July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

Moffitt Cancer Center receives grant to provide free mammograms and navigation to women in need
ABC Action News – July 14
Moffitt Cancer Center has received a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide a limited number of free mammograms to women in need.

Moffitt Cancer Center to offer free mammograms to women in need
WFLA – July 14
Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center will provide a limited number of free mammograms to women in need after receiving a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The biology of advanced melanoma
OncLive – July 14
Featuring Jonathan Zager, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center

Management of Patients with MDS and Cytopenias
OncLive – July 13
Rami S. Komrokji, MD: We had an ongoing study with eltrombopag for almost 2 years. We just closed, and we treated more than 40 patients. So, I agree with what you are saying. First, we were including everybody after hypomethylating agent failures.

Don’t Stop Living: Mantra for Six-Year Mesothelioma Survivor
Asbestos.com – July 13
His last chemotherapy was in 2010. He used to go for checkups every three months, then every six months, then every year. The last time he went to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a CT scans, the doctors told him there was no need to return. The cancer never has grown again.

Moffitt launches nationwide e-cigarette study
WFLA – July 13
Nicknamed Project EASE, short for “E-Cigarette And Cigarette Evaluation,” researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center will study 2,500 people for the next two years to determine the long-term impact that e-cigarette use has on traditional cigarette use.

Promising Results With Combination Immunotherapy in Solid Tumors and Leukemia
American Journal of Managed Care – July 13
Scott Joseph Antonia, MD, PhD, chair, Department of Thoracic Oncology Department and program leader of the Immunology Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed results of the CheckMate 032 trial, in which the programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor inhibitor nivolumab was used alone or combined with ipilimumab in the treatment of recurrent small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Moffitt Cancer Center launches nationwide e-cigarette study
Medical News Today – July 13
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Moffitt Cancer Center a research grant to study changes in traditional cigarette and e-cigarette use over time among individuals who are currently using both products. 

New Green Tea Research
WFLA – July 12
University of Tampa researchers, in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center, are studying the prostate-cancer-fighting effects of green tea. Dr. Jong Park, with Moffitt, says the Cancer Center was contacted several years ago by a Japanese tea company that was interested in studying the efficacy of green tea in fighting cancer.

New Standard Regimen For Older, Fit Patients With Secondary AML
Clinical Oncology News – July 12
Relative to the 7+3 combination of cytarabine and daunorubicin, CPX-351 (Vyxeos, Celator) demonstrated “superior efficacy in all key efficacy parameters, including overall survival (OS), event-free survival (EFS) and objective response,” reported Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, the section head of leukemia/myelodysplasia at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla.

This 1 Weird Symptom Can Be A Sign Of Breast Cancer
Self Magazine – July 11
Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Moffitt Cancer Center department of breast oncology, agrees, telling SELF that it’s not common for breast dimpling to be the only sign of breast cancer, but it happens. “A lot of times, someone will have a mass or something will show up on a mammogram, too,” he says. “Then, if you look closely at the surface of the skin, you may see dimpling.”

Novel Agents Show Promise Against Endocrine-resistant Breast Cancer
Cancer Therapy Advisor – July 11
Oncologist Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, a senior member of Senior Adult Oncology Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, said we are now moving toward a much more tailored approach in the treatment of breast cancer, with several novel combination therapies heading to the clinic.

Moffitt cancer awareness (Bi-lingual)
Temple Terrace Patch
The Ruskin Senior Center will host Moffitt Cancer Awareness with Janet Palencia, senior community outreach worker for Moffitt Cancer Center, on Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

Moffitt recruiting e-cigarette users for two-year study
ABC Action News – July 11
Dr. Thomas Brandon with Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute will spend the next two years studying to see how many people are like Fabian and have had made a successful switch.

New study aims to measure behaviors, attitudes of smokers who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes
News Medical – July 11
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Moffitt Cancer Center a research grant to study changes in traditional cigarette and e-cigarette use over time among individuals who are currently using both products. Project EASE (E-cigarette And Smoking Evaluation) is a nationwide study that will follow 2,500 participants for two years to measure their behaviors and attitudes regarding cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Participants will complete brief surveys at three-month intervals.

Clippership Barber Shop celebrates 25th anniversary
Lakeland Ledger – July 10
Buckler’s and Baumgardner’s father, Tom, died about two years ago following an illness that forced them to close Clippership at a moment’s notice so they could drive to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Thanks to friends, Bradenton woman gets trip of a lifetime
Watertown Daily Times – July 9
Her breast and thyroid cancer in remission, Virgilio is still in treatment for pancreatic cancer. She has become a chemotherapy warrior at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

American Medicine Today: Benefits of green tea
KTNV-TV – July 9
Our hope in conjunction with colleagues at Moffitt,  is that in using cell culture models as well as some of the animal models, we’ll be able to define what are the changes in gene expression that are associated with these benefits. “I’m interested in prostate cancer because it’s the most common in men,” said Dr. Jong Park of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Webinar: Cross Enterprise Display – As Evaluated by Moffitt Cancer Center Streaming Patient Information From Affiliated Systems
Imaging Technology News – July 8
Luis Colon, PACS/RIS analyst at the Moffitt Cancer Center will offer insights on how cross-enterprise patient image and data sharing has improved care. 

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