April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Why cancer isn’t going anywhere
Slate.com – April 20
This approach, called adaptive therapy, is currently in clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and early results are promising. (I collaborate with Robert Gatenby at Moffitt on modeling adaptive therapy but am not involved with the clinical trials.)

'I was shocked': Woman fights rare cancer linked to breast implants
NBC Today Show – April 19
Boone underwent four six-week rounds of chemotherapy, plus a stem cell transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Both of her breast implants were removed. She says she came close to dying before things turned around. She’ll be two years in remission in June.

Cruising into a brighter future
Tampa Bay Times – April 19
The students, part of Moffitt Cancer Center's Moffitt Healthy Kidz initiative, were fascinated as Christina Doege, the port's marketing coordinator, told them about Busch Gardens' newest ride, Falcon's Fury, being transported into Tampa in pieces via barge.

March for Science heads to Washington, St. Petersburg and around the globe Saturday
Tampa Bay Times – April 19
- A visiting research fellow from Dublin, Sinead Aherne, 33, works in the prostate cancer research lab at Tampa's Moffitt. She's organizing the Taste of Science speaker series, and will be speaking at the March for Science.
-The professor with hipster glasses and an intricate flower tattoo from shoulder to elbow will head to Washington, D.C., for the March for Science. Eric Lau's lab at Moffitt has made some promising finds in stopping the growth of melanoma in lab rats.

Saint Leo to Hold Three Commencement Ceremonies
Land O’ Lakes Patch – April 19
The student speaker for the graduate commencement is Benita Hayes, of Dade City. She is a 16-year breast cancer survivor and an avid supporter of bringing breast health awareness to the community. She is a member of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) for the Breast Cancer Genetics Research Education and Advocacy Team (B-GREAT) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Surgical resection still important in abdominal melanoma metastases
Medwire News – April 19
Danielle DePeralta and Jonathan Zager, both from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, USA, say the findings are “a humbling reminder that despite advances in systemic therapy, there remains much work to be done. As systemic options for melanoma evolve, continued attention to the role and timing of systemic therapy and surgical resection will be of paramount importance.”

Tampa area transit agency is deploying Tesla vehicles for pilot program
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 18
“We want to make a fabulous experience where people going to Moffitt Cancer Center for the day can use HyperLINK to go to lunch without having to get into a car,” Innovation Place head Mark Sharpe said.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Market to Record Sturdy Growth by 2025
MilitaryTechnologies – April 18
According to the research article published in Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, around 1 million breast cancers are diagnosed globally among them 1.7% of cancer cases are triple-negative cancers. 

Funding toward a cure
Tampa Bay Times – April 14
Over the last 30 years, Moffitt has made lasting contributions to the prevention and cure of cancer that have helped thousands in our community and beyond. As the cancer center looks toward its future, it has unveiled a major renovation and expansion project.—Richard Gonzmart

Locke Details Exciting Results for CAR T Cell Therapy in NHL
Targeted Oncology  - April 13
The results of this clinical trial are really exciting to us,” said lead study author Frederick L. Locke, MD. “We have seen that 82% of patients can have a response to this single infusion; 54% of patients can have a CR, and 44% of patients are in an ongoing response at the time of the data cutoff.

Hurn: Get checked for prostate cancer
Tallahassee Democrat – April 13
The medical experts at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and our own state-of-the-art Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center developed a treatment plan, and I started chemotherapy on Sept. 30.


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