September 7, 2012

'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study
HealthDay News – Sept. 7
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., reviewed existing research on brain function ("cognitive" functioning) in breast cancer patients who received standard doses of chemotherapy for at least six months.

“Chemo brain” real but mild in effect
Oncology Update – Sept. 7
The Moffitt Cancer Center researchers said the findings should be used to inform future breast cancer patients about potential chemotherapy-induced... 

Group sends medical supplies overseas to the needy
My Fox Tampa Bay – Sept. 6
Moffitt Cancer Center is one of the nonprofit's strongest supporters. 

Brandon Author to Donate Profits from Debut Novel to Cancer Research
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Sept. 6
When the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute wasn't able to treat the cancer, Fowke traveled to Germany to undergo an experimental treatment at the Lentz Clinic, treatment not covered by insurance.

Chemotherapy can affect the brain: study
Business Standard – Sept. 6
Researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida found that chemotherapy drugs could lead to the phenomenon called 'Chemo brain' in which cancer patients experience mental fogginess during and after chemotherapy, the Daily Mail reported.

TBBJ’s 2012 Health Care Heroes finalists named
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 5
Health Care Educator - Venessa Rivera Colon, Moffitt Cancer Center;  Dr. Eric M. Toloza, Moffitt Cancer Center;  Innovation and Research - Anna R. Giuliano, Moffitt Cancer Center;  Physician -  Dr. John Kiluk, Moffitt Cancer Center; Dr. Jonathan Zager, Moffitt Cancer Center;  Team - Moffitt Cancer Center – The Moffitt Mole Patrol.

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center say 'chemo brain' does really exist
ABC Action News – Sept. 5
Commonly referred to as "chemo brain," Moffitt researcher Dr. Heather Jim recently wrapped up a study to prove whether such a thing actually exists. 

'Chemo brain' DOES exist, finds study of breast cancer patients
Daily Mail – Sept. 5
In the latest study from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, a team analyzed previous studies looking at the effect of chemotherapy on breast cancer patients.

Ray Martin lived for organ donors who gave him his heart and kidney
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 5
Brenda Dixon, who exchanged Christmas cards with Mr. Martin, visited him at Moffitt Cancer Center after he was diagnosed with melanoma. 

Pasco deputies: Bad chicken sparks family brawl
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 5

The report says Gelovich's parents were visiting from Clermont while his mother underwent treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

'Bad Chicken' Leads to Family Fight, Arrest
New Port Richey Patch – Sept. 4
Gelovich’s parents were staying the night before Gelovich’s father took Gelovich’s mother to the Moffitt Cancer Center in the morning.

Deputies: Pasco man beats father for buying spoiled chicken
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 4
Gelovich's parents are at his house every two weeks, staying overnight before heading to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for his mother's treatments.

Standout wrestler who lost leg to cancer gets dream trip to Olympics
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 2
The order: 10 weeks of chemotherapy at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Standout wrestler who lost leg to cancer gets dream trip to Olympics
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 2
The order: 10 weeks of chemotherapy at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD Susan and John Sykes Endowed Chair in Hematologic Malignancies; Professor and Chair, Department of Malignant Hematology; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Professor of Oncologic Sciences, Pathology and Cell Biolo
Tampa Bay Medical News – Sept. 2012
“They were wrong; we were right,” said Sotomayor, the Susan and John Sykes Endowed Chair in Hematologic Malignancies for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, whose group recently published a highly-acclaimed paper on research showing ways to protect lymphoma cells in a way not recognized by the immune system.

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