October 6, 2017

October 06, 2017

Mindfulness Yoga for Cancer helps calm an anxious mind
Palm Beach Post – Oct. 5
Class participants learn about mindfulness and cancer, coping with and responding to stress, and calming the anxious mind. Mindfulness meditation, yoga and stretching, and breath and body awareness techniques deepen the practice. This program is an integral component of the Moffitt Center’s support for cancer patients and survivors.

First treatment with no chemotherapy results
Turkey Telegraph – Oct. 5
"The results of Cyad-01 are first clinical validity of Cyad-01 's antigen receptor," said Dr. David Sallman, who served in Moffitt Cancer Center in state of Florida, USA.

Florida State receives record funding from NIH; MagLab scores big on new center
Tallahassee Democrat – Oct. 5
The NIH awards propel FSU’s efforts in health and biomedical research, two of the most critical areas nationwide for university research. To put that in context, the university said FSU is fifth in the state for funding from the NIH, placing higher than the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, two of the country’s most formidable research institutions.

Pay for College or Cancer Treatment? Let’s End That Awful Choice
Morning Consultant – Oct. 4
By Damon Reed
One small thing that can be done to help alleviate some of the stress is student loan deferment – and a bill to address this exact point is under consideration in Congress. It merits full support, because no young person should have to choose between college or treatment for cancer.

Moffitt CEO: Cancer center could draw more businesses to Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 4
“Because of some of the progress we have made in immunotherapy, we have four companies looking to move here, to Tampa — one from Sweden, one from Brussels, so some of these are international companies as well,” said Dr. Alan List, Moffitt’s president and CEO, during a presentation Wednesday morning to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System names Dr. James Fiorica CMO
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Oct. 4
He came to Sarasota Memorial from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., where he was leader of the gynecology oncology program.

Don’t forget melanoma now that summer’s over
Lakeland Ledger – Oct. 3
Lakeland Regional Health, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Watson Clinic in Lakeland are listed among sites for the Optimize Study, which is evaluating different patterns of care for patients with melanoma that can’t be removed completely by surgery (unresectable) and metastatic melanoma (melanoma that spread).

Federal grants to Florida scientists top $600 million, breaking record
Palm Beach Post – Oct. 3
They include the University of Miami School of Medicine ($120.7 million), Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ($35.7 million) and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center ($31.1 million).

Celyad Reports a First Complete Response in a Relapsed Refractory AML Patient in the THINK Trial
Markets Insider – Oct. 3
Dr. David Sallman, Assistant Member in the Malignant Hematology Department of Moffitt Cancer Center, comments "The results announced today regarding CYAD-01 provide the first clinical validity of CYAD-01 as a tumor-specific antigen-receptor and AML as a disease sensitive to gene-engineered cell therapies. 

Cultural, research exchanges threatened by U.S. suspension of visas for Cuba
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 3
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is seeking a memorandum of understanding with health centers in Havana to work on joint research.

Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations
Health IT Analytics – Oct. 3
Louisiana State University and the Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida have received a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute aimed at supporting research into disparities in cancer care.

Taking a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment
Lancaster Online – Oct. 3
Though researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center didn’t evaluate whether prayer affected survival or recurrence, they reported faith may make patients more likely to seek help both during treatment and recovery.

Celyad reports a first complete response in a relapsed refractory AML patient in the THINK trial
The Buffalo News – Oct. 3
At the first dose-level 3x108 CYAD-01 T cells were administered without any prior conditioning chemotherapy to a cohort of three patients with hematologic cancer (two with AML and one with Multiple Myeloma, MM).  One AML patient has achieved a MLFS after administration with CYAD-01 at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Florida, USA). Also seen at Pharmiweb, 4-traders, ForexTV, the Arizona Republic and UK Business Wire.

Shannen Doherty Shares This Common Post-Cancer Fear
SELF Magazine – Oct. 2
Many people will experience fear and worry, but others may develop panic attacks, which cause sudden, intense fear followed by several uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, or feeling dizzy or shaky, Lora Thompson, Ph.D., a psychologist with the Supportive Care Medicine Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF.

Cast your vote for Roberto Clemente Award
MLB.com – Oct. 2
Rays: Evan Longoria - Longoria is dedicated to several charities in the Tampa Bay region, including Moffitt Cancer Center, the Rays Baseball Foundation and Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg.

Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects
Let Life Happen – Oct. 2
The review covers wide-ranging research on CAR T therapies by many institutions and includes insights based on more than 100 patients treated at MD Anderson, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami, and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn.

Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?
KFSN-TV – Oct. 2
"The symptoms often come on years after the breast implants are surgically placed." Frederick Locke, MD, a Medical Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center explained to Ivanhoe.

New Patent Promises to Accelerate Cancer Trials
BioPortfolio – Oct. 2
A new patent has been issued to Moffitt Cancer Center for a computerized system that efficiently selects the right patient for the right clinical trial. 

Philips MicroDose Next Generation Mammography Solution Gains Traction with First North American Customers, Enabling Excellent Image Quality at a Low Radiation Dose
BioPortfolio – Oct. 2
To date, Philips has confirmed MicroDose installations at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa; Monument Radiology in Richmond, Va.; United Medical Center in Washington, DC; and Woman's Breast Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

Winning the war against our biggest killers
The Villages Daily Sun – Oct. 1
Dr. Bryan McIver, deputy physician in chief at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said medical advances are nudging cancer from a killer to an inconvenience. “It’s unbelievable how quickly things are evolving,” said McIver, who has practiced medicine for 25 years. “Sometimes it makes my head spin.”

USF shuts out Tulsa in pink-out game
The Oracle – Oct. 1
All proceeds from the auction went to Moffitt Cancer Center or other breast cancer organizations.

Heart-shaped pillows remind patients they're loved
WTSP – Sept. 29
It’s a reality that Newcomer Eileen Silverwood knows too well. She not only handed out pillows on Friday but she’s a current Moffitt patient who has dealt with breast cancer for three years.“There is a lot of hope. Don’t feel like you’ve gotten a death diagnosis or something because it’s really not,” she said. “There are so many survivors.” Also seen on WINK-TV.

The West Clinic announces formation of comprehensive breast center in partnership with leading breast surgeons
MyInforms.com – Sept. 30
As a national consultant, speaker and advisor, Dr. Berry is on the faculty of many programs offered through the American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Moffitt Cancer Center.  

Editorial: Patels' contribution to med school benefits community
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 29
The Hearst family announced a $75 million investment this month in the cancer-care treatment program at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Sarasota Memorial names new top doctor
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Sept. 29
Dr. James Fiorica served as Sarasota Memorial’s chief of staff in 2014-2015, and directs the hospital’s Women’s Cancer Specialty Program. Before joining Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group in 2005, he was the leader of the gynecology oncology program at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He will continue seeing patients until a new specialist joins First Physicians early next year.

MR linac radiotherapy allows for successful high-dose pancreatic cancer treatment
DotMed – Sept. 29
The study will be part of ViewRay’s new Clinical Cooperative Think Tank, a group of clinicians from several institutions using the MRIdian to gather evidence on MR-guided radiation therapy. The institutions include the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston, the Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

With M2Gen Investment, Hearst Seeks to Marry Genomic Cancer Data With Clinical Records
GenomeWeb – Sept. 29
Media company Hearst took a significant leap into precision medicine last week by investing $75 million in M2Gen, the health informatics subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

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