May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Dr. Baz on Varying Treatment Approaches for Patients With Multiple Myeloma
OncLive – May 25
Rachid Baz, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses how treatment approaches vary for patients with multiple myeloma.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa social scene
Tampa Bay Times – May 25
In gratitude for lifesaving research and treatments, former Moffitt Cancer Center patients, their loved ones and inspired donors raised a record-smashing $4 million at the 24th annual Magnolia Ball, an elegant, $1,500-ticket dinner in a Tuscan garden setting Saturday at the Marriott Waterside.

CD release party to fund Davenport scholarships
Quad City Times – May 25
Spinoza has long experience as a singer for World Nation, the Sue Sue Sisters and the Nature Coast Singers of Florida. She and Haring often perform at the arts and medicine program at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD
ASH Clinical News – May 24
After completing my training at Johns Hopkins in 1999, I moved to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, which was a small center at the time. Now it has grown to be one of the largest cancer centers in the nation

Researchers demonstrate mathematical modeling limits aggressive tumor cell growth
Medical Xpress – May 24
Perhaps the most well-known complex dynamic system is the weather and, similar to weather forecasting, researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center are using mathematical methods to account for many variables in the search for new ways to understand and control cancer. 

Moffitt Cancer Center: Building New Traditions of Excellence
Florida Trend Magazine- May 24
With a 30-year history of exponential growth, Moffitt Cancer Center is transforming cancer care through service, science and partnership. With a singular mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer, the center is in the midst of an $800-million expansion, adding new patient beds, outpatient services, a hospital wing and facilities supporting the pioneering quests of world-renowned researchers as they unveil discoveries holding unprecedented potential to improve the lives of cancer patients.

Education = Jobs
Florida Trend Magazine – May 24
All of us know someone who has had cancer, whether a family member, friend or colleague. So we applaud the research that’s leading to improved care. Just a few years ago, we hadn’t heard of “immunotherapy” or “proton therapy.” Our Economic Backbone on cancer care spotlights these latest medical developments. Readers will see comments from experts at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic, Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center and Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, to name a few.

Jeremy Barrett’s wife Lucy gave birth to their son, and now she is undergoing chemotherapy
Herald Tribune – May 23
Now that Watson has been born Lucy will move to Moffitt Cancer Center, where she will undergo five intense chemotherapy treatments and is expected to be in the hospital another five weeks.

New business helps promote Vivica Fox, Full Force talent search
Tampa Bay Times – May 18
The partnership with Anthony – a cancer survivor – developed after he and Keith met through their work together on H. Lee Moffitt Center's George Edgecomb Society, a new outreach program named after the man who became Hillsborough County's first African-American judge.

Vivica A. Fox & Paul Anthony
Daytime – May 23Actress Vivica A. Fox and musician/producer Paul Anthony are here to talk about their new roles with Moffitt Cancer Center and how they’re helping families dealing with the disease.

Vivica A. Fox Joins Forces with Grammy winning producer Paul Anthony
May 22 – The Morning Blend
Actor Vivica A. Fox, star of the tv drama "Empire" and the film "Independence Day" , has joined forces with Grammy-winning producer Paul Anthony,  A three-time cancer survivor, Anthony has created the Paul Anthony Foundation and they were in town to perform in a series of entertainment events to support Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt expansion plan gains flexibility with land purchase
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 22
Moffitt has no specific use in mind at this time for the land, said Jack Kolosky, chief operating officer of Moffitt Cancer Center and president of Moffitt Hospital. “What it gives us is 21 acres or thereabouts and some flexibility to look at our future expansion needs,” Kolosky said.

Olympic star athlete named to area board
Florida Business Observer – May 22
Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center appointed Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton to the organization’s national board of advisors.

Personnel note: Laura Lenhart joins Frontier Communications
StPetersBlog – May 22                           
Lenhart most recently served as the public affairs strategist at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In that role, she was responsible for administering the government relations social media, facilitating grassroots management and the continued growth of Speak Out Moffitt, and advocating for the Cancer Center before the Florida Legislature.

Affordable Care Act increases screening, early diagnosis of certain cancers
Healio – May 17
Perspective: This is a very interesting abstract. You can quibble about the statistics and the cause-and-effect relationship; I don’t think this abstract proves anything beyond a shadow of a doubt, but it is an interesting premise.—W. Michael Alberts, MD, MBA, Moffitt Cancer Center.

Gefitinib delays recurrence in some patients with lung cancer
Healio – May 1
Perspective: If the drug works in subsets of patients with advanced disease — although it is not curing people with advanced disease, it prolongs survival and improves quality of life — can we also back the drugs up into treatment of earlier stages of disease to have a major impact? Can you convert people who have lung cancer surgery that are destined to recur and cure those patients?—Eric B. Haura, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center

Paddle Against Cancer
Tampa Bay Times – May 22
Join more than 300 paddlers for a 3-mile, 5-mile or 7-mile paddle with an after party, giveaways, live music and paddleboard demonstrations. Benefits Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dining with a cause for Cassidy
Suncoast News Network – May 20
“Our hostess Cassidy who has worked for us for about two years was recently diagnosed with leukemia,” Left Coast Seafood Co. Manager, Mariel Arbuckle, said. Cassidy is currently undergoing treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, but her Left Coast family is hopeful for a quick recovery.

AutoNation celebrates 11 million vehicles sold with van donations – May 19
On Friday, AutoNation announced it gave away its first van to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. The center is ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for Cancer list.


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