January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

New Pathology Guideline Advances Accuracy in Breast Cancer Testing

PR Newswire – Jan. 17

"We set out to bridge the gap between technology and clinical practice with recommendations based on expert review of published literature," said project chair Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, FCAP, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla. 

 

Many Oncologists Unfamiliar With Needs of LGBTQ Cancer Patients

Medpage Today – Jan. 17

Overall, the responses show that oncologists have limited knowledge of this "diverse and medically underserved population," conclude the authors, led by Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

 

Moffitt leads the nation in addressing LGBTQ health care disparities and education

Health News Digest – Jan. 17

Disparities experienced by LGBTQ patients, especially in cancer care, can lead to poorer outcomes and overall health. Moffitt Cancer Center is leading the nation in addressing the issues facing this group of patients through research and the creation of new educational programs.

 

Thursday’s letters: What research says about tobacco and e-cigarettes

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 17

While the long-term effects of vaping cannot yet be fully determined, the scientific consensus is that vaping is substantially less harmful than smoking. – Thomas Brandon: The writer is chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, and director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

Focus on Fitness: Live strong at the YMCA

Plant City Observer – Jan. 17

She had a double mastectomy and, two months later, she underwent another surgery to remove lymph nodes. After that, she drove to Moffitt Cancer Center for rehabilitation twice per week.

 

Doctors learning the needs of LGBTQ patients

KWQC – Jan. 16

Researchers from the New York School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center surveyed 450 Oncologists from 45 cancer centers in the country. While the majority said they were comfortable with treating their LGBTQ patients, only half knew about their health needs.

 

Oncologists demonstrate limited knowledge about needs of LGBTQ patients but want more education

Healio – Jan. 16

“We had done a pilot at Moffitt Cancer Center and found low knowledge but high comfort so, in the national study, we added in a component to re-examine comfort/confidence at the end of the survey and found it decreased,” Quinn told HemOnc Today.

 

Survey Questions Cancer Doctors' Awareness of LGBTQ Issues

PR Newswire – Jan. 16

Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center, the study reported that the majority of oncologists were comfortable treating individuals who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, but only half expressed confidence in their knowledge of these patients' health needs. 

 

Face To Face: Life Reset Under The Bahamian Sun

Bahamas Tribune - Jan. 15

We did a lot of research and I ended up going to the Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa, which was absolutely outstanding.

 

Luspatercept Reduces the Need for Transfusions in Patients With Beta Thalassemia and MDS

ASH Clinical News – Jan. 15

More than one-third (38%) of patients achieved the study’s primary endpoint of at least eight weeks without the need for a transfusion, coauthor Alan F. List, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, noted during his presentation of the findings during a Plenary Scientific Session.

 

How To Integrate CAR-T With Stem Cell Transplant

Oncology Tube – Jan. 15

Frederick Locke, MD, Program Co-Leader, Immunology Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses How To Integrate CAR-T With Stem Cell Transplant.

 

Improvements To Turn Around Time With CAR-T Therapies

Oncology Tube – Jan. 15

Frederick Locke, MD, Program Co-Leader, Immunology Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses Improvements To Turn Around Time With CAR-T Therapies.

 

Will CAR-T Therapies be Expanded Into Solid Tumors

Oncology Tube  - Jan. 14

Frederick Locke, MD Program Co-Leader, Immunology Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses Will CAR-T Therapies Be Expanded Into Solid Tumors. 

 

Management Of Toxicity With CAR-T Therapies

Oncology Tube – Jan. 14

Frederick Locke, MD Program Co-Leader, Immunology Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses Management Of Toxicity With CAR-T Therapies.

 

Using CAR-T Therapies In Leukemia & Lymphoma

Oncology Tube – Jan. 12

Frederick Locke, MD Program Co-Leader, Immunology Moffitt Cancer Center Discusses Using CAR-T Therapies In Leukemia & Lymphoma. 

 

Firefighters donate $10,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center

WTSP – Jan. 11

The cause is close to firefighters' hearts because they are exposed to cancer-causing materials regularly when on the job.

 

Firefighters donate to Moffitt Cancer Center

WFTS – Jan. 11

Moffitt Cancer Center was presented with a check. The money was raised through cancer awareness T-shirt sales.

 

Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC Demonstrates Superior Survival Outcomes in Bladder Cancer

Targeted Oncology – Jan. 11

The investigators, led by Charles C. Peyton, MD, a urologic oncology fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center, performed a retrospective analysis of 1113 patients who underwent cystectomy for bladder cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida to compare neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens.

                      

Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring program at CenterState Bank more than just banking

Lakeland Ledger – Jan. 11

During the past three years, Big Brothers has developed school-to-work programs with 10 other companies and organizations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, said spokesman Jack Sheppard. That includes Moffitt Cancer Center, HSN (Home Shopping Network) and the Nielsen Co., the consumer analytics firm.

 

 

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