May 30, 2014

Ohio State cancer researchers to collaborate with Florida center on database
The Columbus Dispatch – May 30
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., are joining to research and develop better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer.

Ohio State and Moffitt Form World’s Largest Cancer Research Collaboration for Big Data; More Than 100,000 Patients Already Participating

OncLive – May 30
(News Release) Two of North America’s leading cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), today announced what is likely the largest collaboration of its kind to accelerate discoveries in cancer research.

Moffitt Adds OSU to Cancer Database
Health News Florida – May 29
Moffitt Cancer Center, which began assembling a database of cancer patient tissue and clinical information a decade ago, is going national.

Ohio State University, Moffitt Cancer Center create cancer research information exchange network
The Cleveland Plain Dealer – May 29
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida have joined forces to create the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network, a partnership that will share data to accelerate cancer research and clinical trials.

Insider’s view of the Moffitt-Ohio State cancer research partnership
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 29
That’s Dr. William Dalton’s take on the new partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

The Myeloma Beacon’s Medical Advisor Program Expands, Doubling In Size
The Myeloma Beacon – May 29
The new Advisors join the existing team of five Advisors, which includes Dr. Kenneth Shain of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa

Moffitt, Ohio State build a cancer research expressway
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 28
Moffitt Cancer Center has joined forces with Ohio State University in a partnership designed to speed up discoveries in cancer research.

Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital joining Big Data approach to fighting cancer
Columbus Business First “Columbus Biz Insider” blog – May 28
Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute has entered a research collaborative with Moffitt Cancer Center and its for-profit subsidiary, M2Gen, to apply Big Data to genetic and clinical information to speed discovery of better diagnoses and cures.

Moffitt Cancer Center joins Ohio State to create giant research collaboration
Orlando Sentinel “Vital Signs” blog – May 28
Forming what is likely to be one of the world’s largest cancer collaborations, Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, in Columbus, today announced a new partnership.

Moffitt and Ohio State launch cancer database
BioCentury – May 28
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.) and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (Columbus, Ohio) formed a national cancer database with information from over 100,000 patients. The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) will share de-identified tissue samples and clinical data for research into treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer. ORIEN will also allow researchers to recruit patients for clinical trials based on patient molecular profiles. Moffitt's M2Gen informatics subsidiary will provide operational and commercial support.

OSU, Moffitt Cancer Center Collaborate on Precision Medicine Resource
GenomeWeb – May 28
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ohio State University's cancer institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center have launched a collaboration that will use data and samples from more than 100,000 patients to create a new resource to connect patients and physicians with precision medicine researchers. Moffitt will team with The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) to form the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), the partners said today.

Greco reading teacher wins $10,000 We Deliver Award
The Tampa Tribune – May 28
In tribute to her late husband, Keller-Markle founded Henry’s Angels, a nonprofit organization in which she and her students prepare and present gift bags to cancer patients and their caretakers staying at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, a home-away-from-home facility adjacent to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Pinellas County Judge Caddell remembered for wit, wisdom and interesting cases
The Tampa Tribune – May 28
The 60-year-old county judge had just begun treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center after he was diagnosed with a tumor.

Top Tampa graduates from past offer advice
The Tampa Tribune – May 27
Now, at 28, he’s working toward a doctorate in cancer biology and conducts research at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Seminole Veteran says Bay Pines took nearly 6 weeks to begin treating him for cancer
Creative Loafing – May 27
Rubertas contacted Jolly’s office last month, and on April 18 the congressman sent a letter to  Bay Pines Director Suzanne Klinker requesting that Rubertas’ treatment be outsourced to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Kids Classic still a success, even though the fishing was called off
Boca Beacon – May 27
More than $20,000 was raised for the Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children’s Hospital and the Lemon Bay Conservancy at the 2014 Gasparilla Island Kids Classic.

Collectibles shop owner captures Tampa history
The Tampa Tribune – May 26
In July, you can find some of them up for auction at a benefit for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

ASCO Releases First Guidelines on Survivorship Care
Oncology Times – May 25
The guideline was written using the method created by the ADAPTE Collaboration (an international group of researchers, guideline developers, and guideline implementers), and development of the guideline was led by an ASCO Expert Panel co-chaired by Julienne E. Bower, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Health Psychology at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Paul Jacobsen, PhD, Associate Center Director of the Division of Population Science at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dual degrees in hand, USF grad ready ‘to experience life’
The Tampa Tribune – May 25
Gold, who juggled full class schedules in college with internships at Absolute Health Care in Spring Hill, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Moffitt Cancer Research Center in Tampa, wants to go to medical school, either at the University of Miami or the University of Florida.

The Tampa Tribune – May 25
Moffitt Cancer Center Clinical Pharmacist David Craig was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee.

Survivor uses paddle to turn tide against cancer
The Tampa Tribune – May 24
After months of aggressive treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, including radiation and several surgeries, Evans was deemed cancer-free in early 2011. 

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 24
Tampa Bay Times – May 23
Paddle Against Cancer: Choose from a 3-mile or 7-mile paddle around Treasure Island through the Intracoastal Waterway followed by a poolside party with live music and giveaways. Benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 


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