December 6, 2019

December 06, 2019

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may be linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says

WTSP – Dec. 4

10News talked with a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center about the study.

“There are a lot of chemicals in hair dyes and hair straighteners. In fact, some have more than 5,000 chemicals in them. it turns out some of those chemicals can act like estrogen, sex hormones in women, that we know can increase risk of breast cancer,” says Dr. Shelley Tworoger.


Permanent Hair Dyes and Chemical Straighteners Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Prevention – Dec. 4

Experts believe some of the chemicals found in hair dyes and chemical straighteners can damage your DNA, says Kathleen Egan, Sc.D., an epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center. “For breast cancer, the concern relates to the possibility that these chemicals can behave like estrogens in the body, and lifetime estrogen exposure is known to be the main contributor to breast cancer in women,” she explains.


Tattoo artist covers painful scars with works of art

WTSP – Dec. 4

She routinely gets referrals from Moffitt Cancer Center and has seen her tattooing chair turn into a quasi-therapy couch.


Moffitt's top blood cancer research highlighted at ASH Meeting

EurekAlert – Dec. 4

Moffitt Cancer Center, a leader in the clinical care and research of blood malignancies, will present its top clinical research at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dec. 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.


Pallone floor remarks on anti-robocalls legislation

House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Dec. 4

At a hearing earlier this year, we learned that the Moffitt Cancer Center received 6,600 scam calls in just one month, specifically designed to appear as calls coming from within the hospital.  That’s dangerous for patient safety and confidentiality.  


Elderly Cancer Patients With HIV Have Worse Outcomes, Study Finds

Oncology Times – November 2019 issue

The research, a collaboration between the Moffitt Cancer Center, NCI, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, took a closer look at this difference while factoring in whether or not cancer treatment impacted outcomes among this patient population.


Strong brew: Craft beer maker eyes March opening for new facility

Florida Business Observer – Nov. 29

Florida Avenue Brewing joins several other Pasco projects at various development stages, including a proposed $4 million gummy vitamin facility from a startup, Fleda Pharmaceuticals Corp., in Odessa; a regional corporate headquarters in the One Pasco Center business park for Knoxville, Tenn.-based heavy civil infrastructure contractor Phillips & Jordan, a $15 million project; and a proposed 800-acre mixed-used and corporate business park from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer.


Prescient trials show total eradication of cancer

FinFeed – Nov. 28

The study is led by world-renowned leukemia expert Professor Jeffrey Lancet at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, and also includes Kansas University Medical Center and Yale Cancer Center.



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