December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016

This week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers features lawyers, doctors and economic leaders moving up
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 23
Moffitt Cancer Center has appointed Dr. Robert Wenham as the new gynecologic oncology program chair. Wenham has served as the interim chair over the past few months. He was recruited to Moffitt in 2004 after completing his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Duke University Medical Center. 

Clonal hemopoiesis a potential marker for therapy-related myeloid neoplasms
Medwire News – Dec. 22
The second study, by Eric Padron (H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA) and co-workers, included 13 patients aged at least 70 years who developed a myeloid neoplasm after receiving chemotherapy for a primary malignancy and 56 controls – matched for gender, primary tumor type, age at diagnosis, smoking status, chemotherapy drug class, and duration of follow-up – who remained neoplasm-free.

First genomics-driven model for personalised radiation therapy
Ecancer News – Dec. 21
Precision medicine is generally drug-based and little emphasis is placed on radiation therapy that is often assumed to be a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental is changing this assumption.

Payer-provider collaboration: Notable partnerships in 2016
Fierce Healthcare – Dec. 21
A partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and UnitedHealthcare established a new bundled payment designed to drive down the cost of cancer care.

Moffitt Cancer Center Develops Personalized Genomics Approach to Radiation Therapy
GenomeWeb – Dec. 21
A research team from the Moffitt Cancer Center has created a novel genomics model that allows a personalized approach to radiation therapy.

Using a tumor’s genomic signature to guide radiation therapy doses
AJMC – Dec. 21
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have developed a genomics model called genomic-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) that can guide the radiation dose to match a specific tumor’s radiosensitivity. The model is expected to provide a framework for designing future clinical trials in radiation oncology.

Work-From-Home Policy Considerations for Healthcare Providers
Health Leaders Media – Dec. 19
While not advertising as aggressively that employees can work from home, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, has recently allowed more workers to take advantage of the benefit, says Lynne Hildreth, director or revenue cycle and patient access at Moffitt. Chase and Hildreth agree that offering employees the option to work from home is a powerful morale builder that can improve attendance, if managers implement work-from-home policies carefully.

Expert Discusses Recent Progress in NET Management
OncLive – Dec. 19
In an interview with OncLive, Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, associate professor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, discussed his presentation on NETs at the recent 2016 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, and shed light on the progress that has been made in this treatment landscape.

 

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