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Feb. 13-20, 2015


Chemotherapy Regimens in Patients With ALL

OncLive – Feb. 20

Jeffrey Lancet, MD, Professor of Oncologic Science and Section Chief for Leukemia, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa, Florida

FDA knew devices spread fatal ‘superbug’ but does not order fix
Reuters – Feb. 19

In light of that success, “I would be in favor of the FDA putting out more stringent rules,” said Dr. John Greene, an infectious disease specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where four patients developed antibiotic-resistant infections after undergoing duodenoscope procedures in 2012.

Women, doctors adjust to new cervical cancer screening guidelines
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 19

New research is improving the HPV vaccine to cover even more strains of the virus. An international clinical trial involving Moffitt Cancer Center faculty demonstrated that vaccination with Gardasil 9 protects against nine HPV types connected with cervical, vulvar and vaginal disease, according to data published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Moffitt Cancer Center and Commissioner Putnam announce partnership to promote healthy living and reduce cancer risk in Florida
Medical News Today – Feb. 19

Moffitt Cancer Center President & CEO Alan F. List, M.D. and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam have announced a new partnership that encourages Florida-based solutions to prevent cancer and empowers Floridians to live stronger, healthier lives. Created by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, “Living Healthy in Florida” provides simple tools to promote healthy living and cancer prevention.

Screening Strategies and Monitoring Patients at Risk of Melanoma Crucial for Early Detection
Melanoma News Today – Feb. 19

According to a recent clinical review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, promoting screening strategies and monitoring patients at extreme risk of melanoma is crucial for early detection and reducing the mortality rates of this highly prevalent cancer. As study author Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, said in a news release: “It is time to embrace the opportunity to decrease melanoma mortality through risk-stratified education and screening.”

The Current Features: Dr. Travis Stork and Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Q105 – Feb. 18

We want to show some love for those special individuals in the community who are doing everything they can to raise funds for research to one day eradicate children’s cancer. Nancy Crane, Executive Director of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and Dr. Damon Reed, Oncologist with All Children’s and Moffitt, stopped by the Beasley Media Group stations to share information with us on the latest advancements and upcoming events.

FDA Broadens Revlimid’s Approved Use To Include Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
The Myeloma Beacon – Feb. 18

Dr. Kenneth Shain, a myeloma specialist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told The Beacon that the expansion of Revlimid’s approved use is “very exciting news.”

Physicians promote melanoma screening strategies for people at high-risk
Oncology Nurse Advisor – Feb. 18

According to a recent clinical review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, physicians from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, suggest that melanoma screening strategies may be more feasible by focusing on high-risk populations and using newer diagnostic tools, and should include efforts to educate the general population about the importance of skin cancer screening.

TKIs in Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive ALL
OncLive – Feb. 18

Jeffrey Lancet, MD, Professor of Oncologic Science and Section Chief for Leukemia, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa, Florida

Singing Tree concert Friday morning
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Feb. 18

Goldstein is a certified music practitioner working as an artist in residence at Moffitt Cancer Center, after 21 years in the Florida Orchestra. Belanger also plays for patients at Moffitt and is a five-time winner of the All Florida Hammered Dulcimer Competition.

A familiar face will be new public information officer
Tampa Bay Times “Gradebook” blog – Feb. 18

Lisa Wolf will step into the role in March, pending approval by the School Board. Wolf, who works for the Moffitt Cancer Center, was a multimedia coordinator for the school district from 2012 to 2013. Prior to working in the district, Wolf was an evening anchor and reporter in Montana and a morning anchor/reporter and producer in Florida. She has a bachelor's degree from Florida State University.

De fiesta el Centro de Cáncer de la Mujer
La Perla des Sur – Feb. 18

Según la hematóloga oncóloga Anna M. Di Marco Serra, el concepto de la clínica “surgió cuando realicé mi especialidad en el Moffitt Cancer Center en Tampa.”

“MOFFITT DAY” BUS RIDE TO TALLAHASSEE TODAY
FOX-13 – Feb. 18

Moffitt Cancer Center will be sending a group of more than 60 people to Tallahassee today to raise awareness and gain legislative support for their efforts.

10th ANNUAL MOFFITT DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Bay News 9 – Feb.17

Moffitt Cancer Center is on the move today. Patients, caregivers and staff members are heading to Tallahassee for its 10th annual Moffitt Day at the Capitol.

10TH ANNUAL MOFFITT DAT AT THE CAPITOL
Bay News 9 – Feb.17
Patients loved ones and staffs from Moffitt Cancer Center are in Tallahassee today for the 10th annual Moffitt Day at the Capitol.

MOFFITT CANCER CENTER IS TEAMING UP WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WEAR (ABC) Channel 3 News Extra – Feb. 17

The State Department of Agriculture is teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center for an initiative they call ‘Living Healthy in Florida,’ encouraging people to be active, eat right and avoid carcinogens.

MOFFITT CANCER CENTER IS WORKING ON MAKING FLORIDA A HEALTHIER STATE TO LIVE IN
WJHG (NBC) – Feb. 17

The state’s Department of Agriculture is teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center to make Florida a healthier state to live in.

MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND LIVING HEALTHY WITH FLORIDA
WJHG (NBC) – Feb.17

‘Living healthy in Florida,’ was announced to coincide with Moffitt Day at the Capitol. It encourages Floridians to be active and eat right, as well as avoid dangerous carcinogens.

MOFFITT CANCER CENTER EFFORTS TO MAKE FLORIDA A HEALTHIER STATE
WCJB (ABC) 20 News – Feb. 17

Florida’s Department of Agriculture is teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center in an effort to make Florida a healthier state.

Moffitt Cancer Center partners with Florida Department of Agriculture
Tallahassee Democrat – Feb. 17

Tallahassee resident Joy Belanger considers the Moffitt Cancer Center her second home. Belanger was given four to six months to live after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007.

Following Sunshine lawsuit, Putnam stresses transparency
Tampa Bay Times “The Buzz” blog – Feb. 17

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam speaks in the Capitol Tuesday at an announcement for a partnership between his office and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center group in Tallahassee today to meet with lawmakers
Bay News 9 – Feb. 17

Staff, patients and administrators from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will be in Tallahassee later today to rally lawmakers.Today is the 10th annual Moffitt Day at the Capitol. About 80 Moffitt advocates are making the trip.

Moffitt Cancer, Adam Putnam Agree to Share the Green
The Ledger “Robin’s Rx” blog – Feb. 17

Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Alan List and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam of Bartow announced a partnership today they say will encourage Florida-based solutions to prevent cancer and let Floridians live stronger, healthier lives.

On Tap in the Capital, Feb. 17
Sarasota Herald-Tribune “HT Politics” blog – Feb. 17

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Alan F. List, president and chief executive officer of the Moffitt Cancer Center, will announce a new partnership. (11:15 a.m., Capitol courtyard.)

AG COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE, MOFFITT CENTER ANNOUNCE “LIVING HEALTHY IN FLORIDA” PARTNERSHIP
Florida Politics – Feb. 17

This morning in the Capitol rotunda, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stood with Moffitt President and CEO Alan F. List to announce the department’s largest private-sector partnership to promote what they call “Living Healthy in Florida,” an initiative to increase awareness of the importance of being physically active, eating fruits and vegetables, and avoiding carcinogens.

Ag Commissioner’s office, Moffitt Center announce “Living Healthy in Florida” partnership
SaintPetersblog – Feb.17

This morning in the Capitol rotunda, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stood with Moffitt President & CEO Alan F. List to announce the department’s largest private-sector partnership to promote what they call “Living Healthy in Florida,” an initiative to increase awareness of the importance of being physically active, eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding carcinogens.

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – February 17
SaintPetersblog – Feb. 17

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Moffitt Cancer Center representatives will celebrate the 10th-annual Moffitt Day with a news conference at State Capitol to announce a new partnership, Event begins 11:15 a.m. at the Florida State Capital Building Courtyard, 400 S. Monroe St. in Tallahassee.

Protein pathway involved in lung cancer metastasis discovered
Oncology Nurse Advisor – Feb. 17

Scientists from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, reported in Cancer Research (2015; doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-0681) that nicotine induces the metastatic spread of lung cancer cells by stimulating the protein beta-arrestin-1.

HCC awarded $100,000 to create Tampa jobs for low-income residents
83 Degrees – Feb. 17

That area, defined as a “Green Tech Corridor area” or the Tampa Industrial Park/ USF Research Park, falls along East Fowler Avenue, between 30th Street and 50th Street. The neighborhood is along the edges of the innovation district of the University of South Florida, which represents a critical mass of education, science, medicine and research including the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, and USF.

Moffitt Cancer Center group in Tallahassee today to meet with lawmakers
Bay News 9 – Feb. 17

Staff, patients and administrators from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will be in Tallahassee later today to rally lawmakers. Today is the 10th annual Moffitt Day at the Capitol. About 80 Moffitt advocates are making the trip.

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – February 17
SaintPetersblog – Feb. 17

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Moffitt Cancer Center representatives will celebrate the 10th-annual Moffitt Day with a news conference at State Capitol to announce a new partnership, Event begins 11:15 a.m. at the Florida State Capital Building Courtyard, 400 S. Monroe St. in Tallahassee.

Moffitt Day: Help Support Cancer Research
The Famuan – Feb. 16

Moffitt Cancer Center will be traveling to Tallahassee, Florida’s State Capitol courtyard to celebrate the 10th Annual Moffitt Day, February 17. The Moffitt Cancer Center, located in Tampa, Florida, is part of an elite group called the National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Center, and aids in research to prevent and cure cancer.

PSA sends unsuspecting tanners to their own funerals
ABC Action News – Feb. 16

Doctor Vernon Sondak says the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has worked with the non-profit to debunk the myth of a healthy tan. “It’s a tragic story but they are trying to do as much as possible to make sure other women like Mollie don’t have to suffer the same fate,” said Sondak, “I am seeing a lot of children and young adults with melanoma and in many cases we think that a tanning bed may have been part of the problem.”

Research Pinpoints Pathway Used by Nicotine to Induce Lung Cancer
Specialty Pharmacy Times – Feb. 16

While smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, the majority of the 159,000 deaths from the disease in the United States last year were because the cancer had spread to other organ sites, according to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Don Francisco urges you to take heart in type 2 diabetes
VOXXI – Feb. 16

It’s already had a negative impact among Hispanic patients who suffer cancer, which along with diabetes and hypertension represent three of the biggest threats to the health of Latinos. A Study by the Moffitt Cancer Center indicates Hispanics and non-college-educated patients are almost twice as likely to report feeling used as “guinea pigs” by medical health professionals when compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks.

MicroRNA Panel Distinguishes Between High- and Low-Risk Pancreatic Lesions
LabMedica – Feb. 16

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the Western world. The prognosis is poor, with one- and five-year survival rates of only 20% and 6%, respectively. To aid in early detection of pancreatic cancer, investigators at the Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL, USA) used advanced genomic tools to analyze the miRNAs associated with low-risk and high-risk IPMNs.

Treating Melanoma with the Help of Chromatography
Chromatography Today – Feb. 15

A team at the Moffitt Cancer Center have used liquid chromatography linked with mass spectrometry to analyse 80 proteins linked to melanoma development and resistance to targeted therapies. By measuring these biomarkers the researchers can determine whether a therapy is reducing the cancer or whether a new therapy is needed. The research was published in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and could lead to a simple test that can help ultimately save lives.

What Makes Pancreatic Cancer So Difficult to Treat?
Youth Health Magazine – Feb. 14

The researchers of Moffitt Cancer Center, for example, have discovered microRNAs that may inform a health care provider whether a patient is high risk in developing intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). These are lesions that develop in the pancreas and are a precursor of pancreatic cancer. Like polyps in the colon, they can be either benign or malignant, in which case they're bound to cause cancer.

MAKING YOUR BATHROOM SAFE & WHY CHOOSE TO GET THE HPV VACCINE
Senior Voice America – Feb. 13

The HPV Vaccine is been seeing some controversy as to whether teenagers should get the vaccine. Dr. Susan Vadaparampil joins us from Moffitt Cancer Center to tell us why your child should get the vaccine.

The Teen Vaccine No One Gets
KFDX (Wichita Falls, Texas) via Ivanhoe Broadcast News – Feb. 5

But according to new research from the Moffitt Cancer Center, the HPV vaccine isn’t as popular as it should be especially among boys.

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