May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

The Role of the Oncology Nurse in CAR T-Cell Therapy

Oncology Nursing News – May 17

Nurses from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, centers participating in the pivotal ZUMA‑1 trial, assembled practical clinical implications and best practices for implementing CAR T-cell therapy. 

Cookin’ for a cause at Four Freedoms

Greene Publishing – May 17

Howell, who has been a resident of Madison for almost 30 years, is scheduled for what she hopes will be her final surgery this summer, at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa.

Tim Dang: In and out of the lab

Brown University – May 15

After a summer working in a lab at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Dang felt ready to explore the world of health care outside the four walls of a laboratory. He returned to the center the next summer to conduct educational outreach on colorectal cancer for the elderly.

Is it time to retire the wire?

Orlando Medical News – May 17

Leena Kamat, MD, is a board certified diagnostic radiologist, sub-specialized in breast imaging for Radiology Specialists of Florida at Florida Hospital. She earned her medical degree at the University of Florida, College of Medicine and following graduation completed her residency at the University of South Florida and a fellowship in breast imaging at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

CAR T-Cell Payment Codes Don't Address True Cost

OncLive – May 16

“We encourage CMS to take another deep look at what is involved in these services and what might have seemed like a good model to follow,” Jugna Shaw, MPH, said on behalf of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, which includes Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, and Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, among other large and prominent institutions.

Mathematical Modeling May Guide Cancer Treatment 'Holidays'

Cancer Network – May 16

Certain tumor types, such as breast cancers and melanomas, may be best managed if patients are given treatment holidays. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer have found that mathematical modeling may be beneficial in determining the optimal treatment, compared with the maximum tolerated dose. 

Heated chemo is the key as Tampa General doctor tackles ovarian cancer

Tampa Bay Times – May 15

Gotlen’s condition was so severe that physicians at the Plant City emergency room gave her just two referrals: Go to Moffitt Cancer Center or to Tampa General, two institutions with long histories of taking the most difficult cases. Moffitt didn’t accept Gotlen’s insurance, so she opted to see Dr. Thomas Rutherford, a professor and director of gyecologic oncology at USF Health who works at Tampa General Hospital.

Celyad announces first quarter 2018 business update

Business Wire – May 15

Also in February 2018, Celyad organized a Key Opinion Leader meeting on CAR-T therapy in New York, USA. The meeting featured a presentation by Marco Davila, MD, PhD (Moffitt Cancer Center). The numerous attendants received information on the unmet medical need in blood cancers as well as details on Celyad’s clinical strategy.

Mosaic To Relocate Headquarters To Hillsborough County – May 14

"Recruiting corporate headquarters is a top priority of our three-year strategic plan," said Alan F. List, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Phosphate giant Mosaic is moving its headquarters to Hillsborough County

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 14

“Mosaic’s selection of Hillsborough County proves that this community offers the business climate, talent, cost advantages and quality of life that a Fortune 500 global headquarters operation requires,” said Dr. Alan F. List, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, in a statement announcing the move. 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Market to Undertake Strapping Growth during 2017–2025

Facts Week – May 14

According to the research article published in Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, around 1 million breast cancers are diagnosed globally among them 1.7% of cancer cases are triple-negative cancers. 

Chris Sullivan honored as Lightning Community Hero

Tampa Lightning – May 13

In addition, Chris gave a $5 million donation to Moffitt Cancer Center to help address the pressing need for more effective therapy for patients with melanoma. "This generous contribution, from our longtime friend Chris Sullivan, will ensure that Moffitt Cancer Center's melanoma program continues to be a world leader in the fight against cancer with revolutionary research that leads to hope for our patients," said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt.

Check out the scene at the TBBJ's CFO of the Year awards

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 11

Twenty local executives were honored at the lunch event, sponsored by presenting sponsors BB&T, CBIZ MHM and Shumaker Loop and Kendrick; and sponsors Advantica and Aon. Yvette Tremonti with Moffitt Cancer Center was named the overall winner.

11 best hospitals and health systems for diversity

Becker’s Hospital Review – May 11

DiversityInc honored 11 hospitals and health systems across the U.S. for excelling in diversity management as part of its annual Top Hospitals and Health Systems list. … 4. Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.).

Melanoma on the rise, especially in young women: What you should know

Tampa Bay Times – May 11                                                

"Young patients, children and adolescents in particular, are now more likely to be sent to a dermatologist and have something biopsied than they were 20 years ago. Back then it just didn’t happen regularly," said Dr. Vernon Sondak, chairman of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.


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