September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

How to Keep Looking—And Feeling—Like Yourself During Chemotherapy

Oprah Magazine – Sept. 10

According to Susan Hoover, MD, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, this is likely because nerves are snipped during a mastectomy, resulting in fewer pain signals traveling from the breast into the spinal cord and up to the brain.

In need of an upgrade, Moffitt Cancer Center seeks millions more from state cigarette tax

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 13

For the past two years, leaders at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute have quietly asked state legislators for more money to help expand their hospital and research campus in Tampa. Their request never gained traction, so this year they plan a more assertive approach.


Lunchpool launches corporate partnership with KnowBe4

St. Pete Catalyst – Sept. 12

“With Lunchpool we have the potential to tap into that, to work with institutions like AdventHealth and Moffitt Cancer and say, provide this to your patients as a support group.”


Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, on Addressing Cultural Barriers to Equality in Oncology Among Sexual Gender Minorities

The ASCO Post – Sept. 11

Matthew B. Schabath, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses the disparities in cancer care among members of the LGBTQ community and the need to collect more data in order to close that gap.


Port Richey elects Kinsella, Maklary to city council

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 11

Kinsella is a former St. Petersburg police officer who joined the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, then retired as a sergeant after 20 years with the agency. He is currently manager of the safety and security department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Dr. Kohli Discusses Ongoing Correlative Science in Prostate Cancer

OncLive – Sept. 10

Manish Kohli, MD, vice chair, Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses ongoing research with correlative sciences in prostate cancer.


Taylor Bland-Ball & Joshua McAdams: 5 Fast Facts – Sept. 10

Dr. Bijal Shah of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, however, counteracts that argument. Dr. Shah explained that Noah’s leukemia requires “maintenance chemotherapy” over the course of at least two years in order to prevent him from relapsing.


4-year-old boy with cancer ordered to stay with grandparents after parents halt chemo

NBC News – Sept. 9

Among those remedies was cannabis — a drug that Bijal Shah, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said is not supported by scientific research as an effective alternative to chemotherapy, NBC affiliate WFLA reported.


Court denies custody for parents who stopped chemo for 4-year-old son with cancer        

ABC News – Sept. 9

Dr. Bijal D. Shah, head of the Moffitt Cancer Center's acute lymphoblastic leukemia program, said the current protocol for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia has a 90 percent cure rate for patients who follow the treatment plan.


Moffitt's senior oncology program saving dedicated to saving lives at any age

WTVT – Sept. 9

It doesn't make as many headlines as some other cancer programs, but for 78-year-old Patsy Cline, the senior oncology program at Moffitt Cancer Center is a lifesaver. Watch the video here.


New USF President Joins Moffitt Cancer Center's Institute Board

Florida Trend – Sept. 9

Steven Currall, Ph.D., has joined the Moffitt Cancer Center Institute Board of Directors. Currall was recently named president of the University of South Florida and will replace former USF President Judy Genshaft on Moffitt’s Institute Board effective July 1.


Are the History and Physical Coming to an End?

Medical Health News – Sept. 9

"The patient is telling us what they can via patient history, physical examination, and family history, but emerging tests are letting us in on unrecognized disease states, inherited risk, and physical circumstances," says Howard McLeod, MD, medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


‘Skyway’ disaster doc sells out two charity previews at Tampa Theatre

Creative Loafing – Sept. 9

Two charity previews are sold-out and will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center along with other treatment and research organizations.


Miss Hooters International To Participate In Great Bike Ride

Brandon Patch – Sept. 6

Miss Hooters International Briana Smith and several Hooters Calendar Girls will help raise funds for Moffitt Cancer Center on Sept.  21 and 22 during the 2019 Lags Annual Great Bike Ride across I-4 "LAGBRAI." 


Novel combination shows early promise in treating NSCLC

MD Linx- Sept. 6

“[HDACis] enhance tumor immunogenicity through several mechanisms and may improve response to [ICIs],” wrote the authors, led by Jhanelle Gray, MD, Department of Thoracic Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.


XFit Games: Fun + Fitness 2 Fight Cancer

PR Newswire-Sept. 6

Teams of adults will face off fun challenges including a wheelbarrow race, tug-o-war, 3-legged race, obstacle course and more. All proceeds will benefit cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.




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