June 2, 2017

June 02, 2017

Ernest Hooper: Gonzmart found spokesman for his cause when he was diagnosed with cancer
Tampa Bay Times – June 1
When he first joined the Advance Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center 12 years ago, Gonzmart longed for a spokesman.

CPX-351 Granted Priority Review by FDA for AML
Targeted Oncology – June 1
The NDA submission includes clinical data from 5 studies, including data from the pivotal phase III study comparing the formulation with cytarabine and daunorubicin (7+3) were presented at last year’s ASCO Annual Meeting. At the time, principal investigator Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, senior member and chief of the Leukemia/Myelodysplasia Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, said the formulation, “should be considered standard first-line treatment for older patients with high-risk AML.

Use of SBRT in Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer Network – June 1
In this video, Sarah E. Hoffe, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, discusses the evolution of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Olivia Newton-John's Back Pain Was a Sign Her Breast Cancer Returned
Self Magazine – May 31
Breast cancer can live in a person’s bone marrow for years before growing and causing destruction to the rest of the bone, Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Breast Cancer Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF.

Olivia Newton-John says she has breast cancer; cancels tour
WFLA/AP – May 31
Newton-John is on the Board of Advisors for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Breast Cancer in the Spine? Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer
Huffington Post – May 31
This article was kindly reviewed by Dr. Roohi Ismail-Khan MD MSc , oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida who specializes in breast oncology and Dr. Rasha Beg MD, oncologist at Florida Cancer Specialists, Orange City, Florida for medical accuracy.

What You Need to Know About the Link Between Sugar and Cancer
Self Magazine – May 30
Cancer is a "really complicated disease" that happens when a person's cells go haywire, Eric Lau, Ph.D., assistant member of the Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF. 

You might catch more than a few rays
The Hamilton Spectator – May 29
He's a dermatologist and dermatopathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology and Tumour Biology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Before that he worked in a general dermatology practice in Houston, where he saw at least one or two cases of melanoma each week. At Moffitt, a specialty cancer referral centre, he diagnoses five to 10 cases a week.

Paddle boarders stand up against cancer
Bay News 9 – May 27
"Paddle boarding actually helped me figure out that I had cancer,” Evans said. “I was having back pain and I was noticing it more when I was paddle boarding." Evans was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer in 2009. He said he’s alive today thanks to Moffitt Cancer Center.

KTE-C19 Granted Priority Review by FDA for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Targeted Oncology – May 26
"Many of these responses are durable. In fact, at the time of the data cutoff, 44% of patients remain in remission," lead investigator Frederick L. Locke, MD, medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, told Targeted Oncology at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting.

Dr. Strosberg on Understanding the Current Field of Neuroendocrine Tumors
OncLive – May 26
Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, associate professor, Moffitt Cancer Center, shares his insight on the current field of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).


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