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Message from the Director

Dr. Stephen Nimer

I have the extraordinary privilege of leading an incredible team of cancer physicians and scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the first and only university-based cancer center in South Florida. Teamwork is central to our success, making possible our unique contribution to cancer care in the region – and beyond.

Our bold discoveries are changing the future of cancer treatment and care for patients today and for generations to come. At Sylvester we have established groundbreaking programs with national impact on tumor biology, cancer epigenetics, translational and clinical oncology and cancer control. Our experts who are leading breakthrough science and delivering excellent care, are also among the most dedicated, compassionate members of our community.

We are committed to transforming cancer care in South Florida through innovation, precision medicine, breakthrough science, clinical research, leading-edge technology and compassionate, patient-centric care. Together, we continue to make even greater strides toward a future that is cancer free by growing Sylvester’s reach, resources, partnerships and capacity for radical innovation.


Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center