April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Golf in Tampa Bay faces many headwinds, but audience-building initiatives are focused on diversifying

Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 19

Cathy Grant, director of diversity at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, had “zero interest” in golf before meeting her boss, a regular on the links. She found Perry’s WOCG, too. “I keep my network small. I thought this was an opportunity to expand a network with other businesswomen and make new friends and develop a skill with people in need of education on the sport,” Grant said.

'Taste Of Science' Connects Scientists And A Curious Public

WUSF – April 19

"Pint of Science" was created four years ago in the United Kingdom, and brought over to the U.S. last year by USF Health Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Research Associate Parmvir Bahia and her husband, Moffitt Cancer Center researcher David Basanta.

Greenway Health adds 104 jobs at Tampa headquarters, thanks to $520,000 in state and local incentives

Tampa Bay Times – April 17

"We competed hard against Georgia to win this expansion for our community and are excited to assist Greenway Health as they build an even greater future for their company here," Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Dr. Alan List said in an announcement released by the nonprofit Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., which he chairs.

Greenway Health expands Tampa headquarters, will add 100 high-wage jobs

Florida Trend – April 17

Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center said, “We are proud of Greenway Health’s success in Tampa and Hillsborough County. We competed hard against Georgia to win this expansion for our community, and are excited to assist Greenway Health as they build an even greater future for their company here.”

County Commissioner John Morroni begins another fight against cancer

Tampa Bay Newspapers – April 17

This time, the longtime commissioner will be fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. He will be undergoing a series of treatments while hospitalized at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Sanford ‘a major part’ of breakthrough lung cancer study

Argus Leader – April 17

Powell said the FDA cleared them to start using it a year ago, after "a lot of begging and convincing" allowed Sanford to take part in the study alongside the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in California — big names in the world of cancer research.

USF student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Tampa Bay News Wire – April 17

Fini, a microbiology major, is currently performing cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center under her mentor and principal investigator (PI), Dr. Kenneth Wright. Their work investigates the causes of a protein that contributes to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer linked to thousands of deaths each year.

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy

Tampa Bay Times– April 16

A physician and researcher from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Dr. Jhanelle Gray was involved and is an author of the study.

Students say thanks to cancer center staff

Fox 13 – April 16

The students brought in snacks to deliver to doctors and nurses at Florida Cancer Specialists and Moffitt Cancer Center. Their act of kindness was done to show gratitude for treating two of their teachers who are battling cancer. 

QoL Data Support Durvalumab Use in Locally Advanced NSCLC

OncLive – April 14

Lead investigator Scott Antonia MD, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, presented updated QoL results at the 2018 ELCC from a prespecified posthoc analysis of data from the phase III PACIFIC trial of durvalumab versus placebo.

Families of local glioblastoma patients make big sacrifices to ensure the best medical care

WPTV – April 13

Some weeks, Stephanie Cunningham will drive her husband, Mark, six hours a day, multiple times a week, for just an hour of treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Also seen on WFLX.

Pinellas County commissioner to undergo cancer treatment at Moffitt

Tampa Bay Times – April 13
Eighteen-year Pinellas County commissioner and cancer survivor John Morroni announced Friday that he will again undergo cancer treatment, this time for a blood disorder known as acute myeloid leukemia. 

MORRONI TO UNDERGO MEDICAL TREATMENT

Tampa Bay Reporter – April 13

Morroni will be hospitalized for treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, but will continue to receive briefings from the county administrator on a weekly basis. “As a 10-year cancer survivor, I am very confident in the excellent medical team at Moffitt,” Morroni said. “I appreciate the prayers of support and words of encouragement from my friends and constituents.”

Pinellas Commissioner John Morroni to undergo medical treatment

FloridaPolitics.com – April 13

Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni announced Friday he will undergo series of treatments for a blood disorder known as Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The Treasure Island Republican will receive treatment at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, during which he will continue to receive weekly briefings from the County Administrator.

Their headmaster is fighting cancer. Students at this Bradenton school will swim to help save her life

Bradenton Herald – April 13

Depending on the event's location, the beneficiary is different. For Tampa Bay, the money raised goes to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The open water swim takes place at St. Petersburg's North Shore Park from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. 

Hepatitis C Screening Increasing Among Baby Boomers

Clinical Advisor – April 13

Monica L. Kasting, PhD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues assessed HCV screening rates and predictors for four birth cohorts: born before 1945, born from 1945 to 1965 (baby boomers), born between 1966 and 1985, and born after 1985. The authors used data from the 2013 to 2015 National Health Interview Surveys.

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