September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

Tampa Cancer Center’s expertise draws biotech start-ups

Financial Times – Sept. 20

Moffitt is the third-largest US cancer center by patient volume — and the fastest growing, with construction under way on a new wing.


Alex Trebek undergoing another round of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Bay News 9 – Sept. 19

We spoke to doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center, about Alex Trebek's recent announcement.


Nurse tells, ‘Why I chose a career in cancer care’

Florida Sentinel Bulletin – Sept. 19

CydneyWarfield, a nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center, points to two important factors that led to her career in cancer care: her mom and dad.


AMA doles out $400K in grants to 15 medical institutions

Becker’s Hospital Review – Sept. 19

Here are the 15 recipients of the innovation grants, beginning with the $30,000 awards: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.)


ImmuneFX, la vacuna desarrollada en este laboratorio es aplicada a personas con cáncer para identificar y destruir tumores y células cancerosas

Telemundo Boston – Sept. 19

Hasta ahora tres pacientes con melanoma, internados en el Centro de Cáncer Moffitt de Tampa han recibido la vacuna y están siendo monitoreados.


AIM ImmunoTech’s Ampligen study on brain-metastatic breast cancer funded by DoD’s $6.42M award to Roswell Park

Proactive Investors – Sept. 19

A new dendritic-cell treatment vaccine developed by Dr Pawel Kalinski and his colleagues in collaboration with Brian Czerniecki, who is the chair of the Breast Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida


SOHO 2019 | Can hypomethylating agents plus venetoclax replace chemotherapy induction for patients with AML?

AML Global Portal – Sept. 18

During SOHO 2019, Houston, US, the AML Global Portal were pleased to interview Dr Jeffrey E. Lancet from Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, US, on whether it is time to abandon standard chemotherapy induction ("7+3") for regimens containing hypomethylating agents (HMA) and/or venetoclax when treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia.


5-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Raising Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Bay News 9 – Sept. 18

On Sept. 21, she is going to give a $500 check to Moffitt Cancer Center. 


Roswell Park Moving Unique Immunotherapy Platform Forward With $6.42 Million DoD Grant

PR Web – Sept. 18

The phase II trial, slated to open in 2020, would be the first clinical study to assess the effectiveness of a three-pronged strategy combining distinct immunotherapy approaches:

A new dendritic-cell treatment vaccine developed by Dr. Kalinski and colleagues in collaboration with Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD, Chair of the Breast Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida


Volunteers think pink for month-long fundraiser to benefit cancer research

The Citizens Voice – Sept. 19

The annual Paint Pittston Pink initiative will hold numerous events to raise money for cancer research and clinical trials as it looks to establish namesake funds at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida. 


Alex Trebek says he needs more chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer

Today Show/NBC – Sept. 17

"Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers," said Dr. Dae Kim, a gastrointestinal oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


Alex Trebek Undergoing Chemotherapy Again After His “Numbers Went Sky High”

Prevention – Sept. 17

“Cancer patients need to discuss new symptoms with their oncologists since they can be signs of tumor growth or recurrence,” says Dae Won Kim, MD, a medical oncologist in Moffitt Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.


New Cancer Research Center

WOGX – Sept. 18

Moffitt Cancer Center and advent health are joining forces. They will provide world-class cancer treatment.


Moffitt and AdventHealth team up for cancer research

Bay News 9 – Sept. 17

Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center is expanding to central Florida thanks to a partnership with AdventHealth.


AdventHealth to partner with Moffitt on cancer research, facilities

Orlando Business Journal – Sept. 17

“By joining with Moffitt Cancer Center, we are ensuring our patients have access to Moffitt’s leading-edge research, clinical trials and novel treatments,” Daryl Tol, President & CEO


Cancer Patients in Central Florida Will Be Able To Enroll in Phase I Trials, Receive Experimental Drugs

WMFE – Sept. 17

Moffitt Cancer Center’s Dr. Dan Sullivan says these patients will receive experimental drugs that have only been tested on small groups of people. 


Survivor to Alex Trebek on pancreatic cancer’s persistence: 'Finish it'

WTSP – Sept. 17

They’re encouraging pancreatic cancer patients and their families in the Bay area to attend a symposium at Moffitt Cancer Center on Oct. 18 to learn about prevention, early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.


Hedy Lamarr Among Inductees To Florida Inventors Hall Of Fame

WUSF – Sept. 17

Other inductees for this year’s Florida Inventor Hall of Fame class include: Dr. Alan F. List, President and CEO of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, for his dedication to understanding cancer biology


AdventHealth partners with Moffitt Cancer Center to bring clinical trials to Orlando

Orlando Sentinel – Sept. 17

AdventHealth is partnering with Moffitt Cancer Center to bring to Central Florida early-phase clinical trials that will benefit cancer patients who have run out of other treatment options, the two organizations announced on Tuesday.


Transforming Blood Transfusions in Cancer Treatment

Cure – Sept. 16

“Once these antibodies form, they’re considered lifelong; therefore, the patient is always at risk of having a reaction,” says Dr. Kaaron Benson, director of the blood bank at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “We may not know about it at our hospital if it happened somewhere else.”


Moffitt Cancer Center asks state to help fund new hospital, expansions

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 16

Moffitt Cancer Center is turning to the state to ask for support in funding its major projects on and off the Tampa campus.


Moffitt Cancer Center wants to more than double its current cigarette tax take – Sept. 16

Moffitt Cancer Center wants to increase the share it gets of cigarette taxes consumers pay when they buy a pack of smokes.


Project Arthur revealed: Cancer center and research institute planned for Pasco

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 16

The centerpiece of the planned 800-acre corporate business park will be an H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute life sciences research building.

Moffitt’s CEO and president Dr. Alan List confirmed the plans last week to the Tampa Bay Times editorial board.


Florida legislators return to the fray

Politico – Sept. 16

SEEKING HELP FROM TALLAHASSEE — “In need of an upgrade, Moffitt Cancer Center seeks millions more from state cigarette tax,”


A strong case to expand Moffitt Cancer Center | Editorial

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 13

Since opening its doors three decades ago, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa has been a lifesaver for patients around the globe and a remarkable asset for the region and Florida.


Documentary On Sunshine Skyway Disaster Premieres This Weekend

WUSF – Sept. 13

Proceeds from the premiere screenings will benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research, including the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 1-Voice Foundation, Children’s Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.


Tampa Bay Lightning raise money for Hurricane Dorian relief

WTSP – Sept. 13

The NHL team's upcoming 50/50 raffle, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, will benefit areas impacted by the storm. Half the proceeds will go to help those in need.


PTSD May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Cancer Health – Sept. 13

Researchers at Harvard and Moffitt Cancer Center examined data from the Nurses’ Health Study II, which tracked the health of tens of thousands of women between 1989 and 2015 using  questionnaires sent every two years, as well as medical records.



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