It takes a village to fight cancer

By Life@TheU

It takes a village to fight cancer

By Life@TheU
Carmen Calfa shares why she is committed to the DCC.

For the past 12 years, Dr. Carmen Calfa, an assistant professor and oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has taken care of breast cancer patients. One in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is one of the most common cancers in women.

Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute, and Calfa is part of the team that earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.

“It takes a village and we all count on each other to get this done,” said Calfa. “It’s a privilege to be together and find a cure for cancer.”

Each spring Calfa joins her colleagues and the community to tackle cancer by participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC). On Feb. 29 it will be the third time Calfa participates in the DCC.

“It’s really amazing to be there and see children, older people, people that have one limb and pushing a wheelchair or being pushed in a wheelchair, seeing our director of the cancer center riding 100 miles and leading by example,” described Calfa. “It’s just an amazing event and I’m so looking forward to it.”

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