May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Lakeland family blasts VA for delays before Vietnam veteran's death
Lakeland Ledger – May 19
Any honorably discharged veteran has a right to medical care through the VA system, and Marsha Bell said her husband received treatment for cancer, taking part in two clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He also received psychiatric treatment for PTSD, she said.

Students’ cancer research efforts land honors
Vanderbilt Reporter – May 19
Guest speakers included Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College; Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D., Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Robert Gillies, Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and Craig Thompson, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Abre su corazón y revela más sobre su salud
WAPA-TV – May 19
Aseguró que algunas de esas lesiones ya no están y que sus niveles de células cancerosas han disminuido dramáticamente, gracias a un tratamiento que recibe en el Moffitt Cancer Center en Tampa. 

Nine Indian American doctors honored by SAASCR
India West – May 19
Chellappan is the chair of the Department of Tumor Biology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Chellappan’s research interests include signal transduction and transcriptional regulation, especially in the context of cancer stem cells, tumor progression and metastasis.

Peripheral nerve damage with prostate cancer drug may be predicted by a gene mutation
Prostate Cancer News Today – May 19
To prevent unnecessary toxicity and maximize taxane efficacy, researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla., studied specific mutations that could predict a patient’s risk of experiencing neuropathy induced by taxane treatment, allowing for a more personalized treatment.

Keylla Hernández pide oración tras encontrarle nuevas señales de cáncer
El Nuevo Dia – May 18
“Para mantenerlos a la raya hay que identificar si se hizo una mutación genética para cambiar el tratamiento. Es bien posible que pronto comience otra pastilla, para atacarlo. No queremos que crezca más”, añadió desde la cama del H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, en Tampa.

If you get colon cancer, your prognosis depends partly on where it started
Washington Post – May 18
Richard Kim, an associate professor in the department of gastrointestinal oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said he wasn't surprised by the results because earlier studies had pointed to similar, if less definitive, conclusions.

Be aware of skin cancer, especially as we head into summer
WFLF – May 17
“There’s about 75k cases of melanoma diagnosed in the united states every year,” says Dr.  Jonathan Zager with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Innovative Treatment Options for Melanoma - Dr. Jonathan Zager
First Coast News – May 17

Amgen Melanoma
KGUN – May 17
Melanoma is one of the most common types of cancers among young adults ages 20 to 39 and accounts for 90 percent of skin cancer related deaths. 

Urban theorist Richard Florida to keynote Tampa Innovation Alliance summit in Oct.
StPetersBlog – May 17
The Tampa Innovation Alliance event is part of an initiative to bring together anchor institutions such as the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital and RD Management to create a master plan for the 15,000-acre “innovation destination” district that engages businesses and the community.

4 little-known things you didn’t know about sunscreen
Woman’s Day – May 17
Many people forget about these sensitive areas, which can result in painful burns and the possibility of cancerous growths, says Vernon Sondak, MD, chair of the cutaneous oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

How the Affordable Care Act Has Affected Cancer Care in the United States: Has Value for Cancer Patients Improved?
Cancer Network – May 15
Three years after its formation, the ACO reported continued cost reductions and shared savings.[28] Soon after forming MDAOP, Florida Blue partnered with Moffitt Cancer Center to form another oncology-specific ACO.

E-cigs’ effect on public health an open question
Albuquerque Journal – May 17
Thomas Brandon, director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention program at Moffitt Cancer Center, said the FDA appears to be seeking a balance. “Neither the most vocal proponents nor opponents of e-cigarettes will be completely satisfied, but I believe that the public will be served by these regulations,” Brandon said.

Just 2 Years of Tamoxifen Ups Breast Cancer Survival
Medscape - May 16
The finding is not surprising, said Hatem Soliman, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who was not involved in the study.

Immunomodulatory Activity of Nivolumab in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Clinical Oncology News – May 16
“Using immunotherapy drugs such as nivolumab makes sense in this disease, as HPV is commonly associated with SCCA,” agreed Richard D. Kim, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Kim also agreed that there is no standard of care in the treatment of refractory SCCA, but he cautioned that immunotherapy is not necessarily the only hope. New strategies are being evaluated.

Spirituality linked to better physical, emotional well-being in patients with cancer
Healio.com – May 15
Heather S.L. Jim, PhD, of the health outcomes and behavior program at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues analyzed data from previously published studies that examined spirituality and its association with outcomes among more than 32,000 patients with cancer. They found that patients with higher levels of spiritual well-being reported better emotional, physical and social health.

10 News supports Miles for Moffitt 2016
WTSP – May 14
The 2016 Miles For Moffitt presented by AutoNation benefiting the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa kicks off Saturday and 10News is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Stars come out for common cause
Herald Tribune – May 13
"This is a battle against an opponent that no one has ever been able to put away,” Gruden said. “My wife (Cindy) and I are a big part of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

FDG-PET/CT leads pack for small-cell lung cancer staging
Oncology Practice – May 13
“Although high-quality evidence may not be voluminous, I think most physicians would agree with the conclusion that a bone scan is not mandatory in the work-up of possible SCLC, if a PET/CT has been done,” Dr. W. Michael Alberts of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said in an interview.  

Friday Feedback: What's Next in the E-Cigarette Debate?
MedPage Today – May 13
Thomas Brandon: The definitive studies (randomized controlled trials with sufficient sample sizes) have not yet been conducted, but indirect evidence is emerging to support a preliminary conclusion that e-cigarettes are beneficial for quitting smoking. Indeed, the Royal College of Physicians in the U.K. has just endorsed e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

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