November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

Moffitt Cancer Center plans $800 million expansion
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 17
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is moving forward with an ambitious $800-million expansion that will include a new hospital wing, two research buildings, a clinical support building and additional outpatient facilities, CEO Dr. Alan List told the Tampa Bay Times Thursday.

Why cancer symptoms can sometimes feel like the flu
SELF magazine – Nov. 17
Wade Sexton, M.D., senior member in the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF that a lot of this really depends on the type of cancer and how advanced it is. A man with testicular cancer who has fatigue and back pain likely had the cancer spread to the lymph nodes in his abdomen, Sexton says.

Health Cast: Coach beats cancer
KFDX – Nov. 16
He was days away from amputation. But then he met Jonathan Zager, M.D., a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Zager offered another way, something called isolated limb infusion.

Editorial: Health-care needs met at local level
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Nov. 15
Residents of the Sarasota-Manatee region are fortunate to have the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Moffitt has the National Cancer Institute's highest ranking as a Comprehensive Cancer Center; its relative proximity has saved patients in our region who seek expert care countless hours and dollars associated with travel.

New class into Florida Sports Hall of Fame
WTSP – Nov. 15
“We’re going to continue to help at Moffitt Cancer Center, enhance opportunities for young people in sports and around the community here,” said coach Jon Gruden.

How the CEO of a leading Florida retailer will help Moffitt
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 14
Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, is the newest member of the national Board of Advisors at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health Beat: Everybody's coach saved from amputation
WFMZ – Nov. 14
He was days away from amputation, but then he met Dr. Jonathan Zager, a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Zager offered another way, something called isolated limb infusion. "To keep my arm, I said you bet," Hladky said.

Moffitt Cancer Center appoints co-leader of immunology program
Healio – Nov. 14
Jose R. Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD, has been appointed co-leader of the immunology program and chair of the department of immunology at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Moffitt Cancer Center honors WWII vet, cancer survivor with special ceremony
ABC Action News – Nov. 11
A special flag-raising ceremony was held at Moffitt Cancer Center in honor of a World War II vet and recent cancer survivor. For Arthur Kropp and his family it was a moment they'll never forget. 

Super funders pledge $50 million for South Florida cancer research
Sun Sentinel – Nov. 11
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa currently holds the only NCI designation in Florida.

Moffitt scientists show how mathematical modeling can predict patient responses to cancer drugs
News Medical – Nov. 11
Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center's Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Department are overcoming the limitations of common preclinical experiments and clinical trials by studying cancer through mathematical modeling.


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