July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Steve Currall has been USF president for a year. He’s very busy.

Tampa Bay Times – July 29

Levine also mentioned Currall’s efforts to strengthen the university’s ties with Moffitt Cancer Center.


MD Anderson Leads List of Top-Tier Cancer Hospitals

Asbestos.com – July 29

Included in the second 10 are H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (11), UCLA Medical Center (13), City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (15), Massachusetts General Hospital (18) and NYU Langone Hospitals (19), all of which have mesothelioma specialty programs.


Kim Sweers has your social distancing solution: boating

Venice Magazine – July 29

Sweers befriended Huizenga during this time and now sits on the board of directors for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, which Huizenga and her husband, businessman and philanthropist Wayne, avidly supported. 


What to expect at Disrupt the Bay, the local health care innovation conference

American Inno – July 29

Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to noon: Moffitt Cancer Center executives Elizabeth Lindsay-Wood (vice president and CIO) and Edmondo Robinson (chief digital innovation officer)


Salarius Pharmaceuticals to Expand Clinical Program to Target Additional Sarcomas in Ewing Sarcoma Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial

Globe Newswire – July 29

“Preclinical data and early clinical  observations involving seclidemstat suggest that the drug may have applicability in several sarcomas that share key characteristics of Ewing sarcoma,” stated Damon Reed, M.D., Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Principle Investigator of the Salarius Ewing sarcoma clinical trial. Also posted to Precision Oncology News


Dozens of Florida leaders urge: Be safe to stop the spread of COVID-19 | Commentary

Orlando Sentinel – July 29

Jack Kolosky, President, Moffitt Hospital


Four Tampa Bay hospitals get high marks on latest U.S. News and World Report ranking

Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 28

  1. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa ranked as the 11th-best adult cancer hospital in the nation.


Win/Win Medical Data Strategies

The Data Chief Podcast – July 27

Dr. Dana Rollison, VP, CDO, and ACD of Data Science at Moffitt Cancer Center, shares her work at Moffitt and how data is accelerating scientific discovery.


Miles for Moffitt goes virtual, brings together international community to fight cancer

WTSP – July 27

"With not having the in person expenses of a huge, 7,000-8,000 person event, we're able to save costs there which is really a great way to make sure more of the dollars go toward cancer research and finding the cure to cancer to help our patients," says Kaitlynne Silvers, with Moffitt Cancer Center. 


Pevonedistat Plus Azacitidine May Be of Benefit in Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

ASCO Post – July 27

David Sallman, MD, Assistant Member of the Malignant Hematology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, commented on these findings for The ASCO Post.


Oncologie Announces Upcoming Presentations at Investor Conferences

Globe Newswire – July 27

Oncologie is further optimizing the biomarker platform’s tumor microenvironment panel through multiple research collaborations, including a collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center. 


9 Health Systems Opening New Hospitals

Becker’s Hospital Review – July 27

Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center plans to begin construction on its 10-story, $400 million hospital in July. The ground breaking ceremony was in June. 


Who Is Rita Wilson Receiving Greek Citizenship?

Railly News – July 27

She joined forces with WCRF in 2016, Evelyn Lauder's Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Wilson contributed by donating "Real Hearts" pure silver and 14k gold jewelry at the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Bravehearts: Danny Torres plays this summer by the books

Telegram – July 25

He volunteered three days a week at the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa and got involved with a Challenger Little League Program and did research at St. Leo.


Dr. Shafique on the Goal of the CLASSICAL-Lung Trial With Pepinemab/Avelumab in NSCLC

OncLive – July 24

Michael R. Shafique, MD, a medical oncologist in the Department of Thoracic Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the dose escalation and expansion of pepinemab in the phase 1b/2, single arm, first-in-human, CLASSICAL-Lung study in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).


On the bright side, few people were around to see that Rays game

Tampa Bay Times – July 24

They were also the only two fans in the ballpark. Leah is a nurse at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and in April she volunteered to go to New York at the height of that area’s coronavirus crisis.


Updates in Frontline Treatment of Metastatic Liver Cancer

OncLive – July 24

Today I’m joined by 3 of my colleagues who are renowned experts in the treatment of liver cancer: Dr Richard Kim from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida; Dr Riad Salem from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois; and Dr Amit Singal from UC Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas


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