June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

The Business of Pride
Tampa Bay  Business Journal – June 23
Moffitt Cancer Center has sown its advocacy and support of the LGBTQ+ community by supporting Unity@Moffitt, formerly known as GLAAM, an engagement network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer team members and their allies.

Half of Canadians will get cancer, but why?
WTSP – June 22
We  took the report to Moffitt Cancer Center doctor Nagi Kumar, and she was as dismayed as Falkenberry. "It's just shocking all the way. I mean you ask any epidemiologist or anyone working in any of these buildings around us and they'll tell you. That's a shocking number. I mean, nowhere in the world is it one out of two. ... Let me put it that way. Not even in the United States of America."

Dr. Komrokji Discusses Molecular Testing for MDS
OncLive – June 22
Rami S. Komrokji, MD, clinical director, Hematologic Malignancies, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses molecular testing for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Advanced breast cancer
WTAJ – June 21
Oncologist Heather Han, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida says when combined with hormonal therapy, Ribociclib stops signals that cancer cells use to grow and divide. “I’m obviously very excited that this drug finally actually quickly got approved, and I’m able to be there to help patients to do better,” Dr. Han explained.
Also seen on WNDU

Could certain hair dyes, relaxers raise breast cancer risk?
Health Day – June 21
However, Dana Rollison, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said women shouldn't panic based on these results. "Until more results are available, women should not be concerned with using hair dyes," said Rollison, who is vice president and chief data officer. "Exposures should not be avoided on the basis of a single study."

AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees
AHA News – June 19
Cone Health in Greensboro, NC; Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; and Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, IL, will be recognized as honorees.

Advanced breast cancer
WTAJ – June 21
Oncologist Heather Han, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida says when combined with hormonal therapy, Ribociclib stops signals that cancer cells use to grow and divide. “I’m obviously very excited that this drug finally actually quickly got approved, and I’m able to be there to help patients to do better,” Dr. Han explained.

Also seen on WNDU

Could certain hair dyes, relaxers raise breast cancer risk?
Health Day – June 21
However, Dana Rollison, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said women shouldn't panic based on these results. "Until more results are available, women should not be concerned with using hair dyes," said Rollison, who is vice president and chief data officer. "Exposures should not be avoided on the basis of a single study."

AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees
AHA News – June 19
Cone Health in Greensboro, NC; Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; and Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, IL, will be recognized as honorees.

Local state lawmakers recap the 2017 legislative session
Bradenton Herald – June 19
To research medical marijuana and identify all the pros and cons, a research coalition has been established at Moffitt Cancer Center, Galvano said. “We have not had that quality of study,” he said.

Black Woman Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story: ‘Please Don’t Think It Can’t Happen To You’
Hello Beautiful – June 19
Jacqueline’s cancer was aggressive and she needed surgery and serious treatment. Soon after, she was sent to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida to get multiple lymph nodes removed, start an experimental interferon treatment through a clinical trial and undergo radiation.

Geneticist to lead Vanderbilt cancer center’s health disparities program
Healio – June 19
Pal previously served as associate member at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida, as well as associate professor of medicine at University of South Florida. While at Moffitt, Pal secured external funding to launch a registry for people with inherited cancer risk. The ICARE registry will continue to operate at Vanderbilt.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Market Estimated to Flourish by 2017 – 2025
Digital Journal – June 16

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.

Tracy Lynn wins Kid’s Classic
Boca Beacon – June 16
More than $37,000 was raised for local children’s charities through entry fees, including $2,000 to The Island School, $2,000 to the Englewood Community Care Clinic, $1,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center, $2,000 to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, $1,000 to Lemon Bay Conservancy, $2,000 to the Dee Wheeler Scholarship Fund through Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center, and a whopping $10,000 to Easter Seals. The biggest contribution was for $17,000 to Charlotte County School System STEM camp.

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