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Spring 2014

Paul Okunieff, M.D., is the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker chair and serves as director of the UF Shands Cancer Center and chair of the College of Medicine department of radiation oncology.

From the director’s desk

Every day, we make significant strides toward improving the lives of our patients — those who are in treatment for cancer currently and those who will be diagnosed days, weeks, months or even years in the future.

Cancer Fighters

The cancer fighters: A look at research at the UF Health Cancer Center

For most people, crystals, computers and platinum do not readily trigger the mind to think “cancer.” However, UF Health Cancer Center scientists are using these and other tools in their innovative approaches to combating cancer. In this issue, we take you inside the labs of several of UF Health’s innovative cancer researchers.

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Caring for the whole body

In integrative medicine, patients and practitioners work as a team and develop the most comprehensive treatment for a patient’s individual needs. Integrative medicine techniques range from Tai Chi to massage therapy to acupuncture.