July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

Dr. Lancet on CPX-351 in Elderly Patients With AML
OncLive – July 28
Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses results of a randomized phase III study comparing the efficacy of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) versus daunorubicin (7+3) plus cytarabine in older patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 

Honoring the world’s greatest inventors
Florida High Tech Corridor Magazine – July 2016 (Page 6)
These world class researchers are University of Central florida’s Gulfang Li and Issa Batarseh, the University of South Florida’s Selim A. Chacour, David M. Eddy and Dean F Martin, the University of Florida’s Ann Progulske-Fox and Roy Curtiss III, and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute’s G. Douglas Letson 

Fighting Cancer with Genomics
Florida High Tech Corridor Magazine - July 2016  (Page 54)
For 13 years, scientists worked tirelessly on the Human Genome Project to discover the billions of DNA sequence combinations possible in one genome. When the findings were released in 2003, Tampa’s CvergenX Chief Scientific Officer Javier Torres-Roca, M.D., was among millions around the world who knew science would never be the same. Torres-Roca was new to H.Lee Moffitt Cnacner team when the findings were released.

Use e-cigarettes? Moffitt Cancer Center wants you to be ‘Forever Free’
R Street – July 28
The group, led by Thomas Brandon, has published four studies in which smokers were sent “Forever Free” self-help booklets, teaching “how to resist urges to smoke.” 

Hypomethylating Agents in MDS: Factors to Consider
OncLive – July 27
Rami S. Komrokji, MD: It is a very controversial question, and I think you will get different answers on this. I think one question you are posing, again, is almost the timing of a transplant in a higher-risk disease. In our practice, we still send them to transplant immediately. 

Doctors signing up patients dumped by The Villages Health
Villages News – July 27
Two providers have left the community. The University of South Florida left behind a $4 million investment, pulling out of its specialty clinic after six months in 2014 and turning it over to The Villages Health. The Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa was replaced last year by Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute.

Free skin cancer screenings offered at Moffitt
ABC Action News – July 27
If you're in need of a cancer screening, Moffitt Cancer Center is rolling out its "Mole Patrol" on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The free mobile skin cancer screenings will be offered at Pier 60 in Clearwater.

WATCH: Tampa bay mascots hold dance-off at Moffitt Cancer Center
WFLA – July 27
A flash mob broke out at Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, as part of the third annual Mascots at Moffitt Day.

Website set up to send get-well wishes to Morroni
Tampa Bay Newspapers – July 26
It will probably be at least a month before Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni can return to work. He was admitted to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa July 17 for treatment of a rare blood disorder known as secondary myelodysplastic syndrome.

Home builder backs out of deal to by Tampa’s A La Carte Pavilion
Tampa Bay Times – July 26
Bloomin' Brands rented out the facility for as many as 500 events a year, including gala fundraisers for Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Heart Association. In early 2015, though, it decided to concentrate on its core business and notified the Shriners it would not renew its lease.

Local mascots spread cheer
WTSP – July 25
Today mascots from around the bay visited Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mascots at Moffitt
Fox 13 – July 25
It’s Mascots at Moffitt Day!

Bay area mascots bring cheer to cancer patients
ABC Action News – July 25
Four bay area mascots are going to help spread cheer to those patients really needing to smile. Today they head to Moffitt Cancer Center for Third Annual Mascots at Moffitt Day.

How Moffitt leader, other Bay area executives are set to advance eye research
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 25
Each of the new board members has attributes that will help the organization, Woody said.Brian Springer, who is vice president of research administration and associate center director of administration at Moffitt Cancer Center, brings research expertise to Lions Eye Institute.

Hooters donates $54K to Moffitt for breast cancer research
Tampa Dispatch – July 25
On Friday, July 22, Hooters Management Corp. (HMC) presented a donation of $54,470.64 to Moffitt Cancer Center. The donation amount represents funds raised at HMC-owned Hooters restaurants this past October, during the “Give a Hoot” campaign.

Is anyone too old to be treated for cancer?
The Philly Inquirer – July 25
Over the years, however, others built on this work and added tools to help specifically address cancer treatment. Questionnaires that assess the risk of chemotherapy toxicity include the Cancer and Aging Research Group’s Chemotherapy Toxicity Calculator  and the Moffitt Cancer Center CRASH (Chemotherapy Risk Assessment Scale for High-Age Patients) score.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Bradenton hosts Gospel Fest
Bradenton Herald – July 22
After calling in help from her church’s band and other performance-art friends, Noel assembled a lineup for Gospel Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. July 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 26th St. W. The event is free but donations for Moffitt will be accepted.

Firefighters high cancer rate
Bay News 9 – July 24
Cancer is the second leading cause of death for firefighters, but again, Moffitt Cancer Center says there isn’t enough research to explain why. 

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