May 6, 2016

May 06, 2016

Noble Tampa citizens to be honored
Tampa Bay Times – May 5
A selection committee made up of local leaders and historians chose three honorees: Celia Ferman, the director of Ferman Automotive Group, a member of the board of directors at Moffitt Cancer Center and a volunteer there; State Sen. Arthenia Joyner; and Lincoln Tamayo, head of school at Academy Prep Center of Tampa and vice president of center operations for Academy Prep Foundation.

E-cigs effect on public health an open question
Orlando Sentinel – May 5
“The FDA has a difficult task of balancing the potential risks of e-cigarettes against their potential benefits in order to protect the public health," said Thomas Brandon, director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention program at Moffitt Cancer Center.

HSCT in patients with ALL, AML, MDS requires early referral, planning
Healio – May 5
The approach to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is “very similar” in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, according to Hugo F. Fernandez, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

FDA Committee Votes To Modify REMS for Painkillers
Pharmacy Practice News – May 5
David Craig, PharmD, a clinical pharmacy specialist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in Tampa, Fla., said he voted to modify the REMS predominantly based on the need to include immediate-release opioids. He said mandatory opioid education was needed, but he didn’t think the REMS was the way to do it.

Some women with early-stage breast cancer can safely avoid adjuvant chemotherapy
Healio – May 4
Hatem Soliman, MD, assistant member of the women’s oncology and breast cancer department at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the implications of the results from the randomized phase 3 MINDACT trial, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

El Cancer Del Pulmon es la causa de muerte numero uno
Univision Orlando
Por eso Wendy Rosasy un equipo de investigadores del moffit cancer center, realizan una investigacin especializada en la poblacin latina de nuestro estado.  “Queremos saber si la informacion que la gente recibe en español es suficiente..." 

El cancer de mama es la numero uno en la mujer
Univision – May 3
Wendy Rojas/coordinado ra investigaciones Moffitt Cancer Center-- "El cancer de mama es la numero uno en la mujer, pero segundo es el cancer del pulmon. lo importante es saber que el fumar da paso a que una persona padezca de otras enfermedades." por eso wendy y un equipo de investigadores del Moffitt Cancer Center, realizan una investigacin especializada en la poblacin latina de nuestro estado.

The Florida Orchestra “Dances Around the World” for the young outpatients of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina – May 3
The performance is part of The Florida Orchestra’s ongoing mission to bring the healing power of live music to all people of Tampa Bay, not just those who can come to a concert hall. In the 2015/16 season, TFO also performed free concerts at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz, all under the direction of Music Director Michael Francis.

Immunotherapy Vaccine for Mesothelioma Gets High Marks – May 3
The study involved patients from the UCSF's cancer center, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Studies Analyze Risk, Prevention of Falls in Patients With Cancer
Cure Magazine – May 2
Joel Stettler and Megan Hoffman of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, focused on patients with hematologic cancers, pointing at specific medications that can increase fall risk: intravenous Lasix (furosemide), Ativan (lorazepam) and, when given for the first time, sleep aids.

Increase in health care facilities affecting other areas of local economy
Tampa Tribune – April 30
The prosperity of the big four — Tampa General Hospital, Florida Hospital, BayCare Health System and Moffitt Cancer Center — is creating a culture “that makes us a more valuable place for innovative companies to come,” DuBuque said. Secondarily, he said, no one is going to move their company to a community that doesn’t have quality health care options.

Pediatric cancer foundation holds fashion show hosted by Guiliana Rancic
Examiner – April 30
Major event sponsors include Mercedes Benz, Moffitt Cancer Center, Bright House Networks, The Brink Foundation and the Fishman Family Foundation.

Risk-specific prevention strategies effectively reduce falls on malignant hematology unit
Oncology Nurse Advisor – April 29
At the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, part of the responsibilities of the nursing shared governance committee is to identify trends in patient care, explained Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN®.

Westchase Swimmers make a splash for a great cause
World of Westchase – April 29
A fundraiser dedicated to assisting the fight against cancer and supporting institutions that assist its victims, Swim Across America was established in 1987. Dozens of events across the nation benefit different hospitals and institutions that fight cancer, including Tampa Bay’s Moffit Cancer Center.

Dosing Strategies for Regorafenib in Advanced CRC
OncLive – April 29
Richard Kim, MD: This is the same learning curve with regorafenib. Being proactive is very important, educating the patient what to expect. If you see them once a week and if the side effect occurs, you could dose-reduce right away so the patient could get through the second cycle. And they could get a CT scan to see if it’s effective or not.


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