January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Florida joins U.S. government in probing foreign ties of researchers

Science – Jan. 9

The Florida effort is triggered by revelations last month that six scientists at the Moffitt Cancer Center had been dismissed for failing to disclose their participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program. 

 

Moffitt Officials Resign After Investigation Reveals Disclosure Problems Related To Chinese Researchers

ASH Clinical News – Jan. 9

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 the director of Moffitt Cancer Center, Thomas Sellers, PhD, left their leadership positions.

 

Moffitt Therapy Dog Named Cooper Meets Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Jon Cooper

WDAE – Jan. 9

What an awesome time today at Amalie Arena as some of the therapy dogs from the Moffitt Cancer Center stopped by for a visit. Cooper, named after Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, met the coach and hung out with the captain Dave Andreychuk as well.

 

How Zoom Better Enables Patient Care, Employee Development at Moffitt Cancer Center

Zoom – Jan. 9

Our latest case study with Moffitt Cancer Center details just how critical it is for doctors, nurses, specialists, labs, and so many others involved in a patient’s care to effectively communicate and collaborate. 

 

'No evidence' that talcum powder causes ovarian cancer new review finds

NHS – Jan. 8

The researchers who carried out the study were from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, National Cancer Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Social and the company Scientific Systems Inc., all in the US.

 

Local teen attracts attention for her compassion, good works

The Laker/Lutz News

Hope Lodge provides temporary free lodging for cancer patients and caregivers of those patients receiving outpatient care at nearby Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

MLK Fest around the corner

Plant City Observer – Jan. 8

There will be more than 20 vendors and representatives from Moffitt Cancer Center, cooking experts with live demonstrations on healthy eating and health care professionals offering free diagnoses will all be on site. 

 

More Progress in HPV Vaccination

Medpage Today – Jan. 8

The report highlights an area of progress for the national HPV immunization effort, said Anna Giuliano, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

 

A New Approach to Cancer Treatment Draws Lessons From Darwin

Wall Street Journal – Jan. 7

Robert Gatenby, the co-founder of Florida-based Moffitt Cancer Center’s new Center of Excellence for Evolutionary Therapy, is a pioneer in the field and driving the bulk of the work in the U.S. on adaptive therapy. 

 

Committee created to inquire into Chinese meddling at research universities

WCTV- Jan. 7

The resignation of the CEO at Moffitt Cancer Center and several researchers sparked allegations of Chinese meddling in taxpayer funded cancer research.

Two more research institutions caught up in federal crackdown on foreign influence

Tech Transfer Central – Jan. 7

Meanwhile in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, the Moffitt Cancer Center underwent a major shake-up in late December when CEO Dr. Alan List, a vice president and four researchers abruptly resigned in the wake of allegations related to China’s involvement in research conducted there. 

 

Cancer research company in Tampa nears breakthrough

83 Degrees Media – Jan. 7

“I know that along the way, USF has been very helpful to her and her relationship with the Moffitt Cancer Center is amazing. This cross-pollination is exactly what we want in the district.”

 

State Rep. Chris Sprowls talks what's next in Moffitt Cancer Center probe

WTSP – Jan. 6

Amid allegations that vital cancer research may have been compromised to China, the CEO of Tampa-based Moffit Cancer Center resigned.

 

6 recent hospital and health system executive resignations

Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 6

Tampa, Fla.-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on Dec. 18 accepted the resignations of President and CEO Alan F. List, MD, and Thomas Sellers, an executive vice president and center director at Moffitt.

 

Top exec, researchers resign from Moffitt Cancer Center over concern of IP theft by China

Fierce Healthcare – Jan. 6                    

Several top executives stepped down from Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida—including President and CEO Alan List—following concerns about Chinese interference in research there. 

 

Forty Seven: Early Indications Suggest Magrolimab Could Be A Winner

Seeking Alpha – Jan. 6

Trial investigator David Sallman, M.D., H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute had this to say on the publication of the encouraging early data: ”The data that continue to emerge from this clinical trial are incredibly exciting, suggesting that the combination of magrolimab and azacitidine may offer the first new therapeutic regimen in over a decade, with the potential to induce meaningful and lasting responses in patients with higher-risk disease.”

 

Moffitt Cancer Center CEO, center director resign after compliance review

Healthcare Business – Jan. 6

The Board of Directors of Moffitt Cancer Center (Moffitt) today accepted the resignation of its president and CEO, Dr. Alan List, and the center director, Thomas Sellers, for violations of conflict of interest rules through their work in China. Timothy J. Adams, institute board chairman, will assume overall operational responsibilities while a national CEO search is underway.

 

Green Beret's cancer battle changes medical malpractice law for members of the military

WTVT – Jan. 4

Richard took on two fights; one against cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and the other fight against the system in Washington.  Also seen on WAGA

 

Florida House to probe Chinese infiltration of state-funded cancer research center

The Center Square – Jan. 4

The Florida House will investigate “Chinese meddling in taxpayer-funded research” following a series of resignations at the Moffitt Cancer Center, a research nonprofit created by the Legislature in 1981 at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

 

State lawmakers look into China ties

WTKS-FM – Jan. 5

State lawmakers are looking into whether Florida and American taxpayers are being exploited by China after a National Institutes of health warning which led to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa looking into ties to Chinese researchers.

 

Horizon Therapeutics' Stock Up in a Year on Pipeline Progress

Yahoo Finance – Jan. 3

An investigator-initiated study at the Moffitt Cancer Center is underway and enrolling patients.

Here's what triggered the Moffitt Cancer Center investigation of China ties and what could happen

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 3

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has served as a beacon of high-standard cancer research, attracting thousands to its campus in search of being treated by a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

 

Links to China Prompt Purge at Moffitt Cancer Center

IP Watchdog – Jan. 2

Underscoring the seriousness of the threat posed by the Chinese government’s campaign to obtain results of U.S. publicly funded research, the Board of Directors at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida announced that its President and CEO, Dr. Alan List, along with center director, Timothy Sellers, suddenly resigned after an internal review found they had violated conflict of interest rules regarding their relationships with China. Four researchers also abruptly left. 

 

Rep. Bob Latta helps pass law to hang up on robocalls

Lima Ohio – Jan. 1

A representative of Florida’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute told Latta’s committee that scammers who claim to be from his institution are calling consumers across the nation to demand their insurance and payment information. 

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