August 1, 2014

Bay area lab developing less toxic cancer treatment
WTSP 10 News – July 31
Researchers at the new Pediatric Cancer Foundation's Sunshine Project Research Lab at Moffitt Cancer Center are on the verge of developing less toxic treatments for pediatric patients.

Rep. Grant's the winner in Florida ethics commission ruling
Tampa Bay Times – July 31
In the investigative report, Grant said he was a co-sponsor because of a provision which provided funding for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute from a portion of the cigarette tax collections.

Montelione files for re-election in 2015
The Tampa Tribune – July 30
She said she’d like to see the city redevelop the north Tampa neighborhoods near USF, Florida Hospital Tampa and Moffitt Cancer Center in a way to would cater to the people who work at those and other high-tech institutions nearby.

Council approves Telecom Park roadway extension
The Tampa Tribune – July 30
Telecom Parkway’s extension is significant, he said, because Morris Bridge Road and Fletcher Avenue are two of the city’s main gateways to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa.

Regenstrief brings 10M EHRs to Deloitte’s big data gathering
MedCity News – July 30
The informatics and health research organization joins Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare and Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center, which are already working with Deloitte as part of the industry-wide shift toward more efficient, more informed care based on data collaboration.

Remembering Arnold Goodman
The Myeloma Beacon – July 30
Long-time Beacon columnist Dr. Arnold Goodman, known to most of his readers as just “Arnie,” passed away yesterday in the company of his family at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Lion, Moffitt sign licensing deal
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 29
Lion Biotechnologies Inc. signed an exclusive license agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center, giving Lion an exclusive world-wide license to Moffitt’s rights in and to two patent-pending technologies related to ways to use tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes for cell therapy.

John Cleveland
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 29
Cleveland joined Moffitt as the associate center director of Basic Science. 

Jae Lee
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 29
Lee has joined Moffitt as chair of the department of biostatistics and bioinformatics, a group of scientists who collaborate with other researchers and physicians in designing, monitoring and interpreting research studies, as well as developing and analyzing data sets.

New analysis method finds possible therapeutic targets for drug resistant melanoma
Oncology Nurse Advisor – July 25
“While targeted therapy drugs, such as BRAF and MEK inhibitors, have been associated with impressive responses in melanoma patients, most patients will eventually fail therapy,” said Keiran Smalley, PhD, associate member of the Cancer Biology and Evolution Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

‘AIDS-free generation’ unlikely in near future, says researcher
OneNewsNow.com – July 25
AIDS expert Dr. John Greene, with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, says Clinton was referring to progress in Third World countries. But he suggests that Clinton’s hope of an “AIDS-free generation” is not necessarily achievable.

Role of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Melanoma
OncLive – July 25
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

FROM ALLERGIES TO 3D MAMMOGRAPHY
Senior Voice America – July 25
Medical testing recommendations seem to change on a yearly basis. Dr. Bhavika Patel, Moffitt Cancer Center, informs us on the new breast cancer screening recommendations and what the new 3-dimensional mammogram is.

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