October 9, 2015

October 09, 2015

Florida Hospital Association Recognizes Local Hospitals and Leaders at Annual Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards
Capital Soup – Oct. 8
Community Benefit Achievement (Over 150 Beds): Each year, Moffitt Cancer Center collaborates with local community-based organizations to provide free health screenings, services and resources to medically underserved men. In 2015, the Men’s Health Forum reached nearly 500 men in its community 

Buccaneers kick off 3rd annual Treasure Chest 5K Run/Walk
WFLA – Oct. 8
The race will begin with special welcoming remarks from Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, before more than 4,000 runners take part in the event, 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. 

Young black women have higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously thought
Helio – Oct. 8
Tuya Pal, MD, a geneticist and researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and colleagues sought to assess if BRCA mutations could attribute to the higher rate of aggressive cancer in black women.

Enhanced Australian rabbit virus effectively works against deadly brain tumour cells
International Business Times – Oct. 8
"We want to make a difference with patients. One of the ways we can do that is by repurposing drugs, which holds a lot of promise," said Dr Peter Forsyth, the study's principal investigator and chairman of the neuro-oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa.  

Studying cancer: An editor Q&A
BioMEd Central – Oct. 7
Dr Domenico Coppola has both clinical and teaching responsibilities, and is a participating member of the Gastrointestinal Division at the Moffitt Cancer Center, USA. He developed the Moffitt Cancer Center Pathology Consultation Service and is also contributing to Total Cancer Care. 

CTLA-4 therapy yields durable responses in some patients with advanced melanoma
Healio.com – Oct. 7
Before those data mature, Zeynep Eroglu, MD, a medical oncologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and colleagues sought to evaluate long-term survival in patients with advanced melanoma treated with tremelimumab.

Virus-drug combination shows improved effectiveness against brain tumor cells
Brightsurf.com – Oct. 7
Pairing the virus with the drug rapamycin was already known to be modestly effective against brain tumor-initiating cells, said Peter Forsyth, M.D., the study's principal investigator and chairman of the neuro-oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.  

Publix may open at USF Tampa by fall 2017
Tampa Tribune – Oct. 7
Publix opened its first pharmacy separate from its grocery store in the Moffitt Cancer Center at USF in 2012. The USF supermarket would be another first for the company, but it’s not the only major chain to take root on a college campus. 

Virus-drug combination shows improved effectiveness against brain tumor cells
Medical News Today – Oct. 7
Pairing the virus with the drug rapamycin was already known to be modestly effective against brain tumor-initiating cells, said Peter Forsyth, M.D., the study's principal investigator and chairman of the neuro-oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Still, there was room for improvement. So Forsyth teamed up with a group that included Grant McFadden, Ph.D., a myxoma virus expert, a professor in the UF College of Medicine's department of molecular genetics and microbiology and a UF Genetics Institute faculty member. 

Enterprise Florida names new marketing executive
SaintPetersBlog – Oct. 7
Joseph S. Hice Jr. will be the organization’s senior vice president for marketing, overseeing its marketing and communications. Hice has worked for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the University of Florida, North Carolina State University, the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and Segway Inc.

HealthMyne and Moffitt Cancer Center sign imaging analytics technology agreement
Medical Devices Business Review – Oct. 7
HealthMyne, a clinical imaging informatics company, has agreed to a research and product evaluation agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center.
The primary objective of the agreement is the implementation of an imaging analytics software platform, with an initial focus on thoracic oncology.

Brain tumor-initiating cells more sensitive to treatment with virus
MyWebMemo.com – Oct. 6
Pairing the virus with the drug rapamycin was already known to be modestly effective against brain tumor-initiating cells, said Peter Forsyth, M.D., the study s principal investigator and chairman of the neuro-oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

What's new in breast cancer treatment?
Herald Tribune – Oct. 6
As a surgeon specializing in breast cancer for 15 years, Hoover has witnessed a transformation in cancer treatment.
"We have come so far. This is not your grandmother's breast cancer," she said, referring to not so long ago when women with a suspicious lump went into surgery with no idea of whether or not they would awaken without a breast. 

Employers Line Up for Hillsborough Job Fair
The Patch – Oct. 6
other attendees expected include the University of South Florida, Cricket Wireless, Hillsborough County Consumer & Veteran Services, LabCorp, Hillsborough County Human Resources, Moffitt Cancer Center and Alorica, among others.

Doctor working to develop breast cancer vaccine
RTV 6 – Oct. 5
Dr. Hatem Soliman of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, says 40,000 patients die every year of breast cancer – many of whom have fought it more than once. 

Parotid Node Metastases in Locally Advanced Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Implications for Radiotherapy Target Volume Delineation
OncLive – Oct. 5
Andy Trotti, MD
Professor and Senior Member, Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center 

Students unite for their brother
Eagle News – Oct. 5
Earlier this month, Cardenas underwent surgery to remove the tumor. He will be receiving chemotherapy in Tampa at Moffitt Cancer Center Monday through Friday for six weeks to six months, depending on the process of the initial first weeks. 

‘Você me ajudou, agora é minha hora de te ajudar’: alunos criam campanha por professora com cancer
Guia Da – Oct. 5
No início de agosto, Berta viajou aos Estados Unidos para fazer a primeira consulta no hospital Moffitt Cancer Center, no Estado americano da Flórida.
Após uma bateria de exames, contudo, recebeu com surpresa o diagnóstico. 

Florida's job recruiting arm to launch statewide marketing campaign
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 5
Hice worked for Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as the University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Segway Inc. At UF, he managed the school's Gator Nation campaign, and Segway's "Get Moving" campaign. Most recently, he served as a founding partner at Tampa-based Well Strategics, a public relations firm whose clients include Baycare Health System and Publix Super Markets.

Alunos criam campanha por professora com câncer no Rio de Janeiro
UOL Educação – Oct. 5
No início de agosto, Berta viajou aos Estados Unidos para fazer a primeira consulta no hospital Moffitt Cancer Center, no Estado americano da Flórida.

Gov. Rick Scott announces eleven board appointments
StPetersBlog – Oct. 5
Dr. Paul Jacobsen, 60, of Tampa, is the Associate Director of the Division of Population Science for the Moffitt Cancer Center. His reappointment is for a term ending January 10, 2018.

Incart y el Moffitt Cáncer Center inician convenio con jornada científica
El Dia – Oct. 5
Santo Domingo.-El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer Rosa Emilia Sánchez Pérez de Tavares (INCART) realizó este sábado la primera Jornada científica MOFFITT – INCART “Oncología en el Adulto Mayor”, para dar inicio al convenio de intercambio efectuado con el Moffitt Cancer Center de Tampa, Florida.

Friday Feedback: What's Next for Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes
MedPage Today – Oct. 2
David J. Drobes, PhD, senior member of health outcomes and behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Governor Rick Scott appoints three to Biomedical Research Advisory Council
Capital Soup – Oct. 2
Dr. Paul Jacobsen, 60, of Tampa, is the Associate Director of the Division of Population Science for the Moffitt Cancer Center. He is reappointed for a term beginning October 2, 2015, and ending January 10, 2018.

Entrepreneurs swap failure stories as part of, um ‘mess-up’ night
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 2
Papageorgiou is the founder and CEO of AvatarDSS, a medical company that uses math modeling to create treatment planning solutions through a partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Research Center. He's the founder and managing partner of Ideasphere, a consulting company that specializes in high-tech, logistics and financial services segments. He's also the co-founder and CEO of International Screening Solutions.

Dr. Kiran K. Turaga named Sharon K. Wadina Endowed Professor in Sarcoma Research
Waukesha Now – Oct. 2
In June 2010, he completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute at the University of South Florida. Dr. Turaga joined MCW in July 2010.

Enterprise Florida names new Chief Marketing Officer
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 2
Hice has recently been a partner at Tampa-based Well Strategics, a public relations firm specializing in healthcare clients. He has also worked for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Segway Inc. 

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