September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

Two USF professors among 2016 Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductees
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 16
"I'll be very honest with you: I wanted to make sure they got the right guy," quipped cancer researcher William Dalton on his selection. "I was very proud, honestly, but also very humble. Especially when I look at the accomplishments of others."

Blood Cancer Awareness Month
WTAJ – Sept. 14
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Kenneth Shain from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida discusses Multiple Myeloma and the advances over the past decade. 

CML Patients Still Benefit from Transplant
Medpage Today – Sept. 13
The review of patient records showed that the primary circumstance leading to transplant was development of advanced disease (36% of cases), Kendra Sweet, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues reported at the Society of Hematologic Oncology meeting. The next most common reason was TKI resistance (30%). 

Effects of Testosterone-Lowering Drugs in Patients With Prostate Cancer
OncLive – Sept. 13
Heather S. Jim, PhD, associate member in the Health Outcomes and Behavioral Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the effects of testosterone-lowering drugs used as treatment for patients with prostate cancer.

New procedure could bring hope to people with advanced eye cancer
WNDU – Sept. 12
Now she is in the operating room trying percutaneous hepatic perfusion or PHP. Doctor Jonathan Zager has done this procedure on about 60 patients. "I think it is a breakthrough treatment," said Dr. Zager.

Safe, Effective Therapy for Older Patients With AML, CLL
Medpage Today – Sept. 12
In contrast, low-intensity therapy (low-dose cytarabine or equivalent) led to a median OS of 5.9 months, and best supportive care was associated with a median survival of 2.5 months, Varun Dhulipala, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues reported at the Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO)

HealthMyne Brings On New CEO, Eyes 2017 For Commercial Launch
Xconomy – Sept. 12
Two healthcare providers are currently serving as beta sites for HealthMyne’s software: the Tampa, FL-based Moffitt Cancer Center, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, more commonly referred to as UW Health. 

HudsonAlpha to Provide Sequencing Services for ORIEN Cancer Initiative
GenomeWeb – Sept. 12
ORIEN was founded in 2014 by Moffitt Cancer Center and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Combo Checkpoint Inhibitors Effective in Lung Cancer
Clinical Oncology News – Sept. 9
The ORR was higher in both of the combination arms (N1/I3Q3, 23%; N3/I1Q3, 19%) relative to the monotherapy arm (10%), reported Scott J. Antonia, MD, PhD, the chair of thoracic oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla.

Inc. 5000 hotshot: Clearwater firm brings tech savvy, interpreter skills to health care
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 9
In the Tampa Bay area, a number of large hospital chains are starting to use Stratus Video's system. At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, an in-house staff of 10 interpreters is available to help patients, with the bulk of the need being Spanish translation. But Moffitt diversity director Cathy Grant says Moffitt's hospital and clinics already use several hundred iPad-based systems from Stratus Video, initially to help communicate with deaf patients.

Martin Health System offers Mindfulness Yoga for Cancer
TC Palm – Sept. 9
This program is an integral component of the Moffitt Center's support for cancer patients and survivors.


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