May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Dr. Edward Donates Stem Cells to Save His Brother
“The Doctors” – May 18
Dr. Edward will be working with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to help establish a donor registry. No matter where you live, there may be an opportunity for you to be a true life-saver.

A link between plastic surgery and cancer?
Good Morning America – May 16
When Stacy Boone was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she never thought it was because of her breast implants… “There may be something about the texture of the implant inducing some inflammation causing the cancer, but currently it’s not well understood why it happens,” says Dr. Frederick Locke of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Richard's Father's Day Walk & Jog
Morning Blend – May 18
Richard's Father's Day Walk & Jog, a fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center. Starts at Ulele at 8 a.m. Bib pickup and same-day registration is at 7 a.m. $25 before June 16. $30 after. Children under 12 free, but must register. Free parking is available nearby.

Dr. Edward Donates Stem Cells to Save His Brother
Health Medicine – May 18
Dr. Edward will be working with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to help establish a donor registry. No matter where you live, there may be an opportunity for you to be a true life-saver.

Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysis
eCancer News – May 18
One example of this type of research is a collaboration between the Cowell group and Marco Davila, a cancer researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

6 Breast Things That Are Completely Normal—and When You Should Worry
Self Magazine – May 17
You definitely shouldn't panic and assume it’s cancer if you suddenly feel a new lump: Susan Hoover, M.D., F.A.C.S., a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF that some women form breasts cysts that are usually benign (meaning, non-cancerous) that can also make breasts feel lumpy. 

Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools
Birmingham Medical News – May 15
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.

Olympic ice skater, cancer survivor Scott Hamilton joins Moffitt national board of advisers
Tampa Bay Times – May 16
The Moffitt Cancer Center has appointed famed ice skater, Olympian and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton to its national board of advisers, the institute announced Tuesday.

Dr. Strosberg Discusses Trials in Neuroendocrine Tumors
OncLive – May 16
Jonathan Strosberg, MD, medical oncologist, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, section head, Neuroendocrine Division, chair, Gastrointestinal Department Research Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses trials in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

FDA says 359 cases of possible breast implant-associated cancer reported
KABC – May 16
After four six-week rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Boone's cancer was in remission. She will be two years cancer free in June.

New report links breast implants to cancer
KGO-TV – May 16
"There may be something about the texture of the implant inducing some inflammation, causing the cancer. But it is currently not well understood why it happens," Moffitt Cancer Center oncologist Dr. Frederick Locke said.
Also seen on WHTM, KTWO, WEHT, KRGV, KVUE and KIFI.

The next generation of personalized cancer treatment
FIU News – May 16
Working together with scientists and medical researchers at University of Miami, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of California, and University of Notre Dame, Khizroev, and his research team, are using nanotechnology as an option to fight cancer in humans in the near future. 

Gail Moore on warning signs of cardiotoxicity
Oncology Nursing News – May 15
Gail Moore, BSN, RN, OCN, of Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses a poster she presented at the ONS Congress that reviews the symptoms of cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy for both nurses and patients.

Self checks, sunscreen are essential to skin cancer prevention
Lexington Herald Leader – May 15
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. He diagnoses five to 10 cases of melanoma a week.

Miles for Moffitt raises $1 million for cancer research
WTSP – May 13
The 12th annual Miles for Moffitt event raised more than $1 million for cancer research.

Paddle Against Cancer Event to Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center
US 103.5 FM – May 14
Paddle Against Cancer, founded in 2011 by stage-4 Kidney cancer survivor Gene Evans is an annual paddle board event and poolside celebration benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Expert Speaks on an Exciting Decade in Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment
Targeted Oncology – May 12
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Strosberg, medical oncologist, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, section head, Neuroendocrine Division, chair, Gastrointestinal Department Research Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed recent developments and emerging agents in the field of NETs.

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