October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018

Courage and Determination

Coastal Breeze News – Oct. 26

She has had her port installed for the weekly chemotherapy that will be administered in Naples, and a carefully laid out regimen of treatment is being overseen by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Lauren will visit the Moffitt Center on a regular schedule for additional specialized chemo as they continue to monitor her progress.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: One Woman’s Story

Coastal Breeze News –Oct. 26

Meurgue – who was used to two stressful facility visits a year, one locally and one at Moffitt Cancer Center (where she had originally been treated) – shared the good news in a Coastal Breeze interview, appropriately in the middle of this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Cancer Patients Can Preserve Their Fertility, But Doctors Aren’t Telling Them How

Huffington Post – Oct. 24

Cathy Elstner, the head nurse overseeing the adolescent and young adult program at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, said that health providers can’t let their own judgments about the patient get in the way of giving them all the information they need to make the best decision for them.


Hear About the Impact that Moffitt Cancer Center Has Had on One of Our Suncoast Residents

WWSB – Oct. 24

Cancer survivor Betsy Garner Wayant joins us to share the incredible impact Moffitt Cancer Center has had on her life.


Cisplatin with radiation ‘standard of care’ for HPV-related oral cancers

Healio – Oct. 24

“We’ve now established that high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy — in combination with radiation — is the standard of care for HPV-related oral cancers,” Andy Trotti, MD, a radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center and co-lead investigator of the NRG Oncology/RTOG 1016 study, said in a press release.


Breast Cancer Awareness with Moffitt Cancer Center

WFTS – Oct. 23

Jessica Schwarzkopf, daughter of General Norman Schwarzkopf, was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. She is the guest of honor at Moffitt annual Veteran's Day event taking place on Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the cancer center.


Longtime friend reacts to WWE star's cancer diagnosis

WTVT – Oct. 23

Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center say there is a strong likelihood Reigns can slam it once again. "Given his age, given his duration of remission, I think that it would be a chance hopefully to have him cured and go back to the ring," said Dr. Rami Komrokji.


100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs | 2018

Becker’s Hospital Review – Oct. 23

Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Established in 1981, Moffitt Cancer Center is ranked No. 8 in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. The cancer center takes a multifaceted approach to providing cancer care, partnering with several organizations in research and community support. Moffitt Cancer Center has 206 beds as well as a 36-bed blood and marrow transplant unit on its main campus. 


Cetuximab Fails Twice vs Cisplatin for HPV-Related Oral Ca

Medpage Today – Oct. 23

In the RTOG 1016 trial, overall survival (OS) was substantially and significantly better among patients treated with cisplatin plus RT, with 5-year survival estimates of 84.6% versus 77.9% with cetuximab, Andy Trotti, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, reported here at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.


Advancing Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome Through Collaboration

Rare Disease Report – Oct. 23

The CRC began in 2012 and is comprised of 6 leading medical institutions—the Moffitt Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Md Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine—all working together to collaborate and share resources to conduct unique studies and trials that can advance treatment for MDS and improve patient outcomes.


Steve Raymund to be honored at Gulf Coast JFCS annual benefit

Jewish Press – Oct. 23

According to his profile in Bloomberg, Raymund’s other community involvement includes serving as a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Board of Advisors and on the board trustees of John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg.


People First 2018 Honorees

Tampa Bay Business Journal

From farms to large tech corporations, here are the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2018 People First honorees. … Mariana Bugallo-Muros, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center.


Principal's cancer diagnosis unites a Town 'n' Country school

WTSP – Oct. 22

Woodbridge students all wore pink on Monday to send off their principal. They secretly collected $2,381.00 in four days last week by emptying out their piggy banks. The money was donated to Moffitt Cancer Center, where Jacobsen will have her procedure, in her name.


ASTRO 2018 Roundup: Fujifilm enters US CT market with FCT Embrace

Massdevice.com – Oct. 22

“We will make use of state of the art treatment delivery including 17-second high-resolution kV iterative cone-beam CT imaging and our advanced multi-leaf collimator design to enable delivery arcs that require just 30-seconds,” Dr. Louis Harrison of the Moffitt Cancer Center said in a prepared statement. Also posted to Onmedic News


Real-Time Adaptive Radiotherapy Capabilities of ViewRay's MRIdian Highlighted at Investor & Analyst Meeting at ASTRO 2018

P R Newswire – Oct. 22

"With MRI-guidance and the ability to adjust dosing during treatment, physicians now have the unmatched ability to personalize and adapt radiotherapy to deliver the highest biologically effective dose to patients while sparing healthy tissue and critical organs," said Louis B. Harrison, M.D., FASTRO, Chair and Senior Member, Department of Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Moffitt Cancer Center and Anixa Biosciences Announce Completion of Pre-IND Meeting with FDA for CAR-T Therapy

PR Newswire – Oct. 22

Dr. Jose Conejo-Garcia, chair of the Department of Immunology at Moffitt Cancer Center, the inventor of the technology, and the Principal Investigator of the team developing the therapy added, "Our CAR-T is the first in human therapy of its kind and the feedback we received from the FDA was quite helpful.  We are excited to be so close to bringing our investigational therapy to ovarian cancer patients."


Low-dose aspirin use can reduce risk of cancer and stroke, study shows

South China Morning Post – Oct. 22

A study co-led by the Moffitt Cancer Center in the United States found that women taking a daily low-dose aspirin – about 81mg – had a 23 per cent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared to non-users.


New data on Lutathera presented at ESMO show significant PFS

The Pharma Letter – Oct. 22

"Patients with metastatic midgut NET and a high liver tumor load at diagnosis have a poorer prognosis than patients with few liver metastases," said Dr Jonathan Strosberg, Associate Professor, Section Head, Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, and principle investigator of the NETTER-1 study. 


The Buccaneers Focus Crucial Catch Efforts on Breast Cancer Awareness Through the Sixth Annual Treasure Chests 5K

Buccanners.com – Oct. 21

The race benefits breast cancer research and patient services in the Bay area with a portion of each race registration going to the American Cancer Society, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, the Florida Hospital Foundation and the Moffitt Cancer Center.



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