April 6, 2012

Relapse-Free Survival Now Easier To Predict For Several Tumor Stages In Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer
Medical News Today - April 6
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have carried out a study to validate the utility of new tumor classification systems for staging and predicting relapse-free survival for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and who may be candidates for surgery.

USF faked research data to get grants, lawsuit says
The Tampa Tribune - April 6
As a precaution, he said, he sent case reports to another researcher, at Moffitt Cancer Center, which is on the USF campus but operates independently.

The fight of strip club owner Joe Redner's life
Tampa Bay Times - April 6
"He's had an excellent response," says Dr. Scott Antonia from the Moffitt Cancer Center, as in remission.

Genetic testing on brink of boom
Palm Beach Post - April 6
"In order to understand what's going to work for which patients, you need to study patients," said Dr. William Dalton, chief executive of Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. "I'm talking hundreds of thousands of patients."

CASIS picks scientists to fill leadership positions
Florida Today - April 5
Yeatman is a professor of surgery and senior member of Oncological Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center, and a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Swim Across America to benefit Moffitt
Tampa Bay Newspapers - April 5
Swim Across America, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, will host its first open water fundraising swim in Florida, and funds will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Genome sequencing has its limits, researchers say
stltoday.com - April 5
"When it comes to cancer, its genes, its environment and its bad luck," said Thomas Sellers, director of the Moffitt Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. Sellers was not involved in the study.

New research council, better EDC focus, more startup buzz: 5 things to know about Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Times "Venture" blog - April 5
James Utterback, the once heralded CEO of Moffitt Cancer's for-profit joint venture M2Gen who then left and evaporated from the public, is back on the radar.

Free colorectal cancer web-chat: Dealing with emotions after cancer treatment
Examiner.com - April 4
According to Jolene Rowe, one of Moffitt Cancer Center's licensed clinical social workers, many cancer survivors have difficulty adjusting to life when treatments, weekly doctor appointments and the feeling of being continuously monitored ends.

Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue Persists Over Time
OncLive - April 4
"Our results suggest that healthcare providers communicate to breast cancer patients, particularly those who are receiving chemotherapy, the possibility that fatigue may not improve over time and possibly may worsen," Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, with Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues said.

Roche's Zelboraf steadily adopted in advanced melanoma
Financial Times - April 3
The drug has changed the field as many did not expect to see such a dramatic effect on Stage IV, or late stage melanoma patients, Keiran Smalley, assistant member, Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute said.

Mammograms Not Sufficient?
ABC News - April 3
Dr. Chris Flowers says the breast ultrasound is an important tool to consider.

Whole genome sequencing: The benefit and burden of knowing all of your genetic risks
CURE (Blog) - April 3
"Even though we all suspect that there are some things that are truly genetic, when it comes to cancer, it's genes, the environment and also bad luck," said Thomas Sellers, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Gene Sequencing Not a Crystal Ball, But Has Value for Some
Medscape - April 3
Thomas Sellers, PhD, MPH, executive vice president and director at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, agreed "with the primary conclusion of this report," adding that this is a very "provocative" study that puts very important issues into perspective.

Fundraisers set for cancer patient
Highlands Today - April 3
Kinney is being treated at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Study Questions Value of Genetic Testing
MedPage Today - April 2
"When it comes to cancer, we know that it's genes, it's environment, and it's also bad luck," said Thomas Sellers, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

The 19th Annual Magnolia Ball for Moffitt Cancer Center, April 21, 2012
Examiner.com - April 2
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc., as a not-for-profit corporation, must continually raise funds for their primary mission - to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Bevis Elementary Relays For A Cure
Osprey Observer - April 2
Funded by the American Cancer Society, The Hope Lodge in Tampa provides free lodging to patients receiving treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Texas Cattle Company Restaurant Raises Money to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer
The Ledger - April 1
In their participation in the Corks against Cancer event, the long-standing, local company contributed more than $2,000 toward this campaign to Moffitt Cancer Center for its research in pediatric cancer.

Different Leukemia, Different Treatment
dailyRx - March 31
A team from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute reviewed the results from that first study and hypothesized that the age difference reflected an underlying genetic difference.


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