June 12, 2020

These are the Tampa Bay area hospitals and health care centers receiving millions of dollars through the coronavirus relief fund 
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 12 (subscription required)
23. H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: $23.8 Million

Oliva: Moffitt's $117M debt plan is a 'simple disregard' for taxpayers
Politico – June 11 (subscription required)
House Speaker Jose Oliva has called for more scrutiny of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, calling a proposed $117 million capital improvement debt package a disregard to taxpayers and a misguided attempt at being clever.

Card Angels of Florida make and send cards to Tampa Bay retirement homes and hospitals
Tampa Bay Times – June 11
Theresa Calderini was a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center when she decided to start making cards six and a half years ago.

21 women making moves in healthcare leadership
Becker’s Hospital Review – June 11
14. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center named Elizabeth "Beth" Lindsay-Wood vice president and CIO.

Expert Discusses Novel Treatment Approach for TP53-Mutant MDS and AML
Targeted Oncology – June 11
What is also interesting in the data that was presented at ASH 2019 from Moffitt Cancer Center researchers demonstrated that in a proportion of patients there is a reduction in the allele burden of TP53-mutant clone in some cases, it went below the detection limits of the sequencing assay that used, which suggests that this combination therapy is targeting the TP53-mutant clone.  

Top duo leaves Savills to start their own firm
Business Observer – June 11
The O’Neils each have more than three decades of experience in the Tampa area commercial real estate business, representing clients such as Stonegate Mortgage, Feld Entertainment, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, TECO, law firm de la Parte & Gilbert and others.

Real-World Outcomes With Axicabtagene Ciloleucel Therapy in Relapsed or Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma
The ASCO Post – June 11
Frederick L. Locke, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, is the corresponding author for the Journal of Clinical Oncology article.

Tampa General CEO: HCC's Davis Islands real estate is critical for the hospital's vision of a downtown medical district 
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 11
1. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is also seeking bond issues that total $383 million to finance its expansion projects.

7 Telehealth Stocks That Have Plenty of Growth On Tap
Investor Place – June 11
Zoom: The company has signed up important clients, such as the Moffitt Cancer Center to use its video offering. 

Harvard's Charles Lieber indicted for lying to the feds, bringing US researchers' China ties back to the spotlight
Endpoint News – June 10
As an internal investigation by the Moffitt Cancer Center highlighted, collaborating with or even receiving funds from Chinese universities aren’t an offense in the government and research institutions’ eyes.

Has the Time for At-Home Cancer Care Finally Come?
Cancer Therapy Advisor - June 10
Oncologists periodically have entertained the idea of offering home cancer care, but they never fully embraced it because of logistical challenges, said hematologist Timothy Kubal, MD, MBA, medical director of the infusion center at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes show ‘remarkable’ results in advanced melanoma
Healio – June 10
“One of the areas of unmet clinical need in metastatic melanoma is what to do with patients after progression on PD-1 antibody systemic therapy,” Amod Sarnaik, MD, surgical oncologist in the department of cutaneous oncology within the immunology program and the Melanoma Center of Excellence at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as associate professor of oncology and surgery at University of South Florida, told Healio. 

Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday
WFTS – June 9
An 86-year-old woman fighting cancer got a sweet surprise from the staff at Moffitt Cancer Center's Urgent Care the day after her birthday.

Gilead and Kite to present data from cell therapy research at 25th EHA Virtual Congress
News Medical – June 9
Presentations at the congress include: Retreatment of patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma with axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) in ZUMA-1 – F. Locke, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA; The first-in-class anti-CD47 antibody magrolimab combined with azacitidine is well-tolerated and effective in MDS patients: Phase 1b results – D. Sallman, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA

Upcoming Projects, June 2020
Medical Construction and Design – June 2020
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Alex Killorn nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Tampa Bay Lightning – June 9
He joined forces with teammate Ryan McDonagh in February to host the inaugural "Jam Kancer in the Kan" Kan Jam tournament at Sparkman Wharf, which raised over $102,000 for the Adolescent and Young Adult program at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lightning’s Alex Killorn nominated for Masterton Trophy
Tampa Bay Times – June 9
Killorn took on a bigger, more public role in the community, too. He and defenseman Ryan McDonagh co-hosted a Kan Jam (a Frisbee-based yard game) tournament —that raised more than $100,000 for the adolescent and young adult program at the Moffit Cancer Center.

Killorn nominated for Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy
Bay News 9 – June 9
Killhorn remains involved in the community and raised money for Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. 

8 recent leadership changes affecting health IT
Becker’s Hospital Review – June 9
Becker’s Hospital Review recently reported the following health IT executive moves affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center named Elizabeth "Beth" Lindsay-Wood vice president and CIO. 

Ramucirumab Shows Promise in Mesothelioma Clinical Trial
Asbestos.com - June 9
That combination trial, which is still accepting new patients, is being conducted at the Regions Hospital Cancer Center in St. Paul, Minnesota; the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit; the Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Updates in Frontline Treatment of Metastatic Liver Cancer
OncLive – June 7
Richard Kim, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center-Tampa, Florida 

Marco Rubio Wants to Hold China Accountable on Higher Ed, Coronavirus
Florida Daily - June 8
“There’s been instances like the professor at Harvard or researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in my own home state of Florida who were deriving a paycheck from their own institution, Harvard or Moffitt, but they were also secretly getting a paycheck and sharing the exact same research with an institution in China, and that was not being disclosed.

Movers & Influencers
Florida Trend – June 9
Elizabeth "Beth" Lindsay-Wood, MBA, CHCIO, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as vice president and chief information officer.

More patients living to tell tale of cancer
The Villages Daily Sun – June 8
Anxiety and depression are common among survivors, said Dr. Smitha Pabbathi, medical director of the survivorship clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center, conditions often driven by fear of reoccurrence.

‘We’ve Got To Go Forward:’ Update On Redevelopment Plans For Tampa Areas Hit By Looters
WUSF – June 8
The area draws four million tourists per year, and is home to Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital and Advent Health.

Here’s how Moffitt will pay for a $339 million hospital expansion
St. Pete Catalyst – June 5
Moffitt Cancer Center plans two bond issues, totaling $383 million, to finance construction of a hospital expansion and other capital improvements.

12 recent hospital, health system executive moves
Becker’s Hospital Review – June 5
Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center named Elizabeth "Beth" Lindsay-Wood vice president and CIO.  

Elizabeth Lindsay-Wood Joins Moffitt Cancer Center as Chief Information Officer
Security Magazine – June 5
Elizabeth “Beth” Lindsay-Wood, MBA, CHCIO, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as vice president and chief information officer (CIO). 

The Beat
Tampa Bay Innovation – June 5
The grant is through the Minority Business Development Agency for “inner city innovation hubs” and if received, will help the organizations work together to bolster the innovation community within the 25K-acre “Uptown” area, which houses University Mall, USF and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.


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