March 4, 2016

March 04, 2016

University Mall rehab continues
Business Observer – March 4
Hirschhorn added the company has targeted medical uses because of the mall’s proximity to the University of South Florida and four hospitals, including the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. 

“Estoy dándolo todo por los nenes... tengo ganas de vivir”
Primer Ahora – March 4, 2016
“No es fácil, y a veces me da miedo, pero yo sé que saldré bien. Estoy dándolo todo por los nenes, por mí, porque soy joven y tengo ganas de vivir”, dijo el chef que será intervenido quirúrgicamente en el Hospital Moffitt Cancer Center, en Tampa, Florida. 

New cancer treatment helps patients live with disease
ABC Action News – March 3
It's called Adaptive Therapy and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has trials underway. It's allowing some patients to keep cancer at bay -- without taking daily medicine.

Moffitt Launches New Mesothelioma Clinical Trials in Tampa
Asbestos.com – March 3
The mesothelioma program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa opened two new clinical trials recently, expanding efforts to provide patients throughout the state with more treatment options.

Moffitt researcher wins 'outstanding' award, grant money from nation's top cancer agency
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 3
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $6.4 million grant to a Moffitt Cancer Center researcher who is concentrating on tough-to-treat cancers.

Moffitt Researchers Develop a Novel Cancer Treatment Approach Based on Evolutionary Principals to Inhibit Chemo-Resistance, Prolong Progression-Free Survival
Health Canal – March 3
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to improve treatment outcomes with development of a novel therapeutic strategy, called adaptive therapy, which is based on evolutionary principals and aims to keep resistant cells in check by maintaining a population of chemo-sensitive cells.

Fewer Follow-ups Acceptable Beyond 6 Months for Oropharyngeal Cancer
Targeted Oncology – March 3
These findings suggesting that patients do not need frequent follow-up exams beyond the 6-month window, said Frakes, an assistant professor in the department of Radiation Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. 

The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better
The Atlantic – March 3
Robert Gatenby from the Moffitt Cancer Center compares this approach to biological control, where farmers control pests using predators and parasites. 

More meat, more problems: Bacon may increase breast cancer risk in Latinas
USC News – March 3
Researchers from the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Institute of Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Stanford University School of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Mexico, University of Louisville, John Hopkins University, University of Colorado, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital contributed to the study.

Processed Meat May Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer for Latinas
Imperial Valley News – March 2
Researchers from the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Institute of Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Stanford University School of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Mexico, University of Louisville, John Hopkins University, University of Colorado, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital contributed to the study. 

Gentler attack on cancer may bean we can live with it for longer
New Scientist – March 2
Robert Gatenby at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, thinks he has a better strategy: keep some treatment-responsive cells alive so they stop the resistant cells taking over.

Imaging, Physical Examination Find Most Recurrences of HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor – March 1
“For most patients with HPV-associated oropharynx cancer, after a negative 3-month PET scan, physical exams with history and direct visualization are sufficient to find recurrences,” said Jessica M. Frakes, MD, an assistant member of the department of radiation oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and lead author in the study. 

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late To Quit Smoking
Health Canal – March 1
Co-authors are Polly Newcomb, PhD, MPH, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; John Hampton, MS, and Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Linda Titus, PhD, of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School; Kathleen Egan, ScD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa; John Baron, MD, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill; and Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

UNE NEUVELLE STRATÉGIE CONTRE LE CANCER S’INSPIRE DE LA THÉORIE DE L’ÉVOLUTION
Science & Vie – March 1
Plutôt que de tenter d’éliminer à tout prix les tumeurs par de fortes doses de médicaments, mieux vaut les garder sous contrôle sans les détruire, avancent Pedro Enriquez Navas (Moffitt Cancer Research Institute, Floride) et ses collègues.

Run for beer at these upcoming reaces
News Press – March 1
The race had around 450 participants the first year, and all proceeds went to charity. Fort Myers Track Club has donated approximately $750,000 from their events to Golisano Children's Hospital, and the proceeds from this year's half marathon will be donated to Barbara's Friends and The Moffitt Cancer Center. 

An evolutionary approach: Learning to live with cancer
Medscape – March 1
The report from researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, was published online February 24 in Science Translational Research.

Florida Orchestra Pros Encourage The Next Generation Of Classical Musicians
WUSF – March 1
The Orchestra’s schedule included an open rehearsal and an in-depth public discussion and performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 at USF’s School of Music, as well as a visit to patients at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Healthcare Trailblazer of the Year: Barb Galantowicz, MD
Columbus CEO – March 1
Founded by the OSUCCC in partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, ORIEN marries cancer research with big data by giving clinicians a tool to match patients with appropriate clinical trials and conduct more detailed analysis of specific cancer data.

Gov. Scott meets with Surgeon General John Armstrong and leading health care groups
Capital Soup – Feb. 29
Lee Moffitt, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives said, “Over the past three years, Dr. Armstrong has supported increased funding for the Moffitt Cancer Center which is the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center and the 3rd largest NCI CCC in the nation.

Physican assistants and nurse practitioners could soon prescribe controlled substances
ABC Action News – Feb. 29
Narcotics like Oxycontin and Oxycodone are drugs physician assistant at Moffitt Cancer Center Sam Vafadar knows all about, but it stops there. 

Campus Celebrity: Motomori Lewis
Her Campus – Feb. 29
Future Plans: After earning her Bachelors of Science, Lewis plans on becoming a pharmacist. Involvement:  In order to gain experience, she volunteers weekly from 6am-1pm at Shriners Hospital along with Moffitt Cancer Center on campus. When her rigorous schedule  permits, she becomes very involved on campus, volunteering at events such as iFest. 

Liver-Directed Therapies in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
OncLive – Feb. 29
Richard Kim, MD: There’s data that was presented last year at ASCO, the data using SIR-Spheres in the upfront setting where they included patients with mostly liver dominant disease, but over 40% of the patients did have extrahepatic disease as well.

Celyad to Host an Immuno-Oncology R&D Analyst Day on March 24th in New York City
Econo Times – Feb. 29
Julie Y. Djeu, PhD, Associate Center Director for Education & Training, Senior Member, Immunology Program, and the Garcia Endowed Chair in Cancer Leadership at the Moffitt Cancer Center;

Dad made dream possible for Rays’ Morrison
Tampa Tribune – Feb. 28
He has worked to raise more than $250,000 for cancer research. In June, he’ll host “Uncork for a Cause,” a wine tasting event to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Douglas Levine Appointed Director of Gynecologic Oncology at NYU Langone Medical Center
CityBizList – Feb. 28
Last year, immunotherapy expertJeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, formerly of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, became deputy director, head of experimental therapeutics and co-director of the melanoma program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Mark Sharpe: Joining the revolution
TBO – Feb. 28
Tampa Innovation Alliance: In 2015, Hillsborough County agreed to allocate $2 million for planning to build an Innovation District in the University Area anchored by the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Busch Gardens, Florida Hospital and the University Mall.

Friday Feedback: How Safe Is Vaginal Estrogen for Breast Cancer Survivors?
MedPage Today – Feb. 26
Susan Minton, DO, clinical director, breast medical oncology and associate member, Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Voices against brain cancer
WFLA – Feb. 26
The fun-filled, fitness-inspired fundraiser, which is open to all, will take place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park at 601 Old Water Street in Tampa, Florida and benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

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