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Moving Towards Recovery

Pilot program gets patients on their feet and out of the hospital faster. Read More


Critical Chemotherapy Drug is in Short Supply

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


Chemo Drug Shortage

Critical Chemotherapy Drug is in Short Supply

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


Salud! Moffitt Empowering More Hispanics

Culturally relevant resources tailored to help overcome cancer health disparities. Read More


Beyoncé’s Father Battling Breast Cancer

Genetic testing discovered BRCA2 mutation, which means a higher risk his family. “From a man’s perspective, I’m thinking, ‘Why me?’ ” Read More


When Kids Came to Moffitt for Care

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month stirs memories for Moffitt team members. Read More


Bringing Virtual Reality to Cancer Patients

Moffitt is teaming up with Ringling College of Art and Design. 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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When Kids Came to Moffitt for Care

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month stirs memories for Moffitt team members. Read More


Alex Trebek Undergoing More Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

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


AdventHealth, Moffitt Cancer Center Join Forces

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


Pinpointing Solutions for Neuropathy

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


Hoping for a Quicker Recovery? Drink Up.

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


Medication May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

New guidelines offer women another option for prevention, but many are turning it down. Read More


Study: Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Cancer Survivors

New study shows those who have survived cancer have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Read More


Congratulations Moffitt Nurses!

Magnet Recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. Read More


A Break for Cancer Patients with Student Loans

Patients can press pause on their payments without accruing interest on their loans. Read More


Moffitt Opens the Door to Health Care Careers

Students get hands-on experience with STEM fields. Read More


You’ve been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Now What?

A panel of experts will address patient concerns Aug. 8 Read More


Teamwork and Technology Key in Cancer Fight

Patient Joseph Cuervo has faced liposarcoma three times in the last 20 years. Read More


Thriving After Treatment

Workshop empowers survivors to become their healthiest selves. Read More


Is Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Right for Me?

There are many different types of treatment for prostate cancer, including surgery, active surveillance, radiation and hormone therapy. Read More


5 Things to Know about Brain Cancer Treatments

Exploring new approaches with immunotherapy, surgery. Read More


Chemo Mouth: It’s Real, Common and Manageable

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


Beware of Bogus Cancer Cures Online

The internet is fraught with ads for unproven products that claim to cure cancer. Learn to navigate the deception and recognize the signs of a bogus treatment. Read More


Opioid 'Stigma' Keeping Cancer Patients in Pain?

Moffitt study is among first to survey patients about stigma associated with strong pain meds. Read More


Marathon Runner Dies from Rare Salivary Gland Cancer

Grunewald underwent surgery and radiation to treat her cancer, but even during therapy she continued to train. Read More


Debunking 5 Myths about Cancer

If you google “cancer,” you’ll find millions of webpages. But be careful, not everything you read online is true. Moffitt Cancer Center is diving into the hard facts and setting the record straight on some of the more common cancer myths. 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


5 Questions with Moffitt’s Speech Pathologists

Speech-language pathology is a career field that works with a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders affecting people of all ages. Read More


Surgery Can Prevent Pancreatic Cancer in Some Patients

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of any 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 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


The Team of Support: Moffitt’s Supportive Care Medicine Department Collaborates to Care for the Whole Patient

Cancer can often leave patients depressed, anxious and sometimes raises existential questions and crises of faith. Helping to relieve these stressors is the role of Moffitt’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Read More


Back to School

The wife and mother of five is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Read More


This is Where I Belong

Lewis has been at Moffitt over a decade, and say's she'll retire here. 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


Cell Therapies Research Lab

AdventHealth, Moffitt Cancer Center Join Forces

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


Measles Outbreak Facts for Cancer Patients

For cancer patients with compromised immune systems, the recent outbreak raises greater concern. Read More


April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 

More than 17,500 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed this year. 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


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


Symposium Showcases Need for Better Communication Care for LGBTQ Patients

Oncologists and clinicians learned about best practices for LGBTQ+ people with cancer. Read More


Tips for Managing Scanxiety

Awaiting an upcoming scan or test and the results that follow can be an emotional process for cancer patients and survivors. Read More


Predicting Treatment Response in Kidney Cancer Patients

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


Drug Offers Hope to Ovarian Cancer Patients

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


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


Alex Trebek Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

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


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


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


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


Chemotherapy Checklist: Tips from Our Patients

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


Worth the Side Effect Risk

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


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


Breast Cancer Survivors Find Their Wings in SOAR Program

“I learned that this isn’t temporary; survivorship is a lifestyle change...And that it’s all doable.” Read More


Virtual Visit

Now, more patients can receive top-notch, Moffitt-quality care without leaving the comfort of their homes. Read More


Smoking While Fighting Cancer Costs Beyond Health

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


How Old is Too Old for Chemotherapy?

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


Loads of Love: Couple Donates Detergent for Moffitt Patients

Doing the laundry may seem mundane, but the household chore creates a sense of normalcy for patients and caregivers. 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


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

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


Moffitt Psychiatrist Helps Patients while on Her Own Cancer Journey

Aliya Hafeez, M.D., currently splits her week between chemo, recovery and seeing patients. Read More


Is New Flu Drug Right for Cancer Patients?

Moffitt experts take “wait and see” stance on Xofluza Read More


WWE Star Wrestler Steps Out of Ring, Reveals Leukemia Battle

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


One Year After Hurricane Maria, Recovery and Research Continues

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


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


Coach Laurie Pacholke Brings Strategy to Cancer Battle

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


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


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


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


Moffitt Leads the Way in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Moffitt has 13 surgeons who use the robotic surgery platform. 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


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


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


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


More Young Women Affected By Melanoma

Studies show the rate of melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults has reached epidemic proportion. Read More


What is Heated Chemotherapy?

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


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


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


Ovarian Cancer Patients May Benefit from Personalized Vaccines

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


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


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


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


Chemo Buddies

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


Five Questions With Dr. Le and the Benefits of Acupuncture

What exactly is acupuncture and what do those little needles really do? We sat down with Dr. Liem Quang Le, DAOM at Moffitt, to learn more. 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


Can Cancer Treatment Break Your Heart?

Life-saving treatments for lymphoma and breast cancer may come with a cost to the heart. Read More


Breast Cancer Mammogram Results (1)

Medication May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

New guidelines offer women another option for prevention, but many are turning it down. 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


Man Getting Heart Checked

Study: Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Cancer Survivors

New study shows those who have survived cancer have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Read More


Raresarcoma

Teamwork and Technology Key in Cancer Fight

Patient Joseph Cuervo has faced liposarcoma three times in the last 20 years. Read More


Prostate Hormone Therapy

Is Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Right for Me?

There are many different types of treatment for prostate cancer, including surgery, active surveillance, radiation and hormone therapy. Read More


Ascobrain

5 Things to Know about Brain Cancer Treatments

Exploring new approaches with immunotherapy, surgery. Read More


Opiods

Opioid 'Stigma' Keeping Cancer Patients in Pain?

Moffitt study is among first to survey patients about stigma associated with strong pain meds. Read More


Doc With Patient TCC

Patients Furthering Moffitt’s Mission

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


Measles Outbreak

Measles Outbreak: Facts for Cancer Patients

For cancer patients with compromised immune systems, the recent outbreak raises greater concern. 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


LGBTQ Symposium Recap

Symposium Showcases Need for Better Communication, Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

Oncologists and clinicians learned about best practices for LGBTQ+ people with cancer. Read More


Patient Medical Scan Anxiety

Tips for Managing “Scanxiety”

Awaiting an upcoming scan or test and the results that follow can be an emotional process for cancer patients and survivors. Read More


Scientist Hands With Microscope

Predicting Treatment Response in Kidney Cancer Patients

Can a patient's response to immunotherapy be predicted? 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


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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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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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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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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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Virtual Visit

Now, more patients can receive top-notch, Moffitt-quality care without leaving the comfort of their homes. 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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Loads of Love: Couple Donates Detergent for Moffitt Patients

Doing the laundry may seem mundane, but the household chore creates a sense of normalcy for patients and caregivers. 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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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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Is New Flu Drug Right for Cancer Patients?

Moffitt experts take “wait and see” stance on Xofluza 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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Moffitt Psychiatrist Helps Patients while on Her Own Cancer Journey

Aliya Hafeez, M.D., currently splits her week between chemo, recovery and seeing patients. 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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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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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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Chemotherapy Checklist: Tips from Our Patients

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


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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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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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Five Questions About Life After Breast Cancer With Dr. Hoover

Dr. Susan Hoover, a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, answers five questions about life after breast cancer. Read More


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Radiation Oncologist vs. Radiologist

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a radiation oncologist and a radiologist, you’re not alone. Read More


COMMUNITY OF COURAGE

STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER