September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Joins NYU Langone and Perlmutter Cancer Center
The ASCO Post – Sept. 25
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, an expert in immunotherapy and melanoma, will join the senior faculty of NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. Dr. ­Weber will serve as Deputy Director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center and Codirector of its Melanoma Program and will oversee its work in experimental therapeutics. He officially joins the NYU Langone faculty on November 2, 2015. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Moffitt Cancer Center Enter Into a Collaboration Agreement as Part of U.S. Immuno-Oncology Rare Population Malignancy Program – Sept. 25
“Moffitt Cancer Center has had a long-standing commitment to immuno-oncology research, including in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, and we look forward to our continued work with them as part of the I-O RPM program,” said Laura Bessen, MD, head of U.S. Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb 

Appetite for data grows
Business Observer – Sept. 25
Peak 10 officials say the location, near the highway and also near the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, a current client, is a key component of the new complex. “We need this for our organic growth and we need this for our customers,” says Kleiman. “Business has been robust.”

#FSUWBB to host Play 4Kay Game on ESPN2 – Sept. 24
Play 4Kay unites a nation of coaches and players for a greater cause – raise awareness and funds in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. During the 2015 ESPYS, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund announced a multi-year $1.25 million grant to The V Foundation in support of women’s cancer research initiatives. This grant continues the legacy of Yow and will fund an ovarian cancer research project at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Ask The Locals: Evan Longoria
Creative Loafing – Sept. 24
Favorite local charity: THE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER and THE TEAL RECOVERY PROJECT. “My involvement in Moffitt took off when our friend [Rena Carideo] was diagnosed with cervical cancer a few years ago. She was going to Moffitt for treatment when she started her own nonprofit foundation, [The Teal Recovery Project] which each year benefits a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer.”

Bob Butcher named Swim Across America president and ceo
Swim Swam – Sept. 24
Major research beneficiaries include the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Cancer Support Team of Westchester Country, Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa… 

Bob Butcher stepping down as USMS Executive Director, will run Swim Across America
Swimming World – Sept 24
Major research beneficiaries include …Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, Women & Infants Hospital in Rhode Island, AFLAC Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy in Stamford, CT, Mercy Medical Center in Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor Lab in NY, Fighting Chance in Long Island, and Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, CA. Without SAA, much of their research would be left with no monetary support.

UACDC Annual Fundraiser Benefits University Area Youth
Times Union – Sept. 24
Additional gala sponsors include University Mall, Tampa Electric, Cigna, JEM Investments, Ltd., JPMorgan Chase, Robert M. Levy & Associates, Gene Marshall, Rydberg Law Firm, Bausch + Lomb, Davin Joseph Foundation, Buhl Insurance Agency Inc., T.J. Couch, Jr., University Village, WW Resource, Inc., Bio Five, LLC, DeBartolo Family Foundation, Paul & Sherrill Tomasino, Moffitt Cancer Center and PCL Construction.

Annual Community Harvest program benefits Florida non-profits
Ponte Vedra Recorder – Sept. 24
Diners can choose from over a dozen local non-profit organizations including the Betty Griffin House, St. Augustine Humane Society, Take Stock in Children, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 2 Hearts Adoption Ministry, Boy Scouts of America, Dreams Come True, Florida School For the Deaf & The Blind, Friends of the Library, J.P. Hall Children’s Charities, Laundry Project, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Gerard Campus and St. Johns Council on Aging.

Teacher on a journey of endurance to raise funds for cancer charity
Palm Beach Post – Sept. 24
Rick and Patrice Fletcher in Tampa at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for Rick’s six-month check up.

Moffitt Cancer Center again on list of best employers for working moms
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 23
The good news is Working Mother magazine this week published its 30th year of the 100 best companies for women seeking the best work-life balance and, once again, Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center made the list. Moffitt has made the list an impressive seven times.  

14th Annual ‘Richard’s Run for Life’ 5K Benefits Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Newswire – Sept. 22
One hundred percent of every dollar donated and raised will benefit the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program for sarcoma research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt. 

New cancer treatments reduce radiation risks
Seattle Magazine – October 2015
The technology was developed by the Mayo Clinic and the Moffitt Cancer Center a decade ago, but is just now seeing practical use, with The Polyclinic being one of the first medical centers in the state to offer this option, and others are expected to follow. 

Gwendolyn Quinn discusses fertility concerns in childhood cancer survivors
OncLive – Sept. 21
Fertility and reproductive health is the most important quality of life concern in survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer, Quinn says.

Tampa Cancer Center to Launch Mesothelioma Clinical Trial – Sept. 20
The world renowned Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida has revealed plans to begin recruiting patients for an upcoming mesothelioma trial being conducted by Dr. Jacques Fontaine, director of the hospital’s Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center.

FPRA Tampa Bay announces 2015-16 board of directors
Tampa Bay Newswire – Sept. 20
Image Awards Committee: Kim Polacek, APR, Public Relations Account Services Coordinator, Moffitt Cancer Center 

September is national thyroid cancer Awareness Month
Florida MD – September 2015
“These thyroid nodules are very common, and most are not cancerous,” says Bryan McIver, M.D., Ph.D., leader of the Endocrine Oncology Program at Moffitt. 

Make sure you need to go gluten-free before you go gluten-free
Idaho Statesman – Sept. 20
Dr. Akshay Gupta is a gastroenterologist at Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in Boise. He completed his medical school from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He did his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and completed a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Gupta received additional training in interventional endoscopy, ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Halifax Health launches visitor ID system
Daytona Beach News Journal – Sept. 20
Other health care providers have moved to strengthen security. Several hospitals in Florida, such as Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, are using similar systems as Halifax Health's. Volusia County Schools unveiled a similar visitor ID system at the beginning of the fall semester.  

Jesuit High School announces $35 million fundraising plan to expand, renovate campus
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 19
Ted Couch Sr. graduated from Jesuit High in 1954. He went on to become one of Tampa's most notable philanthropists and helped establish Moffitt Cancer Center in 1986.

Jesuit High takes wraps off $35M fundraising campaign, campus remodel
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 19
Ted Couch, who graduated from Jesuit High in 1954, is a commercial real estate developer and was president of the former Northside Bank of Tampa. He’s also among the founders and a former board chairman of Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as a former chair of University Community Hospital, now Florida Hospital Tampa.

Florida Candy Factory makes Angel Mints for higher purpose
Tampa BayTimes/AP – Sept. 19
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. 


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