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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 Research News

High Alcohol Consumption Associated with an Increased Risk of Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men, Say Moffitt Researchers

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2014) – Men who consume more alcohol have a greater risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to a recent study by Moffitt Cancer Center researchers. 
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Moffitt Cancer Center Study Finds Few Physicians are Recommending HPV Vaccination for Boys

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Research from Moffitt Cancer Center shows family physicians and pediatricians are not always recommending vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for young male patients. Approximately 6 million people are newly infected with HPV each year, a virus that can lead to the development of cancer. There are also more than 600,000 new cases of cancer attributed to HPV each year worldwide. Learn more...


Moffitt Cancer Center Plays Pivotal Role in FDA Approval of New Anti-PD-1 Inhibitor Keytruda for Metastatic Melanoma

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2014) –  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a new cancer immunotherapy today to treat patients with metastatic melanoma, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) by Merck & Co. Learn more...
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