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Spring 2011

Paul Okunieff, M.D.

From the Director’s Desk

The UF Shands Cancer Center is one of fewer than 20 centers across the country and the first in Florida to debut Intrabeam, a promising type of radiation that could transform the way breast cancer is treated.

Breast cancer patient Janice Northrup (pictured with her husband, Shaun) was one of the first patients at UF to undergo the Intrabeam procedure.)

Just What the Patient Ordered

Her husband placed the newspaper by her chair, carefully positioned so the article would be the first thing she saw. When Janice Northrup glanced at it, she discovered the answer she’d been praying to find.

From left: Steven Hochwald, Stephen Grobmyer and Luke Gutwein

Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies?

Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article recently published online by the American Journal of Surgery.

Cancer Center Yoga

A Place for Patients

Yoga classes at the Criser Cancer Resource Center are one of many ways the center helps patients and their families deal with the challenges presented by a cancer diagnosis or long hospital stay.

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