January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

Shannon’s Walk

WTSP – Jan. 16

She will donate the money to the Moffitt Cancer Center directly to fund the research on adrenal cancer


Sharp declines for lung cancer, melanoma deaths fuel record drop in cancer mortality

MD Edge – Jan. 16

While the decline in lung cancer death rates is good news, the disease remains a major killer, responsible for more deaths than breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer combined, said Jacques P. Fontaine, MD, a thoracic surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.


Cure on Wheels completes drive to capitol, raises $35,000 for cancer research

WCTV – Jan. 15

The money raised by the group Cure on Wheels is helping to raise research at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Moffitt pushes for cancer research funds

WFLA – Jan. 15

Fighting for funding cancer patients caregivers and staff for Moffitt Cancer Center took to Tallahassee today to advocate for more money.


Moffitt Day at State Capitol

WTSP – Jan. 15

Today is Moffitt Day at the state capital in patients, caregivers and advocates got on a bus this morning at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research

The Scientist – Jan. 15

Florida is launching a statewide investigation into US research exploitation after four University of Florida faculty members and six employees of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa failed to disclose ties to foreign programs, reports the Tampa Bay Times. 


Florida Calls for Greater Protections Against Chinese Espionage at Universities

Epoch Times  – Jan. 16

Scott’s request to local university presidents came on the heels of a major executive shakeup at the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center, a research institute that falls under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Push for fight against cancer

WFLA – 5:30 a.m., Jan. 15

Taking the fight against cancer to the steps of the capitol what patients caregivers and staff are Moffitt Cancer Center are hoping to achieve with a trip to Tallahassee.


Push for fight against cancer

WFLA – 6 a.m., Jan. 15

Happening today, cancer patients and also some volunteers are taking their fight against the deadly disease straight to the state capital's 8 on your side's Megan Gannon joins us now live from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa


Moffitt advocates head to capitol

WTSP – Jan. 15

This morning Moffitt Cancer Center will send doctors, caregivers and patients to the state capital for Moffitt.


Cyclists arrive in Tallahassee

WFTS – Jan. 15

Today's Moffitt day at the Florida capitol. Advocates can discuss the importance of cancer research with state lawmakers.


4 UF faculty leave as officials investigate foreign meddling

WJXT – Jan. 14

Last month, the CEO, a vice president and four researchers resigned from Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center after being linked to the possible exploitation of American-funded research by China.


Dwayne Hawkins honored as Lightning Community Hero

Lightning – Jan. 14

In addition, Hawkins championed cancer research efforts while serving eight years on the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation Board. During his time on the board, Hawkins established the $600,000 Hawkins Stem Cell Endowed Chair at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2012.


University of Florida also a target in foreign research scandal

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 14

The school now joins the ranks of Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, which last month became part of the government’s inquiry into whether America’s investment in top scientific research is being systematically stolen by foreign actors.


Chris Sprowls, set to be next House Speaker, combines community ideals, fiscal pragmatism

Florida Politics – Jan. 14

In December, the Chief Executive Officer and President of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute resigned, as did a vice president and four researchers, after a federal investigation over possible exploitation of American-backed medical research by China. 


Bristol-Myers licenses potential leukemia therapy developed at Moffitt

Catalyst – Jan. 13

ANP Technologies Inc.  and Fulgent Pharma LLC, through their partner Moffitt Cancer Center, have successfully licensed the rights to develop a novel targeted therapy in the area of leukemia to Celgene, recently acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY). 


Moffitt Cancer Center's 1st chief digital innovation officer: Don't forget about the people behind the innovation

Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 13

Though it has been barely one month since Moffitt Cancer Center named Edmondo Robinson, MD, chief digital innovation officer of the Tampa, Fla.-based organization, Dr. Robinson has already dived headfirst into the newly created role.


Pasco says there will be traffic on Ridge Road extension in 9 months

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 13

Already, the planned road will serve as an east-west route through the giant Angeline development and its 800-acre commerce park that recruited an expanded H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center has its lead entity.


Lennar proposes ‘agrihood’ on Angeline project in Pasco

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 13

Lennar’s Angeline, formerly known as Project Arthur, is a planned 7,000-acre project that originally proposed as many as 11,495 homes, 5.4 million square feet of non-residential uses and an 800-acre corporate business park, in which an expanded H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has been identified as the lead entity.


Florida Lawmakers Probe 'Foreign Meddling' in Research

Inside Higher ED – Jan. 13

He cited in his announcement “recent revelations” regarding the freestanding Moffitt Cancer Center.


Cancer survivors and fighters bike 325 miles to Florida capitol to advocate for research funding

WTSP – Jan. 12

“I’m a cancer survivor myself, I was treated at Moffitt. Two bone marrow transplants. I am alive -- 15 years later. Hopefully, nobody ever needs Moffitt Cancer Center, but it’s in our own backyard," said Richard Spayde the co-founder of Cure on Wheels. 


"Cure on Wheels" Begins 10th Annual Capitol Bike Ride for Cancer Research

Bay News 9 – Jan. 12

The riders left Sunday morning from Moffitt Cancer Center, headed up the Florida Capitol for Moffitt Day, where they will push for more funding for cancer research. Also shared on Central Florida News 13.


ANP Technologies, in Partnership with Fulgent Pharma, Teams with Moffitt Cancer Center to Develop a New Class of Leukemia Therapies

BusinessWire – Jan. 10

ANP Technologies Inc. (ANP) and Fulgent Pharma LLC through their partner Moffitt Cancer Center have successfully licensed the rights to develop a novel targeted therapy in the area of leukemia to Celgene (CELG), now Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY), a landmark deal that leverages ANP’s nanotherapeutic platform technology. 


Anixa and Moffitt Seek to Improve Potency of CAR T-cell Candidate for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer News Today – Jan. 10

Anixa Biosciences and Moffitt Cancer Center are seeking to develop a more potent version of their immunotherapy candidate for ovarian cancer, based on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell technology, to make it more powerful against ovarian cancer.


'I Called a Stroke Alert on Myself': What We Heard This Week

MedPage Today – Jan. 10

"Is it ideal? No, but it's a wonderful opportunity that doesn't exist in other countries, and it looks like people are taking advantage of it." -- Anna Giuliano, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, on the increasing rate of "catch-up" HPV vaccination in the U.S.



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