August 9, 2019

August 09, 2019

Kathy Castor to speak at Moffitt

WFTS – Aug. 9

Happening today, congress woman Kathy Castor is speaking at Moffitt Cancer Center to get your preteens vaccinated for HPV. The vaccine will give your kids the protection they need. They recommend all children get the shot at ages 11 or 12 before they become sexually active.

 

Moffitt study uncovers subtypes of squamous cell lung cancer

News Medical – Aug. 9

Researchers in Moffitt Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Center of Excellence took a closer look at SCC tumors to determine if their characteristics had an impact on patient outcomes. The findings were published today in Nature Communications.

 

Jackie Chalarca, Director of Revenue Integrity at Moffitt Cancer Center to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

PR.com – Aug. 9

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jackie Chalarca, Director of Revenue Integrity at Moffitt Cancer Center will speak at a webcast entitled: “Optimize Health Care Revenue Cycle Operations with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) LIVE Webcast.” 

 

Moffitt's M2Gen expands Tampa office space 

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 8

M2Gen has moved from North Tampa, near Moffitt's main campus, to a larger space off of Hillsborough Avenue, The Dikman Co. said.

 

For Seniors, HIV Is Tied to Higher Death Rates After Cancer Treatment

POZ Magazine – Aug. 7

“Previous studies have shown that HIV-infected cancer patients are more likely to die from their cancer than HIV-uninfected cancer patients,” study author Anna E. Coghill, PhD, MPH, of the cancer epidemiology departmentat Moffitt, said in a press release. 

 

Two cancer centers earn NCI designation

Healio – Aug. 7

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of two NCI-designated cancer centers in Florida, the other being Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

HIV-Positive Seniors Have Higher Mortality After Cancer Treatment

Cancer Health – Aug. 7

Publishing their findings in JAMA Oncology, researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, along with investigators from the National Cancer Institute, Duke University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, looked to Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Medicare–linked data to establish a study cohort of people 65 years old or older who had nonadvanced cancers of the colon or rectum, lung, prostate or breast that were diagnosed between 1996 and 2012.

 

Moffitt Cancer hosts its annual Pediatric Melanoma Clinic

WTSP – Aug. 6

It is usually necessary to talk with an expert to make sure it is in fact melanoma. 

That's why Moffitt Cancer Center hosted its annual Pediatric Melanoma Clinic today. 

 

Tampa company testing cancer vaccine

WTVT – Aug. 7

Morphogensis inc is working with the Moffitt Cancer Center specialists to give an injection right into their skin lesions. The technology revolves around the ability to introduce a gene therapy or plasma DNA into the patient’s cancer cells Dehlawi says the vaccine turns cancer cells into something the body can get rid of.

 

Managing BCL2 Inhibitor AEs in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Targeted Oncology – Aug. 6

Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD: Theoretically, we used to say that we deal with TLS in any condition that we do. We use prophylaxis with allopurinol, in some cases with rasburicase and definitely with hydration.

 

DNA, fruit flies and the quest to treat cancer with precision medicine

Genetic Literacy Project – Aug. 6

“Cancer therapy is becoming customized to each patient,” said Dr. Howard McLeod, medical director at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute, in Tampa, Fla. 

 

Darwin's Ideas on Evolution Drive a Radical New Approach to Cancer Drug Use

World Pro News – Aug. 6

Working with groups of young and old mice in DeGregori’s Colorado lab, Curtis Henry, now at Emory University, and Andriy Marusyk, now at the Moffitt Cancer Center, created the same cancer-causing mutations in a few of the mice’s bone marrow stem cells.

 

Rubio joins roundtable with women entrepreneurs, visits Port Manatee, Bay Pines VA

Public Now – Aug. 6

“I was also pleased to learn more about Bay Pines' partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center on prostate cancer treatment. Ensuring that Florida's veterans are receiving the highest quality care possible remains one of my top priorities.'

 

Making the Rounds

Leader-Telegram – Aug. 6

Burns was the chief resident in internal medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

45 Riders Contest the 22th Annual Mongol Derby

Equine Info Exchange – Aug. 6

Patti Long, 44, Dade City, Florida … Patti will be riding for Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

 

Harnessing Immune Response in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

OncLive – Aug. 5

In a presentation during the 2019 OncLive® State of the Science Summit™ on Ovarian Cancer, Shahzad, a gynecologic oncologist in The Center for Women’s Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed the use of checkpoint inhibition in advanced ovarian cancer.

                                                           

What's New in Ovarian Cancer Treatment?

Oncology Nursing News – Aug. 5

In an interview with OncLive, a sister publication of Oncology Nursing News, Wenham, gynecologic oncologist and chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, discussed frontline management strategies for patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer as well as the complexities of maintenance therapy.

 

Challenges in Management of Chronic Phase CML

Targeted Oncology – Aug. 5

Harry Erba, MD, PhD: OK. And actually, based on some of the work that was done at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and at Moffitt Cancer Center, SWOG is actually looking at a randomized phase II study where we add in ruxolitinib with dasatinib or nilotinib in patients who’ve achieved a CCyR [complete cytogenetic response] but not a major molecular remission.

 

$1.5M Awarded from ORIEN New Oncologic Visionary Awards Program Supports Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute Investigators

Newswise – Aug. 5

This is a translational project led by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Iowa Cancer Center in collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Center, the City of Hope, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of Virginia Cancer Center, the James Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Rutgers Cancer Institute in a new consortium known as LION (Lymphoma Innovations ORIEN Network).

 

HIV infection associated with worse prostate cancer outcomes

Medicine Matters – Aug. 5

This is the case despite both groups of patients “receiving similar stage-appropriate cancer treatment,” say Anna Coghill (H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA) and colleagues in JAMA Oncology.

 

Elderly Cancer Patients Who Are HIV-Positive Have Higher Mortality Rates

DocWire – Aug. 5

“Previous studies have shown that HIV-infected cancer patients are more likely to die from their cancer than HIV-uninfected cancer patients,” stated Anna E. Coghill, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant member of the Cancer Epidemiology Department at H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in a press release. 

 

The war on robocalls

WHKT – Aug. 2

The Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida said in a three-month stretch it received 66,000 illegal robocalls.

 

The Villages Health to begin accepting Florida Blue Advantage

Villages News – Aug. 2

The Florida Blue advantage plan now includes access to the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

 

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