August 24, 2012

Oligosecretory Myeloma Can Often Be Detected With Free Light Chain Assay
The Myeloma Beacon (blog) – Aug. 24

However, Dr. Rachid Baz from the Moffitt Cancer Center, who was not involved with the study, is not com­pletely convinced that oligosecretory disease becomes more prevalent in advanced stages of myeloma.

Readers' Choice Winners 2012
Temple Terrace Patch – Aug. 24
Best Hospital Winners: Florida Hospital Tampa and Moffitt Cancer Center

PSA Test Linked to Better Prostate Cancer Survival
WebMD – Aug. 23
Brian M. Rivers, PhD, MPH, says more targeted screening may be the way to go. He is a researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Tampa's Top Five Movers and Shakers
Yahoo! News – Aug. 23
Dr. William S. Dalton: Dr. Dalton, a PhD and MD, is president and chief executive officer of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

Wheat extract shows promise in cancer research
Capital Press – Aug. 23
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has been studying the extract, Avemar, which was developed in Hungary.

Pretest Genetic Counseling Decreases Stress for BRCA Patients
The Oncology Pharmacist – Aug. 23
Because breast cancer gene status plays a large role in treatment and risk management, breast cancer patients with certain risk factors may benefit from pretest genetic counseling and genetic testing at or near the time of initial diagnosis, suggest Moffitt Cancer Center researchers.

Tampa issues bonds for Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 22

Roughly $117 million of the bond proceeds will be used for the acquisition, construction and equipping of facilities at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Acai and Other Berries: Fact or Fiction?
Senior Voice America – Aug. 22
Kathryn A. Allen, MA, RD, LD/N, CSO, is the director of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Nutrition where she has been a registered dietitian since 1992. 

Radiosensitivity biomarker
Hospital Healthcare Europe – Aug. 22
The radiosensitivity molecular signature (RSI) used in the study had previously been validated for rectal, esophageal and head and neck cancers, but the current study focused solely on the benefits of the approach in the treatment of breast cancer, according to study authors Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Moffitt announces new leaders
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 22
Familiar faces are in new roles at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Citizen of the Year nominee talks about serving
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 22
Long also has worked with the Temple Terrace Juniorettes to donate art supplies and lead art project workshops for recovering patients at Hope Lodge, adjacent to Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Radiosensitivity biomarker may aid in RT decisions for breast cancer
Health Imaging – Aug. 21
The radiosensitivity molecular signature (RSI) used in the study had previously been validated for rectal, esophageal and head and neck cancers, but the current study focused solely on the benefits of the approach in the treatment of breast cancer, according to study authors Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Longtime local hoops coach Winston Davis passes away
Tampa Bay Times “Home Team” blog – Aug. 21
He missed only two games that season (a pair of holiday contests in Tallahassee) despite daily after-school radiation treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Healthcare Analytics: Understanding patterns of past events will help inform future decisions about care
Advance for Imaging & Radiation Oncology – Aug. 20

Mark Hulse, MSN, RN, is vice president and chief information officer at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla.

Healthy Kidz
Bay News 9 – Aug. 20
Nikki Ross Inda joins Dr. Randy Shuck and Al Ruechel to discuss Moffitt’s Healthy Kidz program.

How cancer cells 'hijack' a mechanism to grow
Asian News International – Aug. 19
"Eukaryotic cells have evolved multiple mechanisms to maintain histone abundance at appropriate levels," said study lead author Nupam P. Mahajan, Ph.D., member of Moffitt Cancer Center's Molecular Oncology and Drug Discovery Program.

Fundraiser Planned for Riverview Woman Diagnosed with Cancer
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Aug. 18
She was sent to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for surgery.

Kyprolis: Which Multiple Myeloma Patients Will Physicians Treat With It?
The Myeloma Beach – Aug. 17
Ken Shain, Moffitt Cancer Center: Much of the excitement surrounding the use of this new agent [Kyprolis] is that we now have an additional agent with which to treat our relapsed and refractory patients.

Support for outdoor hospital smoking ban
United Press International – Aug. 16
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa found 86 percent of non-smokers supported the outdoor smoking ban, as did 20 percent of the employees who were smokers. Fifty-seven percent of patients who were smokers favored the ban.

Cancer Center Bans Outdoor Smoking
About.com – Aug. 15
Researchers polled both employees and patients who were affected by an outdoor smoking ban put in place at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

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