May 23, 2014

Pharmacogenomics Gains More Traction
Pharmacy Practice News – May 2014

Although some institutions have been researching this for years, “it’s relatively new that it’s become so widespread,” said Howard McLeod, PharmD, the medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla.

Clinical trials at LVH show promise against melanoma
Allentown Morning Call – May 22

The road to this new therapy started three years ago when LVHN formed a partnership with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Ann Arbor area business briefs: Richner & Richner and Edward Jones
The Ann Arbor News- May 22
Ann Arbor-based Paradigm's CEO Dr. Robert Penny, spoke at the Moffitt Cancer Center Personalized Medicine Program: Beyond the Promise: Addressing Evidence and Value in Personalized Medicine Saturday, May 17th, 2014 in Tampa, Fla.

Being squeamish about prostate cancer can be a deadly mistake
ABC Action News – May 20

That’s why Gonzmart allowed us into the Moffitt Cancer Center operating room to see his second and final course of internal radiation therapy. 

Dr. Eric Haura
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 20
Current employer: Moffitt Cancer Center

Biomedical Research Roundtable
WUSF University Beat – May 20

A recent roundtable gave a trio of Bay area legislators and scientists from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center the chance to talk about the impact research has made and the best ways to continue making that impact in the future. 

South Sumter grad excels in science
Daily Commercial – May 20

But he has been taking part in science fairs since middle school and his high school studies have taken him to labs at the University of Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which he said had the ventilated lab hoods and electro-forensics machines that he needed for cancer research.

Model predicts therapy outcomes for prostate cancer with bone metastasis
Oncology Nurse Advisor – May 19

“Bone remodeling is a balanced and extremely well-regulated process that controls the health of our bones and the levels of circulating calcium,” said Leah M. Cook, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Editorial: NIH funding a smart investment
The Tampa Tribune – May 19

Republican Reps. Dennis Ross and David Jolly, and Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat, recently attended an event at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, where they vowed to work together to protect medical research from further budget cuts and to seek additional funding.

Scientists to discuss research over beer
The Oracle – May 19

Philip Gerlee, a scientist currently working on cancer research at the Moffitt Center, is presenting Wednesday night at Dough: Copper Room. 

Buchholz students qualify for national speech and debate competition
The Gainesville Sun – May 18

The Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research Inc. is a 200-plus member organization that strives to eradicate the disease by supporting research, raising community awareness and commissioning annual tours of UF Health Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Political Bits and Pieces
Sunshine State News – May 17

Speaking at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Monday, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., said she will file a bill on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

ASCO: Fat Hurts Chances in ER+ Breast Cancer
MedPage Today – May 16

The finding is unexpected, commented 
Hatem Soliman, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Obesity Ups Mortality Risk in Young Breast Cancer Patients
Medscape – May 16

Results from the study by Dr. Pan’s team “are interesting, in that only younger women were affected,” said Heather Han, MD, a medical oncologist from the Center for Women’s Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Pint of Science festival brings experts to the pubs for free talks
Tampa Bay Times – May 16

In Tampa, more than 20 professors, researchers and industry scientists, mostly from the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, eagerly signed up to give talks in local pubs Monday through Wednesday. 

Rebel Urologist in Trouble With State
Health News Florida – May 15

Infection can set in even though antibiotics are usually given ahead of time, said Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, chairman of genitourinary oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

New EGFR Inhibitor Overcomes Resistance in NSCLC
Medscape – May 14

Approached for comment, Ben Creelan, MD, from the department of thoracic oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, said that resistance to EGFR inhibitors is “almost inevitable.”

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