July 27, 2012

Fundraiser for Marsha Posey
The Star (Port St. Joe) – July 26

Be a blessing to her; join me from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, July 28, at Frank Pate Park for face painting, horseback rides, and hot dogs, chips, and drink as we raise funds for her to make the trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center near Tampa. 

Four-Drug Myeloma Regimen Adds Toxicity, Not Efficacy
Clinical Oncology News – July 25

A recent retrospective analysis from Moffitt Cancer Center suggests that for most patients, up-front doublets and triplets containing bortezomib or lenalidomide yield similar survival outcomes, but contrary to common belief less might even be better in the subgroup with cytogenetically high-risk MM. 

Genetic variant raises glioma risk but improves survival
Oncology Nurse Advisor – July 25

According to investigators Kathleen M. Egan, vice chair of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues, this single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) disrupts the signal from TP53, an important tumor suppressor gene.

Cisco Pulse Enables Searching, Tagging of Video for Cancer Research
eWEEK – July 23

Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla., is using the Cisco Pulse video analytics platform to search through videos using keywords to enable more efficient cancer research and learning.

Vitamin E to fight prostate cancer
The Malaysia Star – July 22

A recent clinical study on pancreatic cancer by Professor Mokenge Malafa at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute of Florida, the United States, saw patients consuming daily doses up to 3,200mg without any observable adverse side effects.

State Senate primary opponents tout contrasting approaches
The Tampa Tribune – July 22

Second, the plan would finally unleash the economic potential of the university, Moffitt Cancer Center and other major institutions.


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