May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

Sarasota deputy, father of four, diagnosed with cancer

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 24

The 16-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office was admitted to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Thursday for three weeks of treatment. His wife, Jennifer Scott, and his mother-in-law are caring for his children, Trevor, Brianna, Madison and Brooklyn, who are between the ages of 5 and 17, in Sarasota. 

Thursday’s letters: Heated chemotherapy won’t treat most ovarian cancers

Tampa Bay Times – May 24

While Moffitt Cancer Center has delivered heated chemotherapy for a number of years, we have done this sparingly in a smaller set of patients who are most likely to benefit. 

Nitro Solutions Helps Protect Moffitt Cancer Center’s Network

Virtual Strategy Magazine – May 24

Nitro Solutions, the first company to apply unsupervised neural networks to cyber defense, today announced that Moffitt Cancer Center has deployed NitroDefender to protect its network from rapidly-evolving cybercrime and gain complete visibility into its security environment. 

Sarasota deputy diagnosed with cancer

SNN News – May 23

Dep. Scott will be treated at Moffitt Cancer Center for the next 3 weeks, but according to the page he will be out of work for 6 months.

Guardant leads, Grail makes strides with CCGA, and more – May 22

In terms of authorship, Guardant continues to collaborate with the usual suspects: NCCNs like MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering (who sit at the core of liquid biopsy research networks), integrated delivery networks like Dignity Health, as well as major comprehensive cancer centers like Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Tampa Bay mourns a ‘genuine’ leader: John Morroni dies at age 63

Tampa Bay Times – May 21

The 23rd event in February honored a St. Petersburg police K-9 officer, a Dunedin fireman and a Sunstar paramedic and raised more than $80,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation — the center where Mr. Morroni received medical treatment. 

Pinellas County mourns passing of longtime commissioner

Tampa Bay Newspapers – May 21

Morroni, 63, had been fighting cancer since April at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Affable pol John Morroni, who staved off cancer for nearly a decade, has passed away – May 21

Morroni had been fighting Acute Myeloid Leukema, a rare type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. He had been undergoing a series of treatments while hospitalized at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

‘Excellence in Oncology’ Winner: Earning Praise for CAR T-Cell Therapy

Oncology Times – May 20

“Many patients' lymphoma tumors melted away within a month,” said one of the study's lead researchers, Frederick Locke, MD, Vice Chair of the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, in announcing the results. 

Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni loses cancer fight at 63

Tampa Bay Times – May 21

Morroni, 63, announced in April that he was again undergoing treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center for a blood disorder known as acute myeloid leukemia. 

Licensing, partnerships drive Moffitt financial gains

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 18

Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Inc. reported financial gains for the three months ended March 31. Moffitt’s income from operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $22.2 million compared to $4.1 million for the first three months of 2017, according to the cancer center's quarterly report. 

Florida Cancer Specialists building $10 million comprehensive cancer center in Ocala

The Villages News – May 18

The health care provider replaced Moffitt Cancer Center in October 2015 through a contract with Central Florida Health, parent company of The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

The risk of melanoma is rising, especially among young women

Facts Herald – May 18

Dr Vernon Sondak, chairman of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, said, “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.”

Custom battery maker to relocate to Hillsborough  

Tampa Bay Reporter – May 20

“We thank Resistacap for choosing Hillsborough County as their new headquarters home,” said Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC and president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.  

17 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Tampa-St. Petersburg

Tampa Patch, May 18

The memory care programs here are supported by some of the best medical facilities in Tampa-St. Petersburg, including Moffitt Cancer Center, Alzheimer's Byrd Institute, and Florida Hospital.


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