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Alex Trebek Undergoing More Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

The TV host is hoping for good results a second time. Read More


Pinpointing Solutions for Neuropathy

Pilot study will examine if acupuncture helps with pain. Read More


Chemo Mouth: It’s Real, Common and Manageable

Moffitt infusion nurses offer tips to help with oral mucositis. Read More


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Alex Trebek Undergoing More Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

The TV host is hoping for good results a second time. Read More


One Singer’s Sore Throat Turned Out to be Cancer

It’s rare, but for Grammy-winning country singer John Berry, a sore throat was a sign of cancer. Read More


Celebrating Faith and Community

Leaders from Faith-based and Community Organizations Gather at Moffitt to Share Resources and Make Connections Read More


There’s a Shingles Vaccine Shortage. What should you do?

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus as the chicken pox. Read More


Chemotherapy Checklist: Tips from Our Patients

We went straight to the source and polled our patients on social media to get their best tips for preparing, passing the time, and taking care of themselves while undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


Cancer Death Rates Hit 25-Year Low

Over the past 25 years, the rate of deaths from cancer has dropped 27 percent. Read More


Care Embodied Through Love and Faith

Caregivers come from different walks of life, are different ages and are related to those requiring care in various ways. There is no one face of a caregiver. Read More


Tenacious New Mom Fights Smart

Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy is a wife, mother, attorney, small business owner, immediate past president of the George Edgecomb Bar Association and, now, a cancer survivor. Read More


WWII Military Vet: 'Saved by a Woman'

Kropp was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at 91. Every doctor refused to take him on as a patient because of his age — all but one. Read More


Mentorship Spans Cultures

Yongzi Chen, PhD, came to Tampa as part of the partnership between Moffitt and Tianjin, in which postdocs from her country work at Moffitt on joint research projects. Read More


Worth the Side Effect Risk

New study shows radiation plus chemo for HPV throat cancer offers best survival odds. Read More


Inflammatory Breast Cancer Basics

The rare cancer is typically not diagnosed until after it has spread throughout the body. Read More


Where Do the Dollars Go?

Miles for Moffitt research grants provide seed money for great ideas Read More


Battling Tough Odds

How Women in Moffitt’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinic Are Paving the Way in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment Read More


Can Chemo Cause Cognitive Decline in Older Patients?

A new study shows risk may be higher for those who carry Alzheimer’s gene. Read More


How Old is Too Old for Chemotherapy?

Half of all cancers occur in people age 70 and older. We hear a lot of things about chemotherapy in older age. Which are myths and which are true? Read More


Tampa Police Officer Fights Crime and Cancer

Officer Marcus Elam laces up his running shoes to raise money for cancer research. Read More


Cancer Patient Completes Dream of Running in New York City Marathon

After his cancer diagnosis, Jon Henrichsen marked a life milestone by completing the New York City Marathon. Read More


Alarming Number of Americans Believe Alternative Medicine Cures Cancer

Moffitt expert urges caution, suggests complement to conventional care Read More


Leading Ladies Affected by Anal Cancer Brings New Awareness to Rare Disease

More than 5,500 women will be diagnosed with the disease in the United States this year. Read More


Moffitt Speech Pathologist Wants to Help Others after Own Breast Cancer Battle

Brooke DuLaney shares her story to raise awareness and educate other young moms, provide support Read More


Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women besides skin cancer, but it also impacts men. Read More


Is Immunotherapy the Key to Fighting Ovarian Cancer?

Oncologists believe immunotherapy could be the missing piece of the puzzle. Read More


Possible Sinkhole Doesn’t Derail Multiple Myeloma Fighter

Laurie Vos stays focused on her cancer treatment while her home remains in jeopardy. Read More


The Gift of Hope - As Told by Phil Jones

One year after his transplant, Phil Jones and his wife traveled to Tennessee to meet the man who gave him the “gift of extended life.” Read More


Sepsis and Cancer

Did you know cancer patients are at a higher risk for a disorder that kills more people worldwide than prostate cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined? Read More



Five Things to Know About Glioblastoma

Diagnosing glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer, requires surgery and a biopsy. Read More


Queen of Soul’s Passing Sheds Light on Pancreatic Cancer

Roughly 55,440 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. Only about 11,000 are expected to survive. Read More


Generous Donation Gives Breast Cancer Patients a Chance to Undergo Chemotherapy without Losing their Hair

Patient presented a check to Moffitt Cancer Center for more than $8,000, so other breast cancer patients can benefit from the DigniCap. Read More


Acupuncture For Neuropathy

Pinpointing Solutions for Neuropathy

Pilot study will examine if acupuncture helps with pain. Read More


Can Baking Soda Help Fight Cancer?

A new study finds baking soda makes tumor cells easier to target with drugs. Read More


Many Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Chemotherapy

Approximately 70 percent of patients with the most common form of breast cancer may not need chemotherapy. Read More


Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective in Blacks, Whites

Recent studies compare hormone therapy and chemotherapy results for black and white men who have prostate cancer. Read More


What is Heated Chemotherapy?

Heated chemotherapy, or hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), can be used to treat cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity. Read More


With Fertility Options New Hope Grows

When it comes to fertility it’s important for all adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients to be informed. Read More


Chemo Buddies

Find out how friendship has proved to be an important tool for two young women fighting cancer. Read More


Rex Culpepper’s New Playbook

The football star is tackling his cancer diagnosis by focusing on positivity, leaning on skills he’s gained on the field. Read More


Cold Caps Allows Patients to Keep Hair During Chemotherapy

Moffitt Cancer Center offers Dignicaps at two locations for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


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[VIDEO] Nivolumab Combination Therapy May Increase Efficacy in Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

Response rates to nivolumab by itself are approximately 40%. The hope, according to Khushalani, is that the combination will offer more efficacy with less toxicity. Read More


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Moffitt Oncologists Add Oncolytic Virus to Neoadjuvant Chemo to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers are working to determine if injecting the virus directly into the tumor during chemotherapy and before surgery can help to eliminate triple negative breast cancer tumors. Read More


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Combining Immunotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment

Responses have been seen in some patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), signaling a potential role for immunotherapy in this tumor type. Read More


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Can Chemo Cause Cognitive Decline in Older Patients?

A new study shows risk may be higher for those who carry Alzheimer’s gene. Read More


How Old is Too Old for Chemotherapy?

Half of all cancers occur in people age 70 and older. We hear a lot of things about chemotherapy in older age. Which are myths and which are true? Read More


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Generous Donation Gives Breast Cancer Patients a Chance to Undergo Chemotherapy without Losing their Hair

Patient presented a check to Moffitt Cancer Center for more than $8,000, so other breast cancer patients can benefit from the DigniCap. Read More


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Chemo Mouth: It’s Real, Common and Manageable

Moffitt infusion nurses offer tips to help with oral mucositis. Read More


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Can Baking Soda Help Fight Cancer?

A new study finds baking soda makes tumor cells easier to target with drugs. Read More


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Many Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Chemotherapy

Approximately 70 percent of patients with the most common form of breast cancer may not need chemotherapy. Read More


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Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective in Blacks, Whites

Recent studies compare hormone therapy and chemotherapy results for black and white men who have prostate cancer. Read More


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What is Heated Chemotherapy?

Heated chemotherapy, or hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), can be used to treat cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity. Read More


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With Fertility Options New Hope Grows

When it comes to fertility it’s important for all adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients to be informed. Read More


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Rex Culpepper’s New Playbook

The football star is tackling his cancer diagnosis by focusing on positivity, leaning on skills he’s gained on the field. Read More


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Cold Caps Allows Patients to Keep Hair During Chemotherapy

Moffitt Cancer Center offers Dignicaps at two locations for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


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Chemotherapy Checklist: Tips from Our Patients

We went straight to the source and polled our patients on social media to get their best tips for preparing, passing the time, and taking care of themselves while undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


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Why Are My Nails Changing During Chemotherapy?

Somewhat less well-known are the potential effects that chemotherapy can have on the fingernails, toenails and nail beds. Read More


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Moffitt’s Top Research Developments of 2017: New Hope for Aggressive Leukemia

Patients with certain fast-progressing and deadly types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) saw the first new drug for their disease in more than 40 years approved by the FDA. Read More


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Moffitt Patient Brings Relief to Others with Port Pillows

After Rhonda heard fellow patients share stories about not wearing their seatbelts because the seatbelt put pressure on their port, she came up with a plan to help them. Read More


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Moffitt's Volunteer of the Year is also a Patient

As a volunteer in Moffitt’s Infusion Center, Nancy Scheidt can truly relate to the patients she is serving, because on many days she’s a patient herself. Read More


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Tara's Story: I’m so Happy to be Sick

Tears well up in Tara’s eyes as she remembers the medical team telling her it was probably just a cyst and nothing to worry about, but as she peered through a half-open doorway she saw her image on the screen with a large mass lit up. Read More


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30 Years Later, She'll Always Be 'Little Miss Moffitt'

Thirty-year-old Morgan is a catering coordinator in Atlanta, but to the team at Moffitt Cancer Center, she’ll always be “Little Miss Moffitt.” Read More


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Elise's Story: A Present Wrapped in Strange Packaging

Stage 4 pancreatic cancer survivor Elise says she would not trade her journey with cancer for anything. Read More


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Dawn Shares Her Story

At the age of 36, Dawn was in the best shape of her life. Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a triathlete, so when she began experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath she didn’t know what was wrong. Read More


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92-Year-Old Celebrates Last Round of Radiation with Sweet Sound of Success

The musical melodies of sleigh bells, church bells and school bells don’t resonate like the sweet symphony of a bell ringing in Moffitt’s radiation department. Read More


COMMUNITY OF COURAGE

STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER