August 2, 2019

August 02, 2019

Government takes on new powers to crack down on robocalls

NBC News – Aug. 1

The Moffitt Cancer Center said in three months it received 6,600 illegal robocalls.


Death risk higher for cancer patients with HIV

United Press International – Aug. 1

"Previous studies have shown that HIV-infected cancer patients are more likely to die from their cancer than HIV-uninfected cancer patients. However, those studies have not been able to take into account detailed information on the treatments patients may have received, including the exact type or timing of treatment," Anna E. Coghill, a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center and study author, said in a news release.


HIV infection worsens cancer outcomes among elderly

Healio – Aug. 1

“Recent findings from the National Cancer Database have indicated that elevated mortality rates in [patients with HIV and cancer] also remain after adjustment for receipt of health insurance and the type of facility administering cancer care. Together, these results suggest that HIV infection itself, likely because of associated immunosuppression, may contribute to elevated mortality in patients with cancer,” Anna E. Coghill, PhD, MPH, assistant member of the cancer epidemiology program at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues wrote. 


HIV-infected elderly cancer patients have worse outcomes despite treatment

News Medical – Aug. 2

A Moffitt Cancer Center researcher, in collaboration with investigators at the National Cancer Institute, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, took a closer look at the disparity, factoring in whether or not cancer treatment had an impact on outcomes among this patient population. Their findings were published today in JAMA Oncology.


Scam robocalls are even fooling hospitals. Here's how Congress can make that can stop.

NBC News – July 31

By Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Dave Summitt, chief information security officer of Moffitt Cancer Center


Buying a new home? Here’s why you should test for this odorless gas

Yahoo – Aug. 1

Radon gas is found in soil and it’s produced during the radioactive decay of elements found in the soil, specifically thorium and uranium, Matthew Schabath, PhD, a cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. 


The new test every heavy smoker 55 and older should ask their doctor about

Yahoo – July 31

“It is a painless and non-invasive procedure that takes less than 20 seconds,” Matthew Schabath, PhD, a cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, tells tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “In most cases, you will not need to change out of your clothes.”


Genomic Testing in Pancreatic Cancer

OncLive - July 31

One of the things that came out of that study was that they could profile patients into a Moffitt Cancer Center classification of either classical or basal.


A Second Career As A Biotech CEO

Life Science Leader – Aug. 1

Hopper built the company around PTX-200 and PTX-100, two compounds developed in the lab of Professor Said Sebti, Ph.D., at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, FL. Sebti is now Prescient’s CSO.


Sylvester has earned the wings to make fighting cancer more innovative | Editorial

Miami Herald – July 31

South Florida patients in need of certain chemotherapy and surgery no longer have to travel hundreds of miles to Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center — which NCI designated a comprehensive cancer center in 2001 — to get cutting-edge treatment.


Best Hospitals for Cancer

US News and World Report – July 30

No. 8: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute


Tampa General Hospital named as best hospital in Tampa Bay

WTVT – July 30

And Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center is one of the top 10 cancer hospitals in the country.


Moffitt No Longer Alone As Top Level Cancer Center in Florida

Bay News 9 – July 30

Moffitt Cancer is not alone anymore as Florida’s sole designated National Cancer Institute.


For Wasserman Schultz and Brooks, Reauthorizing Breast Cancer Program Purely Bipartisan

Sunshine State News – July 30

Wasserman Schultz’s proposal is supported by the American College of Radiology, Breast Friends, Bright Pink, FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the National Black Nurses Association, the National Consortium of Breast Centers, the National Hispanic Medical Association, Oncology Nursing Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Sharsheret, Susan G. Komen and Tigerlily Foundation. Also posted to News Talk Florida


The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Announces NEUROSURGERY® Publications 2019 Papers of the Year

Newswise – July 30

Author Michael A. Vogelbaum of Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida, will be recognized on the main stage during the meeting’s General Scientific Session


Rod Salser Memorial Tournament

Florida Sportsman – July 28

This tournament has been created to raise money for the Moffitt Cancer Center, which was the facility that helped Rod during his battle with cancer with no cost to him or his family. 


MD Anderson Is Once Again Top-Rated US Cancer Center

Medscape – July 30

The rest of the top 10 are Cleveland Clinic; UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (tied for 8th); and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.


NCI-designated cancer centers in Florida

Bay News 9 – July 30

The state Florida is currently in a race to get itself 3 top tier cancer treatment centers we have to. The one behind is here that we all know and love in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center we now have a second one with the new designation for the Sylvester Comprehensive cancer center at the university of Miami.


Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Given Recognition By National Cancer Institute

WFOR – July 29

It is now the only NCI-designated center in South Florida. It is the second in the state along with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and the 71st in the entire country.


UM’s Sylvester cancer center just got a national seal of approval. What does it mean for patients?

Miami Herald – July 29

Brian Springer, the Moffitt associate center director of research administration, told the Miami Herald he congratulates his colleagues at Sylvester for the achievement. Moffitt, Sylvester and the UF Health Cancer Center collaborate to research pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.


Sylvester becomes 71st NCI-designated cancer center

Cancer Letter – July 29

Moffitt had gotten a huge investment from the state in the past, and that enabled them to become NCI-designated. And upon designation, they could recruit more researchers, attract more patients, and get more philanthropy, and get all the positives from that. And for the longest time, Florida has only had one.


Sylvester gains DCI designation

WPLG – July 29

Sylvester joins the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as the two only NCI- designated centers right here in the Sunshine State.


Expensive Gilead, Novartis cancer therapies losing patients to experimental treatments

Reuters – July 29

“There have been some promising signals, but we still do not have a clear pathway for Medicare payment,” Jack Kolosky, chief operating officer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told Reuters.


Local woman raising money for Moffitt Cancer Center

Bay News 9 – July 29

As part of her ride -- Long is raising money for Moffitt Cancer Center


Free skin, head and neck screenings at Pier 60 today

WTVT – July 27, 9:30 a.m.

An interview with Dr. Christopher Nickel, ENT with Moffitt Cancer Center.


Free skin, head and neck screenings at Pier 60 today

WTVT – July 27 – 9:15 a.m.

Today Moffitt Cancer Center is screening people for free before they hit the sand. Dr. Jo is live at pier 60 where this event is taking place.


Mole Patrol Screenings

WTVT – July 27, 8:30 a.m.

An interview with Dr. Vernon Sondak of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Cutaneous Oncology Program.


Recent advances in smoldering and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

eCancer – July 26

Dr José Sandoval speaks to ecancer at the 2019 ASCO Direct Highlights Symposium in Miami about the latest and potentially practice-changing trials in smoldering and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM).


How to conquer aging

MDLinx – July 26

In an exclusive interview with MDLinx, double board-certified Carmelo J. Blanquicett, MD, MA, PhD, assistant professor, graduate of Emory University School of Medicine’s General Medicine and Geriatrics Program, Atlanta, GA, and current junior fellow in hematology and oncology, focusing on geriatric oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, provided his thoughts.



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