September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Crocheted caps warm the heads, hearts of Moffitt cancer patients
Tampa Tribune – Sept. 11
Tampa Bay Newcomers First Vice President Shirley Calloway recently coordinated a visit to Moffitt Cancer Center with several members of the social club’s stitchery group. The women were there to present an assortment of crocheted caps in multiple colors and sizes they’d made to patients undergoing treatment in the chemotherapy infusion center.

Deacon Blues Band to host teen cancer benefit at Peabody’s Sept. 19
New Tampa Neighborhood News – Sept. 11
One such teen cancer facility already exists at Moffitt Cancer Center, located on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, just a few miles south of Tampa Palms. The facility has one of the first Teen & Young Adult Lounges in the region and features a flat-screen TV with video games and couches. 

Moffitt researcher named to National Institutes of Health advisory council
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Sept. 10
Brian Rivers, a member of the research faculty at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and an assistant professor in the department of oncologic sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, is one of the nine newly tapped council members. 

Lee Memorial picks preferred Lee builder/designer
News Press – Sept. 10
The likely designer would be Flad & Associates of Florida, which oversaw such projects as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Master Plan and Shands hospitals in Gainesville.

Moffitt researchers make important steps toward developing blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early
Advance Healthcare Network – Sept. 10
According to a new 'proof of principle' study published in Aug. 27 issue of Cancer Prevention Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by identifying markers in the blood that can pinpoint patients with premalignant pancreatic lesions called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs).

ASTRO Awards $33,500 in Individual Grants to 41 Researchers Presenting at 2015 Annual Meeting
Financial Buzz – Sept. 9
Clinical practice:
Sungjune Kim, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 

Renowned Melanoma and Immunotherapy Expert Joins NYU Langone Medical Center
KLTV – Sept. 9
Prior to joining NYU Langone and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, Dr. Weber served since 2007 as a Senior Member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, and director of its Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center.  

One trip leads to lifetime of helping people heal
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 9
Dr. Shohreh Dickinson, a pathologist affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, said he does not hesitate to refer anyone who might benefit.

Blood test developed to catch pancreatic cancer early
LabMedica.com – Sept. 9
Scientists at the Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL, USA) and their colleagues developed a fast, cost-effective blood test by studying micro ribonucleic acids (miRNAs), a class of small molecules that regulate key genes involved in the development and progression of cancer. 

Gozmart’s message to USF: Don’t mess with Ybor City
Tampa Tribune – Sept. 8
USF needs boosters, especially those like Gonzmart. In addition to his status as an Iron Bull, he started a golf tournament that benefits two major scholarship funds. He started the Columbia Restaurant Endowment for research at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s campus. 

Signal genetics, Moffitt Cancer Center partner on multiple myeloma research
GenomeWeb – Sept. 8
Signal Genetics today announced it has signed a sponsored research agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center to validate the clinical utility of its MyPRS test in managing patients with multiple myeloma and related diseases.

Moffitt Cancer’s T-Cell therapy
WTAJ-CBS – Sept. 7
He says lion manufactures the "t-cells" and makes them available in a cost-effective way. Britta's "t-cells" attacked the cancer, and won! Britta Beningfield, cancer patient I call them my little super champions." Dr. Amod Sarnaik, oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center "To see patients, like Britta, who really had a life threatening calamity actually completely reverse, you know, to normal with the help of the cell therapy is truly phenomenal." for Britta it's a true masterpiece.  

After 18 years at Raymond James Stadium, is an on-campus stadium still possible for USF?
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 5
The idea is to attract a mix of established companies and startups that can grow off the various research institutions and economic engines nearby, including USF, Florida Hospitals, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Busch Gardens. That would generate tax revenue from the 80 acres the county owns in that area.

Genetics may fuel aggressive breast cancers in black women
Philly.com – Sept. 5
Now, a study by the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa suggests premenopausal African American breast cancer survivors are more likely than their white counterparts to have defects in BRCA1 and BRCA2, genes that normally suppress tumors by repairing damaged DNA.

Celebrating Tampa Bay’s growing business innovation: Three case studies
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 4
Another Innovation District to reinvigorate the area around USF Tampa is backed by the university, Moffitt Cancer Center, Busch Gardens and area hospitals, among others. Downtown Tampa's proposed growth via mega-projects proposed by Jeff Vinik, Port Tampa Bay and others is potentially dazzling.

False alarm in reported fire at Moffitt Cancer Center
WTSP Channel 10 – Sept. 4
Tampa Fire Rescue posted some tweets Friday morning about a small fire at Moffitt Cancer Center. However, Moffitt says there was no fire.
The hospital says an electrical problem to a transformer caused smoke around 10:43 this morning. This caused temperatures to increase for about 90 minutes.

Transformer overheats in Moffitt parking garage
The Oracle – Sept. 4
A transformer outside an electrical breaker room in the Moffitt Cancer Center parking garage off Holly Drive overheated Friday morning, causing it to emit large quantities of smoke. 

Column: Transplant program makes strides in fighting blood diseases
Tampa Bay times – Sept. 4
Dr. Jeffrey Chell is CEO of the National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match and executive director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Becky Dame lives in Plant City and is a bone marrow transplant coordinator at Moffitt Cancer Center.

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