July 1, 2016

July 01, 2016

Cancer vaccine helps Tampa dog with melanoma, raising hope for humans
Fox News Latino – June 30
Barbara Bagby, a former Moffitt Cancer Center nurse, is battling end-stage ovarian cancer. Her tumors are now compressing her kidneys and major blood vessels.  

ImmuneFX animal trials are leading to human trials at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa
ABC Action News – June 29
Close to 100 have had their lives extended or saved thanks to an immunotherapy called ImmuneFX, manufacturers at Tampa-based biotechnology company Morphogenesis.

This Journey hasn’t Ended: Remembering Jean Hehn
Plant City Observer – June 29
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Presbytery of Tampa Bay’s Honduras Scholarship Fund or Moffitt Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research in Jean’s memory. 

Cancer vaccine proven effective on animals
WFLX – June 29
They've developed a cancer vaccine -- even effective on horses, cats and dogs. as Jacqueline Ingles explains -- clinical trials on people are slated to start at Moffitt Cancer Center next year. 

Vice President Biden calls on cancer researchers to speed up their work for cure
WFLA – June 29
Kelly Pavone’s dog Holly was a part of that effort. Holly worked as a comfort dog at Moffitt Cancer Center, going room to room and bringing smiles to the faces of patients.One day Pavone noticed a lump on her pet’s chest. She took Holly to her vet and was given stunning news.

Researchers: Specific Gene Could Predict Colon Cancer Outcome
WYFF – June 29
Yeatman, lead investigator at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, along with Dr. Michael J. Schell of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., performed extensive analysis of DNA sequencing from a large, human colon cancer database to identify a new, clinically-relevant role for APC, that is mutated in more than 70 percent of colon cancer cases.

Dog in Tampa helped by cancer drug; people could be next
Fox 13 – June 29
Barbara Bagby understands those restrictions. The former Moffitt Cancer Center nurse is now battling end-stage ovarian cancer. Her tumors are now compressing her kidneys and major blood vessels.  
"At this point, they're about the size of a basketball, and they give me no hope as of last February - that I could chose to go in hospice," Barbara explained.

Cancer vaccine to be tested in Tampa
WTSP – June 29
They're starting human clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center for cancer vaccines after years of working to cure cancer in animals like dogs, cats, and horses.

Biden hosting cancer summit to try to accelerate research
WWNT Radio – June 29
The Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Care Center in Florida designated by the National Cancer Institute. Thought leaders in the field will participate in this important conversation between 10:00 a.m. - noon CST. "That's what the Cancer Moonshot Summit is all about".

Report: High percentage of doctors in Florida hospitals accept payments from drug and device makers
Tampa Bay Times – June 29
Among 22 Tampa Bay area hospitals in the analysis, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa had the smallest percentage of physicians accepting payments: 60.1 percent.

Moffitt Cancer Center Invites Public To Help Find Cure For Cancer
Health News Florida – June 29
Today, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will hold a community “moonshot summit” in conjunction with an all-day conference that Biden will broadcast to cancer research facilities across the country.

Researchers: Specific Gene Could Predict Colon Cancer Outcomes
Fox Carolina – June 28
Yeatman, lead investigator at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, along with Dr. Michael J. Schell of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., performed extensive analysis of DNA sequencing from a large, human colon cancer database to identify a new, clinically-relevant role for APC, that is mutated in more than 70 percent of colon cancer cases.

Moffitt Cancer Center Deploys Private Network to Improve Data Sharing Between Researchers and Physicians
Healthcare Informatics – June 27
Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center is deploying its own private enterprise network to link medical imaging, electronic health records (EHRs) and molecular medicine to facilitate collaboration between physicians, researchers and clinicians. 

FDA grants Lutathera priority review for neuroendocrine tumors
OncLive – June 27
"Median PFS has not yet been reached in the Lutathera arm. Based on the Kaplan-Meier curve, we can estimate a median PFS that will be in excess of 3 years," said Strosberg, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

5 things all young women need to know about thyroid cancer
Self Magazine – June 27
Bryan McIver , M.D., Ph.D., program leader of head, neck, and endocrine oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF that it may be due to the fact that women’s thyroids expand and contract during menstrual cycles and pregnancies—and with repeat expansion and contraction comes an increased risk that something will go wrong. But, he points out, this hasn’t been proven. 

Moffitt Cancer Center launches private network to link EHRs, imaging, precision medicine apps
Healthcare IT News – June 27
In an effort to streamline data-heavy applications such as advanced imaging, electronic health records and molecular medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center has launched a new private enterprise network

Moffitt deploys network to aid researcher-clinician collaboration
Health Data Management – June 24
Moffitt Cancer Center is deploying a private enterprise network with packet optical technology from Ciena to improve collaboration between researchers and clinicians. 

Hedgehog agents advance basal cell carcinoma care, new approaches also explored
OncLive – June 27
For a long time, treatment options were severely limited for patients with locally advanced or unresectable basal cell carcinoma, says Morganna Freeman, DO, chief oncology fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Best friends create gifts for cancer patients
Herald Tribune - June 27
Scouring Pinterest for inspiration, they saw stress balls and pillows and care packages. They decided to personalize pillowcases that cancer patients of all ages could use. Carolyn's mom received one, and so did a classmate, family members of teachers and strangers at Moffitt Cancer Center locations.

Acetaminophen shows no benefit in treatment of osteoarthritis
Pain Medicine News – June 27
“Unfortunately for those of us within the United States, diclofenac is the only currently available NSAID/COX-2–selective anti-inflammatory among those which were shown to have the best outcomes—reduction in pain intensity—from this article,” said David S. Craig, PharmD, pharmacist lead of supportive care medicine and acute pain at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla.

CPX-351 New Standard of Care for High-Risk AML
Medscape – June 27
Results from the phase 3 study were presented at the meeting by Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, senior member and chief of the Leukemia/Myelodysplasia Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

TECO Energy CEO John Ramil will retire Aug. 31
Tampa Bay Times – June 24
He serves on the boards of directors of the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Partnership, and is past chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.

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