May 8, 2020

Documentary On Sunshine Skyway Disaster Revisits Tragedy, Trial
WUSF – May 7
Proceeds from the premiere screenings will benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research, including the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 1-Voice Foundation, Children’s Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

9 most diverse health systems
Becker’s Hospital Review – May 7
5. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.)

‘He went to a happy place’: Dave Shula reflects on his legendary father, former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula
The Palm Beach Post – May 7
That day will come, but in the meantime, the Shula request instead of flowers, contributions be made to the Don Shula Breast Research Cancer Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Schott Communities, an adult special-needs facility in Cooper City. Shula’s first wife, Dorothy, died of breast cancer.

Nivolumab for Advanced Refractory Biliary Tract Cancer
The ASCO Post – May 7
Richard D. Kim, MD, of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, is the corresponding author for the JAMA Oncology article. 

Skin Cancer Research Highlights
ACS – May 6
Will Telling Someone They Have a High Risk of Skin Cancer Lead Them to Better Sun Protection?
Grantee: Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD, MPH
Institution: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center 

Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy feasible for metastatic NSCLC
Medicine Matters – May 6
Presenting the data at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I, Ben Creelan (H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA) explained that TIL adoptive cell therapy has previously been used in the metastatic melanoma setting with durable complete responses in 10–15% of patients. 

Encouraging Signals for New Cancer Cell Therapy Strategies
Xconomy – May 6
Data from a Phase I clinical trial in non-small cell lung cancer, which was conducted by investigators at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL for TIL candidate LN-145, were presented at AACR by Moffitt’s Ben Creelan. 

The 2020 DiversityInc Top Companies for Diversity
DiversityInc – May 6
Specialty Lists: No. 5, Moffitt Cancer Center 

Global Clinical Aromatherapy Leader Aeroscena Donates PPE Care Packages to First-Line Medical Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
PR Web – May 6
The care packages shipped the week of 4/27 and were delivered to hospitals and other care centers across the U.S., including Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL), University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH), VCU Medical Center (Richmond, VA), Children's National Hospital (Washington, D.C.).  

Cancer Center, after scandal, names new executive
Florida Trend – May 6
Moffitt Cancer Center named John Cleveland center director, a promotion from the interim position he's held since December, after several executives resigned due to alleged violations of conflict of interest rules in China.

How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer
Smithsonian Magazine – May 5
Adaptive therapy is an approach pioneered by Bob Gatenby at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who was inspired by integrated pest management approaches. 

KU Cares: Jayhawks on the Front Lines - Claire Tungesvik
KU  Athletics – May 5
Tungesvik now works as a registered nurse at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Habib: Don Shula deserves perfect tribute, but coronavirus robs South Florida of the opportunity
Palm Beach Post – May 5
Van Orsdel relayed family wishes: Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to two causes: the Don Shula Breast Research Cancer Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Schott Communities, an adult special-needs facility in Cooper City. Shula’s first wife, Dorothy, died of breast cancer. 

Shula family making funeral plans. Public tribute on hold because of the coronavirus
Miami Herald – May 5
Those organizations are: Don Shula Breast Research Cancer Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Schott Communities in Cooper City for adult needs. 

TG Therapeutics sings U2 interim success in CLL
Bioworld – May 5
Javier Pinlla, lymphoma section head and director of immunotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center, hypothesized that the difference has to do with … 

Moffitt Appoints Cleveland as New Center Director
AACI – May 2020
John Cleveland, PhD, has been named center director and executive vice president of Moffitt Cancer Center, one of 51 National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.

In COVID-19, a respected science guardian raises his eyebrows
News Dio – May 5
Travis Gerke, epidemiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center and visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that he read Ioannidis's work while he was a graduate student.

Ruskin man survives COVID-19
The Observer News – May 5
“I was afraid to go to the hospital because I knew I might not come back,” said Begazo, a nurse and clinic manager for Moffitt Cancer Center. 

On COVID-19, a Respected Science Watchdog Raises Eyebrows
Medscape – April 4                                                            
Travis Gerke, an epidemiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center and a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said that he read Ioannidis' work while a graduate student.                                                                 

Tampa Bay Lightning Does Impossible; 5,000 Meals In A Day
Patch – May 4
Once completed, the meals were distributed to 18 organizations, including MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa General Hospital, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department, the Tampa Police Department, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa Fire Rescue.

UC Cancer Center leads COVID-19 studies
Mirage News – May 4
UC is joining cancer centers like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as well as national organizations like the American Society of Clinical Oncology and more. 

Clinigen: IL-2 Plays Role in Emerging TIL Therapies
Business Wire – May 4
Ben C. Creelan MD, MS from the Thoracic Oncology, Immunology Program of the Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) virtual annual meeting on April 28, 2020.

Forbici, Lightning send 5,000 Impossible Burgers to front-line workers
Tampa Bay Times – May 3
On Saturday, Forbici’s staff and students from Metropolitan Ministries’ culinary program cooked and assembled the meals, which went to 18 organizations, including MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa General Hospital, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, the Tampa Police Department, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa Fire Rescue.

Museums are free to open, but some in Tampa Bay remain cautious
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 1
The museum is hosting virtual science classes and has been making donations to Moffitt Cancer Center by creating personal protective equipment on 3D printers.

In South Florida, Mortgage Companies Kept Foreclosing During Federal Moratorium
Miami New Times – May 1
Last year, she had to travel back and forth from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for medical consultations. The treatment culminated in a painful surgery.

Cancer center, after scandal, names new executive
Florida Business Observer – May 1
Moffitt Cancer Center named John Cleveland center director, a promotion from the interim position he's held since December, after several executives resigned due to alleged violations of conflict of interest rules in China.

Mathematical Model Predicts Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Therapy
Cancer Network – May 1
“Fully harnessing the potential of intermittent prostate cancer therapy requires identifying ADT resistance mechanisms, predicting individual responses and determining potentially highly patient-specific, clinically actionable triggers for pausing and resuming intermittent-ADT cycles,” study lead author Renee Brady, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt, said in a press release

Telemedicine key to US health care even after pandemic ends
Roll Call – April 30
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has seen a 5,000% 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.

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