June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

Redefining the hospital-physician relationship: How integration is evolving for success under value-based reimbursement
Becker’s Hospital Review – June 30
Becker's Hospital Review caught up with finance leaders from two distinct healthcare organizations — a specialty cancer center and a health system — to discuss how they are approaching this shift and how the move to value-based care is redefining the hospital-physician relationship.
Participants include: Joanna Weiss, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.)

Polsinelli hires corporate, transactional attorney
The Nashville Ledger – June 30
Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Pal was an associate member at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and associate professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Quantifying the genetic correlation between multiple cancer types
URO TODAY – June 30
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Thomas A Sellers, Moffitt Cancer Center

Experimental therapy uses immune system to fight breast cancer
Fox 13 – June 29
After a year and a half of traditional treatments including chemo, immunotherapy, and radiation, she joined a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center. The experimental therapy helps restore immune cells that fight the cancer.

Will CAR-T cell therapies shape the treatment of blood cancers in the next decade?
DMNNewswire.com – June 29
Key Opinion Leader: Dr. Marco L. Davila, MD, PhD. Medical oncologist in the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida. 

New treatment for advanced breast cancer: Ribociclib
KSAT12 — June 28
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.
**The original story is being distributed from Ivanhoe Broadcast News.

Rick Scott Signs Medical Marijuana Plan
South Florida Gay News — June 28
SB 8-A  allows for the establishment of medical marijuana testing laboratories, and establishes the Coalition for Medical Marijuana Research and Education within the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and an appropriation of more than $15 million.

Florida Governor Scott Signs Bill to Expand MMJ Program
MassRoots — June 28
Further, the bill encumbers millions of dollars for new research funding in the area of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The new research funds will be awarded to the Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center.

Martinis for Moffitt
ABC Action News – June 27
The Bay Area Advisors created the Martini's for Moffitt Event with a goal to give back to the community in a big way. This year, their giving will top the 1 Million Dollar mark. Because cancer affects so many of us, Moffitt Cancer Center was an obvious choice to focus the giving. All benefitting the advanced prostate cancer collaboration & the adolescent and young adult programs at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Florida Gov. Signs Expanded MMJ Law
Ganjapreneur.com – June 27
Additionally, the law establishes the Coalition for Medical Marijuana Research and Education within the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Patients will be charged a $10 identification card fee to participate in the program.

Three Giants in the Field of Radiation Oncology Named 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists
Newswise.com – June 27
After spending most of his career in New York, Dr. Harrison joined the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, in 2014. He serves Moffitt as the Chair of Radiation Oncology, as well as Deputy Physician-in-Chief.

Health Beat: New treatment for advanced breast cancer
WFMV-TV – June 27
Dr. Heather Han, an oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, said when combined with hormonal therapy, ribociclib stops signals that cancer cells use to grow and divide.

Companies Join Forces to Combat Mesothelioma
MesotheliomaHelp.org – June 27
The CRS-207/pembrolizumab mesothelioma trial will take place at various centers across the U.S. Currently, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and University of Chicago Medical Center are recruiting patients.

Dark hair dye, relaxers associated with increased breast cancer
MyCentralJersey.com – June 26
That is a question explored by Rutgers University investigators — and colleagues from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Why We Love Sports Today
ESPN’s SportsCenter — June 25
There she is incredible Marsha Smith-Hill, sister of Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith, cancer survivor, nice first pitch, representing Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

NEWS OF THE WEEKEND: At Saturday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles game, Marsha Smith-Hill was recognized at the Trop during the Salute to Survivors Presented by Moffitt Cancer Center. Little did she know that her NFL Hall-of-Famer little brother was planning a surprise … Video from Facebook. (He also shared the big moment on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.)

Marsha Smith-Hill and Emmitt Smith 

Emmitt Smith surprises his sister after first pitch
ESPN — June 25
Marsha Smith-Hill, who is a cancer survivor, throws out the first pitch before the Rays game and receives an unexpected visit from her NFL legend brother.

WATCH: Emmitt Smith Surprises His Sister After First Pitch
ESPN’s Facebook page — June 24
Marsha Smith-Hill, who is a cancer survivor, throws out the first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays game and receives an unexpected visit from her NFL legend brother.

Emmitt Smith surprises sister
Sports Illustrated’s Facebook page — June 24
Awesome moment before today's Rays game when Emmitt Smith surprised his sister Marsha Smith-Hill, a cancer survivor.  (📹: Tampa Bay Rays)

SMITH'S SURPRISE
The Associated Press (via ABC News) — June 24
NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith surprised his sister Marsha Smith-Hill, who threw the ceremonial first pitch as part of a cancer survivor salute, by joining her on-the-field.

Emmitt Smith surprises sister at Rays game
FOX Sports — June 24
Before Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays game, Emmitt Smith surprised his sister, Marsha Smith-Hill, a cancer survivor who was throwing out the first pitch.

Emmitt Smith surprises sister at Rays game
MSN.com — June 25
Before Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays game, Emmitt Smith surprised his sister, Marsha Smith-Hill, a cancer survivor who was throwing out the first pitch.

Cancer survivor, throwing first pitch at Rays game, gets surprise visit ... from her brother Emmitt Smith
SportsDay — June 25
Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith, who played college ball at Florida, was back in the Sunshine State on Saturday. Smith surprised his sister Marsha Smith-Hill, joining her on the field as she threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles game in St. Petersburg, Fla., as part of a cancer survivor salute.

Emmitt Smith surprises his sister on the MLB mound
Purpose 2 Play — June 25
The Tampa Bay Rays invited Marsha Smith-Hill, a breast cancer survivor and Tallahassee resident, to throw out the pitch before their game against the Baltimore Orioles. Little did she know, her Hall of Fame brother was going to be there.

Emmitt Smith surprises sister who survived cancer at Rays game
WTSP, 10 News — June 26
Smith-Hill, who is from Tallahassee, Fla., threw out the first pitch as part of the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Salute to Survivors. She received treatment for her cancer at Moffitt, underwent a double mastectomy and has been in remission for five years.

Ernest Hooper: Handing out kudos around Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Times — June 26
Kudos to breast cancer survivor Marsha Smith-Hill, who threw out the first pitch at Saturday's Rays-Orioles game, then received a surprise greeting from brother and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Smith-Hill was Moffitt Cancer Center's Salute to Survivors honoree.

Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally
Tampa Bay Times — June 24
Former Gator and Cowboy great Emmitt Smith surprised his sister, Marsha Smith-Hill, on the field after she threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Smith-Hill is a cancer survivor and was the Moffitt Cancer Center's Salute to Survivor honoree.

Former NFL star Emmitt Smith surprises sister who survived cancer during first pitch at Rays game
WFLA — June 24
Marsha Smith-Hill, a breast cancer survivor from Tallahassee was all smiles when she took the mound before the game. Smith-Hill was selected to throw the first pitch as part of a salute to survivors. She had undergone a double mastectomy and has been in remission for five years.

Video: Emmitt Smith surprises sister Marsha Smith-Hill, a cancer survivor, at Tampa Bay Rays game
Saturday Down South — June 25
Emmitt Smith surprised his sister, Marsha Smith-Hill, at the Tampa Bay Rays game. Smith-Hill is a cancer survivor, and she threw out the first pitch while representing Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

SNN: Superstar surprise at The Trop
Suncoast News Network — June 25
The Tallahassee resident was honored Saturday evening before the Rays and Orioles game as part of the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Salute to Survivors. Her younger brother, former NFL superstar and Super Bowl MVP Emmitt Smith surprised Marsha on the field with flowers, and she couldn’t believe it.

New Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer: Ribociclib
Ivanhoe Broadcast News — June 22
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.
**This story is being picked up by media outlets across the country including WTAJ and WNDU.  

Hospital acquires industrial building for $11.8M
Business Observer — June 23
Moffitt Cancer Center has acquired a 318,171-square-foot industrial building near the University of South Florida and Florida Hospital Tampa for $11.75 million.

Scott Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law
Sunshine State News — June 23
The Senate bill would also set aside millions of dollars to research medical marijuana at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the leading research institutes in the state.

BioWin-Cohosted Seminar At The BIO 2017 Conference Highlights Leading Cancer Immunotherapy Companies In Wallonia
BioSpace — June 23
The workshop, which was organized by BioWin, Bio.be/essenscia, FlandersBio and LifeTech Brussels, with the support of AWEX, FIT and Brussels Export featured immuno-oncology collaborations between Belgian companies with key speakers from Celyad, iTeos Therapeutics and PDC*line Pharma in addition to representatives from AbbVie, argenx, Pfizer (partnered with iTeos since 2014) and the Moffitt Cancer Center (research collaboration with Celyad). 

Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival
Asbestos.com — June 23
In 2013, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center concluded patients who opted for a second procedure survived nearly three times as long as those who underwent only one procedure.

Health News 06/21/2017
The Laker/Lutz News — June 22
Dr. Brian Hudson, osteopathic medicine and pharmacy, has joined the Oak Hill Hospital family. Hudson’s experience includes a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2015; an enfolded fellowship in neuro trauma at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Advocate Christ Medical Center; and, an enfolded fellowship in trauma and neuro critical care at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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