May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tampa Bay Times – May 16

NASCAR vice chair and International Speedway CEO Lesa France Kennedy and fiance, health care (25 medical device patents) entrepreneur Bill Christy raced across the Magnolia Ball finish line, raising $3 million for the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Researchers pinpoint why lymphoma patients may become resistant to specific therapy

eCancer News – May 16

Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a mechanism of drug resistance to Venetoclax®, also known as ABT-199, a BCL-2 targeting drug commonly used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia.


Racing and cancer bring Ruskin couple together

The Observer News – May 16

Married going on three years, the couple met at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa in June 2014, where Oksana was a nurse for Danielle, Jonathon’s oldest daughter (from a previous marriage), who was suffering with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with the Philadelphia chromosome. Jonathon and Oksana married in October 2017, and, as they say, the rest is history. 


What Is Multi-Scale Modeling? How Can It Help Your Health?

Forbes – May 15

Another example of a member is David Basanta, PhD, an Associate Professor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, who is utilizing multi-scale modeling to improve our knowledge on how cancer starts and spreads, which could lead to better diagnostics and treatments


Swim Across America raises money for cancer research

WFTS– May 12

They are raising more to benefit cancer research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. Organizers anticipated raising about $200,000 during the weekend event.


Swim Across America Tampa Bay

Spectrum Bay News 9 – May 11

“We are all impacted by cancer, and our two beneficiaries, Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins All Children’s do amazing work in cancer care and cancer research.”


Swim Across America Returns to North Shore Park

WTVT – May 11

Organizers hope to raised 200,000 to benefit cancer care and research at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Moffitt Cancer Center. This year's event starts at 8:00.


Dozens Of New Tampa Swimmers Helping Beat Cancer

Neighborhood News – May 11

Proceeds from the Tampa Bay event go to the Moffitt Cancer Center and pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.


Taking Back Control: Exercise and Nutrition Boost Survivor Well-Being

Cure – May  10

“Choose a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, fruits and beans,” says Kate Allen, RDN, LDN, an outpatient clinical dietitian at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “Choose the whole forms of foods as much as possible.


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