November 1, 2013

Program puts focus on veterans and end of Korean War
Orlando Sentinel – Nov. 1
The Umatilla resident was treated for HPC in her leg six years ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Largo triathlete raising funds for NPR cat group
The Suncoast News – Oct. 31
In past years, she has raised funds for Moffitt Cancer Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Center and Team Red White and Blue.

Identifying Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients Who Require PEG Tube During Chemo
Cancer Network – Oct. 31
“Many centers place prophylactic PEG tubes in all patients treated with radiochemotherapy for oropharyngeal cancers,” said study author Jimmy J. Caudell, MD, PhD, of the department of radiation oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Online Training Tool Can Improve Pathway Adherence and Reduce Costs
The ASCO Post – Oct. 30
A new educational tool for oncologists may enhance compliance with quality care standards and improve the value of cancer care, ultimately resulting in big cost savings for health-care systems, according to Karen Fields, MD, and colleagues from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, who described the new clinical tool and value initiative at a press briefing for 2013 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, to be held November 1 to 2 in San Diego.

Nivolumab Shows Activity in Ipilimumab-Refractory or -Naive Melanoma in Phase I Trial
The ASCO Post – Oct. 30
In a phase I trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and colleagues assessed the effects of nivolumab—a human immunoglobulin G4-blocking antibody against the T-cell programmed death 1 checkpoint protein—with or without a peptide vaccine in patients with ipilimumab-refractory or -naive melanoma.

UCF works toward chemo alternative
Central Florida Future – Oct. 30
Those in attendance included Tetard; Heiko Enderling, an assistant member at the Moffitt Cancer Center; Ivan Garibay, an assistant professor and the director of the UCF Institution for Simulation and Training; Ozlem Garibay, the associate director of Research Information Systems at UCF’s Office of Research and Commercialization and Aniket Bhattacharya, an associate physics professor at UCF.

Managing Melanoma in the Era of Molecular Testing and Targeted Therapy: A Q&A With Ragini Kudchadkar, MD
OncLive – Oct. 29
For insight on the evolving treatment landscape in melanoma, Oncology & Biotech News sat down with one of the expert presenters, Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, a medical oncologist in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Oncologic Sciences.

Tuesday's letters
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Oct. 29
For example, UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plans -- three products sold under the name AARP MedicareComplete -- will not include Moffitt Cancer Center in network beginning Jan. 1.

Advanced Technologies Drive Better Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancers
Florida MD – Oct. 28
Finally, at Moffitt Cancer Center, our colleagues have developed an assay that is designed to test an individual tumor’s radiosensitivity.

Moffitt Cancer Center receives $50,000 donation
10 News – Oct. 28
Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda presented a check to Moffitt Cancer Center today for $50,000.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, October 28
ABC Action News – Oct. 28
Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda are making their largest ever donation to the Moffitt Cancer Center on Monday.

Letter to the Editor: ‘“Think PINK Fridays” are more than wearing pink
The Oracle – Oct. 28
I totally understand and agree with the larger perspective of this article by which USF and Moffitt Cancer Center could partner together to provide a full Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

Lakeland Police Sergeant an Example of Hard Work, Persistence
The Ledger – Oct. 27
Finally, with bloods clots in his lungs, and his intestines not working, he received a phone call at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center who had looked at results from an MRI. 

Weekly Offerings
The Ledger – Oct. 26
Love offering will be taken to support research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

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