October 17, 2015

Tampa Panera Bread restaurants teaming up with Moffitt Cancer
Bay News 9 – Oct. 17

Panera Bread restaurants and Moffitt Cancer Center are teaming up to help fight breast cancer.

5 things to do this weekend, includes Jason Aldean concert; festivals
The Palm Beach Post – Oct. 16
The 20th Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival returns Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. The free event features 100 artists and crafters, many of whom will offer “Pinktober” themed items as part of an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Patients, Physicians Tell of Breast Cancer Survival and Treatments
The Ledger – Oct. 15
She told her doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center to remove both breasts. She also opted for a hysterectomy because the defective gene greatly increased her risk of ovarian cancer.

Lake Placid Relay For Life kicks off plans
News-Sun – Oct. 15
“I relay because the Moffitt Cancer Center has done so much for me,” said Carter Even, a two-time cancer survivor. The Future Business Leaders of America Club from Lake Placid High School formed a team and to relay to honor the memory of Alex Barajas, who died of cancer shortly after graduating LPHS.

[LETTER] We Should Approve Sales Tax
The Ledger – Oct. 15
My Ride features express services from Lakeland to the Tampa International Airport, Moffitt Cancer Center and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Likewise, express service from downtown Winter Haven to the Orlando International Airport via Walt Disney World will provide affordable and dependable transportation options.

Hillsborough school board appoints new head of IT, principals
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 14
The Moffitt Cancer Center’s director of information technology, infrastructure and shared services has accepted the job of managing the Hillsborough County school district’s department of IT, security and privacy. Lesly White — appointed today by the school board — has worked with Moffitt since 2011. The position with the school district opened up through a reorganization of the information and technology division.

Tampa Bay area hospitals say they’re prepared for Ebola
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 13
There are about 30 acute-care hospitals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties. They include large facilities like Tampa General, St. Joseph’s Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital, all in Tampa and Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg; and smaller ones like Pasco Medical Center in Dade City and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey.

Younger women with breast cancer face more obstacles
The Miami Herald- Oct. 13
The Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair: Enjoy live music and register for the free art giveaway. Proceeds from the sale of will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18-19; Southeast Sixth Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. 561-746-6615 or www.ArtFestival.com.

Few physicians routinely recommend HPV vaccine to boys
Healio – Oct. 13
“HPV is responsible for almost all cases of cervical and anal cancers, as well as 64% of vaginal cancers, 36% of penile cancers and 51% of vulvar cancers,” researcher Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD, senior faculty member in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, said in a press release. “Women tend to be afflicted by HPV-induced cancer more than men; however, more men have genital and oral HPV infections than women.”

Medical Cures & Innovation
C-SPAN – Oct. 13
“Since this effort was launched, I’ve been hearing a great deal from academic research institutes across the state of Florida, our great researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, the robust and growing biomedical field in Florida.”

Bucs host annual Treasure Chest run for breast cancer research
Bay News 9 – Oct. 12
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the second annual Treasure Chest 5K Run/Walk Sunday morning before the game against the Baltimore Ravens. The event partnered with local cancer-fighting organizations such as Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center to raise money for breast cancer research.

Local Breast Cancer Resources, Support and Events
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 11
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute: www.moffittcancercenter.org, (813) 745-4673 or (800) 456-3434

Fund-raising events support breast cancer awareness efforts
Sun-Sentinel – Oct. 10
Las Olas Art Fair: The 27th annual display, now known as the Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair, will return to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Oct. 18-19 with its usual cornucopia of live music, refreshments and art, with many pieces inspired by the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds from these works will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center, a not-for-profit, National Cancer Institute-affiliated hospital in Tampa. Visit ArtFestival.com.

Axitinib Shows Promise in Carcinoid Tumors
OncLive – Oct. 10
Neuroendocrine tumors overexpress VEGF and VEGF receptor (VEGFR), and interfering with the VEGF pathway can impair tumor growth in vivo. Axitinib inhibits the proliferation and survival of endothelial cells and inhibits new vessel sprouting in vitro by rapidly blocking the eNOS/Akt pathway, which is strongly implicated in tumor neoangiogenesis, said Cives, a fellow in Medical Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Plant City businesses support breast cancer awareness
Plant City Times & Observer – Oct. 10
Panera also has promotions and plans to support the fight against breast cancer. Until the end of October, customers can purchase a cherry-vanilla pink ribbon bagel, and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Nivolumab superior to chemotherapy in metastatic melanoma
Healio – Oct. 9
“For those who failed [on] ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and a BRAF inhibitor, there are no therapies known to prolong survival,” researcher Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center of Excellence Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told HemOnc Today.


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