November 6, 2015

November 06, 2015

Federal grants to Florida scientists break record
Palm Beach Post – Nov. 6
Rank. Organization: NIH grants in 2015
1. University of Florida: $132.6 million
2. University of Miami: $107.1 million
3. University of South Florida: $95.7 million
4. Scripps Florida: $35.9 million
5. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: $28.4 million 

Commercial real estate profile: Cheri O’neil
Business Observer – Nov. 6
It was familiar territory for O’Neil, who has worked with clients such as Feld Entertainment; Lincoln Property; TECO; H. Lee Moffitt cancer Center; The Children’s Home Inc.; law firm de la Parte & Gilbert; and others since opening the Studley office in Tampa in 2004. London-based Savills plc acquired Studley in April 2013 and changed the brokerage’s name.

Small touches for patients are the pride of Moffitt’s new outpatient center
Tampa Bay Times – Nov.5
When the Moffitt Cancer Center opens its new outpatient facility Monday, guests will notice the oversized entryway and sunny two-story atrium. Vicki Caraway hopes they notice the small things, too.

American Society of Preventive Oncology names next president
HemOnc Today – Nov. 5
Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD, MPH, chair and program leader of cancer epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been elected the new president for the American Society of Preventive Oncology.

Cancer: Reshaping the cancer clinic
Nature – Nov. 4
Launched in 2014 by the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida, the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) comprises nine academic cancer centres.

Bonded by ovarian cancer battle
Florida Today – Nov. 3
Despite slow advances against ovarian cancer, women today are living far longer after diagnosis than they did in the past, according to Dr. Robert Wenham, section head of gynecologic cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. “If you look at the 1970s, survival for most women (with advanced disease) was just over a year,” he said. “Now, over half of women live five years or more.” 

Bowties, Bubbly and Bling party to fight lung cancer
WTSP – Nov. 3
"We have a couple doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center and also at the University of Tampa researching lung cancer and how to cure it," explains Pehar. 

Black results matter: New program aims to boost minority participation in clinical trials at USF, Moffitt
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 3
At Moffitt, one of Lee Green's main jobs is to find ways to increase ethnic and cultural diversity in clinical trials. He admits it can be difficult, and looks forward to Sneed's new program for help.
"The time is right for a new initiative," said Green, who is vice president of Diversity and Community Relations at the center.

Heart walk celebrates survival
The Oracle – Nov. 3
All proceeds from the walk will go towards research and education. Two top local recipients will be the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Coloring your way to better health, less stress
Fox 13 – Nov. 2
The focus is so powerful, art therapists have been offering coloring books to patients at the Moffitt Cancer Center for more than 15 years.

Inside Moffitt’s new outpatient center
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 2
A week before the first patients file through the doors, Moffitt Cancer Center offered a sneak peek at its new $88 million outpatient center.

Survivor turns advocate
Daytona Beach News Journal – Nov. 1
In addition, she sits on several research committees for institutions such as the University of Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. 

Young cancer survivor fundraiser sparks support, inspiration
WFLA – Nov. 1
After she was diagnosed with lymphoma, Madison Miller was inspired to start “Spark the Way.” Now with the help of Moffitt Cancer Center, she’s creating a community of support and inspiration.

American Cancer Society new guidelines recommend fewer mammograms, screen later
NYSE Post – Nov. 1
Dr. Bethany Niell, with the Moffitt Cancer Center, disagrees with the new recommendations. According to Wender, the new cancer screening guidelines adapt to the risk a woman faces as her age progresses.

New McKinley Outpatient Center at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center lauded
Tampa Tribune – Oct. 30
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is preparing to open its new outpatient center with a long list of patient care options ranging from skin cancer treatment to survivorship services to a breast cancer clinic and diagnostic imaging. 

Moffitt Cancer Center inducted into Hall of Fame for continued integrated pest management excellence
Infection Control Today – Oct. 30
Moffitt Cancer Center, a not-for-profit National Cancer Institute-designated cancer hospital in Tampa, Fla., was named the 2015 IPM Partner Awards healthcare winner by Orkin, the IPM Institute of North America and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).

Dr. Mayer Fishman on New Treatment Combination for Patients with Metastatic Chemo-Refractory Urothelial Cancer
Targeted Oncology – Oct. 30
Mayer Fishman, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, talks about the phase Ib/II study of an IL-2/T-cell receptor fusion protein in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin in advanced or metastatic chemo-refractory urothelial cancer (UC).

Brookings advocate Bruce Katz stops by to encourage Tampa’s emerging innovation district
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 30
At MOSI, each of the big backers behind the alliance — USF president Judy Genshaft, Moffitt Cancer Center COO Jack Kolosky, Busch Gardens chief Jim Dean, new University Mall owner RD Management executive Roger Hirschhorn and Florida Hospital Tampa CEO Brian Adams — spoke briefly to reinforce their commitment to making the Innovation Alliance work. 

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