Sylvester serves as the hub for cancer diagnosis and treatment for UHealth -University of Miami Health System. In 2003, Sylvester expanded its cancer services to patients in Broward and Palm Beach with the opening of Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. A third facility, Sylvester at Kendall, was opened in 2009 to serve patients in southern Miami-Dade county. Since its founding, Sylvester has transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida and beyond
Sylvester handles 1,100 inpatient admissions annually, performs more than 2,400 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,100 new cancer patients. All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center.
Today there are more than 305,000 outpatient visits at the cancer center and more than 250 physicians and scientists working together to realize Harcourt Sylvester Jr.‘s vision of a comprehensive cancer center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 168 clinical trials and receive more than $49 million annually in research grants.
DCC rider Jonathan Schwartz and his father George’s inspirational journey at Sylvester.
Journey to NCI Designation:
DCC funds are critical to accelerating the research activities needed for Sylvester to achieve NCI designation. Dr. Stephen Nimer discusses how DCC funds directly impact Sylvester’s journey to NCI designation: DCC and NCI Designation
Read this University of Miami Magazine article: Changing the Face of Cancer