The UF Health Cancer Center stands alone in the state of Florida in its unique ability to blend comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. It boasts a membership of more than 230 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Florida and UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. The UFHCC and its members are dedicated to providing leading-edge cancer care and conducting original research for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The UF Health Cancer Center is consistently finding new and better treatments through research to provide exceptional patient outcomes. Some highlights from the center include:
- Development of new types of brain immunotherapy
- North Florida’s most successful bone marrow transplant program
- Several firsts in human trials, including cooperative group, industry-sponsored and national studies
- Collaboration with the College of Engineering to develop new methods of using 3-D printed cells of soft matter
- Individualized leukemia and solid tumor treatments based on people’s genes and their mutations
This unique intersection of innovation, education and treatment is where
the UF Health Cancer Center is redefining expertise.
are part of the UF Health system, which encompasses six health colleges, eight research centers/institutes, two teaching hospitals, six specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout North Central and Northeast Florida. Additionally, more than 90 percent of the center’s members also serve as faculty; the Cancer Center boasts members from 11 UF colleges. Members may also hold affiliations with other institutes and centers across the university or serve as physicians for the UF Health Shands family of hospitals and clinical programs.
Left: Jonathan Licht, M.D., Director
Top Right: John Wingard, M.D., Deputy Director
Second Right: Rolf Renne, Ph.D., Associate Director for Basic Sciences
Third Right: Robert Houlihan, D.H.A., Associate Director for Administration
Fourth Right: Merry-Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, Associate Director for Medical Affairs
Bottom Right: Daohong Zhou, M.D., Associate Director for Translation and Drug Development
Bottom Center: Steven Madore, Ph.D., Associate Director for Core Technologies
Bottom Center: Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences
Bottom Center: Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D., Associate Director for Cancer Education and Research Career Enhancement
Bottom Center: Thomas George, M.D., FACP, Associate Director for Clinical Investigation
Bottom Left: Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D., Associate Director for Cancer Education and Research Career Enhancement