November 8, 2013

Researchers Note Cautions About Geron Drug
Forbes – Nov. 7
I asked two top experts in the field, Gary Gilliland, the former head of cancer research at Merck and the Vice President for Precision Medicine at Penn Medicine, and Alan List, the President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, for their thoughts on the data.

Moffitt Cancer Center is part of a study to improve the effectiveness of mammograms
ABC Action News – Nov. 6
Dr. Jennifer Drukteinis, The Research Director of Breast Imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center, shows us her mammogram images.

Senior Voice America – Nov. 6
Questions about cancer care and your Medicare advantage plan? Joe Hice, VP Marketing of Moffitt Cancer Center delivers that information today.

Misdiagnoses and Sequencing in Melanoma
OncLive – Nov. 5
These topics were among those discussed at the Update for Clinicians on Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies, a one-day conference that Physicians’ Education Resource (PER) hosted September 28 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Breast Implants and Cancer: Women Must Assess Risks
The Washington Diplomat (Silver Spring, Md.) – Nov. 3
Drukteinis, a radiologist with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, places women with dense breast tissue in a high-risk group that needs better detection of breast cancer because their breast tissue poses mammogram problems similar to those afflicting women with implants.

USAmeribank Makes Banking Enjoyable
Osprey Observer – Nov. 3
The bank also recently participated in Richards Run for Life for the Gonzmart Family Foundation which raises funds annually for Moffitt Cancer Center.

AARP Medicare plan cuts signal major changes, says UnitedHealthcare CEO
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 2
Major providers like Moffitt Cancer Center and St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute are out for 2014.

Cancer treatment's insidious side effect: 'chemo brain'
FOX-13 – Nov. 1
“We know that chemotherapy can cause inflammation - and inflammatory cytokines do cross into the brain and cause damage,” says Dr. Heather Jim, a psychologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


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