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Personalizing Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Moffitt physician-scientists have developed a tool to predict risk and optimize radiation therapy. Read More


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Personalizing Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Moffitt physician-scientists have developed a tool to predict risk and optimize radiation therapy. Read More


Open Your Eyes and Relax

Moffitt develops virtual reality app to improve patients’ sleep. Read More


Pancreatic Cancer: Mission Possible

Moffitt making advancements in prevention, detection and treatment. Read More


Moffitt Announces Launch of Immunotherapy Contract Research Organization

The new organization will provide end-to-end services for pharmaceutical and biotech companies seeking to accelerate research. Read More


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Moffitt Announces Launch of Immunotherapy Contract Research Organization

The new organization will provide end-to-end services for pharmaceutical and biotech companies seeking to accelerate research, Read More


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Pancreatic Cancer: Mission Possible

Moffitt making advancements in prevention, detection and treatment. Read More


Moffitt Launches Innovative Trial for Brain-Metastatic Breast Cancer

The therapy includes a three-part immunotherapy combination to shrink tumors. Read More


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Moffitt Launches Innovative Trial for Brain-Metastatic Breast Cancer

The therapy includes a three-part immunotherapy combination to shrink tumors. Read More


Bringing Virtual Reality to Cancer Patients

Moffitt is teaming up with Ringling College of Art and Design. Read More


Moffitt Researchers Speak Up at Rally for Medical Research

To emphasize the importance of federal funding, the American Association for Cancer Research holds its annual Rally for Medical Research. Read More


VR Sleep Study

Open Your Eyes and Relax

Moffitt develops virtual reality app to improve patients’ sleep. Read More


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Bringing Virtual Reality to Cancer Patients

Moffitt is teaming up with Ringling College of Art and Design. Read More


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Moffitt Researchers Speak Up at Rally for Medical Research

To emphasize the importance of federal funding, the American Association for Cancer Research holds its annual Rally for Medical Research. Read More


Is Green Tea Beneficial to Prostate Health?

Moffitt study evaluates whether catechins found in green tea can slow prostate cancer growth Read More


AdventHealth, Moffitt Cancer Center Join Forces

New partnership to expand treatment and research for Floridians. Read More


Vaccination Could Prevent Reinfection in Men with HPV

According to a study published last month, men who have been infected with a particular type of HPV – HPV16 – are 20 times more likely to be reinfected with the same type of HPV after one year. Read More


Breakthroughs Running on Miles for Moffitt Grant

Funding builds momentum to continue critical cancer research. Read More


Pinpointing Solutions for Neuropathy

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


Can PTSD Increase Your Cancer Risk?

New Moffitt study suggests women who experience symptoms of PTSD have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Read More


Study: Obesity-Associated Cancers are Trending in Younger Populations

Cancers that are usually found in those over the age of 65 and are considered “obesity-associated” are appearing in younger people. Read More


Hoping for a Quicker Recovery? Drink Up.

Immunonutrition drink proves beneficial for patients if taken prior to surgery. Read More


Should I Be Tested for BRCA Mutations?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated recommendations for BRCA testing and genetic counseling. Read More


Swap Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study found an association between red meat and breast cancer. Read More


Miles for Moffitt Research Spotlight: Dr. Eric Lau

One hundred percent of Miles for Moffitt proceeds fuel research and empower scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center to find a cure. Read More


Moffitt Expands TIL Therapy Research

Young sarcoma patients may benefit from tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy. Read More


Cancer and a Broken Heart

New study suggests having a broken heart can make cancer treatment more complicated. Read More


New Study Shows Drinking Coffee Does Not Affect Your Cancer Risks

Moffitt expert says study should put to rest fears of coffee increasing risk of most cancers. Read More


Identifying Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults with Cancer

For cancer patients, anxiety and depression are associated with poor quality of life, lower survival rates and challenges with adhering to treatment. Read More


5 Things to Know about Brain Cancer Treatments

Exploring new approaches with immunotherapy, surgery. Read More


Soda, Fruit Juice Study Tough to Swallow?

Both linked to higher risk of cancer. Read More


ZUMA-3 CAR T Study Results Are In

Promise Shown in Treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Read More


Good Directions

Moffitt research associate Amber Beyer, and team are working on an adaptive cell therapy for women with HER2+ breast cancer. Read More


Grilling Red Meat? Read This First

Eating burgers, hot dogs is linked to early death, study shows. Read More


Our Shot to Eliminate Cancer

Moffitt partners with top cancer organizations to urge lawmakers to make HPV vaccination a priority. Read More


The Power of CAR T in Solid Tumor Treatment

CAR T therapy involves a patient’s own T cells that have been genetically engineered to target a patient’s own specific cancer. Read More


Moffitt Research Moves New Immunotherapy Closer to FDA Approval

Some cancer patients may be one step closer to being treated with cells from their own tumors. Read More


Moffitt Continues the Countdown to Quit Smoking

Study evaluates reduced or low-nicotine cigarettes as a new way to quit smoking Read More


Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030

More and more Americans are surviving cancer, and the number is expected to grow even larger in the next decade. Read More


CAR T Therapy Safe for Older Patients

Moffitt’s closer look at clinical trial data could expand therapy’s use and effectiveness. Read More


Does Sleeping with the TV On Lead to Weight Gain?

Dozing off in front of the TV or sleeping with other lights on can affect your body’s metabolism and even lead to weight gain, according to a new study. Read More


Treatment Shows Promise in Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation

A study recently presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting sheds new light on pancreatic cancer’s link to the BRCA mutation and a new treatment approach specifically for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer with the mutation. Read More


Adding a New Drug to Standard Treatment May Add Years for Younger Women with Advanced Breast Cancer

Younger women battling advanced breast cancer may live longer by adding ribociclib to first-line endocrine therapy. Read More


Lab Work for Elected Leaders

Moffitt invites officials to learn from researchers and patients. Read More


Bringing Cancer to the Canvas

When artist Ray Paul was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2011, he wanted to better understand his disease. Read More


‘A Clinical Trial Saved My Life’

After melanoma metastasized to his brain, Larry Thomason was given 10 months to live. Read More


Clinical Trial Brings Hope to Lung Cancer Patient

Last year, Lee was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer that had spread to her brain and spine. Read More


Diet Diminishes Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

A low-fat, plant-based diet has been linked to a reduced risk of death from breast cancer. Read More


Treating Gynecologic Cancers With Immunotherapy

Physicians and researchers are combining efforts to explore ways to harness the body’s immune system to better fight gynecologic cancers. Read More


Markers Make Radiation Treatments Shorter and Easier

When patient Howard Curd was told he would need radiation treatment for his esophageal cancer, he feared the worst. Read More


Clinical Research and Patient Safety

As a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, Moffitt is charged with conducting investigator-initiated trials, which are designed and managed by the cancer center’s clinical faculty. Read More


Clinical Research Unit: A Source of Hope

Look in Moffitt’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU), and you’ll find it in the work of a united team doing whatever is necessary to transform hope into reality in the form of cures. Read More


Investigational Drug Service

The Investigational Drug Services pharmacy manages the drugs needed for approximately 300 various early-phase clinical trials administered in Moffitt’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Read More


Making Progress Against Melanoma?

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month begins, Moffitt continues studies of deadliest form Read More


Patients Furthering Moffitt’s Mission

Data from Total Cancer Care® fuels research efforts. Read More


Herpes Virus Can be Used to Treat Melanoma. Which Cancer is Next?

Since the approval of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, Imlygic®) in 2015, Moffitt has been using this modified form of the herpes virus as a standard treatment for melanoma patients. Read More


Cell Therapies Research Lab

AdventHealth, Moffitt Cancer Center Join Forces

New partnership to expand treatment and research for Floridians. Read More


Saving Lives After Death

Gail Porter was the first patient to enroll in Moffitt's rapid tissue donation program. Read More


Can Fluorescent Dye Help Detect Ovarian Cancer

This year, more than 22,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Read More


Fighting Cancer While Smoking: Costs Beyond Health?

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


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


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


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


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


Breath of Fresh Air

Implementation of smoke-free policies improves health Read More


Eating Walnuts May Help Breast Cancer Patients

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


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


Predicting Treatment Response in Kidney Cancer Patients

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


Immunotherapy May Boost Survival in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

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


Drug Offers Hope to Ovarian Cancer Patients

Maintenance therapy with niraparib prolongs remission and keeps side effects at bay longer. Read More


Second HIV Patient in Remission after Stem Cell Transplant

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


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


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


“Work hard. Speak up. Learn how to say ‘No’ and Be Nice.”

Meet Moffitt lung cancer researcher Dr. Jhanelle Gray. Read More


“Find your passion, patience and compassion.”

Meet Moffitt 2017 Physician of the Year Dr. Pamela Hodul. Read More


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


Get the Facts and Spread the Word on HPV

Join us in promoting HPV awareness and vaccination Read More


Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Glioblastoma

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


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


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


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


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


Should Your Parties Include Probiotics?

With a little thought and planning you’ll have healthy, attractive and delicious options that appeal to a broad range of guests. 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


Partnering in a Free-Trade Zone

Seventy miles southeast of China’s capitol in Beijing, the future of the nation’s personalized cancer care is taking shape in the port city of Tianjin. 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


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


Survey Shows Increase in Teen Vaping

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


Fewer Transfusions for Patients with MDS?

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


Worth the Side Effect Risk

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


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


Uterine Cancer Numbers Keep Growing

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


Where Do the Dollars Go?

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


Can One 10-Minute Test Detect Cancer?

Promising experimental blood test spots a variety of cancers Read More


Why I Run

In her own words, Dr. Dana Rollison explains why Miles for Moffitt is much more than another fundraiser. Read More


Nearly 40 Percent of CAR T Patients Remain in Remission

Many ZUMA-1 participants remain in remission and more than half of those treated remain alive. Read More


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


Lung Cancer Has a Sweet Tooth

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


One Target: Multiple Cancers

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


Smoking While Fighting Cancer Costs Beyond Health

Moffitt’s Moonshot grant will fund efforts to help its patients quit Read More


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


FDA Strikes to Snuff Out Flavored eCigarettes 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


Alarming Number of Americans Believe Alternative Medicine Cures Cancer

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


What’s New in Breast Cancer Research?

Learn what Moffitt is doing bring new therapies to patients Read More


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


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


Early PSA Testing Could Help Predict Prostate Cancer Among Black Men

New study suggests midlife PSA testing is key to predicting aggressive prostate cancer. Read More


Evidence Mounts Linking Aspirin to Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

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


Panera Goes Pink Raises $117,000 and Counting for Moffitt

Participating Panera bakery-cafes in the Tampa Bay area will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to Moffitt. Read More


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


One Year After Hurricane Maria, Recovery and Research Continues

September 20 marks one year since the storm devastated Puerto Rico. Read More


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


Locke In Lab

Breakthroughs Running on Miles for Moffitt Grant

Funding builds momentum to continue critical cancer research. Read More


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


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


A New Drug Could Soon Be Available to Treat a Common Form of Skin Cancer

Nearly half of the patients who participated in the trial saw their tumors shrink. Read More


Beating Cancer With Game Theory

Moffitt researchers use game theory to rethink cancer treatment Read More



Aretha Franklin Died of a Deadly Cancer That Gets Little Attention

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


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


What is Radon?

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


5 Tips for Understanding Research Stories

News stories highlighting research studies are everywhere. But how do you separate fact from fiction when reading them? Read More


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


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


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


Can a Keto Diet Help Cancer Treatment?

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Cancer Answers in the Cone of Uncertainty?

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


Father’s Cancer Battle Inspires Son’s Research

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


Can Radioactive Therapy Slow Cancer Patients’ Decline?

For Rare Intestine and Colon Cancer, New Treatment Offers Hope 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


The Truth About Clinical Studies: The Most Advanced Cancer Care at Moffitt Cancer Center

Learn more about some common misconceptions that prevent patients from joining clinical trials. Read More


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


Helping Cancer Survivors Overcome Insomnia

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


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


April 24-30 Is World Immunization Week – Vaccines Also Target Cancer

This year the World Health Organization and partners celebrate World Immunization Week April 24-30 to promote awareness of the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Read More


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


Ovarian Cancer Patients May Benefit from Personalized Vaccines

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


'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


Manning Up To Eliminate HPV

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


Federal Funding Lowest for Gynecological Cancers

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Your Chance to Eliminate Cancer

HPV is so common that nearly everyone - men and women - will get it at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More


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


Third Grade Friends Hold Bake Sale to Raise Money for Cancer Research

The two students mailed a handwritten note to Dr. Frederick Locke, the CAR T investigator at Moffitt, to "use the money we made at our bake sale to help find better treatments or even a cure for cancer." Read More


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Study: Obesity-Associated Cancers are Trending in Younger Populations

Cancers that are usually found in those over the age of 65 and are considered “obesity-associated” are appearing in younger people. Read More


Vanilla Nutrition Shake

Hoping for a Quicker Recovery? Drink Up.

Immunonutrition drink proves beneficial for patients if taken prior to surgery. Read More


Cutting Juicy Steak

Swap Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study found an association between red meat and breast cancer. Read More


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Miles for Moffitt Research Spotlight: Dr. Eric Lau

One hundred percent of Miles for Moffitt proceeds fuel research and empower scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center to find a cure. Read More


Cell Therapies TIL

Moffitt Expands TIL Therapy Research

Young sarcoma patients may benefit from tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy. Read More


Coffee And Cancer

New Study Shows Drinking Coffee Does Not Affect Your Cancer Risks

Moffitt expert says study should put to rest fears of coffee increasing risk of most cancers. Read More


Anxiety And Depression

Identifying Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults with Cancer

For cancer patients, anxiety and depression are associated with poor quality of life, lower survival rates and challenges with adhering to treatment. Read More


Ascobrain

5 Things to Know about Brain Cancer Treatments

Exploring new approaches with immunotherapy, surgery. Read More


Sugary Drinks

Soda, Fruit Juice Study Tough to Swallow?

Both linked to higher risk of cancer. Read More


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

ZUMA-3 CAR T Study Results Are In

Promise Shown in Treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Read More


Breast Imaging Scan 2

Good Directions

Moffitt research associate Amber Beyer, and team are working on an adaptive cell therapy for women with HER2+ breast cancer. Read More


HPV Congress Briefing

Our Shot to Eliminate Cancer

Moffitt partners with top cancer organizations to urge lawmakers to make HPV vaccination a priority. Read More


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The Power of CAR T in Solid Tumor Treatment

CAR T therapy involves a patient’s own T cells that have been genetically engineered to target a patient’s own specific cancer. Read More


Britta Beningfield Immunotherapy

Moffitt Research Moves New Immunotherapy Closer to FDA Approval

Some cancer patients may be one step closer to being treated with cells from their own tumors. Read More


Older CAR T Patients

CAR T Therapy Safe for Older Patients

Moffitt’s closer look at clinical trial data could expand therapy’s use and effectiveness. Read More


ACS Cancer Survival Estimate

Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030

More and more Americans are surviving cancer, and the number is expected to grow even larger in the next decade. Read More


Sleeping With Tv On

Does Sleeping with the TV On Lead to Weight Gain?

Dozing off in front of the TV or sleeping with other lights on can affect your body’s metabolism and even lead to weight gain, according to a new study. Read More


Breast Cancer Cell

Adding a New Drug to Standard Treatment May Add Years for Younger Women with Advanced Breast Cancer

Younger women battling advanced breast cancer may live longer by adding ribociclib to first-line endocrine therapy. Read More


GR Job Shadow

Lab Work for Elected Leaders

Moffitt invites officials to learn from researchers and patients Read More


Cancer To Canvas

Bringing Cancer to the Canvas

When artist Ray Paul was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2011, he wanted to better understand his disease. Read More


Low Fat Diet Breast Cancer

Diet Diminishes Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

A low-fat, plant-based diet has been linked to a reduced risk of death from breast cancer. Read More


Effie Lee Husband

Clinical Trial Brings Hope to Lung Cancer Patient

Last year, Lee was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer that had spread to her brain and spine. Read More


Melanoma Month Begins

Making Progress Against Melanoma?

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month begins, Moffitt continues studies of deadliest form Read More


Doc With Patient TCC

Patients Furthering Moffitt’s Mission

Data from Total Cancer Care® fuels research efforts. Read More


Herpes Simplex Cancer

Herpes Virus Can be Used to Treat Melanoma. Which Cancer is Next?

Since the approval of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, Imlygic®) in 2015, Moffitt has been using this modified form of the herpes virus as a standard treatment for melanoma patients. Read More


Gail Courage

Saving Lives After Death

Gail Porter was the first patient to enroll in Moffitt's rapid tissue donation program. Read More


Oral Contraceptives Ovarian

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


Cigarette Stubbed Out

Fighting Cancer While Smoking: Costs Beyond Health?

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


Cancer Registry Team

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


HPV Vaccine Vial

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


Pancreas Illustration

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


Walt Disney World Smoking Ban

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


Feet Bathroom Scale

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


Scientist Hands With Microscope

Predicting Treatment Response in Kidney Cancer Patients

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


Cancer Cell DNA Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy May Boost Survival in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

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


HIV Virus Cured

Second HIV Patient in Remission after Stem Cell Transplant

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


LGBTQ Symposium Diversity

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


Vials Liquid Biopsy

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


Eliminate HPV

Get the Facts and Spread the Word on HPV

Join us in promoting HPV awareness and vaccination Read More


Mccain Glioblastoma Immunotherapy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Worth the Side Effect Risk

New study shows radiation plus chemo for HPV throat cancer offers best survival odds. 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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Where Do the Dollars Go?

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


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Nearly 40 Percent of CAR T Patients Remain in Remission

Many ZUMA-1 participants remain in remission and more than half of those treated remain alive. Read More


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Why I Run

In her own words, Dr. Dana Rollison explains why Miles for Moffitt is much more than another fundraiser. 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


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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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Smoking While Fighting Cancer?

Moffitt’s Moonshot grant will fund efforts to help its patients quit 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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What’s New in Breast Cancer Research?

Learn what Moffitt is doing bring new therapies to patients 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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Early PSA Testing Could Help Predict Prostate Cancer among Black Men

New study suggests midlife PSA testing is key to predicting aggressive prostate 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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One Year After Hurricane Maria, Recovery and Research Continues

September 20 marks one year since the storm devastated Puerto Rico. 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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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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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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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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A New Drug Could Soon Be Available to Treat a Common Form of Skin Cancer

Nearly half of the patients who participated in the trial saw their tumors shrink. Read More


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Beating Cancer With Game Theory

Moffitt researchers use game theory to rethink cancer treatment 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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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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What is Radon?

Radon has been making headlines, but do you know what it is? 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I Be Worried About Wearing Deodorant?

Even though many people use the terms "antiperspirant" and "deodorant" interchangeably, antiperspirants are actually a subset of deodorants, and each works in a different way. Read More


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April 24-30 Is World Immunization Week – Vaccines Also Target Cancer

This year the World Health Organization and partners celebrate World Immunization Week April 24-30 to promote awareness of the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. 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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'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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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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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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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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Your Chance to Eliminate Cancer

HPV is so common that nearly everyone - men and women - will get it at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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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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’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’s Top Research Developments of 2017: Less is More: Adaptive Therapy

The fourth one on the list of Moffitt research developments for 2017 involves rethinking drug resistance with a strategy called adaptive therapy that links the frequency, dosage and type of chemo to the tumor’s response. Read More


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Moffitt’s Top Research Developments of 2017: New Targets for Existing Cancer-Fighting Drugs

The third item on the list of Moffitt research developments for 2017 involves new targets for existing cancer-fighting drugs. Read More


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Moffitt’s Top Research Developments of 2017: Novel Combination Approach to Lung Cancer Wins Moffitt a Stand Up To Cancer Grant

The second one on the list of Moffitt research developments involves a grant to study how immunotherapy can change the way the cancer center is treating lung cancer. Read More


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Moffitt’s Top Research Developments of 2017: CAR T Therapy Tested, Commercially Available at Moffitt

The first one on the list of Moffitt's top research developments for 2017 is the FDA approval of CAR T therapy for certain aggressive types of adult lymphoma. Read More


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Behind the Science: Test May Help Lung Cancer Patients Choose Best Treatment

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. More than 220,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. Read More


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Behind the Science: 'Super Molecules’ Show Promise in Prevention of Metastatic Breast Cancer

What if a drug commonly used to protect bones from osteoporosis could be altered to keep out breast cancer cells? That’s the goal one Moffitt researcher is pursuing through the creation of "Smart Molecules." 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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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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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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Racing for a Cure: 12th Annual Miles for Moffitt Raises Over $1 Million for Cancer Research

From caregivers to survivors and patients - more than 5,600 participants shared one common goal at Miles for Moffitt: raising funds for cancer research to save lives and ultimately defeat cancer. Read More


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Research Spotlight: Dr. Gonzalez Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Patients

"We have all had loved ones who've been touched by cancer. I remember being struck by the huge quality of life burden that cancer patients and survivors face," says Dr. Gonzalez. 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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Using Math to Fight Cancer

How does math coincide with cancer treatment? The answer lies within the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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LGBTQ Patients Priority for Continued Research

The health care needs of LGBTQ patients who are at risk or fighting cancer are a priority for continued research, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, and Matthew Schabath, PhD, told ResearchAmerica.org prior to World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. Read More


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Infographic: Making Medicine Personal - The Practice of Personalized Medicine

At Moffitt Cancer Center we look at every patient’s cancer as unique. Our clinical expertise and transformational research keeps us at the forefront of personalizing cancer care. Read More


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Important HPV Study Comes to an End

After 12 years, a significant study at Moffitt has come to an end. Read More


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Moffitt Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summit

Moffitt Cancer Center hosted a Cancer Moonshot Summit bringing together physicians, scientists, patients, and advocates to discuss viable ways to accelerate cancer research and improve treatment. Read More


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National Cancer Research Month – How You Can Help

May is National Cancer Research Month, which serves as an important reminder to everyone that the key to future progress in the fight against cancer lies in the critical work that still needs to be done. Read More


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Panel at Cancer Research Policy Forum Discuss Funding Needs

Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) hosted the Cancer Research Policy Forum in the Ted Couch Auditorium on Monday, March 7. Read More


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Moffitt Eager to Play Role in Biden's 'Moon Shot' to Cure Cancer

Moffitt Eager to Play Role in Biden's 'Moon Shot' to Cure Cancer Read More


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