April 3, 2020

April 03, 2020

Top large workplaces in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times – April 3

No. 15: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute


Tampa Bay nurses were told not to wear masks in hallways. Now hospitals are changing the rules.

WTSP – April 2

A Moffitt Cancer Center spokesperson tells 10Investigates the hospital was following CDC guidelines when it instructed doctors and nurses not to wear masks in the hallways and during routine patient care but changed its policy Friday.


Tampa Bay hospitals' bed availability data shows decrease in stays

Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 2

Here are several Hillsborough County hospitals with the lowest:

  1. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 24.6 percent


Here’s how many hospital beds are available in Tampa Bay right now

Tampa Bay Times – April 2              

The state’s data included some specialized health care facilities, like rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals. Moffitt Cancer Center was also included. 


High Response Rates to CAR-T Seen in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Cancer Therapy Advisor – April 2

Very few of these patients are candidates for stem cell transplantation. “There are no good treatment options for MCL after failing BTK inhibitors,” said Julio Chavez, MD, who researches and treats lymphoma at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.  


Highlighting Heroes

WFLA – April 2

Today 8 On Your Side is highlighting heroes and today we honor Patria Liz Casalduc. She’s an RN at Moffitt Cancer Center.


No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

Medscape – April 2

John Greene, MD, section chief, Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, pointed out that the Chinese safety plan, which is full of "good measures," is being largely used at his center. 


The Best Cities for Healthcare

Blogarama – April 2

The second of three Florida cities on the list is Tampa, the largest on the state's western coast and the third-largest overall along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The city offers 23 hospitals, including the century-old Tampa General Hospital at the tip of the Davis Islands and Moffitt Cancer Center, the only comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, which was rated among the top 10 cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


Run From The Rays goes virtual due to coronavirus

Sun Sentinel - April 2

Past race beneficiaries include the Caridad Center of Palm Beach County, Melanoma Research at Moffitt Cancer Center now partnered with Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Lynn Cancer Center, Dermatology Medical Missions, Inc., The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, The League of Ribbons at Lynn Cancer Center, The Melanoma Foundation of New England, the Boca Raton High School Swim Team and The Boca West Children’s Foundation and Special Compass.


Local entrepreneurs get creative in support of healthcare workers, filling community needs

83 Degrees – April 2

Since then, they’ve distributed bottles to more local hospitals, including Johns Hopkins All Children’s in St. Petersburg and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Coastal Stars: Boca couple cherishes people connections in support of arts, kids

The Coastal Star – April 1

Meanwhile, Dr. Packer did his residency through USF at Tampa General and received advanced training in neurosurgical oncology at Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center and Research Institute.


COVID-19 adds worry and unexpected costs to Castlegar woman’s cancer fight

Nelson Star – April 1

Rodrigues learned about a drug therapy being tried at the Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida.


Cancer patients plead: 'Please, please, please stay home' during COVID-19 pandemic

WTVT – April 1

"A year-and-a-half old, that is how strong my immune system is right now," Work explained via video chat just hours after being discharged from Moffitt Cancer Center. "Could COVID kill [cancer patients]? Absolutely, it is very dangerous. It would be very hard to fight."


Tampa nurses get married as bride’s father walks her down the aisle over FaceTime

WFLA – March 31

Cody, a nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center and Skye, a nurse at St. Joseph’s Neuroscience Institute, are both on the front lines of coronavirus. 


Cancer Researchers Use Evolution to Target Drug Resistance

The Scientist – April 1

To Gatenby, a radiologist and codirector of the Center of Excellence for Evolutionary Therapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center, the parallels to cancer were obvious.


Multidisciplinary Treatment Strategies for Well-Differentiation Neuroendocrine Tumors

Targeted Oncology – March 31

In an interview with Targeted Oncology at SOGO 2020, Strosberg, associate professor, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, explained the importance of having multidisciplinary teams when treating patients with NETs.


Hall of Fame RB Edgerrin James Is Making the World a Better Place After the NFL

Sportscasting.com - March 30

In April 2009, James’ longtime girlfriend and mother of four of his children Andia Wilson died of leukemia. While juggling being a father and a football player, James was also there for her during her battle with leukemia towards the end of his career. When he could, he would travel from Arizona to Tampa Bay during the season to be by her side at the Moffitt Cancer Center, according to FOX59.


Gen Zers and Millennials can help us fight coronavirus despite bad rap for taking pandemic lightly, say experts

MEAWW – March 30

"Younger people always have a sense of invincibility, that they’re not vulnerable to serious illnesses, and it doesn’t weigh on their minds much," John Greene, the chief of infectious diseases at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told USA Today.


Using Zoom for Telehealth & Virtual Care

Zoom Blog – March 30

Moffitt Cancer Center, the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast, uses audio and video to allow pathology teams to collaborate in real time with operating rooms. This leads to faster, more informed decision-making, less time under anesthesia for the patient, and the potential for better clinical outcomes.


Put on skin cream and wear protective eye wear when working from home, top skincare doctor warns and says staring at phone, TV and computer for hours risks 'invisible sunburn'

Daily Mail – March 30

Research suggests that exposing yourself to the light late at night confuses the body's internal clock and triggers the production of Cortisol, a hormone that interrupts sleep.

That disruption has also been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, according to scientists at the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Moffitt identifies novel therapeutic targets in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

EurekAlert – March 30

In a new article published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer Research, Moffitt scientists report on their identification of potential therapeutic targets for cuSCC.


Testing Cancer Patients for the Coronavirus

Cancer Today – March 29

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, initially sent their patients to testing sites in the community set up through BayCare Health System.


'Reckless' Gen Z got bad information on coronavirus. Here's what experts want them to know

USA Today – March 27

"Younger people always have a sense of invincibility, that they’re not vulnerable to serious illnesses, and it doesn’t weigh on their minds much," said John Greene, the chief of infectious diseases at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


Medical Students Concerned

WFLA – March 28

The dean at FSU College of Medicine says the decision was difficult I've had a lot of students actually complain we took them off the clinical rotations and Anthony Pseudo will be working at the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Florida’s medical and nursing students ready for coronavirus fight

WFLA – March 28

Suda will be working at Moffitt Cancer Center.


How running keeps one man's memories of his wife close to his heart

News & Record – March 27

Eric said he is running to raise awareness, to let people know that even healthy people need to be checked and screened regularly because cancer doesn’t discriminate. He is also raising money in Heather’s name through Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which is where Heather received her treatment.


FCC launches group to protect hospitals from robocalls

RCR Wireless News – March 27

David Summit, who is chief information security officer for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, testified before a House subcommittee last April, saying that he was representing hundreds of healthcare organizations which were experiencing the impact of such calls, or calls which try to deceive consumers by making it appear that their illegal scam calls are actually coming from a hospital.


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