March 6, 2020

March 06, 2020

Moffitt Cancer Center addresses cancer patients concerns about coronavirus

WFLA – March 5

Moffitt Cancer Center is holding emergency meetings to discuss protocol and preparing for the future. One of the things they’re focusing on is making sure their patients have a clean and comfortable place for care.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center's Chief of Infectious Disease addresses cancer patient's concerns amidst coronavirus outbreak

SNN – March 5

Moffitt Cancer Center is preparing for an uptick of COVID-19 cases and keeping a close eye on updates from the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Moffitt Cancer Center’s Chief of Infectious Disease Dr. John Greene says cancer patients are uneasy.

 

Phenotype-guided dosing of prophylactic voriconazole may reduce fungal infections, costs

Healio – March 5

One study — led by James K. Hicks, PharmD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center — examined genotype-guided voriconazole prophylaxis for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. 

 

About the Keto Diet With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Wellness Mama – March 5

I would say half of what we do is cancer research, and we do that at the Moffitt Cancer Institute.

 

Uptown Music Festival: Jazz artists come to University Area Park

Tampa Dispatch – March 5

With more than 20,000 residents living in unincorporated Hillsborough County, and major institutions such as the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Advent Health, and Uptown Mall (University Mall) being located in the area, the Uptown Music Festival is quickly becoming one of the premier cultural events in the area.

 

Florida unveils 5-year plan in effort to eliminate HPV cancers

WTSP – March 4

Florida announced a plan Wednesday at Moffitt Cancer Center in an effort to eliminate HPV cancers in five years.

 

The secret to killing cancer may lie in its deadly power to evolve
News Scientist – March 4

“We may actually have the technology to cure many cancers – we just haven’t been using the right strategy,” says Robert Gatenby at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Stopping Immunotherapy After CR in the 'Real World'

MedScape – March 4

"This study affirms prior results that anti-PD-1 therapy can be stopped in advanced melanoma patients who achieve a CR, but also cautions us that some patients may experience disease progression despite this," said Nikhil I. Khushalani, MD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

 

DeMelle OncoPharma Licenses Clinical-Stage Technology from Moffitt Cancer Center for New Targeted Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Accesswire – March 4

DeMelle OncoPharma LLC ("DeMelle" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced today an exclusive global licensing agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center to develop DM3001, a first-in-class targeted pancreatic cancer treatment. 

 

Lennar’s $15.4 million land buy paves way for up to 10,000 homes in Pasco

Tampa Bay Times – March 4

And in January, Lennar sold 775 acres, designated as Angeline’s corporate business park, to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute for $23.5 million.

 

Tampa’s Jean-Pierre Coy Wont’ Let Cancer Slow Her Down

The Florida Bar – March 3

After court that afternoon, the 39-year-old breast cancer survivor went back to Moffitt Cancer Center for CT scans.

 

Southeast Pulse: Construction bids for March 2020

ENR Southeast – March 3

  1. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is planning to construct the Moffitt Cancer Center Hospital in Tampa. Phase one entails building a 390,000-sq-ft building, which will contain 128 inpatient beds, 19 operating rooms, interventional radiology, endoscopy and administrative and conference space.

 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Improved Outcomes and Providing Patient-Centered Care

Pharmacy Times – March 3

Melissa B. Armitage, PharmD, BCOP, a clinical pharmacist who works in breast oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, discussed this disease’s pathophysiology, natural progression, and risk factors. 

 

10-year data show no benefit when adding cetuximab to radiation and cisplatin

MD Edge – March 3

“With a median follow-up of over 10 years, this updated report confirms the addition of cetuximab to radiation/cisplatin did not improve any measured outcome in the entire cohort or when stratifying by p16 status,” said Jimmy J. Caudell, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

 

Dr. Chern on Challenges Regarding Germline Testing in Ovarian Cancer

OncLive – March  2

Jeannie Chern, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses challenges with germline molecular testing for patients with ovarian cancer.

 

Lightning to host Pride Night on March 12 at Amalie Arena

Tampa Bay Lightning – March 2

The Lightning will also have numerous promotions throughout the game to highlight Pride Night, including the 50/50 Raffle, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, the proceeds of which will go to designated local non-profits within the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community. 

 

NCCN 2020 Annual Conference to Examine Advances in Cancer Care and Emerging Issues in Oncology

PR Newswire – Feb. 27

The session will be moderated by Wui-Jin Koh, MD, Chief Medical Officer for NCCN, and include a multi-stakeholder panel of experts: … Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Research Institutions Scrutinized

Flagler Live – March 2

The House Select Committee on the Integrity of Research Institutions will receive presentations as it continues to scrutinize potential foreign interference in research in Florida. House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, formed the select committee after the resignation of officials at Moffitt Cancer Center because of issues involving work in China. (Monday, 4 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

 

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Welcomes Usama Gergis

ASH Clinical News – March 1

He studied at Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, completed an internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital of Weill Cornell, and completed a bone marrow transplant fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

Moffitt Cancer’s Sun Safety Tour

WZVN – Feb. 28

We have a good friend joining us this morning from Moffitt Cancer Center to explain the center’s Spring Swing this morning in Lee and Charlotte counties.

 

‘Crawling’ to beat cancer in PR

The Suncoast News – Feb. 28

“This day was definitely a success,” Kinsella said after the crowd had gathered back at their meeting point. “Before we had even started, we had raised over $10,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Foundation for research. 

 

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc (CBMG) Q4 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Motley Fool –Feb. 28

To what extent is that trial's design similar to an earlier non-small cell lung cancer TIL trial that was performed out of the Moffitt Cancer Center and what are your expectations for kind of the cadence of data flow from your non-small cell TIL trial?

 

Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer

Patch – Feb. 29

The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting the Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer fundraiser on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

 

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