May 29, 2015

Couple Says 'I Do' to Swim Across America, Each Other
Clearwater Patch – May 29
Shawn Jolly and Alexandria Reynolds are out to make a big splash with their upcoming wedding on Clearwater Beach. Swim Across America – Tampa Bay benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center directly.

Take a Dip to help fight skin cancer
WSTP – May 29
"This type of funding is really critical for us," says Moffitt surgeon and researcher Dr. Amod Sarnaik. "We're in a position where a lot of federal funding for research has really dropped off and we really appreciate the generosity of both Swim Across America and the Tampa Bay community that comes out."

2015 Tampa Bay Diversity Expo’s goal: Networking, business certifications
Tampa Bay Business Journal - May 29
Some of the attending exhibitors include: Tampa General Hospital, VA Hospitals, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, University of South Florida, Florida Polytechnic, the Tampa Housing Authority, Skanska USA, The Beck Group, Brisk Coffee and more. More than 300 businesses have registered for the Expo, the statement said.

Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk
Science Codex - May 28
A team of researchers led by Nagi B. Kumar, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A. at Moffitt Cancer Center recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions. The results will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Joining Swim Across America on May 30? If not, you have a year to train
Tampa Bay Times - May 28
This month marks the 25th anniversary of his wife Rebecca's survival from cancer, after what Collins described as a "first-of-a-kind breakthrough, miracle" brain surgery. "She owes her life to her neurosurgeon, Dr. David Cahill, and Moffitt Cancer Center," Collins said. "This is a way we can give back."

Wedding will cap Swim Across America cancer fundraiser Saturday
Tampa Bay Times – May 27
"I learned about Swim Across America three years ago and was invited to participate on Team SAAVE Tampa Bay. I was already a swim enthusiast and, given that Moffitt had a role in saving my future husband, I was excited for the opportunity to give back," Reynolds said in a news release.

As its last original musician retires, the Florida Orchestra looks to new beginnings
Tampa Bay Times – May 27
Orchestra leaders anticipate an even busier schedule once Francis arrives — "ever more energetic, more riveting masterworks performances," said president and CEO Michael Pastreich, plus more community-centric performances at places like All Children's Hospital or Moffitt Cancer Center.

Why do some prostate cancer patients experience more hot flashes?
Oncology Nurse Advisor – May 27
"This study is a concrete step towards identifying which patients are more likely to experience these distressing symptoms," said Mayer Fishman, MD, PhD, senior member of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


Blood and marrow transplant center to be first of its kind in PR
Caribbean Business – May 26
With this in mind, Auxilio Mutuo officials—among them hospital administrator Jorge Matta and associate administrator Carlos Méndez—approached Cruz, a hematologist and oncologist with specialty training in both types of BMT procedures, to head the new unit. At the time, Cruz, who boasted working experience in the renowned Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., was working stateside and the offering prompted him to return to Puerto Rico.

Enterprise Florida CEO Bill Johnson seeks new state business brand
Tampa Bay Times – May 26
In forceful remarks made Tuesday to Tampa business leaders, Johnson said Enterprise Florida — the state's job-recruiting arm — has 300 deals in the works involving potential job expansions across Florida. But Tampa and Hills­borough County are leaders of the pack, recently unveiling job deals for Ashley Furniture's e-commerce operation in Ybor City and for startup Inspirata tapping cancer technology from Moffitt Cancer Center.

As FDA Considers Approval, Weber Discusses Adjuvant Ipilimumab in Melanoma
OncLive – May 26
To better understand the impact of the EORTC 18071 trial, the chances of approval in the adjuvant setting, and the challenges concerning the dosage and toxicity with ipilimumab, OncLive spoke with the study’s lead author Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, senior member, Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer Genetics to Provide NGS Panel Services to ReproCell
GenomeWeb - May 26
DNA-based cancer diagnostics firm Cancer Genetics said today that it will provide next-generation sequencing services and molecular information to stem cell technology company ReproCell. Earlier this month, Cancer Genetics said it had started a collaboration with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, to study how genetic variants influence patients' response to cancer treatments.


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