April 20, 2012

Residents Invited to Walk for a Cure
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch - April 20
The church once again is sponsoring Project Cure in an effort to raise $50,000 for the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

University Beat: Cancer Caregiver Symposium
WUSF News Radio - April 20
An April 23rd deadline is looming for caregivers of cancer patients who want to attend a free symposium at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Successful Treatment of Breast Cancer May Not Reduce Anxiety
PsychCentral - April 20
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have published their findings in the journal Psycho-Oncology.

Kidney cancer on the rise, cancer support group says
Englewood Sun - April 20
There's one support group for survivors and caregivers between Naples and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, according to Peggy Ulrich.

Local woman fights kidney cancer with a strong spirit and the latest in treatments
ABC Action News - April 19
Linda was a perfect candidate for one of the new surgical treatments performed at The Moffitt Cancer Center.

First, make no mistakes
Creative Loafing - April 19
Institutions like Moffitt Cancer Center and the Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute at USF change the image of what the region has always been about. 

Protein's location connected to cancer cell survival
The Brown Daily Herald - April 19
The study is "a very timely one of immediate interest to a wide audience," said Ed Seto, senior member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute who was not involved in the project.

USF heart institute gets $2 million from Hillsborough County
Tampa Bay Times - April 19
The concept is similar to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's M2Gen collaboration with Merck & Co. and now other drug companies, with its collection of tumor samples.

Cancer Caregiver Symposium
WUSF Radio - April 18
Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a seminar Saturday, April 28th, not for people with cancer, but for those who are caring for them.

Health Headlines: Gov. Scott approves funding for USF Health Heart Institute
Bay News 9 - April 18
"It will include USF Health's brand-new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, and now our new initiatives in personalized medicine and the future of heart care."

Ray McNulty: Schintzius always seemed satisfied
TC Palm - April 18
Schintzius died Sunday from respiratory failure at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, after battling a rare form of leukemia for nearly three years. He was 43.

Memorial for Schintzius on April 28 in Brandon
The Tampa Tribune - April 17
Schintzius, the former Brandon High School and Florida Gators basketball standout who played nine years in the NBA, died Sunday from respiratory failure at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Former Nets Forward Schintzius Dies of Respiratory Failure at 43
Bloomberg News - April 17
He received two bone marrow transplants from his younger brother, Travis, the most recent in November. He died two days ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Travis Schintzius told the Tampa Tribune.

High BMI may not Hurt Chances After Surgery
dailyRx (Blog) - April 17
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers reviewed research literature and patient data to draw this new conclusion, which is based on the trends of both esophageal cancer and obesity.

NBA and UF basketball star, Dwayne Schintzius, 43, dies from leukemia
Examiner - April 16
The 7'2" star passed away on Sunday at the Moffitt Cancer Center at only 43-years-old.

Former Gators Center Dwayne Schintzius Loses Cancer Battle, Dies at 43
Florida Gamedayr - April 16
According to Tampa Bay Online Schintzius "endured months of complications after receiving a second bone-marrow transplant from his younger brother, Travis, in November, died Sunday from respiratory failure at the Moffitt Cancer Center," his family said.

Dwayne Schintzius Dies Following Leukemia Battle
The Christian Post - April 16
Schintzius suffered from chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and passed away from respiratory complications at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, he was only 43-years-old.

Dwayne Schintzius Death: Former Spurs Center Dead at 43 after Leukemia Battle
The Inquisitr - April 16
According to the report, Schintzius was surrounded by family when he died at about 2:45pm Sunday from respiratory failure at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was first admitted in 2009 after being diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, an uncommon blood cancer that affects only three in 100,000 individuals in the United States each year.

New FDA ruling may reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies
ABC Action News - April 16
Doctor Julio Pow-Sang is the Chair of the Department of GU Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Immunotherapy and Radiation Provide Good Tumor Response in Sarcoma Patients
Onc Live - April 16
"Sarcomas are relatively rare forms of cancer with about 10,000 new cases in the US annually," said Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where the study took place.

Brandon Basketball Star Dwayne Schintzius Dies at 43
CW44 - April 16
He was being treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center for complications from a failed bone marrow transplant.

ISMP Launches New Oncology Med Safety Self-Assessment Tool
Pharmacy Practice News - April 16
Phil Johnson, MS, RPh, who chaired the ISMP committee that developed the self-assessment tool while he was director of pharmacy at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla., said that he "sincerely hopes" all hospitals use the tool to assess the way they handle oncology drugs-even those facilities that have already implemented systems for improving the safety of chemotherapy administration.

Former gator, NBA basketball player Dwayne Schintzius dies at 43
ABC Action News - April 16
Former NBA player Dwayne Schintzius died Sunday from complications related to his battle with leukemia at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Former Florida center Dwayne Schintzius dies at 43
The Gainesville Sun - April 15
He was surrounded by family members when he died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, according to a Tampa Bay Online report.

Former Florida Gator, Brandon High basketball star Dwayne Schintzius dies at 43
Tampa Bay Times - April 15
Mr. Schintzius died at 2:45 p.m. at Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was being treated for complications from a failed bone marrow transplant, according to his father, Ken.

Gators great Dwayne Schintzius, 43, dies of leukemia
The Florida Times-Union - April 15
Schintzius suffered from chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. He died at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Doctor's role is key to cancer fight
News Observer - April 15
Lyman, 66, spent much of his career in Tampa, where he helped build the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and establish a school of public health at the University of South Florida.

Report: Ex-Gator, NBA big man Schintzius dies at 43
CBS Sports - April 15
He was surrounded by family when he died at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was first admitted in 2009 after being diagnosed with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML), an uncommon blood cancer that affects only three in 100,000 individuals in the United States each year.

Brandon native, UF star Schintzius dead at 43
The Tampa Tribune - April 15
Schintzius, the former Brandon High School standout who endured months of complications after receiving a second bone-marrow transplant from his younger brother, Travis, in November, died Sunday from respiratory failure at the Moffitt Cancer Center, his family said. He was 43.

Former NBA Center Dwayne Schintzius Dead at 43
SB Nation - April 15
(Schintzius) was surrounded by family when he died at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was first admitted in 2009 after being diagnosed with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML), an uncommon blood cancer that affects only three in 100,000 individuals in the United States each year. 

County envisions 'innovation' district
The Tampa Tribune - April 14
Many details aren't worked out yet, but local leaders know they want to use the prestige of USF, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Florida Hospital Tampa to attract new high-tech business, shops, restaurants and housing.

Velcade-Melphalan And Double Stem Cell Transplant Combination Is Feasible In Treatment-Resistant Myeloma Patients
The Myeloma Beacon - April 13
According to Dr. Ken Shain, from the Moffitt Cancer Center and one of the study's investigators, trials have already been started to further investigate the combination's efficacy for both autologous (self) and allogeneic (donor) transplants.

Pat's weekly medical updates
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) - April 13
Now, before you (or me!) get too excited, the lab in question has a history of being a tenth of a point or two lower than the in-house lab at Moffitt Cancer Center.  I drive south one hour to get my "official" blood draw on Monday the 23rd.

Industry-Sponsored Studies More Likely To Generate Positive Results
Clinical Oncology News - April 2012
Using three metrics to assess treatment success in clinical trials, Dr. Djulbegovic, of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Outcomes Research, University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, and colleagues found that new treatments are favored over standard treatments in industry-sponsored trials in comparison with trials funded by the public funder for each metric used.

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