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Facts and Figures

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester) delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As South Florida’s only recognized Cancer Center of Excellence, Sylvester is a vital component supporting the local community.


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of multiple locations, all within a 35 miles radius from Sylvester’s main location in Miami. These include locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.


Sylvester became the fourth facility in the U.S. and the first on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay Inc. The MRIdian system was the first FDA-cleared system of its kind. We remain committed to MRI-guided radiotherapy and applying it to adaptive approaches. We also have the Varian Ethos system for adaptive radiotherapy, the Varian Edge for highly conformal stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy, and the Elekta GammaKnife for brain radiosurgery.

Sylvester also became the first location in the Eastern United States to be equipped with the Ablatherm robotic high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device, which is used for prostate tissue removal.

Groundbreaking for the Varian ProBeam Compact proton therapy system took place in the spring of 2018. The installation of the ProBeam system provides another key option for Sylvester’s team of highly specialized radiation oncologists.

Above all else, we are committed to reducing the burden from cancer and other serious illnesses through research, education, prevention, and the delivery of quality patient care.

Sylvester's Patient Geographic Representation

Sylvester has international patients that come from a total of 84 countries, with the highest volumes from the Bahamas, Ecuador, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.