May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

TBBJ names 2018 CFO of the Year

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 10

Category winner, government and nonprofit and overall CFO of the Year: Yvette Tremonti, chief financial officer, Moffitt Cancer Center

Case Study: CAR T Therapy Has Early Success as Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

Specialty Pharmacy Times – May 10

Now, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida are looking to expand the therapy use to other cancers. 

Can Cancer Treatment be smarter?

Patient Worthy – May 10

Doctors use the highest dose patients can tolerate to battle cancers like testicular cancer. As a result, however, many patients develop a resistance to treatment. Cancer comes back. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer center tested a new approach. 

New CAR T case study shows promise in acute myeloid leukaemia

eCancer – May 10

Now, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are working to expand this revolutionary therapy to other cancers.

Former Plant High star Rex Culpepper fighting testicular cancer to get back on the field at Syracuse

ABC Action News – May 10

“I was like, ‘Come on, what?!’ It was kind of hard to take in,” says Rex, getting another round of chemotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. “My mom and dad flew me home immediately.”

Meet the 2018 Business of Pride honorees

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 9

Ally: Cathy Grant, senior director of Moffitt Diversity, Moffitt Cancer Center

Company: Moffitt Cancer Center


Tampa Company To Begin Clinical Trials On Promising Cancer Therapy

WUSF– May 9

Morphogenesis, Inc. will begin the trials on six patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center this summer. Also seen on WLRN

Bronzed or burnt? Ten genes reveal your skin's tendency to tan – May 9

The study was a collaboration between multiple international research bodies, including King’s College London, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida and the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

CAR T Therapy Case Study Shows Early Success in Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

AJMC – May 9

Now, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida are looking to expand the therapy use to other cancers. 

IT staffing firm Frank Recruitment Group to open sixth U.S. office in Tampa

Tampa Bay Times – May 8

"The Tampa Bay region’s economic competitiveness relies on our ability to keep attracting and retaining highly skilled talent," EDC chairman and Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Dr. Alan F. List said in announcing the news. 

New USF area 'Uptowner' bus service moves forward

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 8

HART approved a joint participation agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to contribute $270,000 for a 7-mile loop around USF and neighboring businesses including Moffitt Cancer Center, the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and local bars and restaurants where people work and spend time.

Managing symptoms: Medical marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida

83 Degrees Media – May 8

Its illegal status has hampered true scientific analysis, but progress is being made. The coalition, funded by the 2017 Florida Legislature, was formed at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa last year to oversee science-based research on medical marijuana. It also is intended to educate professionals and the public.

Melanoma Monday

Fox 13 – May 7

Dr. Kenneth Tsai of Moffitt Cancer Center talks about the signs of melanoma and treatment options on Good Day Tampa Bay.

Mesothelioma survival rates 2018

Medical Health News – May 7

Russell Lamkins was diagnosed with stage 3 inoperable pleural mesothelioma in August 2014. Doctors told him he had a year to live. But Lamkins beat his grim prognosis thanks Moffitt Cancer Center’s transarterial chemoperfusion study, led by thoracic surgeon Dr. Jacques Fontaine.

Meet Yvette Tremonti, a 2018 CFO of the Year honoree

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 7

Yvette Tremonti, Moffitt’s Chief Financial Officer, has been with the cancer center for 22 years.

Most HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer can be found through imaging and physical exams within six months after treatment

OncologyTube – May 6

Jessica M. Frakes, MD of Moffitt Cancer Center states that HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer can be found through imaging and physical exams within six months after treatment at ASTRO Head and Neck Symposium 2016.

Get checked on Melanoma Monday

Fox 13 - May 5

Doctors recommend head-to-toe examinations. You also need to watch out for suspicious spots or moles. Moffitt Cancer Center has a guide to the signs and symptoms:

Moffitt Cancer Center awarded $900,000 to study rare form of melanoma – May 5

A team of melanoma experts from Moffitt’s Center of Excellence have been awarded a $900,000 three-year grant from the Melanoma Research Alliance to define and target what drives acral melanoma. Acral melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer that appears on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or under the nails. It is the most common form of skin cancer affecting African-Americans.

Here are the most popular neighborhoods in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater

Tampa Bay Times – May 4

Rush said the neighborhood, with a median listing price of $559,450 is especially popular with physicians and professors because of its proximity to the University of South Florida, the Moffitt Cancer Center and other area hospitals.


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