March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Senior of the Month: Mac and Cookie Smith
Plant City Observer – March 30
Mac Smith served as chairman of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and served with both the Tampa Bay Sports Authority and the Moffitt Cancer Center board. 

Experimental Breast Cancer Vaccine
WTAJ – March 30
Brian Czerniecki, M.D., the chair of the department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida detailed, “I think it’s a potential game changer because we’ve actually shown that people lose this specific immune response early in the process of breast cancer development.”
Also seen on KIMT and WAAY.

What 4 Tampa Bay hospitals did to make it to the top of this LGBTQ equality list
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 29
St. Petersburg General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, VA Bay Pines Healthcare System and VA James A. Haley Veterans Hospital were designated Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Isolated Limb Infusion may prevent amputation for patients with Sarcoma
Oncology Nursing News – March 29
In an interview with Oncology Nurse News, lead study author John E. Mullinax, MD, surgical oncologist, Sarcoma Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed ILI as a limb salvage strategy for locally advanced extremity sarcoma.

Vivica A Fox joins Moffitt Cancer Center Board of Advisors
Fox 13 – March 28
Actress vivica a. fox. fox's best known for her roles for her roles in the Independence Day films and Fox’s “Empire,”  is the newest celebrity on Moffitt Cancer Center’s Board of Advisors.

Ovarian Cancer Research
Bay News 9 – March 28
Dr. Alvaro Monteiro: “We hope is that identifiying tehse changes in the genome will allow us to learn very novel biology that can be exploited to prevent and cure cancer.”

Vivica A. Fox joins Moffitt Cancer Center board of advisors
Tampa Bay Times – March 28
Actress Vivica A. Fox is the latest well-known addition to Moffitt Cancer Center's national board of advisors.

Actress Vivica A. Fox Joins Moffitt’s National Board of Advisors
Tampa Patch – March 28
Moffitt Cancer Center has appointed actress, producer and philanthropist Vivica A. Fox to its national Board of Advisors. 

CAR T: New form of immunotherapy
KSAT – March 28
Frederick Locke, M.D., an oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, detailed, “It’s pretty amazing to see patients go into remission that we really had low hope of standard therapies working.”

Breast Cancer Vaccine
WWTV – March 28
Brian Czerniecki, md chair of the department of breast oncology Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida says, “I think it's a potential game changer.”

Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
Science Daily – March 27
"Ovarian cancer is clearly a very complex disease -- even the 30 risk variants that we now know increase risk of developing the disease account for just a small fraction of the inherited component," says Dr Catherine Phelan from the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA. 

Health Watch – Fighting Cancer
WJMN – March 27
Frederick Locke, MD, Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center: "it's pretty amazing to see patients go into remission that we really had low hope of standard therapies working.
Also seen on WFRV.

Study identifies 12 genetic variants for ovarian cancer
Daily Times – March 27
Dr. Catherine Phelan from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, USA, explained, "Ovarian cancer is clearly a very complex disease - even the 30 risk variants that we now know increase risk of developing the disease account for just a small fraction of the inherited component.”

12 New Gen Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Technology Networks – March 27
“Ovarian cancer is clearly a very complex disease – even the 30 risk variants that we now know increase risk of developing the disease account for just a small fraction of the inherited component,” says Dr Catherine Phelan from the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA.
Also seen on GenomeWeb, Bioscience technology, Medical News Today, Cambridge News  

Local doctors: New therapies are helping to battle colorectal cancer
Bradenton Herald – March 27
Robert Whorf, M.D., of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Bradenton and Mark S. Friedman, M.D., of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, both say they are gaining ground in some areas, but still challenged in others in the fight against the disease — the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

VIDEO: Decision to undergo lymph node dissection remains ‘complicated’
Healio.com – March 25
Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a HemOnc Today Editorial Board member, discussed the role of completion lymph node dissection in patients with sentinel lymph–node positive melanoma at the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies meeting.

Researchers Working On Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer
WLS-TV - March 25
"I think it's a potential game changer because we've actually shown that people lose this specific immune response early in the process of breast cancer development," said Moffitt Cancer Center Dr. Brian Czerniecki.

A vaccine for breast cancer
WJRT – March 24
Brian Czerniecki, M.D., the chair of the department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida detailed, “I think it’s a potential game changer because we’ve actually shown that people lose this specific immune response early in the process of breast cancer development.” 

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