April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

Who Will Lead IARC? Here Are The Most Likely Choices And My Prediction

American Council on Science and Health – April 13

There are other "dark horse" candidates who are also well regarded epidemiologists and could get the nod: Dr. Anna Giuliano, Founding Director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa; Dr. David Richardson, Director, Program in Occupational Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill; Dr. David Whiteman, Deputy Director at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.

Prescient Therapeutics clinical trial sees two sufferers eradicate breast cancer

SmallCaps.com – April 11

An initial cohort of 16 patients reached dose-escalation during the phase 1b stage of the trial conducted in the US at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (Montefiore Cancer Center), under the guidance of well-regarded breast cancer specialist Prof Joseph Sparano, and at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Is CAR T-Cell Therapy Setting a New Standard of Care in Lymphoma?

The ASCO Post – April 10

In a wide-ranging interview with The ASCO Post, Frederick L. Locke, MD, Vice Chair of the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and co-lead investigator of the ZUMA-1 trial, discussed the significance of the trial results for patients with aggressive NHL, the possible reasons for variation in response to therapy, and how to evaluate the cost of CAR T-cell treatment vs its value. 

Limitations in the Management of NETs

OncLive – April 10

Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD: I think there are still a lot of unmet needs. One is simply learning how to best tailor the current treatments that we have—learning how to sequence them and, maybe even more importantly, learning how to predict which patients will respond to which treatment.

2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

The ASCO Post – April 10

Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, directed attendees during a Poster Walk.

Prescient reports blockbuster results in breast cancer

Financial News Feed – April 10

The Phase 1b trial was undertaken with the leadership of renowned breast cancer specialist Professor Joseph Sparano, MD, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa (Moffitt) at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. 

PTX successful in breast cancer trial

Finance – April 10

The phase 1b trial was undertaken with the leadership of breast cancer specialist Professor Joseph Sparano, MD, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: The Future of Treatment

OncLive – April 9

Bijal D. Shah, MD: I think what we’re all saying is that we’re excited that we get to personalize therapy for our patients based on their biology, based on their response. We get to personalize it with nonchemotherapeutic options that have a potential to very meaningfully impact their survival. So, without a question, that’s what I’m excited about.

Racing nurse plans to put winnings to good use

Fox 13 – April 9

At Moffitt Cancer Center, Oksana Shavaryn-Sharkey helps save lives. When she's not working her day job, she's at the track, racing for them.

Growth of Small Renal Masses Not Tied to Poor Outcomes

Medscape – April 9

"It can be very difficult for patients to wait when they know they have cancer. That is definitely one of the big barriers when you're considering not actively treating any kind of cancer," said Brandon Manley, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, who was not involved in the study.

Tampa restaurateur joins Tampa General Hospital board

Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 9

Then, in 2014, he started the annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog fundraiser. Last year, the Gonzmart Family Foundation donated $100,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center as a result of this event, with the money earmarked for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration there.

Moffitt Cancer Center Named A Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace For The Eighth Time

Public Now – April 9

It was no surprise to Spooner that the Tampa Bay Times once again named Moffitt a Top Workplace for 2018. This is the eighth time Moffitt has been featured on the list.

Run From the Rays benefit shines a light on dangers of skin cancers

Medical Health News – April 8

Recipients of this year's proceeds from the 5K and walk/run will be the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, Melanoma Research at The Moffitt Cancer Center, The Dermatology Clinic at The Caridad Center and The League of Ribbons at Lynn Cancer Institute. Also posted to Medical Health News.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Cynthia Bailey's 'Bug Bite' Turned Out to Be a Lipoma Tumor

SELF Magazine – April 6

“Any growth, whether cancerous or benign could present as a lump,” Frederick Locke, M.D., a medical oncologist and program co-leader of immunology for Moffitt Cancer Center, tells SELF. So you want to keep an eye on it. 

Developments in the NETs Treatment Landscape

OncLive – April 6

Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD: There are several promising new therapies on the horizon. They haven’t completed testing yet, so we don’t know how active they’ll be. Some of them exploit the somatostatin receptor, so there are new somatostatin analogs conjugated to cytotoxic drugs that deliver cytotoxic therapy to neuroendocrine tumors. 

Treatments Emerging to Combat Endocrine Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer

OncLive –April 6

In an interview during the 2018 with OncLive® State of the Science SummitTM on Breast Cancer, Han, research director, medical oncologist, Department of Breast Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed emerging approaches for combating endocrine resistance in patients with ER-positive breast cancer.

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