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Robotic Surgery Update

FDA Clarifies Recent Warnings for Robotic Surgeries

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned patients and healthcare providers about using robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. Read More


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Birth Control Pills Linked with Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer Death

Using oral contraceptives has been tied to a reduced risk for highly fatal aggressive ovarian cancer, according to study results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Read More


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Fighting Cancer While Smoking: Costs Beyond Health?

New study attempts to estimate financial impact when cancer patients smoke. Read More


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Moffitt Named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace

“It is again an honor to be recognized by the Tampa Bay Times as a best employer,” said Mariana Bugallo-Muros, vice president and chief human resources officer at Moffitt. Read More


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Five Questions with a Cancer Registrar

In honor of National Cancer Registrars Week, we sat down with Jennie Jones, director of the Cancer Registry at Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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People at Higher Risk for HIV Infection Are Skipping Vaccination

New study shows HPV vaccination rates are low among those at high risk for HIV and HPV infection. Read More


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Baseball Fans Swing for the Fences with Skin Screenings

Baseball fans up and down Florida’s West coast took advantage of Moffitt Cancer Center’s 12th annual Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour this year. Read More


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Can Precision Medicine Work for Pancreatic Cancer?

A study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting looked at the use of PARP inhibitors as maintenance therapy for pancreatic cancer. Read More


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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Throat Cancer?

It is estimated that there will be 12,410 new cases of laryngeal (throat) cancer in 2019. Read More


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TV Host Announces Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis After Viewer Spots Lump

Deborah Norville is used to being in the public eye as the host of “Inside Edition” for over 20 years. Read More


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Breath of Fresh Air

Implementation of smoke-free policies improves health Read More


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Eating Walnuts May Help Breast Cancer Patients

New research shows walnuts could help women who are dealing with breast cancer. Read More


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Excess Body Weight at Younger Ages Increases Risk of Dying from Pancreatic Cancer

Excess body weight before age 50 may be strongly associated with a higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer than excess weight at older ages. Read More


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Tampa Bay Area Men Flock to Moffitt’s 19th Annual Men’s Health Forum

The annual forum is a way for Tampa Bay area men to get screened for a variety of health issues, all at no charge. Read More


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Predicting Treatment Response in Kidney Cancer Patients

Can a patient's response to immunotherapy be predicted? Read More


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Immunotherapy May Boost Survival in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment shows promise in recent study. Read More


LGBTQ Healthcare Symposium

Moffitt Cancer Center Doctor Awarded 2019 Florida LGBT Leadership Award

Moffitt Cancer Center’s ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community is in the spotlight this week. Read More


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Second HIV Patient in Remission after Stem Cell Transplant

Could answers lie in genetic mutation traced to Vikings? Read More


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FDA Approves First Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

Patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer now have another weapon in their arsenal to fight the disease. Read More


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Is Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise?

The American Cancer Society estimates a two percent increase in the number of people who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. Read More


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Alex Trebek Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

The 78-year-old announced his diagnosis in video posted to YouTube this week. Read More


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Symposium Encourages Better Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

The symposium will teach its clinical care team and healthcare providers in the community best care and practices for LGBTQ+ people with cancer. Read More


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Could a Simple Blood Test Replace Lung Biopsies?

What if there was an easier way to get a glimpse into the inner working of a tumor? Read More


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FDA Issues Safety Warning for Robotic Surgeries

The FDA is cautioning patients and healthcare providers about using robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. Read More


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Get the Facts and Spread the Word on HPV

Join us in promoting HPV awareness and vaccination Read More


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With Leukemia in Remission, Roman Reigns Returns to WWE

The WWE Superstar announced this week that he is ready to step back into the ring. Read More


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The Monkees’ Peter Tork Had Rare Tongue Cancer

The Monkees’ bassist passed away this week. He also had a rare form of tongue cancer. Read More


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Health Records on iPhone Now Available to Moffitt Cancer Center Patients

Patients can now see their health records from Moffitt Cancer Center alongside their health records from other institutions thanks to Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the Apple Health app. Read More


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Update: USF Magnolia Drive Reopens to Traffic

USF Magnolia Drive is closed between USF Holly Drive and Fletcher Avenue until further notice. This is not impacting operations at Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Glioblastoma

The study marks the first time an immune-system treatment has shown any benefit to glioblastoma. Read More


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Researcher Spotlight: Katarzyna Rejniak Says Teaching is Most Rewarding When Students are Recognized

She leads a computational lab that models the mechanisms of interaction between tumors and their microenvironments Read More


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Can a DNA Kit Predict Colorectal Cancer?

23andMe has received FDA clearance to test for genetic mutations that may increase your risk of colorectal cancer. Read More


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New Cases Reported in Rare Breast Implant Linked Cancer

Breast implants can increase the risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma Read More


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Beauty is Skin Deep

Former Miss Universe diagnosed with Melanoma Read More


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The Dangers of Doctor Google

For those recently diagnosed with cancer, the internet may misinform, mislead Read More


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Eating Alkaline

Is there merit to Tom Brady's alkaline diet? Read More


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E-cigarettes Best for Helping Smokers Quit

New study shows that e-cigarettes are better than traditional nicotine-replacement therapy for smoking cessation Read More


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Celebrating Women in Oncology

February 3 marks National Women Physician Day Read More


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New Year, New Perspective

Breast cancer survivor shifts focus to living with intent. Read More


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Gallbladder Cancer: The Signs & Symptoms You Need to Know

The signs and symptoms of gallbladder cancer are mild and often ignored. Read More


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New Cure for Cancer?

An Israeli company says it’s discovered the cure for cancer, but Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say not so fast. Read More


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What Do I Need to Know About HPV?

HPV is responsible for multiple types of cancers, such as cervical, anal, vaginal and head and neck cancers. Read More


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The Voice on the Other Line

Program connects mentors with cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. Read More


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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


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Celebrating Faith and Community

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


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Moffitt Tackles LGBTQ Health Care Disparities Through Education

Results from a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology helps shape educational tools for oncologists Read More


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Cancer Death Rates Hit 25-Year Low

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


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You Have an Abnormal Pap Smear—Now What?

Five questions to ask your doctor. Read More


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Excess Weight Gain Contributes to Cancer

A new report says excess body weight accounts for 7 percent of cancer cases in the United States. Read More


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Wedding Bells Ring at Moffitt

Kent Moss and Maggie Zielinski were married in Moffitt's blue valet lobby this week. Read More


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Angels Among Us

Moffitt nurse helps make Christmas special for local foster children each year. Read More


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Is Surgery Necessary for Prostate Cancer?

A 30-year study found that prostate-removal surgery added three years to the lives of men with prostate cancer, compared to those who were only monitored. Read More


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Survey Shows Increase in Teen Vaping

More American teens are using e-cigarettes in 2018 than ever before. Read More


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Are Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out of Date?

An estimated 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary, making genetic testing a good tool for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and creating screening and treatment plans. Read More



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Fewer Transfusions for Patients with MDS?

New drug shows promise for those battling a lower-risk form of this bone marrow cancer. Read More


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Uterine Cancer Numbers Keep Growing

Moffitt expert says obesity, drop in hysterectomies may account for rise Read More


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Pregnancy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Before Offering Protective Benefits

Women who’ve given birth may be at an increased risk of breast cancer. Read More


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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Basics

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


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Can One 10-Minute Test Detect Cancer?

Promising experimental blood test spots a variety of cancers Read More


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New Study Shows CAR T-cell Therapy for Lymphoma Lives up to its Press

Seventeen cancer centers compare real world outcomes of diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients treated with Yescarta® to ZUMA-1 clinical trial data Read More


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Lung Cancer Has a Sweet Tooth

Researchers have found that early-stage NSCLC tumors or pre-cancerous lesions can give themselves away. Read More


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Cancer Could Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Americans by 2020

Moffitt expert weighs in on a new study suggesting cancer may soon become the No. 1 killer in the U.S. Read More


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Can Chemo Cause Cognitive Decline in Older Patients?

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


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One Target: Multiple Cancers

FDA approves new drug for adults and children with rare cancers Read More


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If You’re at Risk, New Study Affirms Lung Cancer Screening is the Right Choice

Early lung cancer usually has no symptoms, so it’s hard to detect early when there is the best chance for a cure. Read More


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FDA Strikes to Snuff Out Flavored e-Cigarettes and Menthol Cigarettes

The federal agency wants to restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and take menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars off the shelf. Read More


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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


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It’s All In Your Genes

23andMe receives FDA approval for test that could inform which drugs will work for you Read More


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Alarming Number of Americans Believe Alternative Medicine Cures Cancer

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


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Giving Cancer a Good Scare

Pumpkin House creators pledge a portion of Halloween fundraiser to Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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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




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WWE Star Wrestler Steps Out of Ring, Reveals Leukemia Battle

Roman Reigns has been battling the disease for 11 years Read More


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Can Eating Organic Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

A new study suggests eating only organic fruits and veggies can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers Read More


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Going Digital—How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Identify Breast Cancer

Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing a new tool to fight the disease Read More


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Breast Cancer in Men

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


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The Cancer That Claimed Paul Allen Comes in Many Forms

Moffitt expert says Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma more difficult to treat than Hodgkin Disease Read More


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Focused On Pampering and Empowerment: Ladies Night Returns to Moffitt

The annual event is focused on empowering and informing women about the latest treatments and advances in the field of breast cancer. Read More


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Evidence Mounts Linking Aspirin to Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

New study shows daily use can reduce risk by 23 percent Read More


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DAISY and Sunflower Awards

AISY awards are given semi-annually to an inpatient and an outpatient nurse who are nominated by patients and their caregivers. Read More


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Support of Work-Life Balance Helps Moffitt Nurse Navigate Life as a Working Mother

Sherri Smith raised her two children and earned her degree, all while working full time at Moffitt. Read More


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Global Cancer Deaths Expected to Rise to Nearly 10 Million This Year

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer deaths are expected to rise to nearly 10 million this year. Read More


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FDA Puts Stores on Notice — Stop Selling E-Cigarettes to Kids

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on the sale of vaping products to teenagers. Read More


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5 Signs of Ovarian Cancer You Could Be Missing

Early stages of the disease often cause no symptoms and the cancer has usually spread by the time it is diagnosed. Read More


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Fall Prevention

The United States Centers for Disease Control estimates that unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury and death in Americans over age 65. Read More


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Researcher Spotlight: Vince Luca, PhD on Receptors, Ligands and the Fate of Cells

Behind the scenes, the Luca Lab studies the "molecular language" of cell-to-cell communication using cutting edge approaches in structural, cellular and synthetic biology. Read More


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Possible Sinkhole Doesn’t Derail Multiple Myeloma Fighter

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


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Five Things to Know about Bone Marrow Donation

Only 30 percent of patients who need a bone marrow transplant have a genetic match in their family. That is why bone marrow registries like Be The Match and Gift of Life are so important. Read More


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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


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Get in the Game to Help Treat Cancer

Moffitt has developed the first-ever video game that could uncover new ways to treat the disease. Read More


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Multiple Skin Cancers Could Indicate Higher Risks for Other Cancers

A recent study that suggests multiple occurrences of common skin cancers may indicate an increased risk for other cancers. Read More


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Moffitt Uses Innovative Immunotherapy to Stand Up To (Lung) Cancer

The unique clinical trial combining two immunotherapies is funding by the Stand Up To Cancer Catalyst® Program. Read More


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Coach Laurie Pacholke Brings Strategy to Cancer Battle

Celebrated Freedom High School girls’ basketball coach battles stage four non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Read More


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Can Inhaling Toxins from Red Tide Cause Cancer?

Many Florida beaches have been heavily affected by red tide this summer. Read More


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What You Need to Know about Glyphosate

Recent report shows elevated levels in popular breakfast foods. Read More


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What You Need to Know About the New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

New cervical cancer screening recommendations give women over 30 a new option when it comes to testing. Read More


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Recall of Heart, Blood Pressure Medication Grows

FDA has again expanded the list of medications under recall because of impurity that puts patients at risk of cancer. Read More


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Is Your Favorite Breakfast Serving Up a Dose of Weed Killer?

Oat-based foods contain unsafe amounts of herbicide, report says. Read More


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Aretha Franklin Died of a Deadly Cancer That Gets Little Attention

Not all pancreatic tumors are alike, says Moffitt expert. Read More


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Moffitt’s Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day Gives Young Patients a Chance to Connect

Dr. Vernon Sondak heads up the pediatric melanoma clinic, which includes children’s activities, treats and balloon animals. Read More


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Moffitt Cancer Center Tackles Health Disparities through Research and Education

Summer Internship Program is part of $1.2 million grant to advance health disparity and precision medicine education and research Read More


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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


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Herpes Virus Shows Promise in Shrinking Cancer Tumors

A modified version of the virus, now used on melanoma patients, may expand to treat other cancers. Read More


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Infographic: Hurricane Prep for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients and caregivers visiting Florida for treatment or living in hurricane-prone areas should take special precaution when tropical weather threatens. 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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First-Ever Guidelines Published for Rare Cancers Associated with Pregnancy

Physicians around the world are improving treatment and outcomes for women diagnosed with rare gynecological cancers during pregnancy. Read More


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Nail Changes Alert Woman to Lung Cancer

Can changes in your fingernails alert you to serious health issues? It did for one British woman. Read More


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What is Radon?

Radon has been making headlines, but do you know what it is? Read More


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FDA Expands Recall of Blood Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer Concerns

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drugs due to cancer concerns. Read More


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Minority Populations Being Screened Less for Lung Cancer

A new study shows a need for more screening programs tailored to high-risk minority patients. Read More


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Diabetes Raises Risk of Cancer, Especially in Women

New research shows diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly among women. Read More


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High School Students Get HIP to Cancer Research at Moffitt

Moffitt's High School Internship Program for Integrated Mathematical Oncology, also known as HIP-IMO, give students hands on training on how math can be used to understand, predict and treat cancer. Read More


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Nonprofit Brings Tech Gifts to Kids Fighting Cancer

Moffitt patient gifted ipad to help her through her cancer battle. Read More


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Ovarian Cancer Risks, Survival May Benefit from Daily Aspirin

Two new studies examined daily aspirin use for those at risk or diagnosed with the disease Read More


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Drag Queen Back On Stage After Cancer Scare

Performer and bingo hostess Alexis de la Mer gets standing ovation for sharing her cancer story. Read More


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Healing Power of Sharks May Hold Cancer Clues

Research on the unique immune system of the shark may aid in the fight against cancer 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 a Keto Diet Help Cancer Treatment?

Study shows that a low-carb diet may raise the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs. Read More


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Can Fitness Trackers Help Doctors with Your Cancer Treatment?

A new study found wearable devices gather useful data that may help predict patient outcomes. Read More


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Do Late Night Dinners Increase Your Cancer Risks?

Study shows two-hour wait between dinner and bedtime correlates to lower breast, prostate cancer risks. Read More


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FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Meds Due To Cancer Concerns

The voluntary recall involves several medication containing the active ingredient valsartan. Read More


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Did Cancer Exist 3,000 Years Ago?

Archeologists have uncovered six cases of cancer while studying the bodies of ancient Egyptians buried between 1,500 and 3,000 years ago. Read More


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Moffitt Clinic Brings Treatment to Life with 3D Art

Our Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinic features art depicting different types of cancer treatment. Read More


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Turning the Tide on Cancer

Gene Evans is celebrating his 9th anniversary as a cancer survivor with a 16-mile paddle and you can join him. Read More


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Working to Treat a Deadly Form of Prostate Cancer

A deadly form of prostate cancer is more common that experts previously thought. Now, Moffitt is working to combat it. Read More


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2018 Miles for Moffitt Registration Opens Monday

Registration for the 2018 Miles for Moffitt event officially opens Monday, July 16! Read More


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Need a Ride to Treatment? Help May Be on Its Way

Lyft and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to help patients with transportation challenges. Read More


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Moffitt Leads the Way in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Moffitt has 13 surgeons who use the robotic surgery platform. Read More


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A Treatment for a Cancer Once Thought to be 'Untreatable' May Already Exist

Patients suffering from an untreatable form of lung cancer may benefit from an existing cancer remedy that blocks cell growth. Read More


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Breast Biopsy Basics

Top Five Things You Should Know Before Your Breast Biopsy Read More


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Are you in a Cancerous Cabin when Flying the Friendly Skies?

A new study shows flight attendants are more likely have cancer. Read More


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Best Birthday Gift Ever: Daughter Tells Dad She’s Cancer-Free

Ewing sarcoma patient, Cori, texts special message to her dad for his birthday. Read More


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Do Sugar, Carbs and Other Inflammatory Foods Feed Cancer?

Carbohydrates, fat and protein are the three principal types of nutrients used as a source of energy for the body. So why are carbs under suspicion for possibly increasing your cancer risks? Read More


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Clearing the Air on Cancer Risks of Smoked or Grilled Meats

Few things say summer like a juicy steak or burger hot off the grill. But many wonder if grilled or smoked meats automatically come with a side serving of increased cancer risk. Read More


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CAR T Drives New Ovarian Cancer Research

The new genetically-modified CAR T-cells seek out and destroy cancer cells expressing an FSH receptor protein found on a large number of ovarian cancer cells. Read More


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Sunscreen Pills Are A Thing, But The Thing Is, They Don’t Really Work

Moffitt Cancer Center doctors warn that there’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen. Read More


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Five Things to Know about LGBTQ+ Issues in Healthcare Today

LGBTQ+ patients face unique issues. Moffitt has adopted policies to help ensure all patients feel comfortable and are accepted. Read More


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Tampa Bay Business Journal Honors Moffitt Cancer Center with Two ‘Business of Pride’ Awards

The newspaper celebrated local businesses and individuals in Tampa Bay for their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion with regards to LGBTQ+ inclusive policies. Read More


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“Now, I Look Like Daddy”

A newlywed shares her story of survival as she begins breast cancer treatment just days after losing her husband. Read More


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Bucket List: iPad, Video Conferencing and the Open Road

David Palmer has lung cancer. But that hasn’t stopped him from sipping wine in Napa and gambling in Vegas. Read More


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Father’s Cancer Battle Inspires Son’s Research

Moffitt Physician Co-Led Pivotal Study of CAR-T Therapy Read More


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Cancer Answers in the Cone of Uncertainty?

Computer modeling and mathematical oncology add up to new treatment approaches at Moffitt Cancer Center Read More


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Changes to CT Scan Prep

Many patients undergoing a CT scan at Moffitt can drink water instead of barium contrast. Read More



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Teenagers Spend Their Summer Vacation Giving Back to Moffitt Cancer Center

One hundred local teenagers will have a pretty amazing answer this fall when they are asked about their summer vacation. 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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What to do if a Storm Disrupts Your Cancer Treatment

If you had to leave the area where you were getting treatment, you need to find a new cancer doctor and treatment center as soon as you can. Read More


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Storm Evacuation Tips

Moffitt advises patients who believe they will evacuate to a shelter during a hurricane to register for special needs disaster assistance with your county. Read More


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How to Prep for a Storm

Before a storm, it’s crucial to write down information about your treatment in case you have to evacuate. Read More


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American Cancer Society Says Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier

The group released new guidelines calling for screenings to start at age 45. Read More


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Can Radioactive Therapy Slow Cancer Patients’ Decline?

For Rare Intestine and Colon Cancer, New Treatment Offers Hope Read More


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Latest National Cancer Report is Good News/Bad News

Overall Cancer Deaths Down, But Problems Persist for Some Populations. Read More


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Trend Shift: Young Women Are Now Getting Lung Cancer More Than Young Men

Lung cancer rates have historically been higher among men than woman, but new research reveals that trend has flipped in younger Americans. Read More


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Does the Use of Plastic Containers in the Microwave Cause Cancer?

We’ve all heard the myth that microwaving plastic containers can release cancer-causing substances into your food, but is it true? Read More


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Cancer Survivors: Five Tips to Staying Healthy

June 3 is National Cancer Survivors Day. It’s a time to celebrate life and if you’re a survivor it’s a good time to reflect on your health. Read More


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More Young Women Affected By Melanoma

Studies show the rate of melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults has reached epidemic proportion. 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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Large Number of Healthy Adults Not Being Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer screening is free to those who qualify and can save lives, but not a lot of people are taking advantage of it. Read More


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Helping Cancer Survivors Overcome Insomnia

New study shows two effective tools can help survivors get a better night’s sleep. Read More


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Baby Boomers: Are You #HepAware?

Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer. The disease is on the rise, and boomers are the most at risk. Read More


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Returning Home

Joshua Rivera, manager of Moffitt's Revenue Cycle Systems team, travels to his beloved Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Read More


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CAR T Provides Remission, Purpose for Moffitt Leukemia Patient

For CAR T treatment, T cells are removed from a patient’s blood and sent to a lab where the cells are genetically modified to better enable them to identify and attack cancer cells. Read More


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Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Moffitt experts say prevention and early diagnosis are key when it comes to the disease. Read More


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Moffitt Names Volunteer of the Year

After watching several family members battle cancer, Cookie decided to give back by dedicating her time to Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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And the 2018 Sapphire Award Goes To...H. Lee Moffitt!

Florida Blue Foundation recognizes H. Lee Moffitt's exceptional contributions to community health. Read More


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When 30 is the new 40

New guidelines recommend women get screened for breast cancer beginning at age 30. Read More


Eye-Opening Facts about Ocular Melanoma

Outbreak of cases in Alabama and North Carolina draw attention to rare and potentially life-threatening eye cancer. Read More


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Wonder Woman

Cancer patient looks to her favorite super hero for strength during her treatment. Read More


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Family Tradition

Mariana Chiappori's parents inspired her to continue the family tradition by pursuing a career in the nursing field. Read More


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Artificial Light at Night Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A new study shows that exposure to blue light commonly emitted by cell phones and computer screens may increase your risk of cancer. Read More


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When Neck Pain is More Than Just a Sore Muscle

If you’re a fan of reality television, you may have read that Abby Lee Miller, the star of the former hit show Dance Moms, was recently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. Read More


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Ovarian Cancer Patients May Benefit from Personalized Vaccines

Could personalized vaccines be the future of ovarian cancer treatment? Read More


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Immunotherapy Key to Unlocking Lung Cancer Survival

A recent study represents another step forward in immunotherapy, which has been making steady gains in recent years. Read More


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Getting a Gel Manicure? You May Want To Pack Your Sunscreen

Consider applying SPF to your hands and feet the next time you get a mani and pedi. Read More


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Seeking Supportive Care Early in Treatment May Be Beneficial

Comfort care vs. medical treatment or both? Barbara Bush weighs her options. Read More


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'New Organ' Could Be New Target for Cancer Research

Is this where cancer goes to spread? A recent discovery raises new questions for cancer researchers. Read More


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Digital Sherpas Bridge Gap between Technology and the Patient While Offering Cancer Companionship

During National Volunteer Week, see how a young cancer caregiver turned volunteer gives back by teaching technology to patients. Read More


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Beating Breast Cancer Before Age 40 May Mean Multiple Menopauses

Can you imagine going through menopause multiple times? It may be a reality for those who beat breast cancer before age 40. Read More


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'Nightmare Germs' Shouldn’t Keep You Awake

The germs that cause infections are getting smarter. But there are simple things you can do to stay healthy and safe. Read More


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Studies Show More Cancer Recurrences with Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies

Data presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting shows that while MIS - which includes robotic surgeries - has been gaining momentum, an open radical hysterectomy may be a better choice. Read More


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Opponents Sue to Speed Up e-cigarette Regulation

A Moffitt researcher cautions a compromise to maximize public health benefit. Read More


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When Fighting Cancer, Age Isn’t Just a Number

Many adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients are not only dealing with their cancer diagnosis but also juggling relationships, careers and in some cases raising children. 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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Manning Up To Eliminate HPV

A new study suggests that physicians are less likely to recommend the HPV vaccine for boys. Read More


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Federal Funding Lowest for Gynecological Cancers

When it comes to money for cancer research, not all cancers are funded equally. Read More


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Is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed?

Getting a second opinion for a cancer diagnosis is highly recommended, but even more so if you face triple negative breast cancer. Read More


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Popping the Blue Pill Could Cut the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential new use for the little blue pill. Read More


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Skip the Finger Exam? Not So Fast, Men

A Moffitt expert says digital prostate cancer screenings are still a good idea. Read More


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Six Months after Hurricane Maria, Moffitt is Oasis in the Storm

A mother and son from Puerto Rico find care at Moffitt after Hurricane Maria battered the island. Read More


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Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Rare, Deadly and on the Rise

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but deadly type of skin cancer that is on the rise, driven by an aging population. Read More


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Elephants May Hold the Key to Fighting Cancer

Consider this: despite elephants massive size compared to humans, they are estimated to only have a 4.8 percent cancer mortality rate. Read More


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What You Need to Know about At-Home Tests and Colonoscopies

Have you been prescribed a home colorectal test kit? Experts say they are effective, if used correctly. Read More


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Is Daylight Saving Time Hurting Your Health?

Heart attacks, strokes and miscarriages: Find out how Daylight Saving Time may be dangerous for your health. Read More


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The Legacy of 'Mother Moffitt'

Julie Djeu, PhD, took on the title of first research scientist at the fledgling Moffitt Cancer Center back in 1986 in part because she loves a challenge. Read More


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You Can Test Cancer Risk from Home with Consumer DNA Kit

A new FDA approved at-home genetic testing kit can help you determine if you’re at an increased risk for breast cancer, but is it the best option for you? 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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Savor the Strawberry

Will you be among the half a million expected at the annual Florida Strawberry Festival? Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of strawberries are important for cancer prevention. Read More


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Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly Diagnosed with Oral Cancer Again

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Buffalo Bills to four back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, announced he will once again be involved in a fight off the field - with cancer. Read More


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Do Renaissance Paintings Capture Breast Cancer?

A new study in The Lancet Oncology suggests women portrayed in ancient art show signs of the disease. Read More


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E-Cigarettes OK to Quit Smoking

Smokers hoping to crush out their last butt might consider weaning themselves off the habit with temporary help from e-cigarettes. Read More


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There’s No Sugar Coating It: Sugary Soft Drinks Linked to Cancer

You may want to think twice before pouring yourself another glass of soda. The sweet drink has been linked to cancer. Read More


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Cleaning or Smoking: Which is Worse for Your Lungs?

A new study suggests household chores could be harmful to your health. Read More


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New Study Links Ultra-Processed Foods to Cancer

Processed foods can cause you to pack on the pounds, but now there’s another reason to think twice before hitting the drive-thru. Read More


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Fat Tuesday Doesn’t Have to Live up to Its Name

Celebrate the holiday by eating the colors of Carnival instead of reaching for King Cake. Read More


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Flu Can Hit Cancer Patients Hardest

Weakened immune systems can lead to life-threatening complications. Flu shots are OK, but no nasal spray, doctors say. Read More


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Ladies, Under 50? You Might be at Risk for Stomach Cancer

A new study finds that incidents of lower gastric cancer are rising for non-Hispanic whites, particularly women. Read More


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On the Go from Moffitt's Revenue Cycle to the Pit Lane

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If you’re watching the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 you may see a familiar face in Pit Lane. Read More


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Dog Tags Returned to World War II Vet 74 Years after Being Lost in Normandy

When Boris Stern received a phone call that his dog tags were found 74 years after he lost them while fighting during WWII, he thought it was a scam. Read More


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Cancer Advocates Converge at State Capitol for Moffitt Day

Moffitt Cancer Center President and CEO Alan F. List, M.D. was joined by more than 60 advocates at the Capitol to ask lawmakers to continue their partnership in the fight against cancer. Read More


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Research Spotlight: Dr. Yamoah on the 'Lifelong Commitment' of a Physician Scientist

Dr. Kosj Yamoah, a physician-scientist, tracks his roots of studying prostate cancer disparities through his native Ghana. Read More


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Moffitt Team Member, Family Make New Year's Resolution to Help Homeless

It’s that time of year when many people are making New Year’s resolutions and Stephanie Carrico, who works in Moffitt’s Direct Referral Center, is among those who are vowing to make changes. Read More


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Bucs’ Doug Martin Backs Moffitt in My Cause My Cleats Campaign

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin slows down long enough, you might notice a distinctive "M" on his custom cleats designed for a great cause. Read More


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In Sickness and in Health: Patient Fulfills Wish by Getting Married at Moffitt Cancer Center

Jack Campbell’s last wish was to marry the woman who’s been by his side since their first blind date in 2001. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Your Questions About the Breast Cancer Vaccine Answered

Dr. Brian Czerniecki, chair of the breast cancer program at Moffitt Cancer Center, connected with our Facebook friends in the Ask The Experts series to answer your questions about the breast cancer vaccine. Read More


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Moffitt Missions to Storm-Battered Puerto Rico Continue

On Friday nights, you’ll find a handful of Moffitt physicians and advanced practice professionals boarding a plane bound for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Read More


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Moffitt Honors Veterans Day

Moffitt Cancer Center held a flag-raising ceremony in recognition of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10. Read More


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Moffitt and Tampa Bay Rays Lead Relief Mission to Puerto Rico

More than 30,000 pounds of medical and hurricane supplies, generators, food and water are on a chartered Boeing 737 headed for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Read More


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Tampa Bay Newcomers Club Offer Comfort For Breast Cancer Patients

Last week, breast cancer patients at Mckinley Outpatient Center were greeted by the Tampa Bay Newcomers club. Read More


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Research Spotlight: Dr. Abate-Daga Discusses the Progress of Immunotherapy

Dr. Daniel Abate-Daga's research is focused on the development of T cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. Read More



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Sen. John McCain's Next Courageous Battle: Brain Cancer

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with primary glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. The tumor was discovered during surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye. Read More


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Cards From Children Cheer Up Cancer Patients at Moffitt

My family and I began our personal fight with cancer in September 2012. What I thought was going to be simple turned into multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy. Read More


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Rescue Dog Once Struggling to Survive Helps Others in the Fight of Their Life

Pet therapy volunteer Spencer Bard says he can’t explain the joy he feels when he sees a patient at Moffitt light up at the sight of Lucy. Read More


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Mascots Cheer Patients During Mascots at Moffitt Day

Everyone was on the same team for Mascots at Moffitt Day on July 27. Raymond, Captain Fear, Thunderbug and Rocky D. Bull showed support and brought joy to Moffitt’s patients. Read More


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Moffitt Volunteer Awarded France’s Legion of Honor for Service in WWII

Moffitt volunteer Boris Stern went off to fight in World War II with 179 other men in his company and is one of only 18 who returned home alive. Read More


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Salute to Survivors Honoree Gets Surprise Guest - Brother Emmitt Smith

Marsha Smith-Hill, a breast cancer survivor, had a quite a memorable time at the Rays-Orioles game on Saturday. Read More


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Derrick Brooks Talks Defense Against Cancer for Moffitt

Derrick Brooks agreed to be one of three spokespersons for the cancer center in a new series of public service videos to educate viewers about cancer prevention, screening and early detection. Read More


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Research Spotlight: Dr. Enderling Shares Why He Participated in Miles for Moffitt

Dr. Enderling is an assistant member in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department. Find out what his team accomplished at Miles for Moffitt this year. Read More


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Research Spotlight: Dr. Cress Offers Insights on Molecular Oncology, SPARK Program

Dr. Doug Cress is an associate member of the Molecular Oncology Department. Learn more about his role in Molecular Oncology and the Spark Program. Read More


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The Doctors: Veterinarian Dr. Edward Donates Stem Cells to Save His Brother

Although the brothers were only a 6-out-of-10 match, doctors were hopeful that a closely related donor would give Sylvan Edward a better outcome. Read More


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Rare Cancer Linked to Breast Implants

When Stacey Boone, of Bradenton, was diagnosed with cancer 2015 she never suspected it was because of her breast implants. Read More


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Dr. Schabath: Lung Cancer Screening is a 'Life-Saving Tool'

Dr. Matthew Schabath spoke with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend on WFTS-TV about the importance of lung cancer screenings. Read More


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Congratulations to Moffitt Team Member and Volunteer on Winning NBC’s Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge!

Moffitt team member and volunteer Amanda Tchir says she had the time of her life competing for $250,000 on NBC’s Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2. 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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Dr. Locke: CAR-T Cell Therapy a 'Revolution in Cancer Care'

Dr. Locke, the principal investigator for a new experimental immunotherapy called CAR T-cell therapy, talks about the breakthroughs with this type of treatment. Read More


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Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Increasing In Millennials

While colorectal cancer is predominantly found in people over age 50, a recent study released by the American Cancer Society has found that there has been a surprising increase of cases among people in their 20s and 30s. Read More


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Couple Says 'I Do' in the ICU at Moffitt Cancer Center

Ena's fiancé, Steven, didn’t know if they were going to see the wedding day they’d been planning for months. He decided then and there he wanted to marry her right away. Read More


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Cure on Wheels Cyclists Embark for Tallahassee

More than a dozen Cure on Wheels cyclists embarked on a 325-mile bike ride from Tampa to Tallahassee to lend their support for the 12th annual Moffitt Day at the state capitol. Read More


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Actress Shannen Doherty Dances Through Radiation Treatment

Actress Shannen Doherty of television’s "90210" and "Charmed" has been documenting her battle against breast cancer on Instagram. Read More


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Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Pearl Harbor Survivor Reflects on 75th Anniversary

George Kondas is a hero, an inspiration and a reminder to never give up hope as America remembers the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read More


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club visits Moffitt Cancer Center

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club visited with patients, families and team members at Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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Storm Update: Moffitt Cancer Center Open

Moffitt Cancer Center will remain open as we continue to track Hurricane Matthew. All locations, including the Magnolia campus, McKinley Outpatient Center and Moffitt at International Plaza, will be open during normal hours. Read More


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