June 3, 2016

June 03, 2016

Two-drug immunotherapy deemed safe for lung cancer patients
Bionity.com – June 3, 2016
“This is the first trial showing activity of nivolumab and nivolumab plus ipilimumab in SCLC, in a hard-to-treat population of patients with limited treatment options," said Scott J. Antonia, M.D., Ph.D., first author of the study and chair of the Thoracic Oncology Department at Moffitt.

Scientists report first case of immunohistochemical marker confirming diagnosis of extra-axial dedifferentiated chordoma
Medical News Today – June 2
"We herein report an exceptional case of extra-axial dedifferentiated chordoma confirmed by the expression of brachyury, the first case report of this kind," reported surgical pathologist Dr. Evita Bonita Henderson-Jackson and her research colleagues from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, United States, in a case report offering literature review and pathologists' perspective, published by the open-access peer-reviewed journal Advances in Modern Oncology Research (AMOR).

This week in Tampa
Tampa Bay Times – June 2
Moffitt Cancer Center Benefit, Sun. With Johnny G. Lyon, JGLB & Friends, Jimmy James Band, Coco Red, The Little Kings, Southern Train, Rob Stoney. 5 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 971-0666.

FDA approves novel diagnostics for NSCLC, NETs
OncLive – June 1
“This is a population of patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors that has been highly resistant to systemic treatments, at least as far as response rate is concerned,” lead author Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, a medical oncologist with Moffitt Cancer Center, said when he presented updated findings at the 2016 GI Cancers Symposium. 

Incyte/Moffitt Cancer Center form 3-year research partnership
Philadelphia Business Journal – June 1
Incyte Corp. and Moffitt Cancer Center on Wednesday entered into a research support and collaboration agreement.

Paddle boarders fight cancer
ABC Action News – May 29
The paddle boarders are helping battle cancer. The club holding the paddle against cancer event. It promotes the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle and the proceeds support Moffitt Cancer Center

New science chair eyes expanded student research
Highlands Today – May 28
Most research positions come about through grant funding, and Hawkers’ Moffitt job came to an end in 2005. So, looking for work, he accepted a full-time teaching position at nearby Hillsborough Community College.

You're Told You've Got Cancer. Now What?
WebMD – May 28
"Find out where the cancer started and if it spread to your lymph nodes or other parts of your body," says Louis B. Harrison, MD, a radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

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