August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

Nipping nausea
Business Observer – Aug. 12
Darna’s biggest mistake was during the company’s annual drive in October to donate bands to chemotherapy patients. She was going through her website with the marketing director at her hospital partner Moffitt Cancer Center when the website decided to freeze on the hangover cure page. Moffitt told her they couldn’t endorse a product that had anything to do with alcoholism.

Knitters for Charity volunteers put their skills to use for others
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 11
Since its inception in 2010, Knitters for Charity has crafted more than 21,000 items for donation to local and national charities. They create hats, scarves, toys, pillows, mittens, baby booties, quilts, afghans and caps for groups that include Florida Cancer Center Specialists, Guardian Ad Litem-Pasco, the IBC Street Project for the homeless, the domestic violence shelter Reach, the Women's Resource Center, HPH Hospice, Moffitt Cancer Hospital, the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter and SOLVE.

Johns Hopkins Institute welcomes new leader
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Aug. 10
Shaw is also serving as the institute’s interim director. He will work collaboratively with the entire hematology/oncology team and other pediatric specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive care and the best possible outcomes for children, teens and young adults with cancer. He will expand the Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program and enhance continuity of care into adulthood through multidisciplinary collaboration with physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Connect Florida welcomes Class VII of its Statewide Leadership Institute
SaintPetersBlog – Aug. 9
— Merrit Martin, the state legislative affairs director for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa

New MacDonald Training Center CEO brings upbeat attitude to role
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 6
Running Tampa's training center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will give her that opportunity as she succeeds Jim Freyvogel, her former boss at Quest Inc. Levy, who earned a master's degree in mental health counseling from the Miami Institute of Psychology, left there as chief operating officer in 2014 for a position at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mole Patrol
ABC Action News – Aug. 5
Moffitt Cancer Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Mole Patrol with free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, August 6 at Pier 60 in Clearwater from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Challenges in Treating Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Younger Populations
OncLive – Aug. 5
Damon Reed, MD: I do think that the strengths of the pediatric oncology sarcoma community and the strengths of the adult sarcoma oncology community work well together. And when we have an unusual patient—like, say, a 61-year-old patient who has a neck mass and is ultimately found to have alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a disease that peaks in the teenage years—in those kind of cases, one could be dogmatic and say, “This is how we would treat a teenager.”

Gibbs’ “next generation” cancer research draws international attention
Upstate Business Journal – Aug. 5
“We’re bringing the academic research model to the community without the full cost of a medical school,” says Yeatman, who came to Gibbs four years ago after 20 years of research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Mole Patrol
WFLA – Aug. 4
Moffitt’s Mole Patrol is a mobile skin cancer screening program made up of a team of physicians and mid-level practitioners specializing in dermatology and/or skin cancer, as well as registered nurses and support staff. 

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Knitters for Charity volunteers put their skills to use for others

Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 11

Since its inception in 2010, Knitters for Charity has crafted more than 21,000 items for donation to local and national charities. They create hats, scarves, toys, pillows, mittens, baby booties, quilts, afghans and caps for groups that include Florida Cancer Center Specialists, Guardian Ad Litem-Pasco, the IBC Street Project for the homeless, the domestic violence shelter Reach, the Women's Resource Center, HPH Hospice, Moffitt Cancer Hospital, the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter and SOLVE.

 

Johns Hopkins Institute welcomes new leader

Tampa Bay Newspapers – Aug. 10

Shaw is also serving as the institute’s interim director. He will work collaboratively with the entire hematology/oncology team and other pediatric specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive care and the best possible outcomes for children, teens and young adults with cancer. He will expand the Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program and enhance continuity of care into adulthood through multidisciplinary collaboration with physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

Connect Florida welcomes Class VII of its Statewide Leadership Institute

SaintPetersBlog – Aug. 9
— Merrit Martin, the state legislative affairs director for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa

 

New MacDonald Training Center CEO brings upbeat attitude to role

Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 6

Running Tampa's training center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will give her that opportunity as she succeeds Jim Freyvogel, her former boss at Quest Inc. Levy, who earned a master's degree in mental health counseling from the Miami Institute of Psychology, left there as chief operating officer in 2014 for a position at Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

Mole Patrol

ABC Action News – Aug. 5

Moffitt Cancer Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Mole Patrol with free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, August 6 at Pier 60 in Clearwater from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

 

Challenges in Treating Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Younger Populations

OncLive – Aug. 5

Damon Reed, MD: I do think that the strengths of the pediatric oncology sarcoma community and the strengths of the adult sarcoma oncology community work well together. And when we have an unusual patient—like, say, a 61-year-old patient who has a neck mass and is ultimately found to have alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a disease that peaks in the teenage years—in those kind of cases, one could be dogmatic and say, “This is how we would treat a teenager.”

 

Gibbs’ “next generation” cancer research draws international attention

Upstate Business Journal – Aug. 5

“We’re bringing the academic research model to the community without the full cost of a medical school,” says Yeatman, who came to Gibbs four years ago after 20 years of research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

 

Mole Patrol

WFLA – Aug. 4

Moffitt’s Mole Patrol is a mobile skin cancer screening program made up of a team of physicians and mid-level practitioners specializing in dermatology and/or skin cancer, as well as registered nurses and support staff. 

 

Fighting Cancer with Genomics

Florida High Tech Corridor – July 2016 (Page 54)

For 13 years, scientists worked tirelessly on the Human Genome Project to discover the billions of DNA sequence combinations possible in one genome. When the findings were released in 2003, Tampa’s CvergenX Chief Scientific Officer Javier Torres-Roca, M.D., was among millions around the world who knew science would never be the same. Torres-Roca was new to H.Lee Moffitt Cnacner team when the findings were released.

 

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