September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015

Medical Marketing
Business Observer – Sept. 18
The number of medical inventions that never make it to market due to a lack of funds drove Tampa business consultant Douglas Martin to start a medical device company. The team has spent the last 18 months building MDI’s portfolio. That now includes six products from Moffitt Cancer Center and two products from the University of Michigan.

Health Screenings for LGBTQ Community Members a New Priority
ABC Action News – Sept. 17
New research at Moffitt Cancer Center shows the LGBTQ community is at higher risk for multiple types of cancer but isn’t getting the screenings they need.

Commissioner Adam Putnam: Hunger in Florida is Imminently Solvable
Capital Soup – Sept. 17
The Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a research project based on the “Roadmap” to better understand and help prevent cancer among school age children.

Moffitt Will Break New Ground with Mesothelioma Trial
www.Asbestos.com – Sept. 17
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa later this month will launch the first pleural mesothelioma clinical trial in the U.S. that will deliver repeated, high-dose chemotherapy directly to the site of tumors.

SHOP TALK
Oncology Times – Sept. 16
Moffitt Cancer Center has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of e-cigarettes. The goal is to learn how e-cigarettes are used over time, and whether users are eventually successful at quitting smoking.

Busy prelude: Florida Orchestra hires 4 musicians, squares books, rolls out new logo
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 16
In the months leading up to his official introduction in October, Francis conducted “pop-up” concerts in places such as International Plaza, All Children's Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. The orchestra offers free admission to masterworks concerts for anyone 5 to 18 years old, and distributed more than 1,100 tickets last year to young people.

Fallen Biotech Angels to Arise: John McCamant and Jay Silverman of the Medical Technology Stock Letter
The Life Sciences Report – Sept. 16
Basically, in less than a calendar year, the company has created an immune oncology portfolio that has already begun to generate data on par with anything else being developed, at least in the first generation. It has CAR T-cell products targeting CD19 in acute B lymphocytic leukemia, as well as an anti-CD20 program in progressive malignant lymphoma. It has also in-licensed a cancer vaccine, CD40LGVAX, and this is being developed at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

MicroRNA Panel Shows Early Potential as Biomarker of Pancreatic Precancers
The ASCO Post – Sept. 15
“Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States,” said Jennifer Permuth-Wey, PhD, Assistant Member in the Departments of Cancer Epidemiology and Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Pulse Beat
Moneylife “Pulse Beat” blog – Sept. 15
“Cancer patients who reported higher meaning, purpose, and spiritual connection in life also reported better physical health, as did patients who reported more positive religious or spiritual explanations for the cancer,” said lead researcher Heather Jim, of the Moffitt Cancer Centre, in an interview.

I am Madison Miller and I am a lymphoma survivor
WFLA, News Channel 8 – Sept. 13
The face of a movement. After she was diagnosed with lymphoma, Madison Miller was inspired to start Spark the Way, now she’s working with Moffitt Cancer Center to ignite hope in people with cancer.

Clearwater candy factory makes Angel Mints for a higher purpose
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 12
A few years later, Rehm approached Moffitt Cancer Center with a similar pitch, but the deal would have required product testing costing upwards of $50,000, Rehm said.

#CelebraTuHerencia con Entravision Tampa
Univision – Sept. 12
Este evento está patrocinado por: Amy Ruiz Law, PL, Ashley Furniture, Catapult Academy, Empath Health, Family Healthcare Foundation, Florida Blue, Florida Health – Cancer Early Detection Program, Florida Health – HIV & STD Testing, McDonald’s, Metro PCS, Moffitt Cancer Center, Moore Clinical Research, Inc., PNC, Sam’s Club, State Farm, Straz Center, Suncoast Credit Union, U.S. Army y U.S. Marine Corps.

Column: Charging up Hillsborough’s redevelopment efforts
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 11
Recently at a board meeting, we introduced our first area for redevelopment, the Innovation Alliance for the University Area. The time is right to craft a development strategy that builds a sustainable community around:

• innovation and technology;
• a recognized tourism destination at Busch Gardens;
• a major university at the University of South Florida and world-class research at Moffitt Cancer Center;

2015-2016 Hillsborough Society Calendar
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 11
April 9: Twenty-third annual Magnolia Ball, benefits Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30 p.m.; Marriott Waterside hotel; $1,000; black tie; (813) 745-4860 or moffitt.org/magnoliaball. 

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