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A few words from our patients

  • Posted Dec 02, 2014
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Below is a fun picture of part of the Infusion Therapy Team...they are such good sports and great nurses, we did not want to close out the year without posting this photo!

...And here are some kind words from our Radiation Oncology patients that help illustrate that "Our mission is you."

Thank you for everyone who treated me with such kindness and care.
I've always hated hospitals until the day I stepped foot in Holy Cross. I can't say enough about the service and timely fashion for everything.
I think the Cancer Center is well run and I have received the best possible treatment.
I would like to say for a somewhat bad situation, Ari and Camille always made me leave there with a good feeling for the day. They are one in a million.
Dr. Goyal, Camille, Bonnie and Sean. Continue doing your incredible work.
Dr. Grosman and all of the staff...everyone was wonderful.



Do you or someone you know have metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer?

  • Posted Nov 25, 2014
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Find out if you qualify

Breast cancer is diagnosed in more than 1.3 million women worldwide each year and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. It is estimated that at least 5 percent of breast cancer cases result from inherited mutations or alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women with these mutations have a lifetime risk of developing breast cancer of 40-85 percent. Males with BRCA2 mutations also carry an increased risk of breast cancer. The Brocade 3 study is a research study for men and women with HER-2 negative metastatic or locally advanced BRCA-associated breast cancer.

This research study is currently seeking female and male volunteers, ages 18 and older, who have been diagnosed with HER-2 negative metastatic or locally advanced BRCA-associated breast cancer. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug, veliparib (or placebo), in combination with two chemotherapeutic drugs that are commonly used for the treatment of breast cancer.

Compensation for travel may be provided. More information on this study can be found by visiting www.Brocade3Study.com to see if you may qualify.

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration on Sept. 17

  • Posted Sep 04, 2014
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On September 17th the American Cancer Society is hosting a Survivor Celebration at Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood. They are extending an invitation to any breast cancer survivors within the Holy Cross community. Please see the attached invitation and feel free to pass it on. Space is limited so please RSVP. Have a wonderful day and thank you for all that you do in the fight against breast cancer!


Join us to make strides against breast cancer

  • Posted Sep 04, 2014
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You are invited to attend Team Holy Cross' Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff meeting today at 5 PM in the Cancer Center's ground floor reception area! Since last year's MSABC walk, many of our own Associates, family members and friends have been touched by breast cancer. We have the opportunity to make a difference and to help people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back with our partners at the American Cancer Society.The walk will be held at Huizenga Park on Saturday, October 11. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Maureen Mann at 954-351-5955.


Stand Up to Cancer on September 5

  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
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STAND UP TO CANCER – The momentum continues to build for our groundbreaking Stand Up To Cancer campaign. We are currently at 57-percent of our needed registered attendees. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry – there’s still time to take action and help us reach our goal by attending at Holy Cross Hospital’s Auditorium on Friday 9/5/14 at 7PM. You might end up being on national TV!!

The admission fee is now $15 and does not include a t-shirt but a limited supply of shirts will be available at the parties for a small donation. Supporters will also have the opportunity to donate $10 for our first ever virtual luminaria bag that can be used as a Facebook profile picture. Visit standup2finishthefight.org to make a donation for a virtual luminaria. All proceeds will go directly to funding our research Dream Team that will focus on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the United States.

You can also help by forwarding this information to your friends and family to encourage their participation.


About the Center

The Michael & Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the Cancer Care Leader in Broward County. Dedicated to providing patients with precise diagnosis, the latest and most advanced treatment and aftercare options, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to care, a compassionate and spiritual healing environment, and an affiliation with the National Cancer Institute. We are also working together with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to provide South Florida residents with rapid access to specialized cancer care and genetics counseling.

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