January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

Incidence and Clinical Presentation of MCL

OncLive – Jan. 30

Bijal Shah, MD: Absolutely. It makes up around 3% to 5% of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and that’s going to count for somewhere around 3000 cases a year. In terms of presentation, it is variable. 


Treatment of Newly Diagnosed DLBCL

OncLive – Jan. 30

Panelists include Julio Chavez, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center; Nathan H. Fowler, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Andre Goy, MD, MS, John Theurer Cancer Center - Hackensack University Medical Center; Kami Maddocks, MD, The Ohio State University; Peter Martin, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine; Grzegorz S. Nowakowski, MD, Mayo Clinic


China’s Funding of U.S. Researchers Raises Red Flags

Wall Street Journal – Jan. 30

Wall Street Journal examination of dozens of similar offers involving researchers at the University of Texas’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emory University, the University of Kansas, Michigan’s Van Andel Institute, Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center and elsewhere in recent years shows how the influx of Chinese money has jolted generally accepted views of academic freedom and national security, leaving both the U.S. government and research communities grappling with how to respond.


Jeff Ferry: China pilfering costly US medical research from labs, universities

Waco Tribune Herald – Jan. 30

Arguably the most significant investigation came last month at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Two Moffitt executives and four researchers resigned over “compliance violations” that linked them to China’s Thousand Talents program. Also posted by the Morning Journal


Moffitt Cancer Center hosts annual luncheon at Michael’s on the Bay

Sarasota Observer - Jan. 30

The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation brought its annual luncheon to Michael's on the Bay on Jan. 30


Treatment for High-Risk Asymptomatic Myeloma

OncLive – Jan. 29

It’s truly my pleasure to welcome and participating today on our distinguished panel: … Dr Ken Shain, assistant member in the Department of Malignant Hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.


Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome

OncLive – Jan. 29

Rami Komrokji, MD: I think they’re well covered, and I think it’s becoming more standard-of-care to get them. I think the utilization varies a little bit by the community practices in oncology.


T.E.N. Announces 2020 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Southeast Awards Nominees

Newswire – Jan. 29

This year’s ISE® Southeast Judges include: … Dave Summitt, Chief Information Security Officer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute


Harvard professor charged over China ties in case with echoes of Moffitt, UF

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 28

Thousand Talents has figured prominently in Florida, where Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida have recently come under scrutiny.


Top Harvard chemist charged with lying about ties to Chinese government program

STAT – Jan. 28

The U.S. probe has led to dozens of investigations by U.S. institutions, as well as the dismissals and resignations of scientists and executives at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. 


Harvard prof charged

Genome Web – Jan. 28

This had led to researchers being dismissed or resigning from numerous institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emory University, and the Moffitt Cancer Center for failing to disclose outside funding sources.


Molecular Testing for AML

OncLive – Jan. 28

Rami Komrokji, MD:  At the beginning they are very informative, but we do the same. Whenever there’s a change, we check because that gives you a wonderful opportunity, whether it’s in patients in current clinical trials or using some of the agents we have now.


AdventHealth expands reach in Pasco

Tampa Bay Times

The hospital chain recently closed on the $4.5 million purchase of 18 acres at … Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Center and satellite outpatient cancer center.


China targeting U.S. medical research

Advance Local – Jan. 28

Arguably the most significant investigation came last month at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Moffitt executives and four researchers resigned over “compliance violations” that linked them to China’s Thousand Talents program. 


After 70 years, service members are finally filing medical malpractice claims against the US military

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 27

Today, Stayskal, 38, receives treatment at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. He works at Fort Bragg in an administrative position at the sniper course. His cancer is stage 4 and is terminal, but he tries to focus on raising his young family.


Moffitt Cancer Center doctor asks Ringling students to use VR to aid patients

Florida Trend – Jan. 27

Dr. Sarah Hoffe, who heads Moffitt Cancer Center’s gastrointestinal radiation oncology section, is well schooled in treating cancer, but still looks for ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that patients feel during treatment.


Theft of universities’ secrets fuels US crackdown on Chinese talent programmes

Chemistry World – Jan. 27

The Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida has also fallen foul of these rules.


Keep probing China’s connections to Florida’s Research Institutions

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 25

The secret jobs and payments provided by China to researchers at the University of Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center are greater than initially reported.


Barred before, active duty can now file malpractice claims

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 25

Today, Stayskal receives treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Firms on the move: Deloitte names Fordham FanTAXtic champs

Accounting Today – Jan. 25

The Baker Tilly Foundation announced recipients of its third annual Wishes campaign, wherein team members nominate nonprofit organizations to receive a $10,000 donation and 40 hours of volunteer time. This year’s recipients include ACTION-Housing Inc., American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Beyond Hunger, Computer CORE, and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Foundation.

Anderson: A decade after the Winter Olympics, life hasn’t been smooth skating

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Jan. 26

She was treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and a bone marrow donor was found to save her life. 


‘Every hospital needs to be vigilant’: China targets American medical research, senators warn

Washington Examiner, Jan. 25

The scandal at Moffitt Cancer Center involved a Chinese American researcher who allegedly recruited CEO Alan List and three other colleagues to join China's Thousand Talents program that aims to recruit high-level scientists and talents from abroad.


Adding lymphopenia component ‘improves’ FLIPI

MD Edge – Jan. 24

George Yang, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and his colleagues described results with the FLIPI-L in a letter published in Blood Cancer Journal.


Guest column: China targeting U.S. medical research

The Mercury – Jan. 24

Arguably the most significant investigation came last month at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 


Rubio Joins Scott, Cotton In Urging American Hospitals To Protect U.S. Research From China's Interference

PublicNow – Jan. 24

Just recently, Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida announced that several members of their leadership team, including their President and CEO, resigned after connections were discovered with Communist China's Thousand Talent Recruitment Plans. 


Attorney: Moffitt has made a “very irresponsible decision”—Thomas Sellers “never was a participant” in China’s Thousand Talents Program

The Cancer Letter – Jan. 24

Contrary to declarations by Moffitt Cancer Center, Thomas Sellers, the institution’s ousted director, was not involved in the Thousand Talents program sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, said a Florida attorney who represents Sellers in preparing a lawsuit against the cancer center.


Moffitt’s internal investigation: Scientists did not disclose funding from state-sponsored programs in China

The Cancer Letter – Jan. 24

On Jan. 17, Moffitt Cancer Center officials delivered the final report of the institution’s internal investigation to the Florida legislature, alleging that top leaders and researchers at the cancer center had opened personal bank accounts in China and received unreported personal payments and other research support.


Report describes offshore accounts held by Moffitt scientists involved in China’s Thousand Talents program

The Cancer Letter – Jan. 24

A report released by Moffitt officials earlier this week presents one version of events, delivering a public rebuke of six ousted scientists and providing an account of their undisclosed relationships with China and, for the first time, naming four of the six researchers who were “separated” from the institution.


Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation hosting Sarasota luncheon

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Jan. 24

The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host its annual Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon in Sarasota on Jan. 30 at Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave. 


Sacked Moffitt Officials Didn't Report Chinese Financial Ties

MedPage Today – Jan. 23

The Moffitt shake-up is the latest event in the federal government's push to thwart intellectual property theft by China at U.S. research institutions.


Current Standards and New Directions in AML

MedPage Today – Jan. 23

There is much debate about the new drugs developed to treat AML, says Jeffrey Lancet, MD



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