November 14, 2014

High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Visualize Tumors
Medscape – Nov. 13
“It allows the surgeon to be confident of the tumor that needs to be resected,” said presenter Segundo Gonzalez, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The effect is like x-ray vision, he told Medscape Medical News.

Hillsborough Commissioner Sharpe steps down to gifts, praise
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 13
Sharpe, 54, leaves countywide District 7 because of term limits. He will become executive director of the Tampa Innovation Alliance, a business group working to spur economic development around the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital.

Her mission: Healthy kids taking a stand against tobacco
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 13
The prop is just one of the tools she uses when she speaks to schoolchildren in her role as creator and coordinator of Moffitt Healthy Kidz, a signature healthy lifestyle program provided by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Novel Radiotherapy Techniques Expand Options for Breast Cancer Patients
OncLive – Nov. 12
In addition to the gold standard of conventional whole-breast radiation, given over 6 weeks, the Moffitt Cancer Center has been offering appropriately selected candidates shorter courses of radiation after lumpectomy including hypofractionated whole-breast radiation therapy over 3 to 4 weeks, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) over 1 week, and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) given in one treatment while the patient is still under anesthesia at time of lumpectomy.

United in pink: Breast cancer awareness takes to the field
The Tampa Tribune Brandon News – Nov. 12
Money raised is earmarked for the Moffitt Cancer Center, to help cancer victims and their families deal with financial issues, added Crouse, whose two sons are on the team. Her third son went through the program as well.

Senior Voice America “Health, Wealth & Wisdom” radio – Nov. 12
Just because it is not breast cancer awareness month there is no reason to ignore regular check ups and self exams. Dr. Susan Hoover, Moffitt Cancer Center, shares with us improved treatment options and what men should be on the lookout for.

How I fought Grim Reaper: Bob Kaczenski – Nov. 12
People can’t give up even though things look bleak. Two years ago I thought I was gone. I just got back from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. The doctors there said I am cancer-free.

Sharpe leaves commission with moderate’s philosophy intact
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 11
Though that section of the county includes the university, Moffitt Cancer Center, the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital and Busch Gardens, it has resisted numerous attempts to deal with blight and crime. Sharpe said he likes that kind of challenge.

HealthMyne Put the Band Back Together to Unite Medical Images & Data
Xconomy Wisconsin – Nov. 11
HealthMyne has another beta-testing partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center, located in Tampa, FL, Sinha says. The executives are reaching out to other major cancer centers, as well as talking with investors to raise more capital. They currently have a staff of 10 people, including seven full-time employees.

Federal Goal Is to Vaccinate 80% of Boys and Girls Against HPV by 2020
The Wall Street Journal – Nov. 10
A study conducted in 2011 by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., found fewer than 15% of physicians always recommended the vaccine to boys, and no more than 55% always recommended it to girls. Susan Vadaparampil, a professor in the department of oncologic services at Moffitt who helped lead the study, said she thinks recommendation rates have risen today but there’s a long way to go.

Women’s Council Of Real Estate Brokers Hosts 1st Scholarship Breakfast
Florida Sentinel Bulletin – Nov. 10
The Women’s Council of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) held its 1st Annual Scholarship Breakfast at the Sheraton Suites. The event was held in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Local myeloma survivors band together for support – Nov. 9
Brown and Linda McCray, also of Ocala, receive treatment for multiple myeloma at UF Health Shands in Gainesville. Melodie Jennings, of Ocala, gets care at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

CheckMate 012: Nivolumab plus chemo less than stellar
The Oncology Report – Nov. 7
“It is my opinion that these data support further development of concurrent bimodality therapies,” Dr. Antonia from the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, said at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, where the data were presented.

Comorbidity, complex cancers and the elderly
ecancertv – Nov. 7
Dr Lodovico Balducci – Moffitt Cancer Centre, Tampa USA. Dr Balducci speaks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about complex cancers in the elderly, particularly the issues surrounding comorbidity, life expectancy and decision-making.

Un testimonio personal – Nov. 7
2010 y 2011 fueron tiempos de hospital: graves infecciones, cirugías, biopsias y tratamientos. Tanto el Dr. Valencia como mi hija buscaban información y sus investigaciones coincidieron, encontrando que el Moffitt Cancer Center, en Tampa, Florida, tenía experiencia con mi tipo de leucemia. Partimos, llevando el historial preparado por mi médico.

Rivercrest & Valencia Lakes Happenings
Osprey Observer – Nov. 6
The Valencia Lakes Women’s Club will be hosting its annual Walk for the Cure on Saturday, November 8 around the main lake in the community.  The walk proceeds will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.  All proceeds go directly to cancer research at Moffitt.

Collaboration Compass
AVNetwork – Nov. 5
Cisco Senior VP Rowan Trollope recently facilitated a roundtable videoconference to introduce the newest version of WebEx—the company’s hallmark, web-based collaboration platform. Stanford University professor and TED Talk speaker Howard Rheingold joined the conversation, along with John Maass of the Moffitt Cancer Center.


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