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Vol 1, Issue 1

Moffitt Momentum

Dr. Alan List Letter from Moffitt President & CEO
Dr. Alan List presents the new Moffitt Momentum magazine and thanks NFL legend Bob Griese for helping to launch the inaugural issue.

TV culture Cancer and popular culture
Guest columnist Eric Deggans, TV Critic, NPR, shares his perspective on how television has portrayed cancer from Brian’s Song in the 1970s to shows of this decade, including Breaking Bad and The Big C.

Dr. Peter Forsyth Conversation with Dr. Peter Forsyth, chair, Moffitt’s Neuro-Oncology Department
Dr. Forsyth describes his research with virotherapy – a treatment that involves attacking tumors with live viruses while leaving normal cells alone.

Bob Griese Advocates Bob and Shay Griese lend their voice
Why the former Miami Dolphins football quarterback promotes Moffitt.

Killer Tan Skin cancer has a new foe
NCI research grant focuses efforts on disabling melanoma, the most common cancer for young adults.

Hazle Hurst Death to cancer cells
Molecule targets difficult-to-treat tumors by disrupting pathways not used by standard chemotherapies.

Myriam Escobar Champion of life-saving change
Myriam Escobar is honored at the White House and recognized by President Obama for work inspiring healthy changes among Hispanic women.

Lea la entrevista íntegra de Myriam Escobar en español.
(Read Myriam Escobar’s entire interview in Spanish.)  
Holly Holly – a golden retriever with heart
This cancer survivor/rescue dog/pet therapy volunteer shares a special bond with patients, families.

Editor’s note: Since this story was written, Holly, one of our lovable pet therapy dogs, lost her battle with cancer. We are fortunate her mom, Kelly, shared Holly with all of us at Moffitt. The duo brought joy and smiles to everyone in their path.