June 13, 2014

'Pretty Darn Impressive' PD-1 Data in Melanoma
Medscape – June 12
Dr. Weber is a senior member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Moffitt research assists targeted lung cancer therapy
Suncoast News – June 12
As part of the effort to help doctors create targeted personalized treatment for cancer patients, researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center are studying altered genes thought to play a role in the development of the nation’s most common form of lung cancer.

Plant City teen preps for second cancer battle
Plant City Times & Observer – June 12
She was shuffled back and forth between H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in Tampa, and All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg, and eventually underwent several different surgeries.

Weddings on Florida farms can provide elegant or down-home feel
Highlands Today – June 11
Over at The Lange Farm in Dade City, owner Tom Lange bought the farm in 1988 and hosted at one point an employee picnic for Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center.

Prostate Cancer: No Benefit to Immediate ADT Initiation after PSA-Only Relapse
Oncology Times – June 10
Asked for his opinion for this article, Julio M. Pow-Sang, MD, Chairman of Genitourinary Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, who was not involved with the study, said the report is reassuring and timely: 

Things to do in Hillsborough County: Run with dad in honor of Father's Day
Tampa Bay Times – June 10
Proceeds benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center.

AACR Calls on Congress to Support Cancer Research Funding to Meet the Challenges of Our Aging Population
The ASCO Post – June 10
Harold Varmus, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Director of the Moffitt Research Institute at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and a former member of the AACR Board of Directors, will participate in a panel of distinguished scientists, advocates, and cancer survivors at a Senate Special Committee on Aging congressional hearing.

PV-10 produced complete response in 50% of advanced melanoma patients
Medical News Today – June 10
In a second abstract, presented in the same session, investigators from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, reported interim data from a study investigating the immunological mechanism of the “bystander effect,” where uninjected tumors may undergo complete response.

Durable Response Rate of 25% With TILs in Melanoma
Medscape – June 9
Other centers exploring T-cell therapy for melanoma include the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, more recently also the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as the Sheba Institute in Israel, and centers in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Kindness for cancer patients
Ocala.com – June 9
For about a year, Garrett has donated blankets and other hand-crocheted items to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Equality Means Business: The link between LGBT-friendliness and business success
Creative Loafing – June 9
Law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, healthcare providers and hospitality businesses were all represented, including Florida Blue, Bank of America, the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Hooper: Richard Gonzmart raising awareness of prostate cancer
Tampa Bay Times – June 8
Over the years, he has raised money for a variety of entities, not the least being Moffitt Cancer Center. 

UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors
The Boston Globe – June 7
The insurer said it would not be dropping any hospitals from its Massachusetts coverage, as it has done — to much controversy — in other states, including Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

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