October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015

American Cancer Society changes mammogram guidelines
Bills Insider – Oct. 23
Dr. Bethany Niell, with the Moffitt Cancer Center, disagrees with the new recommendations. Dr. Harrison said age 40 is when she starts to see breast cancer more frequently. 

Doctors could discourage patients to get the HPV vaccine
The Market Business – Oct. 23
By comparison, between 70 percent and 80 percent of 11- and 12-year-olds had received the two other vaccines recommended for that age group, said Susan Vadaparampil, a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, who also studies HPV vaccine acceptance. 

Sub-classification of Indeterminate Nodules May Help Improve Diagnostic Capabilities
Cancer Therapy Advisor – Oct. 22
Researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center reported that nuclear atypia should be routinely reported and recognized as a highly suspicious feature in thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology.

Remnant tumor ablation should be selective, not routine
Cancer Network – Oct. 22
“I’m pleased that the new ATA Guidelines increase the momentum toward personalized treatment,” said Bryan McIver, MD, PhD, Program Leader, Head and Neck, and Endocrine Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “A selective, personalized approach best serves the patient.” 

Life’s victories: Nancy Taylor’s story
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 22
Now twenty years later I am healthy and cancer free. I get tested twice a year at the Moffitt Cancer Center due to my family history. I 

Peter Kanetsky Recognition Plaque
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 22
Kanetsky has been elected as the new president for the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). 

Study says doctors passively discourage HPV vaccines
Boston Globe – Oct. 22
By comparison, between 70 percent and 80 percent of 11- and 12-year olds had received the two other vaccines recommended for that age group, said Susan Vadaparampil, a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who also studies HPV vaccine acceptance.

Advanced screening shows promise in detecting lung cancer
Florida Today – Oct. 22
"It's a clear breakthrough," said Dr. Scott Antonia, chairman of the department of thoracic oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, referring to spiral CT. Ordinarily, because lung tissue lacks pain fibers, these cancers can grow silently for a long time "before coming to light," he said.

Don’t Just ‘Think Pink’: Breast Cancer Awareness is More Than Just a Color
The Minaret Online – Oct. 21\
If you want to do something helpful and supportive for those suffering with breast (or any other type) cancer, consider donating to Moffitt Cancer Center. Not only is this a local center, but it also provides everything from research to funding treatment for patients. When my stepmother was undergoing expensive treatments, Moffitt donors sponsored her so that we didn’t have to be afraid of losing our home and our mother.

Dr. Valderrabano on Understanding Cancer Risk in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodule
OncLive – Oct. 21
Pablo Valderrabano, MD, Clinical Research Fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses molecular markers in thyroid nodules and their connection to cancer incidence.

Barthel elected ACG Northern Florida Board of Governor
TBNWeekly.com – Oct. 21
Barthel is the former chief of endoscopic oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida. 

Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture
Creative Loafing – Oct. 21
Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting its 17th-annual Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Charles L. Sawyers, the Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  

Study: Cancer Patients with Strong Religious or Spiritual Beliefs Report Better Health
American Cancer Society  - Oct. 21
For the report, researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues looked at the results of several published studies on the topic, which included more than 32,000 cancer patients combined. 

Lip syncers compete Sunday to raise money for research
Tampa Tribune – Oct. 21
For the initial event, there will be three judges for the competition. Two are a physician from Moffitt Cancer Center and a board member from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Local experts concerned about American Cancer Society's recommendation to delay mammography screening
Lakeland Ledger – Oct. 21
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, among others, say mammography screening should start at 40, said Dr. Bethany Niell, a Moffitt Cancer Center radiologist with sub-specialty training in breast imaging.

Cancer society’s mammogram advice: start later and get fewer
WFLA – Oct. 21
Dr. Bethany Niell, with the Moffitt Cancer Center, disagrees with the new recommendations. “We don’t want women to be confused. We want women to begin screening mammograms at age 40 to save the most lives from breast cancer,” she said. 

Love, Hope and Pizza program funds mammograms
WTSP – Oct. 20
Moffitt Radiologist Dr. Shannon Falcon recommends all women 40 and over receive a yearly mammogram. "It's not a perfect tool," says Falcon. "But it's our best tool for finding cancers while they're still small, before you can feel them or detect them in any other way." 

Hispanic women more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer
WFLA – Oct. 20
“They’re always the last ones to take care of themselves,” says Moffitt Cancer Center community outreach worker Jeannette Palencia referring to Hispanic women. Palencia’s program “Yo Me Cuido,” Spanish for “I take care” offers breast cancer education and treatment to Hispanic women in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Bay health care tech innovation driven by big data, simulation
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 20
In 2006, a $100 million partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) lead to the M2Gen, a Moffitt subsidiary and a company created in part to follow patients throughout their lifetimes as a way to develop a massive database.

100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review – Oct. 20
Alan List, MD. CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). In addition to being president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. List is a senior member in the department of malignant hematology and the experimental therapeutics program

Hispanic women more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer
NewsChannel 8 – Oct. 20
Moffitt Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist Dr. Robert Diaz explains another reason is fear. “Fear is taboo and they’re always afraid that, what if they find something? They think that by not taking action it will go away. It will not go away,” says Dr. Diaz. 

Tampa Innovation Alliance hosts global thought leader at dinner
83 Degrees – Oct. 19
The Tampa Innovation Alliance was developed by Sharpe in 2014 and launched almost one year ago with four program “anchors”: the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Good deeds
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Oct. 19
Callaghan Tire, of Bradenton, will hold the 10th Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament Nov. 8-10 in a continued effort to raise money for the fight against cancer. To date, the Pro-Am Charity event has raised more than $600,000, which has been donated to the Moffitt Cancer Research Center and the Dattoli Cancer Center for Research.

Moffitt latest to exit The Villages
Health News Florida – Oct. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center once had plans to expand services at The Villages Regional Hospital. But now, Moffitt is leaving the retirement community, and as the Orlando Sentinel reports, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute will provide all cancer-treatment service for the Central Florida Health Alliance hospital.

Keylla Hernández sigue mejorando
El Nuevo Dia – Oct. 19
a periodista no pudo estar presente en la actividad porque acababa de llegar de recibir tratamiento médico en el Moffitt Cancer Center, en Tampa (Florida), pero su esposo, Robin Rodríguez, y su hijo mayor, Kevin, de 15 años, formaron parte del evento, donde dijeron presente varias figuras de Wapa TV.

Juntas contra el asesino silente
Metrord.com – Oct. 19
El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer Rosa Emilia Sánchez de Tavares (INCART) y el hospital Moffitt Cancer Center firmaron un convenio con con el objetivo de capacitar y entrenar al personal dominicano, a fin de mejorar la calidad de los servicios de detección y tratamientos, además de ofrecer ayuda al paciente para su integración a la sociedad como alguien que ha derrotado el cáncer y ha sido victorioso. 

Fifth Third Field hosts ‘Making strides against breast cancer walk’
iFree Press – Oct. 18
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.

Lu-Dotatate shows unprecedented PFS in Midgut NETs
OncLive – Oct. 17
"The findings were, in my opinion, extraordinarily impressive, the median progression-free survival improved by nearly 80%, which is fairly unprecedented in oncologic studies," said Strosberg, a medical oncologist and researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center out at The Villages after five years
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 17
The five-year contract between The Villages Regional Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center has ended after the Tampa-based medical provider declined to expand services in the retirement haven as previously planned, according to Central Florida Health Alliance, the hospital's parent company.

Nivolumab Investigator Discusses Expanded Approval, Compares With Pembrolizumab
OncLive – Oct. 16
For additional insight on the impact of the expanded approval of nivolumab in NSCLC and how the drug compares with pembrolizumab, OncLive spoke with the Ben Creelan, MD, a clinical investigator on both the Check-Mate-057 and -017 trials, and a medical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Biomarker needed for CAPTEM Regimen in Metastatic Pancreatic NETs
OncLive – Oct. 16
This is the largest reported cohort of pNET patients treated with temozolomide-based chemotherapy,” said Cives, a research associate in the Department of GI Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. 


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