November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

DNA Will Point the Way to Healthier Patients

US News and World Report – Nov. 8
But Howard McLeod, medical director of the Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, notes that once a cancer treatment is known to vary in effectiveness depending on genetics, insurers may not pay for the treatment until testing has confirmed that the patient will benefit.

Advice from American big data projects

eCancer – Nov. 8
Dr Alan List of the Moffitt Cancer Center talks to ecancer at the HARMONY 2017 meeting in Berlin. He discusses the project in comparison to similar efforts in the US, and how the HARMONY project is succeeding in a similar way. 

Characteristics of Recurrence in Stage I to III Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

The ASCO Post – Nov. 8
The retrospective study included 129 patients treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center between 2000 and 2010 who underwent R0/R1 resection.

Moffitt Cancer Center provides aid for new employee who lost home during Maria

Bay News 9 – Nov. 9
Hurricane Maria devastated countless homes and continues to cause mass suffering for the people of Puerto Rico. But the storm couldn't stop one woman from getting her family to Florida and starting her dream job at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Dr. Shah on Toxicites Associated With CAR T-Cell Therapy

OncLive – Nov. 9
Bijal D. Shah, MD, medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, comments on the toxicities associated with using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with leukemia.

This Scout earned every possible merit badge. Then came cancer.

Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 9
Scouts, Cain said, helped him make and keep friends. Those friends are now rallying around him to make sure he gets the best medical care possible. Moffitt Cancer Center is overseeing his treatment.

‘Small’ but powerful: Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club raises thousands for cancer research

The Observer – Nov. 9
The group included residents of Valencia Lakes, along with their extended families, walking around the development’s “big lake,” raising thousands of dollars in the process. The proceeds are donated to fund research at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center.

Should patients stop undergoing screening mammography when they turn 75?

Radiology Business – Nov. 8
“Older women are a vulnerable population at risk of developing and dying from breast cancer; however, screening mammography remains underutilized in these women,” wrote Bethany L. Niell, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues.

Cellular Biomedicine Group Opens its New Shanghai GMP Facility and Joint Laboratory  

PR News – Nov. 8
A seminar entitled “Standardization, Digitalization and Clinical Big Data for the Acceleration of New Drug Development” was held following the ceremony, with presentations from Dr. Michael Caligiuri, Chair of CBMG External Advisory Board and President-Elect 2016-2017 of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Dr. Alan List, Chair of CBMG Scientific Advisory Board and President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Maria Fardis, CEO of Iovance Biotherapeutics and Dr. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., Chief of Sports Medicine at University of Southern California (USC), GE Healthcare and Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

From baptisms to ribbon cuttings, this is what you missed on the social scene last week

Longboat Key Observer – Nov. 8
Always a fighter ... Friends and family of Larry Kabinoff showed their love and support of his fight against cancer by donning personalized “Team Larry” sashes at the Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon on Nov. 1 at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens. 

Moffitt leads fight against cancer

Sarasota Herald Tribune - Nov. 7
“Moffitt Cancer Center treats 24,000 residents annually from Manatee and Sarasota counties,” Alisa said, before recounting her own experience with the disease.

Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon

Sarasota Magazine – Nov. 2
Two leading physicians from Moffitt Cancer Center talked about new developments and research at a luncheon at Michael’s On the Bay at Marie Selby Gardens.

CAR T-cell therapy approved for B-cell lymphomas may save ‘thousands of lives’ in next few years

Healio – Nov. 8
“With CAR T therapy, we are re-engineering a patient’s own immune system to detect and kill cancer cells, and the results have been impressive,” co-lead investigator Frederick L. Locke, MD, vice chair of the department of blood and marrow transplant and cellular immunotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center, said in a Gilead-issued press release. 

Global Outlook for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Market by Key Trends and Analysis 2025

MilTech PR distribution – Nov. 8
According to the research article published in Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, around 1 million breast cancers are diagnosed globally among them 1.7% of cancer cases are triple-negative cancers.

6 Things That Can Actually Impact Your Breast Size

SELF Magazine – Nov. 7
“Women often are born with their breast size, but it can change in their lifetime,” Nazanin Khakpour, M.D., F.A.C.S., a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF. 

Moffitt Cancer Center to honor Pearl Harbor survivor, George Kondas in Veterans Day ceremony

Tampa Dispatch – Nov. 7
Moffitt Cancer Center will honor Kondas and the men and women who served our country during a Veterans Day ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in front of the flagpole at the Red Valet hospital entrance.

Cellular Biomedicine Group Opens its New Shanghai GMP Facility and Joint Laboratory

Markets Insider – Nov. 7
A seminar entitled “Standardization, Digitalization and Clinical Big Data for the Acceleration of New Drug Development” was held following the ceremony, with presentations from Dr. Michael Caligiuri, Chair of CBMG External Advisory Board and President-Elect 2016-2017 of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Dr. Alan List, Chair of CBMG Scientific Advisory Board and President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center…

Healthcare Security Summit Features Leading CISOs

BankInfoSecurity.com – Nov. 7
CISOs who'll be participating in an array of panel discussions include Jennings Aske of New York-Presbyterian, Mark Eggelston of Health Partners Plans, Vikrant Arora of the Hospital for Special Surgery, Anahi Santiago of Christiana Care Health System, Mitch Parker of Indiana University Health System and Dave Summitt of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Planview unveils Planview Enterprise One, launching a new era of Work and Resource Management

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Nov. 7
"At Moffitt Cancer Center, we made the decision to break down the silos of our business by merging information from three disciplines: enterprise architecture, IT governance, and project management to form a single pane of glass from which to make decisions," said John McFarland, director of IT Business Management at Moffitt Cancer Center.

How Much Do You Need to Worry About MRI Contrast, Really?

SELF Magazine – Nov. 3
“MRI contrast is generally very safe,” Dr. Makary says. And "contrast reactions to gadolinium are very, very rare," Blaise P. Mooney, M.D., associate member at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, tells SELF.

Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Tops Q3 Earnings & Sales, Ups View

Nasdaq – Nov. 7
Meanwhile, the company is working on expanding Actimmune's label.  An investigator-initiated study at the Moffitt Cancer Center is underway and enrolling patients

North Tampa company wins BioPitch competition

83 degrees – Nov. 7
Medical Director for Personalized Medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center, Howard McLeod became frustrated at the lack of tools to help individualize treatments for cancer patients. “If no company is going to provide these for us, we’d better build them ourselves,” he decided.

What is the link between gut bacteria and cancer treatment?

Health24 – Nov. 7
Dr Nikhil Khushalani specializes in treating skin cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida. He cautioned that the study findings are a "first step", but also a "very intriguing" one.

Toshiba Medical to Support Expert Forums on Advances in Imaging Technology to Improve MSK, Stroke and Oncology Outcomes

Digital Journal – Nov. 6
Speakers: Dr. Kenneth Snyder, Gates Vascular Institute, New York; Dr. Miyuki Sone, National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan; Dr. Junsung Choi, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida. Also posted to WXIX.

311’s Nick Hexum Talks Marijuana Legalization And Family Cancer Worries

The Fresh Toast – Nov. 6
Part of Hexum’s brazen nature stems from a personal connection. His mother and mother-in-law are cancer survivors, which has led to Hexum speaking at fundraisers for the Moffitt Cancer Center, like he did in Tampa recently. He told the Tampa Bay Times he wanted to turn that fear into action, which is why he isn’t backing down from his marijuana stance.

11 Genuinely Helpful Gifts to Get Someone Going Through Chemotherapy

SELF Magazine – Oct. 31
Sure, you can offer to come over whenever they want, but Sheila Ferrall, senior director of nursing practice, education and clinical effectiveness at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF that, in her experience, most people are “very reluctant” to actually take friends up on those offers.

The Surprising Reason Why Your Breasts Are Sometimes Two Different Sizes

Reader’s Digest – Nov. 6
“It is actually more common for women to have different breast shape and size than absolutely symmetrical breasts,” Nazanin Khakpour, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, told SELF. “They are sisters, not twins.”

Patients' gut bugs may play a role in cancer care

South Africa Independent Media – Nov. 5
Dr. Nikhil Khushalani specializes in treating skin cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla. He cautioned that the study findings are a "first step," but also a "very intriguing" one.

Why You Shouldn’t Just Accept Being Tired All the Time

SELF Magazine – Nov. 4
And, yes, fatigue can be one symptom of cancer, though it's not typically the first or most obvious sign of disease. “About one in five breast cancer patients experience severe fatigue as a symptom of breast cancer,” Heather Jim, Ph.D., an assistant member of the Health Outcomes & Behavior Program at Moffitt Cancer Center who studies fatigue and cancer, tells SELF. 

Tonight in live music; 311 rocks for Moffitt, Lil' Peep gets weepy at Orpheum, Beats by the Bay and more

Creative Loafing – Nov. 4
Moffitt Rocks Tampa Bay feat. 311 & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Moffitt Cancer Center wins when Midwestern rock and rap group 311 brings its fall tour’s only Florida stop to the Cuban Club courtyard in celebration of a new album (Mosaic, released in June) and a new beer (“Beautiful Disaster,” an 11.3 ABV Imperial IPA dressed up with kumquats and mosaic hops) brewed in collaboration with Ybor City’s own Rock Brothers Brewing.

Parade on AMI to honor veterans

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Nov. 4
The Callaghan Tire 2017 Pro-Am Golf Tournament is Nov. 12-14 at Lakewood National Golf Club, 17605 Lakewood National Parkway, Lakewood Ranch. Profits will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. Visit CallaghanTireCharityProAm.com for details.

MetLife to add 430 jobs at expanded Tampa campus

TBO.com – Nov. 3
Those investments have taken place "because this community offers all the necessary ingredients their global operations require to thrive," said Dr. Alan F. List, the EDC's chairman president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. Also posted to Florida Trend.

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