February 8, 2019

February 08, 2019

Company claims to have 'complete cure for cancer' within a year, but is it too good to be true?

ABC News – Feb. 6

“There are over 200 human cancers,” said Vince. C. Luca, Ph.D., principal investigator in drug discovery at the Moffitt Cancer Center. “Finding a cure for even one of two would be a major accomplishment. Claiming to cure them all is impossible.”

Presented at SOHO 2018: Advances in MDS Biology

MedEd On the Go – Feb. 5

Alan F. List: Welcome to the Society Hematologic Oncology, and I'm here with my colleague, Guillermo Garcia-Manero. My name is Alan List from the Moffitt Cancer Center. We're going to begin today by talking a little bit about the biology, what's driving the development of MDS. Guillermo, maybe you can start with that.


Oncologists Seek Education on Health Needs of LGBTQ Patients

Cancer Network – Feb. 7

ccording to study researcher Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and colleagues, data from studies like this “provide crucial evidence to develop both culturally sensitive and clinically knowledgeable curriculum and guidelines addressing cancer disparities in LGBTQ patients across the cancer care continuum.”


Emily’s List backs Jane Castor in Tampa mayoral race

Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 7

This week Castor also received endorsements from former Florida House Speaker and cancer research advocate H. Lee Moffitt and Ruth’s List, a women’s advocacy group.


Role of MRD Testing in Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

OncLive – Feb. 7

My approach at Moffitt [H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute] is to use the most sensitive approach I can. And that for me is going to be the next-generation sequencing approach, because it more reliably gets me down to the 1 in 1 million cell thresholds. 


Riverview Hobby Club benefits members, area charities

The Observer News – Feb. 7

The club’s next major donation at the end of February will go to the Moffitt Cancer, Shriners and St. Joseph’s hospitals and Alafia Village Assisted Living.  


Building a robust but streamlined call center operation can boost patient satisfaction, loyalty

Healthcare Finance News  - Feb. 7

And that's good or bad, says Lynne Hildreth, director of patient access for Moffitt Cancer Center. Call centers are, in theory, built for fast, flexible responses to consumer needs. 


Thoughts On Third Line Study For Metastatic Gastric Cancer

Oncology Tube – Feb. 6

Martine Extermann, M.D. Program Leader In The Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Discusses Thoughts On Third Line Study For Metastatic Gastric Cancer.


Elderly Patients Benefit From Third Line Metastatic Gastric Cancer Study

Oncology Tube – Feb. 6

Martine Extermann, M.D. Program Leader In The Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffit Cancer Center, Discusses Elderly Patients Benefit From Third Line Metastatic Gastric Cancer Study.


Elaborating On The Importance Of Precision Medicine In Gastric Cancers

Oncology Tube - Feb. 6

Martine Extermann, M.D. Program Leader In The Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffit Cancer Center, Discusses The Importance Of Precision Medicine In Gastric Cancers.


Scientists promise cancer cure within one year

The Guardian – Feb. 7

That is not enough to warrant excitement or even intrigue, says Dr. Vince Luca, assistant professor of Cancer Biology at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Medical Marijuana Research Should Rule the Day on Pot Smoking

Sunshine State News – Feb. 7

Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, even filed legislation to set up the research at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, which Smart Justice has supported -- but it went nowhere.


NETRF Announces $2.5 Million in Research to Advance the Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation – Feb. 5

Two U.S. cancer centers will receive their first NETRF grant: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, and Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. 


Startup Week panel: Tampa Bay can outshine Silicon Valley when it comes to diversity

St. Pete Catalyst – Feb. 5

It’s also important to be intentional about diversity programs, said Nikki Ross Inda, who founded Moffitt’s Healthy KIDZ program, which brings age diversity to Moffitt’s service lineup.


Cancer patients may need longer support to quit smoking

Reuters – Feb. 4

“It’s not uncommon to see medications not being used the way they’re supposed to be used, and this lends itself nicely to the next study on how to improve adherence,” said Vani Simmons of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who wasn’t involved in the study.


Syntrix Wins $3.4M NIH Grant to Conduct Phase 1/2 Trial of SX-682 in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

PR Newswire – Feb. 4

The phase 1/2 clinical trial will be carried out in collaboration with researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center led by Dr. Rami Kamrokji.


Ice Bulls look to continue success as postseason nears

The Oracle – Feb. 1

“This year, we did a jersey sale with all the proceeds going to Moffitt Cancer Center,” Brosnan said.


Ross Mitchell named artificial intelligence officer at Moffitt

The Cancer Letter – Feb. 1
Ross Mitchell has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the artificial intelligence officer.

In this new role, he will lead the cancer center’s efforts to develop digital tools and technologies that utilize computer science to improve the efficiency and quality of cancer care.


Moffitt tops the state in cancer cases, NCI funding

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 1

With 12,347 total cases, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center took the top spot on the List of Florida Cancer Centers.


High To Host Career Event

Osprey Observer – Feb. 1

It will be an open house format with representatives from businesses including Publix, Moffitt Cancer Center, the United States Army, BayCare and the Suncoast Federal Credit Union.


PGPD officers break policy, grow goatees to standby colleague with cancer

Charlotte Sun – Feb. 1

Once a week Stewart travels to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa for chemotherapy, which keeps her at the hospital most of that day.



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