September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Lymphoma, among the 10 most common types of cancer in the Dominican Republic

Diario Libre- Sept. 27

Dr. José Sandoval-Sus, is a hematologist and oncologist at Memorial Healthcare System Hospital in South Florida, and a member of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, who will be the principal investigator at several trials involving innovative approaches to chemoimmunotherapy (a technique less toxic than chemotherapy), for the treatment of lymphoma. (Note: this article is in Spanish).


Several factors may affect immune suppression discontinuation after HCT

MDedge| Hematology & Oncology- Sept. 26

Patients older than 50 years, those with advanced stage disease, patients with a mismatched unrelated donor, and those who received peripheral blood stem cells from an unrelated donor were less likely to discontinue immune suppression successfully, Joseph Pidala, MD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues reported in JAMA Oncology.


Dr. Kohli on the Challenges of Molecular Classification in Prostate Cancer

OncLive – Sept. 25

Manish Kohli, MD, vice chair, Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the challenges of molecular classification in prostate cancer.


Morphogenesis is working on an anti-cancer vaccine

Florida Trend – Sept. 25

The vaccine, called ImmuneFx, is undergoing clinical trials at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Knowing your risk could save your life

Tampa Bay Newspapers – Sept. 25

Jane said she was lucky to find a genetic counselor at Moffitt Cancer Center, who worked with her closely to determine the right course of treatment for her.


The integration of artificially intelligent technologies with breast imaging

Applied Radiology – Sept. 25                                                                   

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. 


Moffitt to add Pasco campus?

The Laker/Lutz News – Sept. 25

A proposal by Moffitt Cancer Center to boost its share of the state’s annual cigarette tax money would support expanded cancer care and research, both in Hillsborough and Pasco counties.


Ridge Road permit coming soon, administrator says

The Laker/Lutz News – Sept. 25

It also would be good timing, in conjunction with a new $191 million expansion campus that Moffitt Cancer Center wants to create in Pasco County.


Think pink: Programs, fundraisers planned for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tampa Bay Newspapers – Sept. 25

A breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 to 7 p.m., in the Patient and Family Library on the McKinley Campus of Moffitt Cancer Center, 10920 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa.


USF physicians travel to the Bahamas to treat hurricane evacuees

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 25

Prior to their trip, the USF Health physician team sent several planeloads of medical and other supplies to the Bahamas, thanks to partners like the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, Sheltair and ExecuJet, which operated the private plane carrying the goods. Supplies included generators, first aid kids, medical supplies and infant formula. 


Shula’s Restaurant Group Giving Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FSR – Sept. 24

Shula’s Restaurant Group is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 50 cents of each cheesecake slice sold at any Shula’s Steak House or 347 Grille by Coach Shula in October, benefiting Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center via the Shula Fund. 


AIM ImmunoTech Inc. Announces a Second DoD Award, This One of $8.3 Million, to Fund Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Study Ampligen as Part of a New Treatment for Brain-Metastatic Breast Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center

Accesswire – Sept. 24

This award is to Moffitt Cancer Center for a Phase 2 clinical study of a combination of therapies, including the Company's drug Ampligen, in patients with brain-metastatic breast cancer (BMBC).


Outback Bowl Celebrates More Than 100 Charities Supported Through Giving Initiative

PR Web – Sept. 24

Outback Bowl Board Members Ed Droste, Todd Timmerman and Kevin Smith present check to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation President Maria Muller on September 12th, 2019.


Women with PTSD Symptoms Have Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Pharmacy Times – Sept. 24

Women who experienced 6 or more post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer compared with women who had never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Moffitt Cancer Center.


3 ‘less is more’ career tips for communicators

Ragan – Sept. 24

“Being connected 24/7 causes burnout and no one is immune,” says Mark Hendrickson, director of strategic communications at Moffitt Cancer Center. “My advice is to unplug from the ‘electronic monsters’ we rely on as communicators.”


Salarius Pharmaceuticals Achieves Dose-Escalation Milestones in Ongoing Phase 1/2 Ewing Sarcoma and Phase 1 Advanced Solid Tumor Clinical Trials

Globe Newswire – Sept. 24

The Ewing sarcoma study opened patient enrollment in Q3 2018 and is currently enrolling patients of 12 years of age or older at leading cancer centers in the U.S., including Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Moffitt Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Dr. Mehta on Recent Progress Made in Advanced Gastric Cancer

OncLive – Sept. 23

Rutika Mehta, MD, MPH, gastrointestinal medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses recent progress that has been made in advanced gastric cancer.


Armature Works screening Captain Marvel in support of Moffitt Cancer Center

That’s So Tampa – Sept. 23

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of Moffitt Cancer Center, Armature Works is hosting a special screening of Captain Marvel.


Hometown Pasco

Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 22

GFWC Lutz-Land O' Lakes Woman's Club members, led by chair Linda Mitchell (third from left), recently delivered a load of hand-sewn comfort pillows and seatbelt pads, turbans and non-slip socks for women being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center Out-Patient Facility and Advent Health-Fletcher as part of their Home Life service projects. 


Cancer survivor raises money for cancer hospital

Bay News 9 – Sept. 22

Caroline Gallagher -- 5-year-old cancer survivor -- presented a 5- hundred dollar check to the Moffitt cancer center at Saturday's Tampa Bay Rowdies game.


Dr. Shah on the Use of Tisagenlecleucel in Pediatric ALL

OncLive –Sept. 20

Bijal D. Shah, MD, associate professor, Department of Malignant Hematology, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the use of CAR T-cell therapy in patients with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).


It takes a community

Central Florida Health News – Sept. 20

If it turns out that a patient needs further care, Project Think Pink is partnered with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide any treatment patients may need after the initial diagnostics.


Living With a Secondary Blood Cancer

Cure – Sept. 20

“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.



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