November 4, 2016

November 04, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays honored by CASA
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 3
Mary Anne Reilly, who was in the first class of women to attend Notre Dame, has worked in the accounting and tax industry in Tampa Bay for many decades. She has volunteered her time on important boards at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, USF St. Petersburg, Shorecrest Preparatory School and the Florida Holocaust Museum.

Hillsborough college notebook: USF offers state’s first grad program in genetic counseling
Tampa Bay Times  - Nov. 2
Students will get hands-on counseling experience with community partners, such as Moffitt Cancer Center and Orlando Health. They’ll work in different areas, including cancer, pediatric and prenatal counseling.

Using Keytruda for Mesothelioma may become a reality – Nov. 2
“It could take a while yet, and we still don’t have enough data to say for sure, but yes, [Keytruda] could become the next big thing for mesothelioma,” Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon, oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, told “It might not be the home run, but it seems to work well in certain cases.”

Jon Cooper, teen bond through cancer fight – Nov. 2
Colton said he'll be in attendance Thursday, when the Lightning hold their Hockey Fights Cancer night at Amalie Arena during a game against the Boston Bruins (7:30 p.m. ET; SUN, NESN, NHL.TV). That's when Cooper and Colton will present a check for $60,000 to help fund pediatric cancer research at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburgh, Florida, where Colton is a patient.

Pilot reaches new heights with 500th Angel Flight mission – Nov. 2
“I’ve been to Miami about 35 times, but most of my flights are to Tampa because many of the people are going to the Moffitt Cancer Center,” said Walker. “There are so many needy people with problems and it makes me feel good to help them.”

Bradenton’s Jeff Cverdlow nearly makes ace for $100,000 at Callaghan Tire Charity Pro-Am
Bradenton Herald – Nov. 1
The hole-in-one contest concluded the charity tournament, which has raised $120,000 each of the last six to eight years for cancer research. In the past, $100,000 was donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and $20,000 to the Dattoli Cancer Center in Sarasota.

Bolts to host Hockey Fights Cancer night on Thursday – Nov. 1
Five members of the Moffitt Cancer Center family will be presented with lavender taped sticks during the second intermission.

Cancer survivor leaves law enforcement to break into restaurant business in Polk
The Lakeland Ledger – Nov. 1
In 2009, a year or two after his initial diagnosis, while traveling between Bartow and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Harmer and his wife pulled into a Lennys restaurant near the University of South Florida for something to eat. Being unfamiliar with the brand, it was mostly out of curiosity, he said.

PHP Attacks Ocular Melanoma
KFSN- Fresno – Oct. 31
Now she is in this operating room trying percutaneous hepatic perfusion or PHP. Jonathan Zager, M.D., a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has done this procedure on about 60 patients. "I think it is a breakthrough treatment," said Dr. Zager.

Hospital CISO: Personalizing security training generates buy-in
Fierce Healthcare – Oct. 31
Personalizing security training can help drive home the message for users and top healthcare management alike, according to Dave Summitt, chief information security officer of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

By the Numbers: Children’s Advocacy Center, Hooters raising funds
News Press – Oct. 30
$22,000 was donated by Hooters of South Florida to Moffitt Cancer Center as part of the ninth annual Hooters Half Marathon held at the Hooters in Fort Myers.

The Callaghan Tire Charity Golf Tournament raises money for cancer research
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 29
One-hundred percent of the $1,900 — or $7,600 for a foursome — entry fee goes to Golfers Against Cancer, which then cuts a check to different cancer research facilities. For example, Callaghan said last year’s proceeds were split between the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the Dattoli Cancer Center in Sarasota.

A simple cheek swab may save a person’s life
Miami Herald – Oct. 28
About one quarter of those diagnosed with blood cancers, genetic diseases and immunodeficiency disorders are candidates for bone marrow or stem cell transplants, said Dr. Hugo Fernandez of the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Transportation at center of special Tampa City Council election – Oct. 28
He’d like to see District 7 develop its identity, perhaps centered on its concentration of technology and institutions like the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, to attract new businesses.

Using Pharmacogenetics to Predict Cancer Prognosis, Response to Treatment, and Toxicity
The ASCO Post – Oct. 25
“The somatic genome can assist oncologists in predicting a patient’s tumor behavior if left untreated (prognosis) or treated (efficacy prediction), and the germ-line genome can influence prognosis as well as help assess the level of drug-related toxicity the patient will likely experience,” said Howard L. McLeod, PharmD, Medical Director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute and senior member in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


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