February 9, 2018

February 09, 2018

Make a Run

Florida Business Observer – Feb. 9
A FRIENDLY RACE: Some of Kilcullen’s athletic journeys aren’t official organized races. Once, he and a group of friends rode their bicycles from Tampa to Key West as a fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center.

City of Hope Appoints Jennifer Parkhurst as Chief Financial Officer and Mark Hulse as Chief Digital Officer

Enhanced Online News – Feb. 8
As senior vice president and chief administrative officer for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Hulse led technology and administrative departments for Moffitt and its wholly-owned subsidiary created to advance personalized medicine, M2Gen. Hulse has also served in leadership and clinical roles at Partners Healthcare System Inc. in Boston and Stanford University Medical Center.

Growth of Virtualization

Boston Commons High Tech – Feb. 8
At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, virtualization is a way to improve data centers and prepare for other future infrastructure technologies while ensuring adequate redundancies in case a disaster strikes. 

Visible Melanoma Lesions Affect Patients' Physical, Emotional Quality of Life

Cure – Feb. 7
“These patients who have locally advanced cutaneous melanoma have different manifestations of their disease than those who have internal or visceral metastases in that you can see them,” Jonathan S. Zager, M.D., senior member at the Moffitt Cancer Center, said in an interview with CURE. “So, it is important to take that in to consideration because they have a lot of psychological, physical and emotional aspects to their disease.”

Dr. Locke Discusses Long-Term Follow-Up of ZUMA-1 Trial for NHL

OncLive – Feb. 7
Frederick Locke, MD, a medical oncologist in the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center, and an assistant professor of Oncology at the University of South Florida, discusses long-term follow-up results of the ZUMA-1 trial for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Gene Assay Informs Chemo Decision in Breast Cancer

MedPage Today – Feb. 7
"These observations highlight the differences between the assays, particularly with respect to how risk groups are defined and classified," wrote Ricardo L. B. Costa, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, and William J. Gradishar, MD, of Northwestern University in Chicago.

Tampa Bay Rays announce 20th anniversary plans for 2018

Fox Sports – Feb. 7
…a 20th Anniversary Photo Viewer presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company (Saturday, September 8 vs. Baltimore) and a Dan Johnson Bobblehead presented by Moffitt Cancer Center (Saturday, September 29 vs. Toronto).

LUNGevity Foundation launches initiative to promote stronger adherence to lung cancer screening

News Medical – Feb. 7
The project is a collaborative effort between LUNGevity Foundation and health psychologist Dr. Jamie Studts from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and health economist Dr. Margaret Byrne from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

SPIE hosts grand challenges to advance CAD in medical imaging

The International Society for Optics and Photonics – Feb. 7
A team led by Lyndsey Pickup of Mirada Medical (UK) achieved the best performance result. A team led by Yoganand Balagurunathan of the Moffitt Cancer Center (USA) had the second best result.

Do scalp cooling devices work? Polk health officials weigh in on new weapons against hair loss during chemotherapy

Lakeland Ledger – Feb. 6
“Loss of image is very critical, especially to breast cancer patients,” said Amy Bucciarelli, manager of clinic operations at the McKinley campus of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. “Having to lose their hair is another body insult ... it can be demoralizing.”

At Moffitt, a push to ease cancer’s toll in the workplace

Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 6
Tech Data, Port Tampa Bay, the YMCA and the city of Orlando government were just a few of the organizations in the audience at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Moffitt hosted its first ever "Employer Forum," where doctors and administrators shed light on the cost of cancer and its huge impact on the workforce. Also posted to TBO.com and WN.com.

The Cost of Cancer in the Workplace

ABC Action News Morning Blend – Feb. 5
Cindy Terrano from Moffitt and cancer survivor Kathy Bishop are here to explain how cancer impacts the workplace.

Friendly sophistication on Florida’s Gulf Coast
Montana Finance – Feb. 5
And nearby Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center rank number one and two respectively in the area. ¹ Three of the hospitals are acute care centers and the award-winning All Children’s Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility, treats critically ill children from all over the state of Florida.

Moffitt study identifies new drug target that may reduce GVHD risk

News Medical – Feb. 5
Stem cell transplants can cure patients with high-risk leukemia or lymphoma. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a potentially life-threatening side effect that occurs when the donor's immune cells attack the recipient's normal tissues. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD.

Gray Sheds Light on Considerations When Treating NSCLC With Immunotherapy
Targeted Oncology
Gray, associate member, Director of Thoracic Clinical Research, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, explained her treatment decisions based on 2 case scenarios during a Targeted Oncology live case-based peer perspectives dinner.

Moffitt Researchers Identify New Target To Reduce Risk Of GVHD

Science Magazine – Feb. 5
"An effort to identify selective immune suppression whereby GVHD is reduced and the antitumor activity of the graft is preserved is key to improving the success of blood and marrow transplantation," said Brian C. Betts, M.D, lead study author and associate member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Department at Moffitt.

NanoString Announces Largest and Most Comprehensive Study to Date of Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Yahoo! Finance – Feb. 5
In an editorial accompanying the article Ricardo Costa of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and William Gradishar of Northwestern University note that the “authors present encouraging data for the clinical utility of molecular assays to aid decision-making for node-positive disease.”

Run from the Rays 5K and 1 mile Run/Walk

Living Florida – Feb. 5
Proceeds benefit the  free Dermatology Clinic at The Caridad Center, Dermatology Medical Missions, Melanoma Research at The Moffitt Cancer Center and Sun Safety education and programs at The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation.

Acupuncture improves cancer treatment

Ivanhoe – Feb. 5
She started with weekly treatments and continues it now once every three weeks. Acupuncturist, Liem Quang Le, DAOM, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center says it stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

A new treatment aims tо prevent hair lоss in cancer patients

USA News Guide – Feb. 4
Todaу, DigniCap is available in 125 treatment facilities in the United States — including 10 of the 13 National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers — and the Paxman device is available in 70 facilities, with each adding new ones rapidlу. Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York Citу; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa; the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Rockу Mountain Cancer Center in Boulder, Colorado, all carrу some form of approved scalp-cooling device.

Bay area cancer survivor credits unique art form for healing

Bay News 9 – Feb. 2
While receiving treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, Zimms discovered the Arts in Medicine program. "Everything that we do in the studio is more than just arts and crafts. Everything has been designed to have a healing aspect to it," Arts in Medicine Coordinator Amanda Bonanno said.

Dr. Locke and Dimas Padilla discuss Car-T
Doctor Radio – Feb. 1

In this next segment we’re talking about a breakthrough in treating a certain type of cancer with Dr. Frederick Locke, a medical oncologist and researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

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