CAR T Takes Center Stage at Moffitt Cancer Center’s Annual Sarasota Luncheon

January 24, 2020

WHO:  Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation 

WHAT:  The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host its annual Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon in Sarasota on Jan. 30 at Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. This year’s theme, Mission Possible, will celebrate new therapies to treat cancer, allowing attendees to hear about the latest advances in cancer treatment, screening and cutting-edge research. All proceeds from this event will support cancer research at Moffitt. Moffitt Foundation Board member Eileen Curd and her husband, Howard Curd, are this year’s presenting sponsors.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Frederick Locke, vice chair and associate member of the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy and co-leader of the Immunology Program. Locke is a national lead investigator for several multicenter studies treating aggressive lymphoma patients with CAR T cell therapy, which was named the biggest research breakthrough of 2017 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Since 1998, the Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon has raised more than $1.3 million for cancer research at Moffitt.

WHEN:  11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 (program begins at 11:45 a.m.)

WHERE: Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL

CONTACT: For more information, please visit Moffitt.org/Sarasota.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,500 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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