October 2, 2015

October 02, 2015

Dr. Charles E. Cox Recently Recognized by America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals
CNBC – Oct. 2
Dr. Charles E. Cox, of Tampa, Florida, has recently been recognized as a Top 10 member in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Surgical Oncology.

NFL supports breast cancer awareness month with Crucial Catch Campaign
Imperial Valley News – Oct. 1
Before the Bucs’ BCA game on Oct. 11, the team will host the 3rd annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge around Raymond James Stadium. Thousands of Bucs fans will join together to participate in the race, which will support breast cancer research and patient services, benefitting the American Cancer Society, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, the Florida Hospital Foundation, and Moffitt Cancer Center.  

Eat & do good: Special edition Rollin' Oats cupcakes to benefit Moffitt
Creative Loafing – Oct. 1
For a second year, Rollin' Oats is selling special edition cupcakes throughout October to benefit The Shula Fund at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.  

Breast cancer a rarity in men, but ‘it can happen’
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 1
"It's quite rare in men, but it can happen," said Dr. John Kiluk, a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who specializes in the treatment of male breast cancer. 

New drug combination can boost survival chances for some breast cancer patients
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 1
"Herceptin gave us our first big breakthrough for HER2-positive breast cancer. (Perjeta) represents another, similar breakthrough," said Dr. Heather Han, a Moffitt Cancer Center medical oncologist in Tampa. "Now we can change the prognosis for this cancer from bad to better. (Perjeta) will eventually be proven to save lives in those with early stage breast cancer, I think." 

Cancer can turn ordinary people into heroes
Florida Today – Oct. 1
It was while Susan Hammerling was working as a Physician Assistant at the Moffitt Cancer Center/Watson Clinic near Tampa in 2001 that she saw the impact cancer had on patients and their families.

Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier
Cancer Today – Oct. 1
“Now not only do we have drugs that work in melanoma,” says Jeffrey Weber, an oncologist who directs the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Center at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, “but they work in the central nervous system—in brain metastases [caused by melanoma]—and that is revolutionary.” And they may do the same for brain metastases caused by other cancers, too. 

Best companies profiles
InsuranceNewsNet.com – Oct. 1
Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL
PRESIDENT & CEO Alan List, MD
CHIEF HR OFFICER Mariana Bugallo-Muros
Finding time for grown-up conversation (or romance!) can be difficult for anyone with young kids, but this cancer hospital and research center helps out employees with monthly Date Nights at its child care facility, which provides evening babysitting so parents can connect (cost: $10 per child, or $15 per family, including dinner). The rest of the month, the 130-slot facility remains open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to accommodate alternative work arrangements-a smart move, as most of the clinical team members here flex or compress their schedules. Dependent backup care can be used 20 days per year. Resource and referral services help parents locate nannies and tutors.

Cutting nicotine key to helping smokers quit
BrightSurf.com – Oct. 1
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.

Susan G. Komen grans provide $630,000 to Florida researchers
Charlotte County Florida Weekly – Oct. 1
• Marilena Tauro, Ph.D., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will receive $180,000 to study the role of the enzyme matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), which is expressed by both breast cancer cells and bone cells and has been shown to assist breast cancer cell growth in the bone. Dr. Tauro will seek to determine whether targeted inhibition of MMP-2 would be a valuable therapy in preventing breast cancer metastasis to bone. 

Breast cancer from a gentleman’s perspective
Charlotte County Florida Weekly – Oct. 1
Today, the retired property appraiser tests cancer free and has yearly checkups at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

VIDEO: Complex factors affect decision to undergo completion lymph node dissection
HemOnc Today – Oct. 1 

Benefit concert raises money to help teen cancer patients
Tampa Tribune – Sept. 30
Teen Cancer America helped design the Swim Across America Adolescent and Young Adult Lounge at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The October 2015 PSP shines the spotlight on breast cancer
Plactic Surgery Practice – Sept. 30
To help understand why, researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla, analyzed the BRCA mutation frequency and family history of 396 black women in Florida who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer under the age of 50. 

How Ex-Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula Remains a Success After Football
Ocean Drive – Oct. 1
In the business world, his legacy continues with the chain of Shula’s Steak Houses and Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club in Miami Lakes. His Don Shula Foundation raised money for breast cancer research for more than 20 years in honor of his late wife, Dorothy, and last year the foundation shifted all of their efforts to the Moffitt Cancer Center with a $1.5 million donation. “My wife is the business mind in the family,” he says. “She knows the bottom line and what it takes to win. We’ve been good partners and we’ve enjoyed it together.” 

Leveling the playing field between men and women workers puts St. Pete firm in the spotlight
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 30
Gender diversity is viewed as a top priority of CEOs, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Recruiting top female talent can be aided by being named to lists such as the one from Fortune and from Working Mother, which last week named Moffitt Cancer Center one of the publication’s Best 100 companies.

New vaccine fights breast cancer recurrence: Moffitt Cancer Center starting trials
ABC Action News – Sept. 29
Most recurrences happen five years after breast cancer treatments, which why Moffitt Cancer Center is working to fight that battle. 

Hospital transitions from Moffitt to Florida Cancer Specialists
Daily Commercial – Sept. 29
For the past five years, TVRH had contracted with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to operate its radiation treatment services at the Sharon Morse location. 

Reusable sharps containers and disease transmission: Test your knowledge
Becker’s Hospital Review – Sept. 29
Written by Stacy Martin, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager, Moffitt Cancer Center  

3 Tampa Bay residents wealthy enough for the Forbes 400
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay's wealthiest person on the list is No. 194, Edward DeBartolo Jr. DeBartolo is estimated to be worth about $3.3 billion, based largely on his shopping center development business. Much of his wealth is in Simon Property Group stock, but DeBartolo still does development business.
In the community, DeBartolo "co-founded a charter high school in Tampa ... with former Buccaneers Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, contributing $18 million to acquire the land and renovate the property. He also sits on the board of directors for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa," Forbes wrote..

Immunotherapy Plus PV-10 To Be Explored in Advanced Melanoma
Targeted Oncology – Sept. 29
“Our joint patent with Pfizer was the first; this study is the second; and the third is our immune mechanism of action clinical study, which is under way at the Moffitt Cancer Center and which has completed recruitment,” Culpepper added. 

Agency to Host Health Information Technology Symposium
Capital Soup – Sept. 28
Attendees: Philip Smith, M.D.—CMIO, Moffitt Cancer Center 

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Crosses Important Milestone in the Care of Pediatric Cancer Patients
PRWeb – Sept. 28
As part of an academic health center, a fundamental component of the University of Florida pediatric program is education. The doctors at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute are training the next generation of pediatric radiation oncologists. This includes residents from UF, the Moffitt Cancer Center, and the Mayo Clinic. In addition, UF began the first radiation oncology fellowship dedicated to the subspeciality of pediatric proton therapy in 2011.

For Good: Growing Jesuit High School in Tampa gets $35M in donations to renovate, expand
83 Degrees – Sept. 28
He was also one of the founders and a former board chairman of Moffitt Cancer Center and former chair of Florida Hospital in Tampa. Couch’s gift is the largest single gift ever received by the school. 

Sorority members take fight against cancer to Palmetto remote control air show
Bradenton Herald – Sept. 27
Recently, member Susan Wedel got to deliver a $52,000 cancer research grant check from the national fund of the sorority to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and she got to meet the woman who was awarded the funds. 

Sorority members take fight against cancer to Palmetto remote control air show
Stryk.com – Sept. 27
Recently, member Susan Wedel got to deliver a $52,000 cancer research grant check from the national fund of the sorority to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and she got to meet the woman who was awarded the funds. 

Winter Haven family copes with health crisis
The Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 26
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has since put Larosa on an experimental drug called TAK-700, which has slowed progression of his disease, he said.
“They’re keeping me comfortable, and there’s lots of pain,” Larosa said. “The rest is pretty much up to God.” 

Moffitt Cancer Center out, new provider in at The Villages Regional Hospital
Villages News – Sept. 28
For the past five years TVRH had contracted with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to operate its radiation treatment services at the Sharon Morse location.  The initial understanding was that over time, additional services would gradually be added to reach the goal of a comprehensive cancer treatment center at The Villages, similar to what Moffitt provides in the Tampa area.  However, recently TVRH received notification from the leadership of Moffitt that the strategy of expanding services beyond their current scope (providing physician specialists in the area of radiation therapy) was no longer going to be an option.

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