March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

Moffitt forum at USF helps men focus on health
Tampa Bay Times – March 11
Back in the 1990s, when H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center vice president B. Lee Green had hair — his words, not mine — he lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and frequented a barber shop where everyone shared stories.

Gus Bilirakis: Coming together to find #CuresNow for cancer
Tampa Tribune – March 11
Here in Florida, we are lucky to have the innovative Moffitt Cancer Center. I am thankful so many of my constituents have access to Moffitt — the doctors, providers, researchers and staff there have helped to make Moffitt the leader in personalized medicine.

Negative cancer trials: Short-term whimper, long-term bang
Check Orphan – March 11
Currently, there are "big data" projects underway at the NCI, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Cancer Research, and a project of NCI-designated cancer centers founded by Moffitt Cancer Center and the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center. These projects aim to share genomic analyses, electronic medical records, cancer registry data, NCI trial data, and more.

Positively Tampa Bay: Men's Health
WFTS – March 10
Moffitt Cancer Center will host free health screenings for men on March 19th. Under-insured and uninsured are welcome!

Immunotherapy in acute myeloid leukemia
OncLive – March 10
Rami Komrokji, MD: I think that the key point is where the immune therapy would fit. And I think, as you’re suggesting, maybe this is not an up front strategy. Maybe this is a maintenance strategy.

Outcomes of GBM patients are associated with expression of protein BIRC3
WeSrch – March 9
According to a study from scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center, a protein called BIRC3 is related to low survival rate of GBM patients. The discovery could provide a new drug target for GBM. (Cusabio offers protein, gene, and antibody. 

Moffitt’s M2Gen works to advance cancer research with data partnership
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 9
A research subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is joining forces with a health information sharing website to elevate cancer research.

Tom LaBaff, a cancer survivor himself, is giving hope to others battling the disease
Vero Beach Newsweekly – March 9, 2016
Storey directed him to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a more aggressive dose of chemotherapy.

Managing toxicities from chronic myeloid leukemia treatment
OncLive – March 8
Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD: So, there is no doubt that after long follow-up of the second-generation TKI trials, we start to recognize these long-term side effects, and definitely, maybe, the cardiovascular ones are the ones that concern us the most.

THE MOST PROMISING CANCER TREATMENT IN DECADES IS ABOUT TO GET BETTER NOW
Microcap Magazine – March 8
 Robert Gatenby from the Moffitt Cancer Center compares this approach to biological control, where farmers control pests using predators and parasites. “Cancer cells are analogous to pests, and predators are often a far more effective strategy for controlling pests than application of toxic pesticides.”

OIG: HHS InfoSec Weaknesses Need Attention
InfoRisk Today – March 8
"You need to understand your network traffic, and be watching for certain things proactively, and as soon as you see something, you investigate," said Dave Summit, director of information security at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. during a session last week at the HIMSS 2016 Conference in Las Vegas. "You need to catch and stop incidents from progressing."

5 Colon Cancer Symptoms To Pay Attention To 
Self – March 8
But Julian Sanchez, M.D., a colorectal surgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center, points out that colon cancer can be hard to detect given that its symptoms are vague and may not even surface at all. Among those symptoms that do present themselves are bleeding with bowel movements, stool that suddenly goes from normal to thin and watery, bloating, abdominal cramping, or feeling like you have to go all of the time.

Moonshot Panel to Make Recommendations in June
Bloomberg – March 8
Both Bilirakis and Castor sit on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which approved 21st Century Cures. Both lawmakers' districts are in the Tampa Bay area, where the Moffitt Cancer Center is located.

This Obscure Task Force Dictates Preventive Services In U.S.
Kaiser Health News – March 8
Cancer researchers are on the verge of making significant advances that could reduce the mortality rate for people with the disease, National Cancer Institute Acting Director Douglas Lowy said Monday during a visit to Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Doctors, Lawmakers Push For More Medical Research Funding
WUSF – March 8
Douglas Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, told doctors, lawmakers and cancer survivors gathered at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Monday that it’s hard to say exactly how research is impacted by less funding.

Speakers at Moffitt forum say cancer 'moonshot' will require more money
Tampa Bay Times – March 7
Cancer researchers are on the verge of making significant advances that could reduce the mortality rate for people with the disease, National Cancer Institute Acting Director Douglas Lowy said Monday during a visit to Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt discusses cancer research
Bay News 9 – March 7
Moffitt Cancer Center held a forum Monday to discuss how federal funding contributes to groundbreaking cancer research in the Bay area.

Doctors, Lawmakers Push For More Medical Research Funding
Health News Florida – March 7
Douglas Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, told doctors, lawmakers and cancer survivors gathered at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Monday that it’s hard to say exactly how research is impacted by less funding.

Prognostic Significance of Post-Treatment PET/CT Following Salvage Re-irradiation of Head and Neck Cancers
OncLive – March 7
About the lead author: Tawee Tanvetyanon, MD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center

Local clinical trials help lead to new cancer drug
News Press – March 7
“We’re doing a lot of trials that places like Moffitt or MD Anderson are doing,” says Dr. Rodriguez. 

CANCER FORUM
Politico – March 7
“U.S. Reps Gus Bilirakis and Kathy Castor are speaking at a cancer forum hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Association for Cancer Research titled “Cancer Research Policy Forum: Progress, Promise and Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine” in Tampa today, from 10 – 11:30 am. 

Expression of BIRC3 protein associated with poor survival, recurrent disease in GBM patients
News Medical – March 7, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently reported that expression of the protein BIRC3 is associated with poor survival and recurrent disease in GBM patients; and therefore may be a good therapeutic target.

The most promising cancer treatment in decades is about to get better
Daily News – March 7, 2016
Robert Gatenby from the Moffitt Cancer Center compares this approach to biological control, where farmers control pests using predators and parasites. “Cancer cells are analogous to pests, and predators are often a far more effective strategy for controlling pests than application of toxic pesticides.”

Researchers target specific protein associated with poor survival and treatment
eCancer News – March 7, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently reported that expression of the protein BIRC3 is associated with poor survival and recurrent disease in GBM patients; and therefore may be a good therapeutic target.

Moffitt researchers target specific protein associated with poor survival and treatment
Check Orphan - March 7 
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently reported that expression of the protein BIRC3 is associated with poor survival and recurrent disease in GBM patients; and therefore may be a good therapeutic target.

Hooters Half Marathon
WBBH – NBC – March 7
Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center...the Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund-- and Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers.

Popular surfer back on board after cancer fight
Florida Today – March 7
Doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa caught the cancer just before it reached Guilbeau's brain.

Hooters Half Marathon
WZVN ABC – March 6
Hooters and the Fort Myers track club team up to support the fight against cancer. Proceeds benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center -- the Golisano Children's Hospital -- and Gigi's Playhouse which supports kids with down syndrome.

Hooters Half-Marathon
WINK-CBS – March 6
The Hooters Half Marathon benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the Hooters H alf Marathon has raised over $250,000 for cancer research. 

New cancer treatment to wipe out chemotherapy
ABC Action News – March 6
Research at Moffitt Cancer Center aims to balance drug- resistant cells and chemo sensitive cells.

Scientists discover a way to annihilate every cell in a cancerous tumor
PBS – March 4
Robert Gatenby from the Moffitt Cancer Center compares this approach to biological control, where farmers control pests using predators and parasites. 

Scientists awarded $2.25 million to study key mechanism behind some cancers
The Scripps Research Institute – March 4
The two-year Department of Defense study will be led by Karbstein and John Cleveland of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

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