June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

Want one of Florida’s highest paying jobs? Here’s a list of the top 20

Tampa Bay Times – June 28

The field has its share of low-paying jobs — home health aides earned $23,630 on average — but the confluence of high salaries is one of the reasons that economic development types covet health care companies or champion the ones they already have like Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center or the Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando. 

Recent OIG compliance guide underscores need for self-assessments

Health Management Technology – June 28

Such a strategy reduced denials from 14% of gross charges to 8% over about three years at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where Talford is director of patient financial services and Hildreth is director of patient access. 

New Machines Allow UCF Researchers to See, Count Cancer Cells in Blood

USF Today – June 28

A gift from the Catherine McCaw-Engelman and Family Cancer Research Collaborative Fund made the purchase possible. The other CELLSEARCH system is at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

Healthcare group holds inaugural Men’s Health Day

Suncoast News – June 27

The Men’s Health Day included screenings for blood sugar levels, blood pressure, skin cancer and body mass index. Cancer prevention resources were also provided with support from the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network of Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Ferreting out why some cancer drugs struggle to shrink tumors

Chemical & Engineering News – June 27

In a commentary accompanying the new study, cancer biologist Uwe Rix and colleagues at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute write that similar proteomics studies with other cancer-related pathways and the drugs that target them “may lay the foundation for novel and greatly needed combination therapy approaches.” 

Black Woman Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story: ‘Please Don’t Think It Can’t Happen To You’

Hello Beautiful – June 27

Jacqueline’s cancer was aggressive and she needed surgery and serious treatment. Soon after, she was sent to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida to get multiple lymph nodes removed, start an experimental interferon treatment through a clinical trial and undergo radiation. Also posted to OldSchool 1053.com. 

8 Helpful Things to Know About Getting a Breast Biopsy Before It Happens

Self Magazine – June 27

A breast biopsy is designed to help you get concrete answers when something like a physical exam, mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI has indicated you have a breast lump worth investigating, John Kiluk, M.D., associate member of the Breast Oncology Department at Moffitt, tells SELF. 

Daughter surprises dad with news she's cancer free

Fox 13 – June 26

The post included a photo of his daughter, Cori, standing in front of Moffitt Cancer Center, holding a sign that reads "Happy B-Day Dad! I'm cancer-free 6-26-2018." Also shared on Fox 32, FoxNews.com, MSN Health, WFLD, WNYW, WJBK, WAGA, KTVU, WWOR, KSAZ, KTBC, KTTV, KRIV, WOFL. 

Using the principles of evolution to treat and prevent cancer

STAT – June 27

Thinking of cancer as a “pest,” Robert Gatenby and colleagues at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida have designed an approach to treating cancer that is similar to integrated pest management. 

Thomas Temple, MD, Co-Director of the 18th Annual Musculoskeletal Oncology Course with Moffitt Cancer Center

Medical Health News – June 26

For the past 18 years, H. Thomas Temple, MD has been the Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Course (MOC).  This year 150 attendees from all over the nation and  several from abroad were educated on how to better identify orthopaedic cancers.  

Newgentek expands Tampa, Florida, operations

Area Development – June 26

“Newgentek is a great success story illustrating how a young company can grow quickly when it has access to highly-skilled talent and a pro-business climate,” said Alan F. List, MD, Chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and President & CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. 

 PanCAN Funds Innovative Scientists through Research Grants Program

Oncology Nursing News – June 26

The 2018 PanCAN research grantees are: … Karen Marie Mann, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, funded in memory of Skip Viragh. 

UPDATE: Test results mean new cancer fight for West Palm Beach lawyer

Palm Beach Post – June 26

Medical oncologist Doctor Christine Chung speaks with Tendler while he receives treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, May 14, 2018.  

Boston tech company to expand in Tampa with 75 new jobs

Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 25

“Validity recognizes that Tampa has the highly skilled talent it needs to succeed, and our EDC team is committed to supporting its operations here,” said Dr. Alan List, chairman of the EDC and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. Also reported in Business Observer

Hints of nivolumab efficacy seen in biliary tract cancers

Oncology Practice – June 25

Among 27 patients with intra- and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and cancers of the gallbladder for whom at least one prior line of therapy had failed, the overall response rate with nivolumab monotherapy was 18.5%, reported Richard Kim, MD of Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa.

Proposed medical marijuana rules already bringing challenges


The money from the fee would help fund the Coalition for Medical Marijuana Research and Education within the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. 

Charity swim event coming to Denver for the first time

KUSA – June 25

According to their website, money raised at Swim Across America events is donated to various cancer research institutes and organizations including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Legal Elite Government & Non-Profit Attorneys

Florida Trend – June 25

These 58 lawyers are the top vote recipients among attorneys employed by municipal, county, state or regional government agencies and non-profit organizations. Andrews, Kelly Zarzycki - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa 

Last-day qualifier gives voters choice in Senate race

Citrus County Chronicle – June 22

Michael Cottrell was teaching in Okinawa, Japan. During a routine physical exam, he told doctors about a stiff neck and tests revealed Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He returned home and is being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


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