July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

Study finds new way to help cancer doctors predict blood clots in patients with multiple myeloma

Medical Life Sciences- July 18

"With the increasing use of IMiDs for treating multiple myeloma, VTE risk is an ever-present and growing concern," said Bjorn Holmstrom, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Vice-Chair of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) Panel for Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolic Disease, who was not a member of the research team.

 

Initiating Therapy in Patients With CLL

Targeted Oncology- July 18

Please join me in welcoming my colleague, Dr Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, a senior member and the head of the lymphoma section at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

 

Public Health Officials Push for More Effort Vaccinating Kids Against HPV

Everyday Health – July 17                                                   

“What we’re trying to achieve is, hopefully, to never see those cancers again,” says Anna R. Giuliano, PhD, founding director of the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center. “This is an opportunity to eliminate these types of cancers.”

 

T Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Melanoma and Cervical Cancer

Cancer Health – July 16

Amod Sarnaik, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and colleagues conducted a Phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TIL therapy for people with inoperable advanced or metastatic melanoma (Stage III or IV) who had tried multiple prior treatments, including targeted therapies and checkpoint inhibitors.

 

Research funding at Florida State University brings in record $233 million

Tallahassee Democrat – July 16

Florida State also ranks fifth in the state for National Institutes for Health money, placing it ahead of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

 

Researchers awarded $233.6 million, breaking FSU’s single-year funding record

Florida State University News – July 16

The university is also one of the state’s leaders in funding from the National Institutes of Health. FSU ranks fifth in the state for NIH dollars, ahead of research heavyweights such as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. 

 

Flashes senior wideout Dixon uses ‘Lift for Life’ to give back

Kent Record Courier – July 15

Dixon was eventually hospitalized and scheduled to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant from his father, Anthony Dixon, on April 13, 2017, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The procedure was successful, and Dixon’s recovery went so well that he was able to leave the hospital about a month ahead of schedule. 

 

Tampa Bay Mascots Motivate Patients with a Flash Mob at Moffitt Cancer Center

Press Release Point – July 15

For the sixth consecutive year, Captain Fear, ThunderBug, Raymond, Pete the Pelican and Rocky D. Bull will visit Moffitt Cancer Center for the annual Mascots at Moffitt Day event. 

 

Wild ponies await Dade City woman at the Mongol Derby

WTVT – July 15

She is also riding to raise money for research at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

 

45 riders will contest the 11th annual Mongol Derby

Horse Canada – July 15

She is an equine reproductive technologist. Patti will be riding for Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

 

Juvenile Welfare Board names top pick for new CEO

Tampa Bay Newspapers- July 15

She serves as chair of the Hospital Board of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research and vice chair of its Institute (Parent) Board.

 

Tapping Into Great Progress Made in GI Cancers in Tampa

OncLive – July 12

We recently traveled to Tampa, Florida, for a State of the Science Summit™ on Gastrointestinal Malignancies. At the meeting, faculty from Moffitt Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic reviewed the latest data in gastrointestinal oncology, covering all aspects of current care, from patient selection to the optimal timing of targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy, in neuroendocrine tumors, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, gastric and gastroesophageal cancer, and colorectal cancer.

 

Our 10-plus favorite things to do this week in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine – July 13

Families First | July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: The Moffitt Cancer Center will be putting on a fun morning for parents with cancer and their young children. There will be group activities for the parents and the kids in the morning, followed by a visit to the Florida Aquarium. Register ASAP, so that you can join in on the fun. 

 

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