July 4, 2014

Metastatic Melanoma: Immunotherapy with Pembrolizumab Induces Durable Responses
Oncology Times – July 10
The Discussant for the study, Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, Director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt Cancer Center, noted that at the previous year's ASCO meeting, at a clinical science symposium on PD-1 blockade and the melanoma oral session, five abstracts were presented showing that the PD-1 antibodies nivolumab and MK-3475, and PDL1 antibody MPDL 3280A, had high response rates, long durations of response, and a modest, well-tolerated toxicity profile.

Moffitt Healthy Kidz
WUSF TV and WUSF 89.7 – July 2
Summer school took on a healthy twist for more than forty young people, as they spent a day at Moffitt Cancer Center, thanks to the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program.

Things to do in the Tampa area
Tampa Bay Times – July 2
Moffitt Cancer Center is offering Tools to Quit, a two-hour tobacco cessation class from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Patient and Physician Say 3D Mammography Is the Wave of the Future
Healthline News – July 1
Fast. Easy. No pressure. These are just some of the words Eileen Curd used to describe her experience having a 3D mammogram recently at Moffitt Screening and Prevention clinic in Tampa, FL.

Coalition Pushes for Increased HPV Vaccinations
WUSF News, Health News Florida – July 1
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.

Imaging and SLN Biopsy for Patients With Melanoma
OncLive – July 1
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Letters to the editor: We need a new Constitution
The Tampa Tribune – July 1
We have the professionals working at MOSI, Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida and Florida Hospital, just to name a few.

When it comes to specialty plates, University of Florida leads the pack here
Highlands Today – July 1
But this year, the Florida Legislature approved new ones that will benefit “Fallen Law Enforcement Officers,” the Florida Sheriff’s Association, Keiser University and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Public Affairs Programming
C-SPAN2 – June 30
It’s just fantastic to me a lot of these young, talented researchers, for example at home at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the University of South Florida, all of the research universities across the country.

Campaign targets Florida’s low rate of HPV vaccinations
The Tampa Tribune – June 30
The congresswoman brought the health professionals to a BayCare Medical Group office on West Swann Avenue and was joined by representatives of the Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health, clinics and individual doctors.

New coalition aims to educate parents on HPV
ABC Action News – June 30
Anna Giuliano, the director for the Center for Infection Research at Moffitt Cancer Center, stressed the importance of getting the vaccine to prevent multiple cancers.

Communication is key to working with physicians
The Daytona Beach News-Journal – June 30
Williams recalled a story that a speaker from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa told during a health care conference at Bethune-Cookman University.

Mayo cancer center vies for a share of Florida research dollars
Tampa Bay Times – June 29
Budget language restricted the funds to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa — which also has the NCI designation — and the cancer centers at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, which hope to gain the distinction.

A dream come true: Cancer prevented by vaccines
The Tampa Tribune – June 29
We at Moffitt Cancer Center, particularly our Center for Infection Research in Cancer, have joined forces with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, to promote cancer prevention through HPV vaccination in Florida.

Ocala Royal Dames assist UF Health cancer researchers
The Gainesville Sun – June 29
Recipients for research are: Dr. Patricia Judson, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa; Dr. Julie Bradley, Dr. Ying Li, and Dr. Jeffery Harrison, University of Florida Cancer Center.

Some disconcerting signs of the times in Florida
News Press – June 29
Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license plates, one each for fallen law enforcement officers, the Florida Sheriff's Association, Keiser University and the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Florida gets four new specialty license tags this fall
The Palm Beach Post – June 27
Starting Oct. 1, pre-sales will start on the four plates — Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University and Moffitt Cancer Center — signed into law this year by Gov. Rick Scott. (A previous version of this story incorrectly said pre-sales of the four tags starts July 1. The start date actually is Oct. 1.)


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