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April 24-30, 2015


Sotatercept Effectively Treats Anemia in MDS and Non-Proliferative CMML
OncLive – April 30

“Sotatercept showed clinical activity in this cohort of heavily pretreated, anemic, lower-risk MDS patients who were refractory to prior ESAs,” lead author Rami S. Komrokji, MD, clinical director, Department of Malignant Hematology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, said when the data were presented. “Erythroid hematological improvement was achieved in 40% of high transplant burdened patients and sustained increases in hemoglobin levels were seen in the majority of low transplant burdened patients.”

Moffitt opens lounge for adolescent, young-adult cancer patients
Tampa Bay Times – April 29

Lindsey Lucas looked around the waiting area of Moffitt Cancer Center and saw lots of senior citizens. Lucas was only 28 years old and had just been diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.

Centennial Middle School seventh-grader finds a cause: cancer patients
Tampa Bay Times – April 29

She already has spent some of the money, recruiting volunteers and friends to entertain at a spaghetti dinner served up on Global Youth Service Day to Moffitt Cancer Center patients staying at the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge in Tampa.

House carefully planned its ‘surprise’ adjournment but not all members got memo
The Miami Herald “Naked Politics” blog – April 28

Harrison, who represents a district that includes the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, said he’s open to the concept of expanded Medicaid coverage, including the Senate model. “We could use a cooling off period,” Harrison said. “This will give us a chance to go home and hear from our constituents.”

Free cake, fun at ‘Eat at Joe’s’ downtown party
The Tampa Tribune “Free and Cheap” blog – April 28

Exhibitors will have displays including Moffitt Cancer Center offering sunscreen samples.

The business of cancer therapy
Florida Trend – April 28

Our major hospitals are keeping pace. While Moffitt is the only NIH-designated cancer center based in Florida, there are other heavy hitters. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has a cancer specialty (and its own NIH designation, albeit from Minnesota), and the Cleveland Clinic has just opened a cancer center in Weston. UF Health (Shands) has its own cancer center in Gainesville. Baptist is building a cancer institute in Miami. And others like Memorial Health, Orlando Health and Johns Hopkins/All Children’s offer specialized care.

#BeSeen photo gallery: Moffitt Magnolia Ball
The Tampa Tribune – April 27

This year’s Magnolia Ball raised more than $3 million to help find a cure for cancer and assist in the treatment of those with the disease. The April 18 event at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, sponsored by the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, benefited the cancer center and featured entertainment by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Rays vs. Blue Jays, game 19 recap: Archer leads Rays to series sweep over Jays
SB Nation “D Rays Bay” blog – April 26

Finally, it was Moffitt Day at Tropicana Field, with the Rays donating $5,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Center. We’ve all been impacted in some way by this terrible disease, and it’s always great to see our local teams supporting one of the premier cancer research facilities right here in our backyard. Tip of the Cap to the Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Community activist honored with $50K at Lightning’s Game 5
Sun Times Tampa – April 26

According to Lightning’s official website, Gonzmart will use the money to donate to Moffitt Cancer Center, Jesuit High School, the Tampa Metro YMCA and Cristo Rey Tampa High School.

2015 NHL Playoffs Game 5 recap: 4-0 loss takes Lightning to the brink of elimination
SB Nation “Raw Charge” blog – April 25

The Lightning honored Richard Gonzmart as the 44th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period tonight. Gonzmart, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center, Jesuit High School, the Tampa Metro YMCA and Cristo Rey Tampa High School. 

2015 NHL Playoffs Game 5 recap: 4-0 loss takes Lightning to the brink of elimination
Raw Charge – April 25

The Lightning honored Richard Gonzmart as the 44th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period tonight. Gonzmart, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center, Jesuit High School, the Tampa Metro YMCA and Cristo Rey Tampa High School.

Written Education Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Microvascular Reconstruction
Oncology Nurse Advisor – April 24

“Microvascular reconstruction is a high-risk, complex procedure with minimal information regarding postoperative care available in the literature,” said Eugene Terkoski, RN, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. Assessment of the educational tools available to patients in the head and neck clinic “revealed a lack of materials related to microvascular reconstruction surgeries,” he said, leading to nonstandardized preoperative education of patients and their families.

Interdisciplinary Task Force Develops Patient Education Tool for Opioid-Induced Constipation
Oncology Nurse Advisor – April 24

In addition, all of the patients studied reported receiving written education as well as adherence to their opioid medication plans, said Juliana Amankwah, RN, BSN, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Grow A Playoff Beard To Benefit Moffitt!
New Tampa & Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News – April 24

The Tampa Bay Lightning are participating in an annual tradition surrounding the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs known as the Beard-a-Thon® to raise money for Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center and are encouraging Lightning fans to join them in the campaign.

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