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Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

Can You Get Chemotherapy During Pregnancy?

Some women are diagnosed with – and treated for – cancer while pregnant. Read about the safety of chemotherapy when administered during pregnancy. Read More

Gastric Cancer

[VIDEO] Updates in Advanced Gastric Cancer

The field of gastric cancer is progressing at a rapid pace, and immuno-oncology is taking precedence with several novel combinations under investigation. Read More

Chemo Drug Shortage

Critical Chemotherapy Drug is in Short Supply

The drug is used to treat many childhood cancers and blood cancers. 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

Acupuncture For Neuropathy

Pinpointing Solutions for Neuropathy

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

Melanoma Skin Cells

[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


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


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


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


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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