December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019

Going Above and Beyond

WFLA – Dec. 13

A family from the panhandle is coming to the panhandle but not to celebrate Christmas, but that has to get aggressive cancer treatment at Moffitt.


'Cancer sucks, but hang on': Strangers leave notes for family battling cancer before Christmas

WTSP – Dec. 12

"John asked to stay for several weeks, and he said he was going through a cancer procedure at Moffitt Cancer Center. He mentioned that he’d be bringing his wife his son and daughter that are middle and high school," Michael Gorecki said. 


Dr. Kim on Optimizing Outcomes With Molecular Profiling in mCRC

OncLive – Dec. 12

Richard Kim, MD, assistant professor of oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, and medical oncologist, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses how molecular profiling can be used to optimize outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).


Prescient Therapeutics confirms positive early results in drug trial for patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Small Caps – Dec. 12

Conducted at the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in the US, the study aims to find a maximum tolerated dose of PTX-200 in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy drug carboplatin, using a group of 15 female patients treated with up to 25mg/m2 of the drug.


Risk and reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you‘re cured

Livingston Ledger – Dec. 12

Half a dozen smaller studies have been done, and “the data are all the same and it all looks good,” said Dr. Kendra Sweet of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Health care institution names senior vice president

Business Observer – Dec. 12

 Dr. Edmondo Robinson has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer, a newly created role the Tampa-based institution says will be critical to its successful navigation of a continually evolving health care industry.


Gene therapy ‘extraordinary‘ at fighting blood cancer

 Livingston Ledger – Dec. 11

‘The numbers are fantastic,‘ said Dr. Fred Locke, a blood cancer expert at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who co-led the study and has been a paid adviser to Kite. ‘These are heavily treated patients who have no other options.‘


Edmondo Robinson joins Moffitt Cancer Center as new Chief Digital Innovation Officer

BioFlorida – Dec. 10

Edmondo Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the new senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer.


Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh and Alex Killorn will host a kan jam fundraiser

Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 10

Want to play Kan Jam with the Lightning? Ryan McDonagh and Alex Killorn will host a tournament to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center in February.


Olivia Newton-John, bringing ‘Grease’ to Tampa, talks Travolta and more

Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 10

And she has long served on the board of advisers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, which often brings her to local galas and fundraisers. Namesake H. Lee Moffitt is a close friend and adviser — Newton-John said he’ll be at the Tampa show — who helped her set up her own cancer and wellness center in Australia.


Moffitt Cancer Center taps Dr. Edmondo Robinson as chief digital innovation officer

Becker’s Hospital Review – Dec. 9

Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center has selected Edmondo Robinson, MD, as senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer, a newly created position.


A new law could finally force DoD to compensate troops who suffered from military doctors' mistakes

Task & Purpose – Dec. 9

"I'm hoping to see it through," said Stayskal, who spends his time with his family in Pinehurst, North Carolina, when he's not on the road campaigning to get a version of his namesake bill passed into law, or at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida for treatment.


$27 million raised for new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Dec. 9

With the closest National Cancer Institute-designated hospital — Moffitt Cancer Center — more than an hour away in Tampa, this has been the norm. 


A Patient's Guide to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

US News and World Report – Dec. 6

"Non-Hodgkin lymphoma isn't a very good term if you want to know more about the type of lymphoma," says Dr. Michael Jain, a hematology specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Bridging Therapy Prior to CAR-T Is Not Recommended for All Patients With Lymphoma

Cancer Therapy Advisor – Dec. 8

“This inferior outcome raises the possibility that bridging therapy may identify a subgroup of lymphoma patients with a different biology, or alternatively, bridging therapy may have an effect on the host or the tumor microenvironment that may impact CAR-T efficacy,” reported lead author Michael D. Jain, MD, PhD, of the department of blood and marrow transplant and cellular immunotherapy, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.


’My hands were tied. I couldn’t do anything about it.’

Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 8

Dessureault adopted Bruno when he was 2 days old. She is a cancer surgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, a professor at the University of South Florida and a single mother.


CHIME19 Fall CIO Forum: The Top 5 Trends Shaping Healthcare IT

Health Tech – Dec. 8

“Quit worrying about the device — manage the data and access to that data,” John McFarland, senior director of business and technology management at Moffitt Cancer Center, said on Tuesday. “Once you do that, it’s a very different world.”


History doesn’t paint favorable picture for healthcare venture between The Villages and UF Health

The Villages News – Dec. 7

In 2010, a similar hullabaloo was made when it was announced that the renowned Moffitt Cancer Center was opening a facility at the Sharon L. Morse Medical Building in partnership with The Villages Regional Hospital.


Celebrity Paul Anthony Looks To Boost Moffitt‘s African-American Outreach

Spring Hill Insider – Dec. 6
"When I looked it up … the first two words I read were ‘fatal and incurable,‘" Anthony said during a recent H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center event at the Tampa Museum of Art. "The first thing I said was, ‘Wow.‘ Thirty seconds later, I said, ‘I‘m not changing anything.‘


Digital Sherpas Enhance Nursing Care, Patient Quality of Life

Oncology Nursing Society - Dec. 6

Fortunately, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, we’ve found a program that not only helps our nurses and our patients with technology, but it also brings our older patient population together with the positive energy of younger members. 


“I Will Not Go Quietly”

WUFT – Dec. 6

On the dresser, tucked under pliers and headphones and evidence of a life that kept going, is a certificate from the Moffitt Cancer Center Radiation Therapy Department: “Congratulations!! Thank you for allowing us to participate in your care!”



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