July 11, 2014

Health care professionals trained in genetics may improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary testing
Oncology Nurse Advisor – July 11
“Pretest genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the potential risks and benefits of genetic testing is the standard of care as recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and National Society of Genetic Counselors,” said Tuya Pal, MD, a board-certified geneticist at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, and senior author of the paper.

Lymph Node Management in Melanoma
OncLive – July 10

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Expert Point of View: Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
The ASCO Post – July 10
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, was very impressed by the response rate and survival outcomes. 

Strong Showing for Anti–PD-1 Agents in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
The ASCO Post – July 10
Results from another arm of the phase I CA209-012 study, presented by Scott J. Antonia, MD, PhD, Chair of Thoracic Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, were promising.3

Judges name 2014 Health Care Heroes finalists
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 9
Health care innovation & research: Damon Reed, Moffitt Cancer Center

FL Lowest in HPV Vaccination
WUSF News – July 8
So U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa is joining with a coalition of health care providers from USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, BayCare Medical Group, Tampa Family Health Centers and county health departments to try to increase the number of young people vaccinated. 

HPV Initiative
University Beat – July 8
Led by clinicians and researchers at USF and Moffitt Cancer Center, a community coalition is going to work on improving the vaccination rate.  

Nurse Delivers Care to Africa
Bay News 9 – July 7

Moffitt Cancer Center is known for its world-class care and research, and now one of their own has traveled the world to continue that care.

3-D mammograms improve breast cancer detection
Tampa Bay Times – July 7

Moffitt Cancer Center added it five weeks ago (see list).

Fort Myers’ George McNeill plays game of his life after sister’s passing
WFTX-TV/FOX 4 (Cape Coral) – July 7

A visit to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa revealed she didn’t have much time left.

Clinician-Created Documentation
Advance Healthcare Network – July 7

Debra Randolph, CMT, RHIT, manager of HIM Documentation Integrity at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., advocates for QA as a risk management strategy. 

‘Look Good Feel Good’
Orlando Sentinel – July 7

The Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages Regional Hospital, 1400 U.S. Highway 27-441, will offer the “Look Good Feel Better” program, a support group for cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.

McNeill finishes second with a heavy heart
Golf Channel – July 6

Last week, Michele traveled to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, requesting a second opinion. The doctors there, though, only confirmed the original diagnosis.

Dermatologists and skin cancer groups urge FDA to act on new sunscreen ingredients
Tampa Bay Times – July 4

The best UVA filter in the United States is avobenzone, which is less effective than several products safely used in Europe for years, said Dr. Mary Lien, a dermatologist who practices at several Tampa Bay area hospitals, including Moffitt Cancer Center.

Donor’s Gift of Life
PBS “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” – July 3
Fortunately, for Jones, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida was willing to look beyond the question of age. 

Priority Health: Melanoma Drugs
Bay News 9 – July 3
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center say they’ve found a new way to help patients with melanoma that’s become resistant to treatments.

Editorial: Mayo Cancer Clinic shut out of funding 

Tampa Bay Times – July 3
After all, it has a prestigious brand name and joins Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as being the only Florida cancer centers recognized by the National Cancer Institute, a designation that is key to getting federal research money.

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