June 1, 2018

June 01, 2018

Kim Details the Rationale for Regorafenib in GI Cancers

Targeted Oncology

Richard Kim, MD, recently discussed the treatment considerations and decisions he makes when treating patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

In Memoriam: John Morroni, 1955-2018

Business Observer

In an acknowledgment of Morroni’s inspirational, 10-year fight against cancer, this year’s dinner raised $80,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

Baking soda could make hard-to-reach tumour cells easier to target with chemotherapy

ExpressDigest-May 31

One of the co-authors of the new study, Robert Gillies of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, was involved in that research, but the mechanism behind the effect was unclear.

New guidelines recommend colon, rectal cancer screenings earlier

Bay News 9 – May 31

"Over the last decade or so, we’ve noticed a shift in the development of colon cancer patients at an earlier age," said Dr. Mark Friedman, Gastroenterologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Miles for Moffitt moves

WTSP – May 31

The annual fundraising race will be in downtown Tampa for the first time this year.

Practice-Changing Advances in the Adjuvant Treatment of Melanoma

Targeted Oncology  - May 30

“What we’ve seen in the last year or so has been little short of a revolution in adjuvant therapy in melanoma. It has been transformative, it’s practice-changing, paradigm-shifting,” said Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, in an interview with Targeted Therapies in Oncology.

IDO Don’ts: After Immunotherapy Failure, Experts Say Slow Down

Xconomy.com - May 31

Early results combining IDO and checkpoint inhibitors were encouraging. In advanced melanoma, in fact, the effects on tumors were “unprecedented” without adding noticeably more side effects, says Nikhil Khushalani, a melanoma specialist and vice chair for the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

Oophorectomy: How Ovary Removal Affects The Body

Medical Daily – May 30

"Most patients who are found to have a BRCA mutation are interested in meeting with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist to discuss risk-reducing removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes," said Christine Bruha, a certified genetic counselor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

Benefit slated for local fishing guide with cancer

Citrus County Chronicle – May 29

Clymer said he’s being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, going through nine weeks of chemotherapy, followed by surgery and radiation.

Honorees, Friends Enjoy 2018 YABA Dinner

5tjt.com – May 28

Dr. Bruce Wenig (MTA 1972). Bruce attended MTA and played on the JV and varsity basketball teams. At YU he played for the Maccabees for four years. Bruce is currently a section head of the Moffitt Cancer Center Head and Neck-Endocrine Pathology program in Tampa, Fla., and a professor in the department of oncological sciences at the University of South Florida.

Florida Cancer Centers Awarded $1.36 Million to Minimize Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer

The Asco Post – May 25

The Florida Department of Health’s James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program has granted Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, and numerous collaborating centers with $1.36 million to address cancer disparities and improve outcomes and care for individuals affected by pancreatic cancer.

What it means if you have big areolas

YourTango.com – May 25
“This is no different than the various shapes of eyes or colors of eyes from person to person,” Susan Hoover, M.D., F.A.C.S., a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told SELF Magazine.

AZ’s Imfinzi hits second lung cancer trial goal

Pharmaphorum.com – May 25

At the time of US approval, Dr Scott Antonia, chair of the thoracic oncology department at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida, said: “Given that up to 89% of patients will progress to metastatic disease [one that spreads to other parts of the body], it is important that there is now a new option that can give patients more time without disease progression.”

Proton Centers Are Struggling. Is This A Sign Of A Health Care Bubble?

Physicians News Digest – May 25

“It’s a real arms race,” said Johnstone, the former proton-center CEO, who has co-authored papers on proton-therapy economics. He is now vice chair of radiation oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which doesn’t have a proton center. “What places need now are patients — a huge supply of patients.”

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