January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018

Moffitt patient struggling with new opioid legislation

Bradenton Herald – Jan. 25
I am being treated at the fabulous Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. After multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, I know pain. Tumors are extremely painful. This is pain that can only be controlled with strong drugs. I use them when necessary and avoid them when possible.

Dog tag lost in Normandy returned to Tampa WWII veteran

Bay News 9 – Jan. 24
Seventy-four years later, the main tag Stern has now is his volunteer badge for Moffitt Cancer Center. He has one simple reason for why he still wants to help out. "Because I'm able to. I have no reason not to," Stern said.

 

Florida bill would require HPV vaccination for public school students

WINK – Jan. 24
“We’re close to eliminating a cancer and the first cancer we’re going to see eliminated is cervical cancer and the way we do that is to get as many people vaccinated as possible,” said Dr. Ann Giuilano, director of the Center for Infection Research at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The Sanford Burnham Revival

Orlando Medical News – Jan. 24
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs requested both proposals at the Tuesday meeting, after FH's plan to bring in Moffitt Cancer Center as a partner via a memorandum of understanding inked last year was challenged by UCF's multi-partner proposal in December, including the for-profit chain Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) and Provision for advanced proton beam therapy. 

Rare Melanoma Type Highly Sensitive to Immunotherapy: Study

Biotecnika – Jan. 24
“Our findings challenge the previous school of thought that immunotherapy would offer little benefit to patients with desmoplastic melanoma due to the dense tissue architecture of these tumors,” Dr. Zeynep Eroglu, study author from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, said in a press release.

Florida Lawmakers Introduce Mandatory Vaccinations For All School Students

YourNewsWire.com – Jan. 24
“HPV causes six different types of cancer in both men and women,” said Dr. Anna Giuliano, a cancer epidemiologist with Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa. “The vaccine is very safe, the benefits far outweigh any of the side effects.”

Florida bill would require HPV vaccination for public school students

WTSP – Jan. 23
“We're close to eliminating a cancer and the first cancer we're going to see eliminated is cervical cancer and the way we do that is to get as many people vaccinated as possible," said Dr. Ann Giuilano, director of the Center for Infection Research at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Also seen on WFLX and WVLT.

Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, on Gastric Cancer: Results From the CCOG 1102 Trial

ASCO Post – Jan. 23
Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the long-term outcome of a phase III study that explored the significance of extensive intraoperative peritoneal lavage in addition to standard treatment for ≥ T3 resectable gastric cancer (Abstract 1).

Orange County commissioners favor UCF over Florida Hospital for Sanford Burnham building

Orlando Sentinel – Jan. 23
Then Florida Hospital, which is bringing in Moffitt Cancer Center as a partner, entered conversations with Sanford Burnham last year, and the two had drawn up an agreement by June.

Younger Pasco trainer faces most cancers with assist of scholars

Luxora Leader – Jan. 23
Yet when he learned that he had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a highly treatable form of cancer, his spirit rebounded. And when he began chemotherapy treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center, his strength returned.

Orange County opens to proposals to salvage from Sanford Burnham center

FloridaPolitics.com – Jan. 23
Working with the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, which already has other facilities at Lake Nona and had partnered on research with Sanford Burnham, asked the county and the others to give it the building.

Here's the type of jobs UCF would create if it takes over Lake Nona's Sanford Burnham facility

Orlando Business Journal – Jan. 23
Meanwhile, Florida Hospital is competing with UCF to take over the medical institute's facility, and wants to work with Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center with similar plans to establish a cancer research center.

Exclusive: Florida Hospital's secret deal with Sanford Burnham angers county officials, may backfire

Orlando Business Journal – Jan. 23
Both UCF and Florida Hospital, which is teaming up with Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, want to transform the 175,000-square-foot facility into a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, which would be a first in Central Florida, and create hundreds of high-wage jobs.

Moffitt, Syniverse and Bucs executives among TBBJ's 2018 Top Corporate Counsel finalists
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Jan. 22
Nonprofit: David de la Parte, executive vice president and general counsel, Moffitt Cancer Center

State proposal could force new vaccine requirement for Florida public school students

WFTS – Jan. 22
"HPV causes six different types of cancer in both men and women," said Dr. Anna Giuliano, a cancer epidemiologist with Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa. "The vaccine is very safe, the benefits far outweigh any of the side effects."

Here's how Florida Hospital would invest $100M in Lake Nona's Sanford Burnham

Orlando Business Journal – Jan. 22
“Our proposal represents a tremendous opportunity to advance cancer care and research in the state of Florida. Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center are the top two providers of cancer care in the state.”

Rare Melanoma Responds Well to Immunotherapy Despite Thoughts It Wouldn’t, Study Reports

Immuno-Oncology News – Jan. 22
“Our findings challenge the previous school of thought that immunotherapy would offer little benefit to patients with desmoplastic melanoma due to the dense tissue architecture of these tumors,” Dr. Zeynep Eroglu, study author from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, said in a press release.

Florida Hospital, U of Central Florida vying for Sanford Burnham research facility

Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 23
Florida Hospital, in partnership with the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, plans to establish five programs at the Sanford Burnham facility, and will invest $100 million during a 10-year period, the report states. 

Moffitt Cancer Center advocates ask for legislative support

FloridaPolitics.com – Jan. 20
More than 60 advocates from Moffitt Cancer Center arrived at the Capitol this week to ask for continued legislative support for cancer research. Moffitt is considered one of the best cancer hospitals in the U.S.

Komen group shutters Central Florida breast cancer affiliate

Daytona Beach News-Journal - Jan. 19
In 2017, the national organization made grants to some of the state’s leaders in cancer treatment: the University of Miami, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, according to the most recent tax documents.

Kindness of immigrants at Moffitt Cancer Center

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Jan. 19
Recently my wife and I returned to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for her post-cancer checkup. Those who greeted us there were cordial and reassuring, but it was when we got to the examination room that I realized something profound. Virtually everyone in the room with my wife had an accent.

Well at the Y: New wellness director wants fit families

Plant City Observer – Jan. 19
Brooks said the Y is working with Moffitt Cancer Center to bring a series of “Lunch and Learn” events and other health workshops to Plant City.

Teen Cancer Awareness All Year Round

Cure Magazine – Jan. 19
To date, TCA has helped develop facilities and/or programs in the following institutions: Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center …

Deborah German: Here's what UCF would do with Lake Nona's Sanford Burnham

Orlando Business Journal – Jan. 18
Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center are the top two providers of cancer care in the state. Bringing together these two organizations will accelerate the pace of advancements, bringing both hope and life-saving treatments to Central Florida more quickly. 

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