September 4, 2015

September 04, 2015

Patel Conservatory provides free arts enrichment to community
Tampa Bay Newswire – Sept. 3
Affiliate partners: Moffitt Cancer Center – Moffitt Healthy Kids KIDZ Program

Black women more likely to carry breast cancer gene
Health 24 – Sept. 3
"Our results suggest that it may be appropriate to recommend BRCA testing in all black women with invasive breast cancer diagnosed at or below age 50," study leader and clinical geneticist Dr. Tuya Pal, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said in a center news release.

Hillsborough commissioners lift auditor from clerk’s office
Tampa Tribune – Sept. 2
Leonhardt brought a welcome calm to the office, but left to become the chief audit executive at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Clerk of Court Pat Frank loaned Caskey, who was Frank's director of county audit, to the county to fill in until a new auditor could be hired.

Concert to benefit young adult and teen cancer patients
Tampa Tribune – Sept. 2
An example of Teen Cancer America’s work can be found at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. In April, the hospital opened its Swim Across America Adolescent and Young Adult Lounge to serve the needs of cancer patients between the ages of 18 and 39.

USF Health partners with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The Oracle – Sept. 2
Other USF Health medical center affiliates include Tampa General Hospital, USF College of Medicine’s primary teaching hospital, as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children’s Hospital and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options
Oncology Nurse Advisor – Sept. 2
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, instituted an 8-week training program, Educating Nurses about Reproductive Issues in Healthcare, to ensure that oncology nurses are better prepared to counsel patients about fertility options and adoption.

Prescient Chief Scientific Officer Named Among Top 20 Translational Researchers by Nature
Wholesale Investor – Sept. 2
As well as overseeing Prescient’s oncology programs, Professor Sebti is the Manuel and Adeline Garcia Endowed Professor and Chair, Department for Drug Discovery, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida; a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and one of the largest cancer centers in the US.

Treating tough cancers: Doctors hopeful about newer options in treating liver cancer
The Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 1
A current “hot area” of discussion in liver treatment is immunotherapy, strengthening the body’s own immune defenses, said Dr. Richard Kim, a Moffitt Cancer Center oncologist, and Dr. Shalini Mulaparthi, an oncologist at Watson Clinic.

Resistant cancers: death rates for liver and pancreatic cancer increasing
Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 1
Survival wasn’t easy. Rodda had a complicated surgery, called the Whipple procedure, at Moffitt Cancer Center, followed by chemotherapy and radiation in Lakeland. Nine years later, he’s still alive, one of the lucky few, he and his wife, Becky, said.

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers make important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early
Medical News Today – Sept. 1
According to a new 'proof of principle' study published in 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).

Winery will keep the corks popping to benefit cancer center
Orlando Sentinel – Sept. 1
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards will host "Corks for Cancer Festival" to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center on Sept. 12 and 13 at the winery, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 north of Clermont.

Moffitt develops genetic test for pancreatic cancer
83 degrees – Sept. 1
Moffitt Cancer researchers have developed a genetic test that can predict which pancreatic cancer patients will benefit from surgery.

Hybrid Academic-Community Cancer Centers Take Shape
MedPage Today – Sept. 1
Not far from the Carolina's operation, Timothy Yeatman, MD, has been developing yet another hybrid model as director of Gibbs Cancer Center and president of Gibbs Research Institute at the Spartanburg, S.C., Regional Healthcare System.

He joined Gibbs in fall 2012 after serving more than 20 years at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where he had held a number of top positions.

Lakeland couple adopts 3 teens whose father died in home invasion
Lakeland Ledger – Aug. 30
Late last year, though, Roberts began to notice blood in his urine. On Dec. 12, a urologist gave a preliminary diagnosis of bladder cancer and ordered testing of the tumor. The family endured a subdued Christmas, and soon afterward, Roberts received a more precise diagnosis from a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa: small-cell bladder cancer, a form that usually occurs in the lungs.

Helping kids cope
Fox 13 - Aug. 29
Moffitt says they treat more than 100 young adult patients every day.

New treatment takes aim at pancreatic cancer with a targeted assault on the tumor
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 28
Radiation and chemo "can prolong survival by a few months," said Dr. Richard Kim, a medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. "But it's not a home run."

Friday Feedback: Spotlight on celebrity disease diagnoses
Medpage Today – Aug. 28
Bryan McIver, MD, PhD,: “Sharing information about diseases by well-known figures can sometimes be tremendously helpful in raising public awareness of rare diseases, improving understanding of even common diseases, educating the public about preventive, and treatment opportunities, and -- of course -- directing funding for research towards those now famous disorders.

Black women twice as likely to suffer from breast and ovarian cancer
Benchmark Reporter – Aug. 28
In this study, it was found that the rate among young African-American women had been much higher. They were 50% more likely to be diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in comparison to white women, although the reasons for this difference are uncertain. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have analyzed the BRCA mutation rates for an explanation.

Lakeland couple adopts 3 teens whose father died in home invasion
Lakeland Ledger – Aug. 30
Late last year, though, Roberts began to notice blood in his urine. On Dec. 12, a urologist gave a preliminary diagnosis of bladder cancer and ordered testing of the tumor. The family endured a subdued Christmas, and soon afterward, Roberts received a more precise diagnosis from a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa: small-cell bladder cancer, a form that usually occurs in the lungs.

Helping kids cope
Fox 13 - Aug. 29
Moffitt says they treat more than 100 young adult patients every day.

New treatment takes aim at pancreatic cancer with a targeted assault on the tumor
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 28
Radiation and chemo "can prolong survival by a few months," said Dr. Richard Kim, a medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. "But it's not a home run."

Friday Feedback: Spotlight on celebrity disease diagnoses
Medpage Today – Aug. 28
Bryan McIver, MD, PhD,: “Sharing information about diseases by well-known figures can sometimes be tremendously helpful in raising public awareness of rare diseases, improving understanding of even common diseases, educating the public about preventive, and treatment opportunities, and -- of course -- directing funding for research towards those now famous disorders.

Black women twice as likely to suffer from breast and ovarian cancer
Benchmark Reporter – Aug. 28
In this study, it was found that the rate among young African-American women had been much higher. They were 50% more likely to be diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in comparison to white women, although the reasons for this difference are uncertain. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have analyzed the BRCA mutation rates for an explanation.

Moffitt team uses nanostring tech to ID MiRNA Signature for early pancreatic cancer detection
GenomeWeb – Aug. 28
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have shared early data suggesting a microRNA signature they discovered using Nanostring's nCounter platform has potential as a tool to detect and distinguish early pancreatic precancers noninvasively from blood samples.

Young black women have higher rates of BRCA mutation
Targeted Oncology – Aug. 27
Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, undertook the largest population-based study to date among black patients with breast cancer to examine the frequency of BRCA mutations.

 

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