February 7, 2020

February 07, 2020

Moffitt’s push for state money is clouded by China investigation

Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 7            

A scandal that recently forced six Moffitt Cancer Center employees to resign has not dampened the center’s push for nearly $400 million in state money to fund a major expansion.


Figure skating legend Scott Hamilton talks about battles with cancer

Kane County Chronicle – Feb. 7

We work with Moffitt Cancer Center. It was their idea to base something on the story of how my mom told me because they were very moved by that.


Knight Parade on Saturday

WFTS – Feb. 7

The members will hand out beads at all children's hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the James Haley VA, then they will ride alummed notes in ybor city in the annual night parade at 7:00 o'clock


Kancer Jam

WFLA – Feb. 7

Today's the first ever cancer jam. Ryan Mcdonagh and Alex Killorn are hosting this event. The event gives fans a chance to compete in a 32 team can jam tournament with the entire boats roster. All of the proceeds will go to the Moffitt Cancer Center.


The Cardio-Oncologist Will See You Now

Scientific American – Feb. 6

Since the field’s formal origin in 2000, many centers, such as the Rush University Medical Center, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Vanderbilt University, have employed cardio-oncologists.


CRISPR Gene Editing Creates 'Designer' Immune Cells That Fight Cancer

Health Day – Feb. 6

But current therapies have major limitations, said Dr. Jose Conejo-Garcia, chair of immunology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.


A look at figure skater Scott Hamilton’s kids book

Daily Mail TV – Feb. 6

It’s a way for kids to understand how we deal with cancer and allows them to open up a kind and gentle conversation.


Moffitt investigation

WMFE – Feb. 6

An investigation by Moffitt Cancer Center provides more details into why it’s CEO, director and four researchers resigned in December amid conflict of interest violations.


Bernie and Sid in the morning

WABC Radio – Feb. 5

It’s called Fritzy Finds a Hat and it helps people  talk to children about cancer and it benefits Scott Hamilton cares foundation and Moffitt Cancer Center.


Scott Hamilton Out With Children’s Book “Fritzy Finds A Hat” To Help Kids Deal With Cancer

Good Day New York – Feb. 5

My cares foundation, Scott CARES.org and the Moffitt Cancer Center who I adore because they are brilliant, they are inventive, they are bold in their science. This partnership has been really an extraordinary adventure.


Twenty-Four Health Care Organizations Win The First John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge

PR Newswire – Feb. 5

The 24 winning organizations are: … Moffitt Cancer Center


Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh, Alex Killorn look to ‘Jam Kancer’

Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 6

Alex Killorn’s Instagram post piqued Lizette Robles’ interest. Robles works at Moffitt Cancer Center and had met the Lightning wing when he visited the facility a few years ago.


Moffitt Investigation Faults Doctors For Not Disclosing China Relationships

WUSF – Jan. 5

An investigation by the Moffitt Cancer Center found that its CEO, director and four researchers did not report their participation in a Chinese program that was paying them tens of thousands of dollars.


Scott Hamilton's New Book Teaches Kids How to 'Make the Best' of Their Parents' Cancer Diagnoses

People.com – Feb. 4

“We love Moffitt Cancer Center and we love the way they are embedded and they are really good at a lot of things.”


New Children’s book opens conversation about cancer

CBS – Feb. 4

"Fritzy Finds a Hat" is a new book that helps parents have a gentle conversation with their kids when a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Olympic gold medalist and author of the book, Scott Hamilton, joined CBSN AM to discuss. “I work with Moffitt Cancer Center and all the proceeds will go to fund groundbreaking research.”


Scott Hamilton shares personal story behind his children’s book

NBC’s Today Show – Feb. 4

Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about his new children’s book, “Fritzy Finds a Hat,” in which he helps parents talk with children about cancer.


Moffitt concludes internal investigation into ties with China, but questions remain

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 4

Moffitt Cancer Center's investigation into faculty and their connections with China has revealed that those involved knew they were not disclosing financial information to the Tampa cancer center.


Florida state legislator fears overreaction in probe of foreign research ties

Science – Feb. 4

But after six scientists from the University of Florida (UF) and the Moffitt Cancer Center were dismissed recently because they hid such relationships, Geller hopes the Republican-led panel on which he serves doesn’t simply propose outlawing such foreign collaborations.


U.S. cancer centers embroiled in Chinese research thefts

MD Edge – Feb. 4

The most serious allegations have been leveled against six former employees of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.


The Endless War – The One Against Cancer

The American Spectator – Feb. 4

Researchers are busy all over the country, working around the clock, in venues that range from little startup biotechs to large and complex institutions like the Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where I recently spent a few days.


The Amount of Funds

Genome Web – Feb. 4

The US National Institutes of Health last year sent letters to a number of institutions to ask about researchers' potentially undisclosed ties to foreign governments, which led to dismissals or resignations at numerous institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emory University, and the Moffitt Cancer Center, for failing to disclose outside funding.


People on the Move

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 3

Krystyna Kowalczyk has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the chief executive officer of the institution’s new contract research organization (CRO) with a focus on immunotherapy. 


Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer

PR Newswire - Feb. 3

Proceeds from the book will benefit vital cancer research through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as Moffitt's Families First program. Also shared on KLBB, KTVN, Ladies Want More, KWTV, KAKE, The Morning News, KOTV, WBOC2, Daily Times Leader, Lezard, Benzinga, Double T, MENA, KLKN, Buffalo News, Inyo Register, Interndaily, NewsBlaze, Fox 34, WBOC, WLNE, WRCB, Spark Health MD,


US Cancer Centers Embroiled in Chinese Research Thefts

Medscape – Feb. 3

The most serious allegations have been leveled against six former employees of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.


Harvard chemistry chief’s arrest over China links shocks researchers

Nature – Feb. 3

And the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, recently reported that six employees, including the chief executive, were forced to resign over failing to disclose their connection to the programme.


Beyond Harvard Prof's Arrest, Increased Scrutiny Over Research Conflicts Sparks 'A Whole Lot Of Anxiety'

WBUR – Feb. 3

Last December, six people were dismissed from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida for unreported links to a Chinese medical university.


Beyond Harvard Prof's Arrest, Increased Scrutiny Over Research Conflicts Sparks 'A Whole Lot Of Anxiety'

WBUR – Feb. 3

Last December, six people were dismissed from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida for unreported links to a Chinese medical university.


People Deserve Answers – Letter to the Editor

Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 2

This editorial about researchers at the University of Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center raises serious questions of medical ethics, conflicts of interest, best professional practices and institutional accountability as well as Chinese theft of intellectual property and valuable research.


Are Car T-Cell Therapies Worth the Costs?

ASH Clinical News – Feb. 1

In this edition of Drawing First Blood, ASH Clinical News asked Frederick Locke, MD, coleader of the Immunology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, and John K. Lin, MD, from the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University, to answer the question, “Are CAR T-cell therapies for lymphoma worth their high costs?”


Moffitt Officials Resign, HHS Awards $319 Million to National Health Service Corps, and more

ASH Clinical News – Feb. 1

Six officials and researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, have resigned amid a controversy related to research collaboration with Chinese investigators. Both the center’s CEO, Alan List, MD, and its vice president and Cancer Center director, Thomas Sellers, PhD, left their leadership positions.


Harvard Professor Charged with ‘False Statements’ about China Ties
Learning English – Feb. 1

In December, Alan List resigned as chief executive officer and president of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. 


Villages 101: Who was Evan Richards?

Villages News – Feb. 1

Richards also was a member of the Sumter Republican Executive Committee, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, a driving force behind the Moffitt Cancer Center coming to The Villages and a mentor with Take Stock in Children, where he mentored 13 young men in the last eight years of his life.



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