September 2, 2016

September 02, 2016

Rays-Blue Jays Friday game preview
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 1
Today, the Rays will take part in MLB's "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day," wearing special T-shirts for batting practice that will be signed and sold via raysbaseball.com/auction, with proceeds benefitting the Tampa-based National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

U awarded multimillion-dollar grant for physics-based approach to cancer
UMN News – Sept. 1
Through this grant, the University of Minnesota joins an elite network of only 10 institutions nationwide working collaboratively on the physics-based approach to cancer research, including Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia University, Methodist Hospital-Houston, Northwestern University, Moffitt Cancer Center, and University of Pennsylvania. 

CAR-T Challenges
OncLive – Aug. 31
Frederick L. Locke, MD: There are two reasons for that. First of all, these therapies are cellular therapies that require collection of the cells from the patient, an autologous cell therapy product. You need access to apheresis and the ability to schedule that. In addition, as Andre mentioned, this can be a very toxic treatment.

Pow-Sang Speaks on the Significance of Assessing Risk Status in Prostate Cancer
Targeted Oncology – Aug. 31
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Julio Pow-Sang, MD, chair of Urological Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed the significance of assessing risk status, options for patients whose risk status falls in a “grey-zone,” and how technology is helping oncologists more accurately characterize risk.

What’s Happening Around Town Lake/Marion September 2016
Lifestyle After 50 – Aug. 31
Cooks for Cancer Arts and Crafts Festival. Its time to take advantage of great entertainment for a great cause! A portion of the proceeds from wine sales for this festival will go to the Moffitt Cancer Center. Local Artists display their work and a variety of food and drinks. Sat., 10 a.m. Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 US 27 N., Clermont, 34717. (352) 394-8627 

Enjoy dinner with a side of charity
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 30
Throughout this program, Columbia donates 5 percent of all guests' September lunch and dinner checks to the charitable organizations chosen by their customers, including A Kid's Place, Alpha House, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay, Moffitt Cancer Center and many more.

Combined BRAF, MEK inhibition improves survival in advanced, mutated melanoma
Healio – Aug. 30
The updated reports from the coBRIM trial add valuable knowledge to the growing body of literature on the treatment of advanced melanoma, Nikhil I. Khushalani, MD, medical oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and Vernon K. Sondak,MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology and director of surgical education, Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as a HemOnc Today Editorial Board member, wrote in an accompanying editorial.

National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Joins Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Patch – Aug. 30
Elsa R. Flores, Ph.D., has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the co-leader of the Cancer Biology and Evolution Program and chair of the Molecular Oncology Department.

Poch Discusses Key Immunotherapy Advancements in Treatment of Bladder Cancer
Targeted Oncology – Aug. 30       
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Michael Poch, MD, urologist and assistant member at Moffitt Cancer Center,  provided deeper insight into how immunotherapy has propelled the field of bladder cancer forward, as well as the research that still needs to be done.

Levine Speaks On Treatment Options for Patients With mCRPC
Targeted Oncology – Aug. 30
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Richard Levine, MD, medical director, Moffitt International Plaza, Moffitt Cancer Center,  discussed the selection of therapies available for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and the next steps in the field.

Dr. Julio Pow-Sang on Options for Low-and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
OncLive – Aug. 30
Julio Pow-Sang, MD, chair of Urological Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the grey zone between low and intermediate risk in prostate cancer.

This Manhattan Beach author is biking cross-country to weave a 5,000-mile cancer narrative
The BeachReporter – Aug. 29
In addition to individuals affected by cancer, Richman will visit hospitals and treatment centers, such as UCLA’s Jonsson Center, the Scripps Cancer Center in San Diego and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

ADT Associated with Psychological Effects in Patients with Prostate Cancer
Oncology Nursing News – Aug. 29
In an interview during the meeting, Jim, an associate member in the Health Outcomes and Behavioral Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, further described the psychological impacts of testosterone-lowering drugs for patients with prostate cancer—and what oncologists should do to help.

Gonzmart, Couch open wallets wider for Jesuit High School
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 28
Couch is a commercial real estate developer and was president of the former Northside Bank of Tampa. He’s also among the founders and a former board chairman of Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as a former chair of University Community Hospital, now Florida Hospital Tampa.

Bruce M. Wenig, M.D., Joins Moffitt Cancer Center
Business Observer – Aug. 25
Bruce M. Wenig, M.D., Joins Moffitt Cancer Center as the Section Head of Anatomic Pathology External Network Consultation Services, Section Head of Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology in Department of Anatomic Pathology, and Senior Member of Anatomic Pathology

Marco Island Police Department raising funds for officer diagnosed with rare mouth cancer
Naples Daily News – Aug. 27
Mark was recently diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma – a rare mouth cancer. Haueter was first diagnosed with cancer by his ENT specialist in late June 2016. He was immediately referred to cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa biopharma's $30M capital raise could aid people with infections, cancer
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 26
Almost all patients receiving radiation therapy alone or combined with chemotherapy for oral cavity, oropharynx and nasopharyngeal cancers get some degree of mucositis, according to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The degree and intensity varies from patient to patient and depends upon the exact anatomical area being treated, the underlying medical condition of the patient, whether chemo is being given with RT [radiation therapy] or not, the total dose of RT, as well as other factors specific to a given patient, Moffitt said.

Cancer nurse has special connection with patients
Bay News 9 – Aug. 26
Nurse Lori Fox has been helping patients heal since Moffitt Cancer Center opened almost 30 years ago. After decades of caring for cancer patients, Fox became one herself.

Dr. Poch on Nivolumab as a Treatment for Patients With Bladder Cancer
OncLive – Aug. 26
Michael A. Poch, MD, urologist and assistant member at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the potential of nivolumab (Opdivo) as a treatment for patients with metastatic bladder cancer.

Levine Lends Advice on Treating Patients With mCRPC
OncLive – Aug. 26
During the 2016 OncLive State of the Science Summit on Genitourinary Cancers, Richard Levine, MD, medical director, Moffitt International Plaza, Moffitt Cancer Center, participated in a case discussion on metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Remembering Monsignor Higgins
Bay News 9 – Aug. 25
And serving here at Moffitt Cancer Center on the board for 2 decades. He dedicated his life to others,” said David de la Parte, Moffitt Cancer Center General Council. 

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