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Summer 2011

From the Director’s Desk

Year after year, the number of adults who smoke in the United States continues to decline, and according to the American Cancer Society, rates of lung cancer in men and women have begun to ebb as well.

UF Lung Cancer Center unites experts for patient-focused care

Gary Love had been retired two years when he first noticed the strange, draining feeling in his head. He went to the doctor, thinking it was a sinus infection. It wasn’t.

UF researchers find quiet protein speaks loudly in fight against cancer

When a movie character says, “It’s too quiet,” that’s usually a sign something bad may happen.

Now, University of Florida researchers have discovered that when variations of a certain protein in our cells are too quiet, it may add to the risk that someone will develop lung cancer.