April 1, 2016

April 01, 2016

Survey Says
Business Observer – April 1
Both surveys combined will cost around $35,000. Organizations that chipped in to fund it include ChappellRoberts, Moffitt Cancer Center and the United Way Suncoast. 

Moffitt Cancer Center studies effects of e-cigarettes
News Channel 8 – March 31
Dr. Thomas Brandon with the Moffitt said, “A lot of people are using e-cigarettes in order to quit smoking, but there is not a lot of information about how well that works, it is starting to emerge and it is starting to look positive.”

TILs Advancing as Melanoma Immunotherapy Option 
OncLive – March 31
Today, TIL technology is being used at eight locations worldwide, including the NCI, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Moffitt Cancer Center in the United States. 

2 Ocala men among 3 considered for Angel Flight Southeast pilot of the year
Ocala Star Banner – March 30
Coutcher said many of the Angel Flight Southeast missions are made to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. 

New Tampa readies for relay fundraiser
Tampa Tribune – March 30
Money raised also is used to help defray expenses at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, adjacent to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where out-of-town patients with cancer are invited to stay free-of-charge while undergoing treatment. 

PD-L1/CTLA-4 Blockade and the Future of Immunotherapies in Lung Cancer
Targeted Oncology – March 29
"Studies that are designed to look at the strategy of increasing the number of antitumor T cells are very interesting. What will likely have an impact on the field is resurrecting tumor vaccines, developing chimeric antigen receptor adoptive T-cell therapy, or even tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte adoptive T-cell therapy." - Scott J. Antonia, MD 

Peak 10’s newest Tampa data center garners two design/build awards
Southeast Green – March 29
It was recently announced that Moffitt Cancer Center, the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida, will also house its IT infrastructure and patient and research data in the new data center facility. 

Talk to your physician about HPV vaccinations
The Mountain Mail – March 29
Anna Giuliano, a cancer researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., poses the question: “Let’s say we have a vaccine to prevent breast or prostate cancer. Do you think we would have pushback”? 

Benefit to be held for local man battling brain cancer
Troy Pennysaver – March 29
Since then, he’s had to take time off from his job as a welder with the Boilermaker Union and has been receiving his treatments at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Ovarian cancer research
Bay News 9 – March 28
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center recently discovered patients-- with an overexpression of a certain protein-- have a lower survival rate. Knowing this, researchers may soon be able to predict which tumors could advance or come back after treatment. 

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Explores Surgery with Immunotherapy
Asbestos.com – March 28
A recent Moffitt Cancer Center study of non-small cell lung cancer showed the same immunotherapy combination achieved stable disease in 11 of 31 patients. 

Moffitt Spring Swing
Bay News 9 –March 27
Sun safety -- with the "Tampa Bay Rays" and Moffitt Cancer Center. Our own Chuck Henson sat down with Moffitt -- to talk about the importance of skin cancer screenings. 

Moffitt partners with hair salons
WFLA – March 25
Moffitt Cancer Center has teamed up with Tampa Bay area salons to provide cancer prevention and early detection education to women. 

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