May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

CFO Insights: Yvette Tremonti, CFO at Moffitt Cancer Center 

Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 29

Yvette Tremonti is dedicated to the world of finance, but her real passion is seeing patient lives transformed when they enter the doors of Moffitt Cancer Center.


Let’s Talk Digital Health and Health Equity

Reede Scholars Live – May 28

On this episode, we are joined by Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA. …He speaks with us about his new position, the sabbatical which led to his transition into the digital health space and the challenges and opportunities of digital health innovation to improve value and increase equity in healthcare.


COVID-19 and Health Disparities

WFTS Morning Blend – May 28

New data reveal that blacks in some states have been stricken disproportionately by the novel coronavirus. It doesn’t surprise Dr. B. Lee Green, vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Moffitt Cancer Center. 


2 decades later: 50 best cancer hospitals in 2000 and 2020

Becker’s Hospital Review – May 28

No. 8

2000: UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)

2020: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.)   

No. 22

2000: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.)

2020: N/A due to the tie for No. 21


Seerey-Lester was one of world’s top wildlife painters

Sarasota Herald Tribune – May 28

After the cancer started to spread to his spine and he could not walk, he was taken to Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and was then moved to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He was still sketching, trying to qualify for a famous art competition.


Supporting a loved one through cancer

Fulton Sun – May 27

When he didn't get better, they tried other medications back in Missouri, before visiting the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida. 


‘Forced to retract completely into ourselves,’ a mother and son confront cancer in the age of Covid-19

STAT – May 27

Still, she was overwhelmed by dread early that morning as she kissed her husband, Callen, goodbye outside the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and walked alone through the bright, empty lobby.


Scrapbook: Seeking safety from a scary world

Tampa Bay Times – May 27

“I am not a doctor or a nurse,” writes Kristen Casey, a clinic access team member at Moffitt Cancer Center. She and her colleagues “are here day in and day out for our patients, who have already been facing life-altering medical issues. We love caring for people and will continue doing everything we can to stay safe.”


Moffitt Cancer Center coming to Wesley Chapel

Laker/Lutz News – May 27

A medical partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth was announced last year, and construction on the outpatient center began in May 2019.


Doctor, I think you are on mute!

Security Boulevard – May 27

In an April 30 post, Roll Call reported: Since the public health emergency and the relaxation of rules, the use of telehealth services has exploded across the country, according to the American Telemedicine Association, which represents hospitals, technology companies and others. The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has seen a 5,000 percent increase in virtual visits in the past few weeks, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center also has seen telehealth encounters increase from approximately 200 in early March to more than 7,500 in early April, a roughly 35-fold increase in just over 30 days.


Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory Could Help Fight Cancer

USC – May 26

This research is a collaboration between Newton and a team including Jeffrey West, Jingsong Zhang, Robert A. Gatenby, Joel S. Brown and Alexander R.A. Anderson in the Integrative Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, where Newton’s former Ph.D. student, West, is a post-doc.


Top CRE duo leaves company to start their own firm

Florida Business Observer – May 26

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, Wells Fargo, law firm de la Parte & Gilbert, Computer Associates and others.


Father outliving his brain cancer prognosis shares his battle and love for life

ABC News – May 25

Dr. Michael Vogelbaum, chief of neurosurgery and program leader of the department of neuro-oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, said for patients who receive "very intensive and highly monitored care" the median survival ranges from around 16 to 20 months. Also posted to Good Morning America.


The Scrapbook: Signs of change as normalcy slipped away

Tampa Bay Times – May 26

He was hospitalized at Moffitt Cancer Center, where he was undergoing treatment.


New ASCO Guideline Addresses Head/Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

ASCO Post – May 25

Dr. Maghami and Co-Chair Jimmy Caudell, MD, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, were joined on the panel by representatives from subspecialties including medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology, as well as a patient advocacy expert.


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, on Ipilimumab and High-Dose IF in High-Risk Melanoma

MedPage Today – May 22

Now, the Intergroup trial E1609, led by Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD, PhD, director of Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, compared the relative safety and efficacy of ipilimumab at the two dose levels versus high-dose interferon (HDI).


Antimalarial drug linked to increased risk of death, new COVID-19 study says

WFLA – May 22

“Really, you have no major options to treat someone who is ill enough in the hospital to need treatment,” Dr. John Greene said. Green is the chief of infectious diseases at Moffitt Cancer Center.


Cancer Concerns During COVID-19

WFLA – May 22

Moffitt Cancer Center encourages people to go get their screenings and address cancer concerns as soon as possible.


USF-patented 3D nasal swab is being used the world over to help in COVID-19 testing

Florida Trend – May 22

Once that clinical validation was complete, 3D printers at USF Health and Northwell Health began producing the swabs and providing them to their patients – USF Health has produced more than 50,000 swabs for its patients and that of some of its affiliates, including Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.


An Inspirational Encounter Between Mike Evans & Lifelong Bucs Fan, Jason Licht on SportsCenter – May 22

Evans facetimed Marco, who was in his hospital bed at Moffitt Cancer Center, surrounded by his family and healthcare team.


Mike Evans surprises Bucs fan in touching video

Bucswire – May 22

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans took some time recently to surprise a patient and Bucs fans at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa with a touching video call.



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