August 15, 2014

Don Shula Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Moffitt Cancer Center
The ASCO Post – Aug. 15
The Don Shula Foundation is donating $1.5 million to Moffitt Cancer Center to establish The Don Shula Breast Cancer Research Fund (The Shula Fund).

Focus on the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
The ASCO Post – Aug. 15
Florida Cancer Specialists agreed, and then we made the same offer to oncologists and allied health professionals at Broward Heath, Cancer Care Center of Brevard, Winter Haven Hospital Cassidy Cancer Center, Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, Memorial Cancer Institute/Memorial Health Systems, Moffitt Cancer Center, Oncology Resource Networks, Space Coast Cancer Center, the University of Florida, and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. They all became members.

NSAIDs May Slow Breast Ca in Obese Women
MedPage Today – Aug. 14
“This is an important exploratory investigation,” said Kathleen Egan, ScD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. “Results, if confirmed, could lead to new personalized approaches to breast cancer management that would be relevant to a large and, unfortunately, still growing segment of women confronting the diagnosis.”

Bilirakis hosts two health care roundtables
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 14
It will feature representatives from the Department of Neurology at the Morsani College of Medicine at USF, the USF Neuroscience Collaborative, USF’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, Nemour’s Children’s Hospital, NDH Medical, Inc., the Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium, Moffitt Cancer Center and Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc.

EDI12 celebrates a year of supporting technology, innovation
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 14
Among the programs EDI2 has funded are a coding camp called BarCamp, hosted by Technova Florida Inc., the Business of Biotech event hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center, a Veterans Entrepreneurial Symposium set up by the Hillsborough Community College Foundation and numerous monthly gatherings hosted by Startup Grind Inc. and by TiE Tampa Bay to help entrepreneurs climb the ladder of success.

Case-Based Peer Perspectives
OncLive – Aug. 14
Hatem Soliman, MD,Assistant Member, Women’s Oncology andExperimental Therapeutics,Moffitt Cancer Center

100 accountable care organizations to know | 2014
Becker’s Hospital Review – Aug. 13
In 2013, Moffitt Cancer Center partnered with Florida Blue for a cancer-specific ACO. Disease-specific ACOs focus on the same outcomes as primary care ACOs, improving patient outcomes while lowering costs. More than 330 oncologists participate in the ACO.

The Literate Patient: Personalizing Medicine
The Literate Patient Cancer SOS – Aug. 13
Guest: Dr. Howard McLeod, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

In Tampa, top CDC official says U.S. needs more work getting young people the HPV vaccination
Creative Loafing – Aug. 12
That’s led to assembling a network of clinical providers and researchers from USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Center to help create a gender-neutral HPV vaccine campaign, with the ultimate goal of preventing disease and improving health in Tampa Bay and across Florida.

Veteran Says VA Rules Slowed Diagnosis
The Ledger – Aug. 12
With help from Jolly's office, Davis is now being considered for an experimental program at Moffitt Cancer Center, but both said it shouldn't have taken a congressman's intervention.

What If Cancer Simply Can’t Be Cured?
OZY – Aug. 12
“Their cancer hasn’t come back yet. It might never come back,” said Ben Creelan, an oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center. “I think it’s the most exciting thing in decades.”

Dr. Michael Alberts
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 12
The American College of Chest Physicians has awarded Alberts, MBA the honorary title of Master Fellow. Alberts is the chief medical officer at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Calling on Cancer’s A-Team
U.S. News & World Report – Aug. 11
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is collecting tissue and biological samples from patients in a network of hospitals in 11 states. 

VA health care rules may cost Pinellas veteran his life
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 11
With help from Jolly’s office, Davis is now being considered for an experimental program at Moffitt Cancer Center, but both said it shouldn’t have taken a congressman’s intervention.

St. Pete vet with cancer takes fight with VA public
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 11
Ultimately, he was able to get Davis connected to an experimental melanoma treatment program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa called Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes, or TIL, for which he is now being considered.

Tampa Bay vet with terminal cancer pushes for VA reform
WFLA, News Channel 8 – Aug. 11
Davis hopes to get accepted into an experimental treatment program at Moffitt Cancer Research Center following the intervention of Pinellas Congressman David Jolly. 

U.S. Rep. David Jolly intercedes on behalf of Vietnam Vet suffering from cancer
SaintPetersBlog – Aug. 11
Instead of essentially waiting to die, Davis turned to Moffitt Cancer Center where a clinical trial called Tumor-Infiltration Lymphocytes, or TIL, could give him a better shot at living.

Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III Melanoma
OncLive – Aug. 11
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD,Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Genomic navigators key to proper interpretation of sequencing data
Hem/Onc Today – Aug. 10
The question of whether some type of navigator or interpreter is necessary to help front-line clinicians understand genomic data is not up for debate, Howard McLeod, PharmD, medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt Cancer Center, told HemOnc Today.

CLL: New Drugs Bring Paradigm Shift for High-Risk Disease
Oncology Times – Aug. 10
The Discussant for the study, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, said, “In the more heavily pretreated population, we see a dramatic benefit with the addition of idelalisib with rituximab. The IGHV-mutated patients show a dramatic effect.”

Lehigh Valley Health Network working to keep women smoke-free post pregnancy
The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.) – Aug. 10
The Moffitt Cancer Center study found that the booklets — called Forever Free for Baby and Me — especially helps reduce postpartum smoking in low-income women, said Thomas Brandon, the study’s senior author and the center's tobacco research and intervention program director. 

Moffitt doctor elected to lymphoma panel
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 10
Tampa Moffitt Cancer Center oncologist Eduardo M. Sotomayor has been elected to the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium Executive Committee.

Ulele, a restaurant for the next century
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 10
Forty friends and powerful business associates arrive for a restaurant preview and to hear Gonzmart movingly ask them to participate in a Father’s Day fun run to benefit prostate cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Former Wesley Chapel player took different route to NFL
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 10
Sharon Jenkins would receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments from over at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and went through a couple surgeries to remove the cancer.

TheLiteratePatient: Breast Screening
The Literate Patient Cancer SOS – Aug. 6
Guest: Dr. Jennifer Drukteinis, Radiology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

CancerSOS Pediatric, Young Adult Sarcoma
Cancer SOS – Aug. 6
Guest: Dr. Damon Reed, Assoc. Medical Director Sarcoma Department Adolescent & Young Adult Program Leader at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.


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