October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

Integrative Medicine: Who makes the rules?
WLRN – Oct. 13
Some physicians remain in a traditional practice setting while adding elements from integrative medicine. One is Dr. Amber Orman, radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, who treats breast cancer.

Let’s continue to innovate Florida, not stifle dynamic industries
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 13
Take, for example, Walt Disney World, which started as a parcel of undeveloped land and one man’s incredible vision and is now the most visited destination in the world, attracting more than 52 million visitors annually. Similarly, Moffitt Cancer Center started with the vision of one man decades ago and is now the highest ranked cancer center in the Southeast.

The fifth annual Alopecia Awareness seminar
The Weekly Challenger – Oct. 13
Both last year and this year, PTC donated four wigs to ATBA, which are given to those suffering with hair loss. Last year’s wigs were donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.

14 Things Ob-Gyns Desperately Wish You Knew About Ovarian Cancer
Reader’s Digest
In a recent publication this year with nearly 8,000 women, less than half received optimal surgery and chemotherapy.  There may be many reasons for this, but I think a big one is the lack of awareness that experts exist and seeing one early can make a big, big difference." —Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, interim chair and director of research in gynecologic oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

Psycho-oncology alternative method to treat breast cancer
USF Oracle – Oct. 12
Going into the second year of the grant, the College is in collaboration with the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Morsani College of Medicine to provide a complementary alternative therapy treatment meant to ease patients’ cognitive functioning. 

Golf tourney raises funds for melanoma foundation
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Oct. 12
The doctor agreed that the mole was suspicious – Phil was later diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma – and the day after this first appointment, Phil was sent to the Moffitt Cancer Center to have the growth surgically removed.

A look at integrative medicine in Florida
WMFE Radio – Oct. 12
At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Dr. Amber Orman leads the push on integrative medicine. She treats breast cancer patients with radiation, but also coaches them in nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques. She’s open to anything that helps patients and doesn’t put the m at risk.

Orange Home Accessories celebrates 10 year anniversary with fundraiser benefitting Prelude to a Cure
Osprey Observer – Oct. 12
The 10th Anniversary celebration will benefit Prelude To A Cure, a lung cancer research and awareness organization located at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Ploor has been involved with Prelude To A Cure for several years and currently serves on the board of directors.

Decoding Cancer
Essence Magazine – October 2016 
“Year after year I hear patients not wanting surgery because they fear being ‘opened up’ will cause their cancer to spread,” says B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice-president of diversity, public relations and strategic communications at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

During his fight with cancer, 16-year-old makes a friend: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 12                                                                                    
The event was a banquet to kick off the first Coop's Catch for Kids, a fishing tournament organized by Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper, who is Tony's friend. The event raised money for pediatric cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Immune response bringing new hope for breast cancer patients
The Hill – Oct. 11
A multicenter study, in collaboration between immunologists and oncologists at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Washington, has initiated a clinical trial aimed at restoring this immune response to prevent recurrence. — Dr. Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD, chair and senior member of the Department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Where Immuno-Oncology is heading
OncLive – Oct. 11
Frederick L. Locke, MD:  This is an amazing time. I’m really excited to be a part of it. I think there’s great excitement about CAR-T cells, TCRs, and adoptive transfer of autologous cell products as therapy for hematologic malignancies and lymphoid cancers. 

State: 'Integrative Medicine' Doc Left Woman's Cancer Untreated
WUSF Radio – Oct. 11
She didn’t want to believe it. So she sought a second opinion from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and a third opinion from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, state records show. Moffitt double-checked with the National Cancer Institute. 

Alternative cancer treatments are now mainstream on Treasure Coast
TC Palm – Oct. 10
“Years back, we used to think of these mind-body techniques as alternative, but over the years interest has really grown,” said Dr. Lora Thompson, director of the integrative medicine service at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which offers in-service acupuncture, massage therapy, music therapy and yoga to patients. “We’re not using these techniques to replace our traditional health care, we’re really using them to supplement our regular care.”

Bucs Murphy all in on the battle against breast cancer
Bright House Sports Network – Oct. 10
Louis Murphy, Jr. has battled injuries the last two seasons.  He got his will to fight from his mother, Filomena Murphy, who courageously battled breast cancer.  Murphy, Jr. is speaking out on breast cancer awareness for the first time since losing his mother in 2008, and says his work with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is his way of dealing with his pain and helping others deal with theirs.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with play and panel discussions
Sarasota Patch – Oct. 10
Panelists were Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of diversity, public relations and strategic communications, Moffitt Cancer Center; Alissa M. Shulman, M.D., plastic surgeon, Sarasota Memorial Hospital chief of surgery; and Joelle Vlahakis, M.D., internal medicine, palliative care, pediatrics with First Physicians Group.

Panera Goes Pink
Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend – Oct. 10
We have an excellent relationship together. We started Panera Goes Pink seven years ago. All proceeds from each pink ribbon bagel sold goes to outreach with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Gentlemen’s Dash, Color Me Pink 5K and Caped CURE-Sader Family Fun Walk cap off Paint Pittston Pink events
Sunday Dispatch – Oct. 8
Now located in the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Czerniecki is continuing his clinical trials for the breast cancer vaccine and working on a vaccine for all cancers. According to the Pennies In Action website, in the 10 years that the vaccine has been given, not one patient has had a recurrence of cancer.

5 products every woman undergoing cancer treatment can trust
People Style – Oct. 7
A doctor from the Moffitt Cancer Center says she prefers physical sunblocks that sit on the skin’s surface and reflect UV Rays, such as Sun Bum’s Signature Sunscreen in SPF 50. And don’t forget about giving your lips a pop of color while also keeping them totally hydrated with something like Avon’s True Color Lip Balm.

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