June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

Spotlight: Healthcare

Florida Trend – June 2020

John Cleveland is the new executive vice president and center director of Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. He had been Moffitt’s assistant cancer director of basic science.


Black patients less represented in pharmaceutical-led vs. NCI-sponsored cancer trials

Healio – June 25

Perspective: Jong Park, PhD, and Clement Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Moffitt Cancer Center


MediciNova Announces Positive Preclinical Results Regarding MN-166 (ibudilast) in Glioblastoma (GBM) Published in Frontiers in Immunology

Globe Newswire – June 25

Dr. Lathia, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum (previously at the Cleveland Clinic, now at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL) and colleagues previously reported on findings that GBM patients had higher levels of immune suppressive myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the tumor microenvironment and they tended to be resistant to and dependent on macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). 


Hospitals concerned about ICU bed capacity as Hillsborough County coronavirus cases increase

WFLA – June 24

“The concern in the next week is, are you going to have enough bed capacity for ICUs,” said Dr. John Greene, the chief of infectious diseases at Moffitt.


State weighs in on USF and Florida Poly's fall campus reopening plans (PDF attached)

Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 24

Likewise, USF is not only working with teaching partner Tampa General Hospital, but also Moffitt Cancer Center and other health care organizations throughout the region.


“A Commonality of Spirit”: How a Cancer Center Partners to Help More Patients

Strategic Alliances Blog – June 8

That will be the subject of a June 23 keynote presentation at ASAP’s virtual Global Alliance Summit, “A Cancer Center’s Experience Developing Clinical Partnerships and Alliances: Opportunities and Cautions,” to be given by Dr. Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO, vice president, chief partnership officer, and chair of the radiation oncology department at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.


Black Women Have Higher Rates of Abnormal BRCA Genes Than Previously Thought

BreastCancer.org – June 24

"Our results suggest that it may be appropriate to recommend BRCA testing in all Black women with invasive breast cancer diagnosed at or below age 50," said Tuya Pal, M.D., clinical geneticist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, who led the study.


Chemoperfusion Aids Late-Stage Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma Guide – June 24

“This is for stage 3 and stage 4 and patients who failed first-line chemotherapy,” said Dr. Bela Kis, the lead investigator and co-section head of interventional radiology at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Postscript: Jake Steel: a man of fierce determination, optimism, courage and love

Citrus County Chronicle – June 24

During one trial at Moffitt Cancer Center an unexpected side effect caused spinal cord swelling, resulting in a temporary paralysis from the chest down.


Aspirus welcomes board certified Oncologist Dr. Divis Khaira

Daily Mining Gazette – June 24

Dr. Khaira also was an Assistant Professor and Bone Marrow Transplant hospitalist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and University of Washington in Seattle.


Planning Approach for Diagnostic Laboratories

Lab Manager – June 24

Flow diagrams assist in layouts and adjacencies for the new clinical laboratory at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Is Lightning great Vincent Lecavalier a Hall of Famer?

The Athletic – June 24

He was the long-time face of a franchise, and a significant figure in the community with the pediatric cancer wing at Moffitt Cancer Center changing lives daily. 


New Treatment Offers Hope to Mesothelioma Patients

Florence Health – June 24

“MPM is a devastating cancer of the pleura, the membranes surrounding the lungs, that is very difficult to treat,” said Bela Kis, MD, PhD, the principal investigator on the study and an interventional radiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 


Building Genetic Diversity Into Cancer Research

Cancer Health - June 23

After validation and testing, the GECCO team will work with research partners at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida to create a culturally appropriate, web-based risk communication tool — i.e., a precision prevention app of sorts — to disseminate information to patients and their health care providers.


IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld Reveal the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT List

Globe Newswire – June 23

IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld are pleased to announce the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT list: … 34.   H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute


Mesothelioma Chemoperfusion Trial Shows Impressive Results

Asbestos.com – June 22

Study statistics show the benefits of the novel transarterial chemoperfusion treatment being used successfully at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for patients with relapsed pleural mesothelioma.


Innovatus Appoints Geoffrey Duyk, M.D., Ph.D. to Its Life Sciences Advisory Board

Business Wire – June 22

He is a member of the Institute Board of Directors of the Moffitt Cancer Center, where he chairs the research and development committee. 


An Open Letter From Strawberry Crest HS Valedictorian

Osprey Observer – June 22

Volunteering at Moffitt Cancer Center and Feeding America allowed me to give back to our wonderful community.


Local entrepreneur hopes her story inspires more African American business owners

Bay News 9 – June 21

She finally got the green light but not before securing a deal with Moffitt Cancer Center to offer their products to cancer patients suffering from hair loss.


Florida Cancer Center Starts $400M Expansion            

Commercial Property Executive – June 20

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has broken ground on a $400 million expansion that will include a new 10-story, 498,000-square-foot inpatient surgical hospital, a 26,000-square-foot central utility plant and a three-story parking garage on a 20-acre site.


Federal case: Firm finds winning formula in government contracts

Florida Business Observer – June 19

To care for Linda and pay for her treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, “I sold everything,” he says. “Retirement accounts, boats, cars. … I had one truck left, and the house was in foreclosure.” 


Sharpless: COVID-19 expected to increase mortality by at least 10,000 deaths from breast and colorectal cancers over 10 years

The Cancer Letter – June 19

We are delighted to welcome four new full members to the NCAB today. Dr. Anna Barker, former deputy director of NCI, now at USC. Dr. Howard Fingert, a medical oncologist with significant translational expertise who’s had a long experience advising the NCI and FDA. Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan, surgeon-in-chief at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, vice chair of Health Outcomes and Behavior, the department at the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Aprea's Drug for TP53-Mutant Cancers Moves Into Registrational Trials for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Precision Oncology News – June 19

Last year, Aprea announced the topline results from its Phase IB/II US trial at the Moffitt Cancer Center evaluating eprenetapopt with azacitidine as a frontline therapy in patients with TP53-mutant MDS or AML who had not been previously treated with a hypomethylating agent.


5 Telehealth Stocks Paving The Way Toward Digitalized Healthcare

Bazinga – June 19

While most associate the now ubiquitous service with company meetings, Zoom has worked to develop its own video healthcare solution has the built-in patient privacy protections, remote waiting rooms, digital stethoscopes, among other features that have garnered it partnerships with medical institutions such as the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Ai4 2020: Now Digital With Speaker Lineup Announcement

EIN Presswire – June 19

Ross Mitchell, Artificial Intelligence Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center



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