July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

Widow offers warning about amelanotic melanoma
WTVT – July 27
"They don't look black. That's what the word amelanotic means," said Dr. Vernon Sondak at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where Tom was treated. He says amelanotic melanomas are rare in adults, but that isn't true for kids. 

Looking Ahead for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Oncology Nursing News – July 26
In an interview with Oncology Nursing News, Rami Komrokji, MD, a hematologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, discusses the advances that have been made in MDS in the past few years, as well as the MDS Clinical Research Consortium and its importance.

Expert Discusses Latest Developments in MPNs
OncLive – July 26
Diagnostic and treatment advances have advanced the field of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) over the past several years, says Rami Komrokji, MD, who discussed MPNs at the 2017 OncLive® State of the Science Summit™.

"Backpacks of Hope" for students in need of school supplies
WTVT – July 25
Members of Moffitt are joining hundreds of other volunteers who fill 2,500 backpacks over the course of the summer.

CT screening may help smokers quit
DOTmed – July 25
These findings dovetail with an August, 2016, report from a Moffitt Cancer Center study, published in PLOS One, that showed the importance of regular scans for those at high risk. 

Making Progress for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Cure – July 25
In an interview with CURE, Rami Komrokji, M.D., a hematologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, discusses the advances that have been made in MDS in the past few years, as well as the MDS Clinical Research Consortium and its importance.

Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medicals Innovative Merging of IR and CT
KMOV – July 25
C
ancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging for fast and safe exams with the facility’s Infinix™-i 4D CT system from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company. Also seen on BusinessWire

Expert highlights advances for patients with PNH
OncLive – July 25
In an interview during the 2017 OncLive® State of the Science SummitTM on Hematologic Malignancies, Kharfan-Dabaja, professor of oncological sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center, talked about the future of PNH treatment, the various symptoms that can present in PNH, and the challenges that still remain for further improving outcomes.

Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
Imaging Technology News – July 24
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after surgery (adjuvant). 

Dr. Shah on Emerging Developments in MCL
OncLive – July 24
Bijal D. Shah, MD, medical oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses some of the emerging developments on the horizon in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

Patients Taking Opioids Before ACL Surgery More Likely to Be on Pain Meds Longer
Pharmacy Practice News – July 24
“This study confirms what we know about postoperative pain management, which is—it does not occur in a vacuum,” said David S. Craig, PharmD, pharmacist lead, supportive care medicine and acute pain, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who was asked to comment on the study. 

Here’s what real ‘activists’ do
Toronto Sun – July 24
The announcement said: “The Nanoknife technology was first introduced in the early 2000s at several leading cancer centers around the county, including The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla, The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in New York.”

Contemporaries, alumni rally around former Harrison coach Bruce Cobleigh after Stage 4 cancer diagnosis
July 22 – Marietta Daily Journal
Cobleigh will leave Tuesday for treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The facility is known as one of the best of its kind in the South.

Martine Extermann appointed program leader of Senior Adult Oncology at Moffitt
Cancer Letter – July 22
Martine Extermann was appointed program leader of Senior Adult Oncology. Exterman served as interim chair for several months, during which an international search was conducted. Extermann joined Moffitt nearly 20 years ago, after completing a Moffitt fellowship in medical/geriatric oncology.

Doctor at Moffitt Cancer Institute discusses Senator John McCain’s diagnosis
WFLA – July 21
Moffitt’s Dr. Sahebjam discusses Senator John McCain’s diagnosis.

Haematology advances in review
eCancer – July 21
Dr Sandoval speaks with ecancer at the Best of ASCO meeting in Miami, to discuss the session reviewing haematology research presented at ASCO 2017.

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