August 24. 2018

August 24, 2018

Carlton: After a terminal diagnosis, powerhouse attorney Barry Cohen lives his life

Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 24

Recently, Cohen went to the courthouse to watch the end of a case he had passed on to attorney Steve Yerrid, a close friend. Closing arguments were supposed to be done by noon, plenty of time to get him to his 1 p.m. appointment at Moffitt Cancer Center. 


Molecular testing at the Moffitt Cancer Center

Oncologytube – Aug. 23

In this interview, Christine Walko, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, speaks about the Moffitt Cancer Centre and their patients. Dr Walko then describes how they implemented molecular testing at the center.


A new role for pharmacists in the personalized treatment of cancer patients?

Oncologytube – Aug. 23

Speaking from the 2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference, held in Denver, CO, Christine Walko, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, discusses the important roles that pharmacists could play in the personalized treatment of cancer patients, and why this is valuable for both patients and clinics.


WebstaurantStore to Create 300 New Jobs in Tampa

Florida Trend – Aug. 23

Alan F. List, MD, Chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, and President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center said, “Webstaurant was in search of a new pool of talent, and as a longstanding leader in IT services, Tampa was able to deliver. 


Pennsylvania restaurant supplier bringing 300 jobs to Tampa

Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 23

"We thank Webstaurant for bringing hundreds of high wage jobs to Tampa and we look forward to helping them connect with the talented workforce they need to thrive here," said in a news release Alan F. List, MD, the chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.


Father and son pledge to beat brain cancer for lost wife, mother

WTSP – Aug. 23

The tenth-annual event is set for November 15-16 at East Lake Woodlands. In total, the events have raised over $820,000 for brain cancer research. The money is donated to Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Hospitals.


Sears is closing its store at University Mall in Tampa, which will 'accelerate' the mall's redevelopment plans

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 23

The property is in the heart of a corridor long targeted by business and civic leaders for redevelopment — the former Tampa Innovation Alliance, which is now known as !p. In addition to the mall and USF, the area is also home to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.


Judge Sasser fights off cancer, remains committed to court innovation

Palm Beach Post – Aug. 22

The test results ignited a three-month odyssey of chemotherapy and painful radiation that culminated in March with a 10-hour operation at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Challenges in Treating Patients With CLL

Targeted Oncology – Aug. 21

Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD, senior member of the Department of Malignant Hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the biggest challenge in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 


One CIO Details her Organization’s “Journey from the Basement” to Modernize its IT Strategy

Healthcare Informatics – Aug. 21

Seven years ago, organization leaders considered several options, including expanding the existing data center as well as outsourcing its ongoing IT operations to a third-party provider, according to Jennifer Greenman, Moffitt Cancer Center’s vice president and CIO, who joined Moffitt in 2013. “At that time, the organization’s leaders made the determination that a co-location model was the more sustainable, resilient and scalable model to power our future growth,” she says, noting that Moffitt has a large, growing and diverse data set.


OncLive® Presents the Latest State of the Science Summit™ on Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

WDAM – Aug. 21

This event will take place on Tuesday, August 28, from 5-9 p.m. at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida. The summit will be chaired by Rami Komrokji, M.D., hematology certified, vice chair, malignant hematology department, lead clinical investigator, MDS Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Also posted to WALB, Financial Buzz, Telemundo, BioSpace, Health Technology Net, KOLD, WVIR, SWX.


Precision medicine conference for health network/hospital CEOs to take place Sept. 12–13

CAP Today – Aug. 21

Among the 20 speakers sharing their experiences at bringing precision medicine, genetic medicine, and genetic testing into the daily care provided to their patients will be: Howard L. McLeod, PharmD, medical director, Personalized Medicine Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center: Precision Medicine in Oncology/Cancer Care.


Lixte Biotechnology Announces Clinical Trial Agreement – Aug. 21

On Tuesday, Lixte Biotechnology (OTCQB:LIXT) announced a new clinical trial agreement with the Florida-based Moffitt Cancer Center.


Cetuximab With Radiotherapy Found to Be Inferior to Standard Treatment in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

 The ASCO Post – Aug. 20

“The goal of this trial was to find an alternative to cisplatin that would be as effective at controlling the cancer, but with fewer side effects,” said Andy Trotti, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, a co-lead investigator of the trial. “We were surprised by the loss of tumor control with cetuximab.”


No Change in Standard of Care for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer

Medscape – Aug. 20

However, the results showed that it was inferior in efficacy. "We were surprised by the loss of tumor control with cetuximab," commented Andy Trotti, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, another lead investigator. Also posted to the ASCO Post.


Moffitt Cancer Center’s Chief Information Security Officer Named As A Fellow To America’s Cybersecurity Think Tank – Aug. 20

Moffitt Cancer Center 's chief information security officer will join an elite group of experts charged with protecting and enhancing national cybersecurity. Dave Summitt has been named a Fellow of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation's leading cybersecurity think tank. 


Community support for basketball coach

Spectrum Sports – Aug. 20

Now at Moffitt Cancer Center, she's coaching herself. "I want them to be able to see me fighting this thing and not backing down and keeping a positive attitude and doing whatever I need to do, I mean, there's no better lesson as a coach.”


I’m coping with cancer by reporting on it

Politico – Aug. 19

The doctor I switched to after getting my diagnosis, Dr. Brian Czerniecki, head of Moffitt’s breast cancer program in Tampa, is most interested in the MRI because I thankfully still have “dense breasts.” He wants to make sure they’re not “hiding any other tumors.”


Colorectal cancer screening: Guidelines, options and risks

Pakistan Observer – Aug. 19

Diet and lifestyle may also play roles. Western diets that contain too much red meat and saturated fat may boost the risk of colorectal cancer, said Dr. Mark Friedman, a gastroenterologist with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


What's new at USF? New dorms, dining options, expanded USF Eye Institute on Tampa campus

83 Degrees – Aug. 18

The former location at 13127 USF Magnolia Drive, across from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, has been acquired by Moffitt.


Iovance announces clinical trial updates with collaborators MD Anderson & Moffitt Cancer Center – Aug. 18

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, has announced updates from its clinical collaborations with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) and Moffitt Cancer Center (Moffitt).  


Palm Beach County Judge Peter Evans abruptly ends 30-year career

Palm Beach Post – Aug. 17

The 67-year-old Wellington resident said he was diagnosed with lung cancer in March and is being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The diagnosis came after he said he suffered “serious personal injury, involving 20 fractures” late last year.




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