October 4, 2019

October 04, 2019

Mathew Knowles reveals he is battling breast cancer: 'We need men to speak out'

ABC News/Good Morning America – Oct. 2

"That is a very common thing to hear from male patients," Dr. John Kiluk, a surgical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer in The Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, told "Good Morning America." 


Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father, Reveals He is a “Survivor of Breast Cancer”

Prevention – Oct. 2

John Kiluk, MD, a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, says he usually sees one new male breast cancer patient a month. “Most people don’t even realize that guys can get breast cancer,” he says.


Mathew Knowles Reveals He Has Breast Cancer and Emphasizes the Importance of Early Detection

The Root – Oct. 2

“Female breast cancer is very common—it happens in 1 in 8 women,” Dr. John Kiluk, a surgical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer in The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center told GMA. “Male breast cancer is rare—we have about 2,000 to 3,000 cases a year in the United States.


Panera Bread Goes Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

Bay News 9 – Oct. 4

This early Friday make some time to grab a bagel today Panera Bread is teaming up with the Moffitt Cancer Center for the 10th annual Panera Goes Pin. So for today only 24 Tampa Bay area pair bakeries will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of pink ribbon bagels to Moffitt and all that if it's the cancer center's mammogram program.


Moffitt and Hillsborough Students Go Pink

WTSP – Oct. 4

Moffitt cancer center is hosting 100 kids through its "healthy kidz program". The goal is to teach them that prevention starts early. That starts this morning at 9:30.


Moffitt’s breast oncology leader sees promise in vaccine trials

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 4

It was the collaboration that existed between the science people here at Moffitt and the clinicians and our ability to translate things to patients, quickly. That’s been true since I’ve been here.


DOD awards Moffitt Cancer Center $8.2M grant to help fight brain-metastatic breast cancer

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 4

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was recently granted an $8.2 million Breakthrough Award from the U.S. Department of Defense that has the potential to help develop new treatment options for patients suffering from brain-metastatic breast cancer who are currently facing a grim prognosis.


At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, groups focus on the silent post-cancer battle

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 4

She said one day she passed Moffitt Cancer Center in her car and started to have a panic attack. 


Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Identify Mechanism Controlling DNA Repair

Health News Digest – Oct. 3

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently identified a new mechanism that controls DNA repair. Their findings were published in the journal Cell Death & Differentiation.


Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Immunotherapy Contract Research Organization

Press Release Point – Oct. 3

Moffitt Cancer Center announced today the launch of a first-of-its-kind contract research organization (CRO) focused on accelerating immunotherapy research.


ThreatWarrior and Moffitt Cancer Center work together to bring Next-Generation Cybersecurity to the Health Care Industry

PR Web – Oct. 3

ThreatWarrior, a leader in AI-powered cyber defense, and Moffitt Cancer Center, the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, announced today a collaboration agreement to improve cybersecurity for health care organizations.


Panera Goes Pink

My Area – Oct. 3

Panera Bread is going pink on Friday, October 4th in honor of breast cancer awareness month. All proceeds for every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold on this day will go to Moffitt Cancer Center.



News Briefs

Plant City Observer – Oct. 3

To date, Hungry Howie’s has raised almost $3 million for research and free screenings and mammograms at Moffitt Cancer Center.


A Survivor's Story: Terri Carr

Sun Newspapers – Oct. 3

I had an excellent surgeon from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who diagnosed the cancer as ductal carcinoma in situ and recommended a lumpectomy which I had in April 2017. 


New mechanism controlling DNA repair identified

Science Daily – Oct. 2

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently identified a new mechanism that controls DNA repair.


Moffitt Cancer Center Goes Pink with Hillsborough County Students

Press Release Point – Oct. 2

Moffitt Cancer Center will host 100 middle school students from Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy Middle School, Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy Middle School and Redlands Christian Migrant Association Leadership Academy for a day filled with education, interaction and giving back.


Walking in his shoes

Cure – Oct. 2

Dr. Frederick L. Locke, a medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is co-lead investigator of the pivotal ZUMA-1 trial, which led to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the second available CAR-T cell therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel). During the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2019 Annual Conference, Locke, Backer and Alix Beaupierre, a transplant nurse coordinator, took a 360-degree look at CAR-T cell therapy.


Osprey Observer Hosts Bullfrog Creek Bingo Fundraiser For Miles For Moffitt Team

Osprey Observer – Oct. 2

The event will also feature a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds going directly to Miles for Moffitt, Moffitt Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser.


Dr. Mehta on TAS-102/Ramucirumab Combo Trial in Gastric/GEJ Cancer

OncLive – Oct. 1

Rutika Mehta, MD, MPH, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses a phase II trial that will combine ramucirumab (Cyramza) with TAS-102 in patients with advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer.


Hooters 'Give a Hoot' program donates over $35K to Moffitt Cancer Center

Creative Loafing – Oct. 1

On Monday, September 30, Hooters Management Corporation presented a donation for $45,955 to Moffitt Cancer Center. 


First Mesothelioma Patient Begins Newly Approved Treatment

Asbestos.com – Oct. 1

Dr. Jacques Fontaine, a thoracic surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, was part of a national mesothelioma advisory group for the NovoTTF-100L device.


Hooters Presents $45,955 To Moffitt Cancer Center

Patch – Oct. 1

Representatives from Hooters Management Corporation including co-Founder,Ed Droste presented a $45,955 donation to Moffitt Cancer Center on Monday, September 30. 


Tampa Mom Promoting Awareness For Childhood Cancers

Bay News 9 – Oct. 1

Cure Kids' Cancer Now! is also working to create a bank of kids cancer tissues similar to Moffitt Cancer Center's tissue bank to give doctors a central location to store, research and share information about cancers that impact children.


Greatest protection is early detection

The Villages Daily Sun – Oct. 1

Many disagree with the change, said Dr. Dana Ataya, a breast radiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Sungjune Kim, MD, PhD, on Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Plus SBRT

ASCO Post – Oct. 1                                                                                                                     

Sungjune Kim, MD, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses phase II study findings on the safety and tolerability of nivolumab/ipilimumab plus stereotactic body radiation therapy


Hooters makes donation to cancer research

WTVT – Sept. 30

Hooters management is donating a over $35,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Center. The donation will help raise awareness and increase participation in breast cancer clinical trials in an effort to better battle the disease.


This Spot In Tampa Just Created An Extravagant Pink Shake To Help Local Floridians

Narcity – Sept. 30

A portion of the proceeds from purchases of this $20 perfectly pink shake will be donated to Victoria Burnham, 25; their Think Pink! champion currently receiving treatment for her battle with breast cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center. 


Holland & Knight: Holland Knight Advises AdventHealth on Strategic Partnership

Florida Record – Sept. 30

Holland & Knight advised AdventHealth on its multi-year strategic partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide world-class cancer treatment and better access to cancer prevention, education, cancer screenings and early phase clinical trials. 


AdventHealth, Moffitt form collaboration

The Cancer Letter – Sept. 27

Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth are partnering to provide cancer treatment and better access to cancer prevention, education, cancer screenings and early phase clinical trials for patients in Florida.


The integration of artificially intelligent technologies with breast imaging

Applied Radiology – Sept. 28

Radiomics, which extracts mineable quantitative data from medical images for decision support, was central to a study by researchers from the University of Chicago, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.


Family Friendly Tampa events

Parenting Magazine- Sept. 29

Panera Goes Pink  | Oct. 4 Panera will be donating 100% of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold at participating locations on Friday, October 4th to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.  


Engaging Black Men as Leaders and Partners in Cancer Research set for Oct. 11

Wayne State University - Sept. 27

Featured speakers for the Oct. 11 symposium include: Clement Gwede, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., senior member and professor of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Moffitt Cancer Center and Ringling College to Bring Virtual Reality to Cancer Patients

Globe Newswire – Sept. 27               

To tap into all virtual reality has to offer, Moffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with Ringling College of Art and Design. 


Bold approach: Community leader encourages others to lend a hand when asked

Business Observer – Sept. 27                                            

We have Tampa General Hospital here. It has a wonderful reputation, along with some of the top-ranked cancer hospitals like [H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute].



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