April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016

Adding XPO1 Inhibitors to Melphalan May Improve Response in Myeloma
Oncology Nurse Advisor – April 14
Therefore, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, FL, sought to investigate whether XPO1 inhibition could improve response to melphalan in preclinical models. 

Speech pathologists teach new ways to communicate
Vero News – April 14
In her 26 years as a speech pathologist, this Vero Beach native logged time at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa before retuning here. She has spent the past11 years at IRMC.

Magnolia Ball
Tampa Bay Times – April 13
Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Alan List and "guiding star," retired legislator H. Lee Moffitt, celebrated 30 years of medical break-throughs, expansion to four campuses and 1,000 researchers at the Magnolia Ball headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday

Tampa Sarcoma Oncology And Pediatrics Doctor Thankful For Generosity Of Dick Vitale
Suncoast News Network –April 13
Moffitt Cancer Center Sarcoma Medical Oncology Doctor Damon Reed said last year’s Dick Vitale telethon and the Pediatric Foundation both help raise additional resources so Moffitt could hire an additional researcher to look at more types of cancer.

Cancer Therapy: An Evolved Approach
Scientific American – April 13
Robert Gatenby, a molecular oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has a more modest goal: he hopes to help people to live with their disease. 

Variable radiation sensitivity among liver metastases
eCancer – April 13
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report that liver metastases have different sensitivities to radiation therapy based on the location of the primary tumour, with results published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics.

Cancer therapy: an evolved approach
Nature – April 13
Applying evolutionary principles might help the immune system to vanquish tumours. Robert Gatenby, a molecular oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has a more modest goal: he hopes to help people to live with their disease.

Run from the Rays
Boca Magazine – April 13
Among the charities that have benefited: the dermatology clinic at The Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, Dermatology Medical Missions, Moffitt Cancer Center's dermatology research (which partners with Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Lynn Cancer Center), New England Melanoma Foundation and One Fund Boston.

Florida Orchestra to visit communities across the state
News Chief – April 12
The orchestra offered Francis the job of music director in 2014. One of his first moves was to put on a free concert at the end of that year at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

Optimizing Frontline Chemotherapy in mCRC
OncLive – April 12
Richard Kim, MD: Well, it has to be really individualized on the patients. You have to look at patient’s age, patient’s performance status, and tumor burden. Does the patient have a large, 10-centimeter lesion or does the patient have a few sub-centimeter lesions in the liver?

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients is Linked to Depression, Says New Study
Counsel & Heal – April 12
Dr. Mayer Fisherman from Moffitt Cancer Center, in Florida, concluded the same thing when it comes to hormone therapy and its association with depression. "What I like about this study is that it's large, and it puts a number on the risk," Dr. Fisherman explained.

Editorial: Another local medical milestone
Tampa Tribune – April 12
Indeed, the community is blessed with many distinguished health care facilities. Moffitt Cancer Center is nationally known for its pioneering research and enterprising care.

Cancer survival rates higher at academic medical centers, study says
Miami Herald – April 11
Those hospitals, including the University of Miami Health System’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, are paid higher rates by Medicare under a system created by Congress in 1983 to exempt hospitals that tend to care for sicker patients.

‘Negative experiences,’ lack of research impede cancer care in LGBTQ community
Healio – April 10
Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, MS, and Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, MS —senior members at Moffitt Cancer Center and senior professors at Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida who have focused their research on cancer incidence in the LGBTQ community — agreed specific, alterable risk factors are common.

Speaker discusses practical issues of melanoma molecular testing
HemOnc Today – April 8
Jane L. Messina, MD, an anatomic pathologist of the Melanoma Research Center of Excellence at Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed practical issues associated with molecular testing for the diagnosis and prognostication of melanoma at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies.

Despite Enterprise Florida turmoil on job incentives, site selectors find plenty to praise in Tampa
Tampa Bay Times – April 8
"Tampa is on the threshold of something different," said Jerry Szatan of Szatan & Associates. He pointed to such successful arrivals as Bristol-Myers Squibb and the creation of the M2Gen cancer-fighting spinoff by Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Ensituximab Shows Promise in Refractory mCRC
OncLive – April 8
Overall survival (OS) was comparable with, or somewhat better, than that seen with other late-line regimens. “But the toxicity profile is what stands out,” said Richard D. Kim, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Five ways in 2016 these 100 top Tampa Bay companies wow the workplace
Tampa Bay Times – April 8
The larger the organization, the tougher it can be to sustain a quality workplace. But as the Times has discovered year after year, the annual top workplace surveys always includes many health care businesses and hospitals in the rankings, from Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel to two hospices. 

Care matters most at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care
Tampa Bay Times – April 8
Over at Moffitt, which employs more than 5,000 people, Dr. Alan List, president and CEO, understands that patients look at his employees as their hope for extending their lives. But with such a big staff, it takes more than doctors and nurses to make the center run like a well-oiled machine.


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