May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Two cancer battles, one lifelong friendship
WTSP 10 News – May 11
For 12 years, thousands have come together to not just run and raise money, but to join the fight against cancer. There are so many stories that will be crossing that finish line at Miles for Moffitt.

The essentials of skin cancer prevention: self-checks, sunscreen and covering up
Tampa Bay Times – May 11
Dr. Kenneth Tsai is the physician who looks at your suspicious tissue samples and makes the diagnosis of skin cancer. He's a dermatologist and dermatopathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology and Tumor Biology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks No. 4 in nation for diversity and inclusion in health care facilities
Florida Trend – May 10
Moffitt Cancer Center moved up two spots to be the No. 4 ranked health care facility on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals & Health Systems list.  

Focus on your Health: Amazing advances in the fight against cancer
The Morning Blend – May 10
The Morning Blend speaks to Dr. Frederick Locke about CAR-T Therapy. 

Ovarian/Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Looks To Establish Therapeutic Efficacy
Cancer Therapy Advisor – May 10
Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD, chair and senior member in the Moffitt Cancer Center department of breast oncology in Tampa, Florida, maintains that “vaccines would work best as adjuvants or in very early disease.” In fact, “vaccines have [a] very limited role in cancer immunotherapy. It is not simply ‘create a vaccine and it will automatically improve outcomes,'” he said in an interview with Cancer Therapy Advisor. 

Cleaning for a Reason: Companies help Women Fighting Cancer
WTSP – May 10
She’s journaling her treatment. “Got to Moffitt at 10, had blood taken.  I'm real shaky today, else I'd write more,” Bollman reads. Beyond that, it’s tough to even think about housework. 

Team Friends Hosts Relay For Life Fundraiser
Hartford Courant – May 10
Lorraine Bollman considers her fight and her outcome in the "Lord's hands." She undergoes her treatments at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She recalled crying after her first diagnosis but then saying, "Lord, we're going to fight this together." 

NIH grant to fund research into how lifestyle affects colon cancer outcomes
Healio – May 10
Question: How were the institutions for this collaboration chosen?
Answer: Several of the institutions — Huntsman Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson, Moffitt Cancer Center and University of Heidelberg — already have worked closely on research into colorectal cancer prognosis. With the new funding we received, we can include two new sites that focus on minority recruitment 

Lung cancer screening can save your life
Morning Blend – May 9
Dr. Matthew Schabath is joining us to discuss lifesaving screenings at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Early detection of breast cancer
Morning Blend – May 8
We talk about the importance of early detection of breast cancer with Dr. Susan Hoover of Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Federal Funds May Not Offset State Cuts To Hospitals
WLRN – May 9
The budget contains cuts for Tampa Bay area hospitals totaling $91.7 million.

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa was cut by nearly $20 million. Lawmakers cut Tampa General Hospital by almost $18 million and Moffitt Cancer Center by nearly $7 million.   

In South Florida, the cuts to hospitals would total $160 million. 

Miles for Moffitt
Positively Tampa Bay – May 8
Anna Hipp, a breast cancer patient, and Allison Fonner with the Moffitt Foundation discuss this weekend’s Miles for Moffitt. 

CAR T: New Form of Immunotherapy
KFSN – May 8
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." 

Running with purpose
Great Day Tampa Bay – May 8
10 News is once again a sponsor of Miles for Moffitt. This year's run/walk is Saturday, May 13th. We would like to encourage you all to participate in some way. If you've never attended…it truly is a magnificent feeling to see thousands of people engaged in fighting this terrible disease.  Cancer survivor, Janelle Morales and Allison Fonner, Special events Officer with Moffitt Cancer Center joined Great Day Tampa Bay with all the details. 

Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools
Nashville Medical News – May 8
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers in Tampa, Fla., have reported promising clinical activity with a HER2-targeted dendritic cell vaccine. Since deregulation and inhibition of the immune system help cancer develop and proliferate, researchers worldwide have focused energies on therapeutic strategies to re-stimulate the immune system and get it to recognize and destroy cancer cells. 

SegAna startup pitches 'phantom lung' innovation, seeks investors
Orlando Sentinel – May 7
Dr. Thomas Dilling, director for Thoracic Oncology at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, who’s not involved in SegAna, said the concept for the company’s product is novel and “an interesting solution to a given problem.” 

Woman’s Small Rash Turns Out To Be Rare, Aggressive Breast Cancer: Here’s Her Journey
Tech Times – May 6
"Diagnosing inflammatory breast cancer depends a great deal on women coming forward when they are concerned about changes in their breasts. Because this kind of cancer can often be mistaken for an infection or an injury of the breast, women may delay seeking evaluation by their health care provider," noted Dr. Susan Hoover, a surgical oncologist in the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

This Woman's Small Rash Turned Out to Be a Rare Form of Breast Cancer
SELF Magazine – May 5
Since there is typically not a lump or a mass within the breast that can be felt, and often mammograms don’t find anything specific enough to make a diagnosis, discovering that someone has this breast cancer can be a slow process, Susan Hoover, M.D., F.A.C.S., a surgical oncologist in the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF. Mammograms and ultrasounds may show some thickening, Woodward says, but it's not guaranteed. 

Education and Coaching Are Necessary to Treat Oropharyngeal Cancers After Chemoradiotherapy
Oncology Nurse Advisor – May 5
Researchers led by Jennifer Cerar, RN, CRRN, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, created an algorithm to guide the management and follow up regarding long-term side effects for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancers after chemoradiotherapy. 


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