October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

Moffitt Cancer Center’s New York Leadership Series
AP Photos – Oct. 16
Moffitt Cancer Center President & CEO, Dr. Alan F. List speaks at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s New York Leadership Series held at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday October 15, 2015 in New York.

Pretty in Pink, Tampa style
Business Observer – Oct. 16
At least 40 prominent buildings, including the Moffitt Cancer Center, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa City Center and Westin Tampa Bay are participating in the pink-out.

Nearly 50 employers and vendors are expected at two job fairs
ABC Action News – Oct. 15
Currently, in addition to the employers listed above, the following businesses have confirmed for the event: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Free lifesaving screenings available for uninsured women
Ledger Gazette – Oct. 15
At least one says its version will cost less than $300, said Susan Vadaparampil, senior member of Health Outcomes and Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The link between lung cancer and blood clots
Everyday Health – Oct. 15
“Blood clots are common in all cancers,” says Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD, a chest surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  “Having lung cancer surgery increases the risk, and we routinely protect patients by giving them blood thinners after surgery.” 

Price of test for breast cancer gene mutations drops
News Chief – Oct. 14
At least one says its version will cost less than $300, said Susan Vadaparampil, senior member of Health Outcomes and Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Why wait? It’s the perfect time to train for a race
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 14
Miles for Moffitt is a great first race. It's big, well-supported, nice race swag and a huge celebration at the end recognizing both cancer survivors and those raising money to help find a cure.

Fort Lauderdale's T.J. Shuart breezes to State Mid-Amateur title at Sara Bay Country Club
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 14
There are still a few spots left in the event, which has raised more than $600,000 to date for Golfers Against Cancer, which cuts a direct matching check to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Detecting pancreatic cancer with a blood test
HCPLive.com – Oct. 13
Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute worked to develop a blood test that would identify patients with pancreatic lesions called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) before they become malignant.

Tampa’s ViralStyle joins fight against cancer
Sports Techy – Oct. 13
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ViralStyle, Moffitt and USF are kicking off the campaign by selling official Pink Moffitt Cancer Center apparel at http://moffitt.viralstyle.com. All proceeds will benefit Moffitt.

Callaghan Tire to host 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in the fight against cancer
AmericanTowns.com – Oct. 13
Callaghan Tire will host the 10th Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament in a continued fight against cancer. To date, the Pro-Am Charity event has raised more than $600,000 that has been donated to Moffitt Cancer Research Center and Dattoli Cancer Center for Research.  

Florida surging as medical tourism destination
Medical Tourism Magazine – Oct. 13
To help Florida cancer centers sustain and achieve the National Cancer Institute designation, 60 million was budgeted annually in 2014 and 2015. There are only 68 NCI-designated cancer centers in 35 states, and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has achieved such status. 

Moffitt Researchers Develop a Novel Method To Help Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
MedIndia.net – Oct. 12
A novel mathematical method, inspired by Darwinian evolution, to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been developed by the researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida.  

Cutting Nicotine Key to Helping Smokers Quit
Health Canal – Oct. 12
Other co-authors are from the University of Pittsburgh; Brown University in Providence, R.I.; University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.; Duke University School of Medicine in Durham; and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Moffitt researchers develop novel theoretical approach to reduce antibiotic resistance
Medical News Today – Oct. 12
In response to this, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

How antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be eliminated
Odisha Sun Times – Oct. 12
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Centre, Florida, have developed a novel mathematical method, inspired by Darwinian evolution, to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Winners Announced for 3rd Annual TC5K
Bucaneers.com – Oct. 11
Including today’s donation, the Buccaneers have distributed more than $100,000 over the past three years towards breast cancer awareness and patient services, benefitting the American Cancer Society, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, the Florida Hospital Foundation, and Moffitt Cancer Center

Governor announces advisory appointments
TBO.com – Oct. 11
Gov. Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the Biomedical Research Advisory Council. Dr. Paul Jacobsen of Tampa is the associate director of the Division of Population Science for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Florida Cancer Specialists adds radiation oncology, prepares to provide all cancer treatments in Sharon L. Morse Building
The Villages Daily Sun – Oct. 11
On Friday, FCS also will be taking over radiation oncology services that were manned by the Moffitt Cancer Center in the first floor of the facility. 

Bridging the Gap Between Pediatric and Adult Oncology Care
ASCO Post – Oct. 10
Recently, the charity collaborated with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, to raise funds to build the center’s first adolescent and young adult lounge, which provides patients with a dedicated area where they can meet other young survivors and interact during treatment. The lounge resembles a brightly decorated, well-equipped den, complete with computers and big screen televisions, tables, and couches (see photos) where adolescents and young adults can gather and socialize. 

Bucs raise tens of thousands for cancer research
ABC Action News – Oct. 9
The past two years of events raised $70,000 for cancer research. Moffitt Cancer Center is one of four charities benefiting, putting it towards mammograms for the underserved in the bay area.

Skin cancer big worry in Florida
Florida Today – Oct. 9
Instead, on the advice of his cancer doctor, he enrolled in a research study four years ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where doctors gave him two targeted drugs in pill form, which work against mutations that fuel unruly growth in his cancer cells. Despite a few unpleasant side effects, he said, the pills he takes daily allows him to function normally and keeps his cancer in check.

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