December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

Researcher’s choice brings big benefits to the upstate
WYFF-4 – Dec. 31
Dr. Rocha Lima, an accomplished researcher who speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese, would be welcomed at any cancer research center in the U.S. His work at Moffitt Cancer Center in the early 2000s connected him with Timothy Yeatman, MD, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. He chose Gibbs because he’s excited about the team and the unique opportunities the Guardian Research Network will provide.

‘Most hated’ CEO’s former firm files for bankruptcy
New Zealand Herald – Dec. 31
KaloBios has faced some setbacks in developing lenzilumab, also known as KB003. After Shkreli's arrest, University of California at Davis and Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, two of the sites that were scheduled to participate in a clinical trial of the drug, said they were suspending their plans to join.

Holzer welcomes hematologist/oncologist
The Jackson County Times-Journal – Dec. 30
Ghada Kunter, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist, has joined their team of highly skilled professionals at Holzer Center for Cancer Care. Dr. Kunter has an extensive medical education background. She has completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, a Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Children’s Hospital at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a Fellowship in Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, and a Fellowship in Adult Hematology/Oncology, at Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta Ga.

Health insurers to face fines for not correcting doctor directories
Wall Street Journal – Dec. 30
UnitedHealth cut Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and its 279 physicians from its Medicare Advantage network in 2014. Nevertheless, it’s printed directory for 2016 lists "Moffitt Medical Group" among the available providers in five specialties. Moreover, dozens of non-Moffitt doctors are listed as practicing at Moffitt's location, though a Moffitt spokesman said plan members would incur an out-of-network bill if treated there.

New treatments changing the management of renal cell carcinoma
Cancer Therapy Advisor – Dec. 28
Dr Alva said questions remain over which stage is ideal for starting immunopotentiators and how best to sequence them. Mayer Fishman, MD, PhD, who is a senior member of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, FL, said clinicians in the coming year may have several new treatment approaches to offer patients with RCC.

‘I’m going to get past this': Worth Ave. employee battles leukemia
Palm Beach Daily News – Dec. 28
Soon, Torrez will stay at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a few months while she receives a stem-cell transplant.

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Isn’t Exactly Lying Low After Arrest
Forex Report Daily – Dec. 27
“Mr. Shkreli expects to be fully vindicated”, his attorneys said in the statement. Last weekend, the University of California at Davis and Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida said they had suspended a planned drug trial sponsored by KaloBios.

What’s next for KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc?
NYSE Post – Dec. 26
"In summary, Mr Shkreli expects to be fully vindicated". Last weekend, the University of California at Davis and Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida said they had suspended a planned drug trial sponsored by KaloBios. NYSE Post

Holiday Hopes: Times readers cap off 10th year of giving
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 24
A Gofundme.org account (Surprise Ramirez family with Disney) started by a program manager at Moffitt Cancer Center surpassed its goal of $2,000 in less than 48 hours after the story published.

Moffitt doctors will confer in new Gruden Huddle Room
Dec. 24 – Tampa Bay Times
The Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center has officially opened its Gruden Huddle Room with unapologetic football analogies.

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