April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017


Little Greek co-founder’s diagnosis reminds us: Plan for the worst
Tampa Bay Business Journal — April 28
Last year, Nick went in search of good medical advice, information and a stem cell donor. Miraculously, through Bethematch.com, he found a one in 14 million match. By December, he was cleared for treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center. It’s the same transplant ABC-TV’s Robin Roberts went through.

Tackling “Drug Holidays” Looks to Be Critical in Beating Cancer Therapy Resistance
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News — April 27
Scientists from the Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford, and Moffitt Cancer Center say that while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.

Cleveland Clinic discovers opportunities to overcome cancer treatment resistance
EurekAlert! — April 27
A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops. 

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center Using ActiGraph CentrePoint Data Hub in Quality-of-Life Study
KRVS 12 via PRWEB — April 27
A Moffitt Cancer Center research team is conducting a pilot study of ActiGraph's new CentrePoint Data Hub in a sample of participants in an ongoing cancer quality-of-life study.

2017 Men and Women of Distinction Awards
The Weekly Challenger — April 2017
Mary Ann Young attended Moffitt Cancer Center’s Train-the-Trainer program for certification as a breast and cervical cancer awareness educator

Work from home opportunities on the rise
ABC Action News — April 27
When it comes to work from home and flex time opportunities, Moffitt Cancer Center is one of the pioneers in Tampa Bay. They've been offering employees flex time and other opportunities for a decade.

National 'take back day' for unused prescription drugs lets you safely empty your medicine cabinet
Tampa Bay Times — April 27
“We hear it all the time,” said David Craig, Moffitt Cancer Center lead pharmacist for supportive care medicine and acute pain. “But once a medication has left the pharmacy and is in the hands of a patient or caregiver, it cannot be returned or used for another patient. We have no way of validating its purity or potency, so it must be discarded.”

‘Jersey Irish strong’
TCPalm — April 26
They would go for a second opinion at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and finally land at Florida Cancer Specialists in Vero, specifically Dr. Raul Storey, to begin a very aggressive approach of getting the spread of the disease under control. 

CPX-351 Outperforms Induction Chemotherapy in Older High-Risk Patients With AML
ASH Clinical News — April 26
In the first presentation, Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and co-authors found that at 100 days post-transplant, mortality was 9.6 percent for those in the CPX-351 arm and 20.5 percent in the 7+3 arm, representing 53 percent fewer deaths in the CPX-351 cohort.

Moffitt’s CAR T cell therapy helps Kissimmee man beat lymphoma
Bay News 9 — April 25
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is studying a new cancer treatment that is on the verge of getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. It has given 43-year-old Dimas Padilla of Kissimmee a reason to celebrate.

Moffitt’s CAR T cell therapy helps Kissimmee man beat lymphoma
News 13 Orlando — April 25
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is studying a new cancer treatment that is on the verge of getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

USF ranks 19th in Milken study, seen as tech leader
83 Degrees Media — April 25
The University of Florida in Gainesville ranked third, following the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Columbia University in New York City, in first and second place, respectively. Central Florida in Orlando ranked 22 while Florida State University in Tallahassee earned 88th place and Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute placed 95th. 

In pictures: Scenes from St. Petersburg’s March for Science
Creative Loafing — April 25
St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice, a stalwart environmental advocate, also urged people to think about the importance of scientific research. She discussed the impact of H. Lee Moffitt’s breakthrough cancer research as an example. Not only has his research save lives, but his namesake institution — Moffitt Cancer Center — is a major employer in Tampa that attracts talent from across the globe.

Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor
Sunshine State News — April 25
The legislation would create a coalition to research medical marijuana through Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Center and Research Institute, one of the top medical research centers in the state.

House, Senate Cannabis Bills Head For Floor With Last Minute Changes
WFSU — April 25
That’s a diplomatic way to describe negotiations.  He explains talks between the chambers have been productive, and in recent days both sides have agreed to establish a research program within the Moffitt Cancer Center to help guide future policy makers.

In Tampa, HART unveils fleet of Teslas for its HyperLINK program
Creative Loafing — April 25
The service was launched in Brandon, North Tampa and Carrollwood last year before today’s expansion into what HART refers to as the “Innovation Alliance” area of Tampa, due to institutions such as USF, Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center being in the area.

Letters From Our Readers: Spring 2017 Issue: APPRECIATED PALLIATIVE CARE PIECE
Cure — April 25
Sarah Thirlwell, M.Sc., M.Sc.(A), RN, CHPN, AOCNS, Supportive Care Medicine Director, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

Moffitt Opens Mesothelioma Study for Rare Cancer Subtypes
Asbestos.com — April 25
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has opened a mesothelioma clinical trial involving an anti-cancer enzyme drug showing unprecedented success with the most difficult disease subtypes.

10 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Becker’s Hospital CFO — April 24

  1. Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.): seeks a revenue cycle clinical director

Vin’s People: Heroine’s speech to reflect journey
Herald Tribune — April 22
Last summer Patty led the “Sixty Sixtahs” — sister Jane Trinci and longtime pals Trudi Diamant, Jean Gurucharri, Julie Rothfeld and Patti Tibbetts — on a remarkable road trip on historic Route 66 from Chicago to California. That journey of hope moved many, including the staff of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, which posted a sweet video online for Patty’s 55th birthday last Wednesday.
Nurses at Moffitt Cancer Center also posted a birthday greeting online. “I am so deeply touched,” she said on Facebook. “Every day is truly a birthday for me.”

Nursing Coordination Invaluable to Successful Deliver of CAR T Therapy
Oncology Nursing News — April 21
“In treating these patients, nursing was originally not involved,” said Beaupierre, transplant nurse coordinator at the Moffitt Cancer Center. “There was a lot of patient and loved one distress. The patients didn’t have anything concrete to visualize telling them what they’re going to experience.”

Profiling One Cancer Survivor’s Fight With Big Pharma
ANOKHI Media (South Asian Lifestyle) — April 21
“The chemo was a chemical agent which made for war and they noticed it did something to the bone marrow,” she says.  Meanwhile, Singh’s family was pressuring her to get a mastectomy and were very worried that she wasn’t listening to her doctors. She relented and allowed her sister to make an appointment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Why Cancer Isn’t Going Anywhere
Slate — 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.)



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