January 8, 2016

January 08, 2016

Medical research corp renews and extends
Globe St. – Jan. 8
That puts Jaeb near major medical facilities including the University of South Florida, Florida Hospital, and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sports Calendar
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Jan. 8
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

Pathobiology of Acute Myeloid Leukemias (AML)
Onc Live – Jan. 7
And Dr. Rami Komrokji, clinical director, senior member and professor of Oncologic Sciences in the Malignant Hematology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Healing hotel opens in long vacant, historic St. Petersburg building
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 7
Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Heather Jim has studied the relationship between spirituality and cancer as well as the relationship between the body and the mind for 15 years. While studies show a patient with a positive attitude or strong spiritual beliefs can have less severe symptoms associated with cancer, she said there is no proof that spirituality of any kind can cure cancer.

Power 100: Revealing Tampa Bay’s most powerful business leaders
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 6
Dr. Alan List is a rare combination of physician and business executive, noted for his own cancer research as well as for his leadership of Moffitt.

APOS endorses psychosocial standards of care for children with cancer and their families
ASCO Post – Jan. 6
Dr. Wiener praised Paul Jacobsen, PhD, FAPOS, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center for his guidance prior to and during each think tank.

Jeff Brandes cracking down on specialty auto tags
Saint Peters Blog – Jan. 6
In 2014, for instance, lawmakers OK’d new plates for Keiser University, Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center.

Valeant names interim CEO while Michael Pearson remains on medical leave
Business Insider – Jan. 6
Mr. Ingram is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Triangle Institute, as well as Chairman of the Board, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina and Glaxo North Carolina Foundation. 

Phoenix Children’s biospecimen program earns distinction
AZBigMedia.com – Jan. 5
The CAP Biorepository Accreditation involves onsite inspection, desk review, and optional education modules and gap assessment. With CAP accreditation, Phoenix Children’s joins the likes of Johns Hopkins Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center biorepositories. 

Dr. Rocha Lima: From Brazil to Spartanburg, researcher's choice brings big benefits to the Upstate
Fox Carolina – Jan. 5
Dr. Rocha Lima, an accomplished researcher who speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese, would be welcomed at any cancer research center in the U.S. His work at Moffitt Cancer Center in the early 2000s connected him with Timothy Yeatman, MD, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. 

Lion Biotechnologies submits Investigational New Drug Application with US FDA for cervical, head and neck cancer
Bloomberg Business – Jan. 5
Additionally, the company's lead product candidate is an adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) for the treatment of patients with refractory metastatic melanoma, and is based on a clinical Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the National Cancer Institute. TIL therapy is being evaluated in physician-sponsored clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Poor Mental Health Prior to Cancer Surgery Linked to Higher Risk of Complications
Carlisle Wellness Network - January
“Prior studies have suggested that poor baseline mental health can lead to more significant postoperative complications possibly due to impaired immune response associated with higher levels of stress,” explained Scott M. Gilbert, M.D., M.S., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

A man for all seasons
Forbes – Jan. 4
Dr. Richard Karl headed to the University of South Florida to help build the medical school and the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he served as founding medical director. “It was the entrepreneurial thing, not the prestigious thing. It was a chance to build something and make our own prestige, not live off of the prestige of others.”

This week in managed care
AJMC – Jan. 2
Now, even though Shkreli has been kicked out of KaloBios, one of the premier cancer research and treatment centers has halted a clinical trial with the therapy because of the connection to Shkreli. Moffitt Cancer Center announced it will suspend the trial until more is known about the securities investigation, even though there’s no problem with the leukemia therapy itself.

Enzyme Demonstrates Effectiveness as a Targeted Therapy in Hard-to-treat Subtypes of Breast Cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor – Jan. 1
The study is a collaboration between the laboratories of Derek Duckett, PhD, and William R. Roush, PhD, both of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), in Jupiter, Florida, and John Cleveland, PhD, formerly of TSRI and currently at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

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