February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016

Expertos dicen que la valoración geriátrica integral es clave para la toma de decisiones del anciano hematológico
Info Salus – Feb. 11
En este sentido, el especialista del Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute MCC de Tampa (Estados Unidos) y fundador de la Sociedad Internacional de Oncología Geriátrica (SIOG), Ludovico Balducci, ha propuesto que los pacientes considerados "robustos" reciban tratamientos convencionales, mientras que el resto reciban terapias adaptadas a su grado concreto de fragilidad.

Sports Calendar
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Feb. 12
Sunday, March 6
Hooters Half-Marathon - Hooters on Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers; 7 a.m. start, certified 13.1-mile course identical to prior years on Colonial Boulevard, McGregor Boulevard, downtown River District, Edison Bridge and back; awards party at Hooters follows race; online registration fee $60 per person; proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center, Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Web: hootershalfmarathon.com

The Heavy Petting Issue: A therapy dog's calling
Creative Loafing – Feb. 11
The goldendoodle is one of 20 therapy dogs who visit patients at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center regularly, but Ollie is more than that to the Morgan family — he’s a hero. When Bonnie’s daughters saw the 8-week-old fuzzball at a local breeder, they knew he was the one

Age, Gender Among Factors Associated With Depression and Fatigue After HCT
Cancer Network – Feb. 11
“Not only are depression  and fatigue distressing to patients, they are also associated with adverse outcomes” including non-adherence to therapy, increased mortality, and suicidal ideation, wrote study authors led by Heather S. L. Jim, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute joins Memorial Sloan Kettering alliance
Miami Herald – Feb. 10
Florida’s leading cancer treatment program is Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated center — one of 69 across the country that form the foundation of the nation’s cancer research efforts.

Delcath Announces Beginning Of Patient Enrollment In Phase 3 Focus Trial
WFMJ-TV – Feb. 10
The first patient was evaluated and randomized into the trial at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Moffitt names philanthropy executive to leadership team
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 10
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has named it’s first-ever, high-ranking executive to provide a strategic philanthropy vision for its foundation.
Kevin Pickett was named executive vice president and chief philanthropy officer this week.

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Tampa’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Is Growing Fast
Tech Co – Feb. 9
On the urban University of Tampa campus, the state-of-the-art John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center offers students partnerships with Moffitt Cancer Center and Merrill Lynch. 

Tampa Innovation Alliance: Creating synergy through actions, connections, collaborations
83 Degrees – Feb. 9
Tampa Innovation Alliance partners include alliance chairman and Busch Gardens CEO Jim Dean; Florida Hospital Tampa CEO Brian Adams; Moffitt Cancer Center COO Jack Kolosky; University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft; and Roger Hirschhorn, SVP at RD Management, which purchased the struggling University Mall on Fowler Avenue in late 2014.

AstraZeneca's cancer checkpoint combo looks promising in small lung cancer study
Firece Biotech – Feb. 8
"Combination therapy with durvalumab and tremelimumab demonstrated antitumor activity in patients with NSCLC regardless of PD-L1 status, including in patients with no evidence of tumor cell membrane PD-L1 staining," noted Scott Antonia from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Immunotherapy and Radiation Combo Boosts Survival in Melanoma Patients With Brain Metastases
Cure Today – Feb. 8
Researchers of Moffitt Cancer Center retrospectively analyzed data from 26 patients with 73 brain metastases from two separate clinical trials at the center.

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