoma Patient Education Conference in Miami
So I never thought I would be one for blogging, but the various social media outlets never all quite seem to fit the bill - so here goes. I'm a medical oncologist practicing at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. I specialize in sarcomas, which are rare … Continue reading a blog for sarcoma