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Moffitt Cancer Center is one of 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only one based in Florida. The designation is bestowed upon institutions that have significant peer-reviewed research funding; high-quality programs in basic, translational and population research; are dedicated to developing more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy; educate health care professionals and the public; and reach out to underserved populations.

Moffitt's impact on cancer research spans basic science, prevention and clinical research with a focus on translating discoveries into better care.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Begins Phase I Clinical Trial of New Immunotherapy

TAMPA, Fla. (April 9, 2014) –  Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a phase I clinical trial for a new immunotherapy drug, ID-G305, made by Immune Design. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. It has several advantages over standard cancer therapies, including fewer side effects and an overall better tolerability. It tends to be most effective in patients who have smaller, localized tumors that have not spread to distant sites.  Learn more...

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Discover New Mechanism Allowing Tumor Cells to Escape Immune Surveillance

TAMPA, Fla. (March 18, 2014) – The immune system plays a pivotal role in targeting cancer cells for destruction. However, tumor cells are smart and have developed ways to avoid immune detection.  A collaborative team of researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center recently discovered a novel mechanism that lung cancer cells use to block detection by a type of immune cell called a natural killer cell (NK cell).  Learn more...


Moffitt Cancer Center Pioneers Worldwide Standard in Diagnosing Melanoma

TAMPA, Fla. (March 5, 2014) –  Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental in making significant improvements to the diagnostic procedure called sentinel node biopsy for melanoma patients and teaching this procedure to physicians from around the world. Learn more...
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