December 5, 2014

Health Beat: Creative coping improves cancer recovery
Ivanhoe Broadcast News via WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pa.) – Dec. 4
Dr. Jacob Gardinier Scott, radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, said finding ways to cope can be helpful for patients.

Editorial: Expanding USF’s medical reach
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 4
The downtown project also would free up space that could allow the construction of a joint research building with Moffitt Cancer Center and a new Department of Bioengineering facility.

Read USF President Genshaft’s Letter on Downtown Med School
WUSF News – Dec. 4
USF will continue to build on its strong partnerships with the James A. Haley VA Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital.

New York developer buys University Mall
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 4
Perhaps the mall’s most valuable asset has been its location, sitting strategically between I-275 and a pack of fast-growing institutions: University of South Florida, Florida Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

5 cancer researchers bringing $5 million in grant funding recruited to Buffett Cancer Center
Omaha World Herald – Dec. 3
The scientists came from Stanford University in California, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, National Jewish Hospital in Colorado and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

La rutina de los trabajadores de la construcción
WVEA – Dec. 1
Los trabajadores en el área de la construcción se preparan ejercitándose todas las mañanas para iniciar el trabajo, en el marco de un programa que busca evitar el daño físico

Health plans often offer outdated in-network physician lists
Healthcare DIVE – Dec. 1
The WSJ article notes that in one example, UnitedHealth Group cut nearly 20% of physicians from its Medicare Advantage networks in some states, including almost 300 physicians from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and over 1,200 Yale Medical School faculty members. However, its provider directory for its 2015 Medicare Advantage plan still lists Moffitt and Yale doctors.

Clinical Focus: Renal Cell Carcinoma
MedPage Today – Nov. 30
In this exclusive video report, ongoing activities and future goals in therapeutic development for RCC are discussed by Hans Hammers, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, and Mayer Fishman, MD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Getting to know restaurant owner and community activist Richard Gonzmart with “10 questions”
ABC Action News – Nov. 30
He said through his family's foundation, they have donated millions of dollars to charities, including Moffitt Cancer Center and Jesuit High School. He also gave the community another priceless gift. Earlier this year, he opened up about his prostate cancer diagnosis, sharing his story with our own Brendan McLaughlin. He did this in hopes of raising awareness.

On Thanksgiving, quiet not the custom for tireless foster parents (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 26
So last Thursday, the day Linda was supposed to pick up her turkey from Publix, she drove him to Moffitt Cancer Center for five days of chemotherapy.

How Medicare insurance plan is changing health coverage
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Nov. 26
Last fall, the insurer also cut 300 specialists from its Medicare Advantage network in Southwest Florida, after dropping the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in 2006.

Insurers’ lists of in-network physicians often outdated
Becker’s Hospital Review – Nov. 26
The article cited one instance last year in which UnitedHealth Group cut almost 20 percent of the physicians from its Medicare Advantage networks in some states. Among those dropped were 296 physicians from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and more than 1,200 Yale Medical School faculty members. However, UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage provider directory for 2015 still list 16 of the cut Moffitt physicians and 40 Yale Medical Group physicians as participating in those plans, according to the article.

Another working space comes to Ybor City
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 25
The advocacy group for North Tampa is funded by University of South Florida, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Busch Gardens.

Addition of Vosaroxin to Cytarabine Demonstrates Antileukemic Activity in Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The ASCO Post – Nov. 25
Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, is the corresponding author of this article in Haematologica.

Dendritic Cell Vaccines for Glioblastoma
Florida MD – Nov. 24
Arnold Etame, MD, PhD is a neurological surgeon and scientist specializing in Neuro-Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and assistant professor of oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.


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