August 14, 2009

Time out with Bob Lloyd Chairman, The V Foundation
The Weekly Calistogan – Aug. 14
... the cancer center at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

Helping Protect Your Children's Backs
Lakeland Ledger – Aug. 14
Christine Alvero, Moffitt Cancer Center's manager of physical and occupational therapy, says heavy backpacks put children at risk for musculoskeletal injuries.

Tandem Transplantation Effective for Untreated Multiple Myeloma
Reuters Health on cancerpage.com – Aug. 13
Dr. Mohamad A. Hussein from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center, Tampa, Florida and colleagues conducted the first group tandem transplantation trial in the United States.

Diarrhea with Novel Drug Not Prevented by Corticosteroid
MedPage Today – Aug. 13
During ipilimumab treatment, grade 2 or higher diarrhea adverse events were just as common with budesonide (Entocort EC) as with placebo (32.7% versus 35.0%, P=NS), according to Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Too Few Oncologists Offer Information on Fertility Preservation
Oncology Nursing News – Aug. 13
“The majority of physicians are perhaps not following ASCO guidelines, or consulting reproductive endocrinologists or infertility specialists, or providing educational materials to their patients,” commented Dr Quinn, an associate member of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Exercise Eases Lymphedema Symptoms
MedPage Today – Aug. 12
"Old dogma is hard to change," agreed Christine Laronga, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Budesonide Is Not Beneficial For The Treatment Of Diarrhea In Metastatic Melanoma Patients
Medical News Today – Aug. 12 (This story has appeared in numerous media outlets including redOrbit, Huliq News, CheckOrphan, DG News)
These findings would "discourage the prophylactic use of budesonide to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of ipilimumab," said researcher Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D. Weber is a senior member at the Moffitt Cancer Center and director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, Tampa, Fla.
 
Fox Chase Cancer Center Adds Jeffrey M. Farma to Surgical Oncology Team 
Fox Chase Cancer Center (fccc.edu) – Aug. 11
Farma comes to Fox Chase from the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he completed his clinical surgical oncology fellowship.
 
Florida Facilities Make Best Hospitals List
Nurse.com – Aug. 10
Other Florida facilities to make the list include H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa (No. 16 cancer);
 
Surgical oncologist leaves Fishtown 3BD
BlockShopper – Aug. 10
He received a B.A. in English from Tufts University in 1996 and his M.D. from the Temple University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
 
Breastfeeding May Cut Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk
MedPage Today – Aug. 10
But one collaborative meta-analysis actually found a reduction in breast cancer risk with breastfeeding only among women without a family history of the disease, noted Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who was not involved in the study.
 
St. Petersburg man has donated 100 gallons of blood components over 50 years
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 9
1: Months it takes Moffitt Cancer Center to use 100 gallons of platelets. 
 
THE POWER OF WATER
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 9
The larger one was removed at once, and she is being treated for metastatic melanoma at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
 
Moffitt Cancer Center Involved In Study That Shows Genetic Link To Increased Risk Of Ovarian Cancer 
Today’s Healthy News – Aug. 8
An international research group, including scientists from Moffitt Cancer Center, searched through the genomes of 1,817 women with ovarian cancer and 2,353 women without the disease from across the UK.

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