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2014-06-04 08:22:11

TAMPA, Fla., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA-based online car rental service provider, NationalTravelDeals.com (NTD), today announced the launch of its corporate giving program CarRentals4Kids. The new program will donate $1.00 from every completed vehicle rental to Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa in honor of Michelle Boyd DeJong, a marketing professional and business owner battling brain cancer. The program will continue throughout 2014 and the goal is to raise $50,000 or more...

2014-05-28 08:32:58

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center create ORIEN to accelerate more precise cancer treatments, diagnostics and prevention methods TAMPA, Fla. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of North America's leading cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James), today announced what is likely the...

2014-05-08 16:28:16

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research collaboration anchored by Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., was announced today in conjunction with World Ovarian Cancer Day. The purpose of the study is to produce clinical and economic data to support a new value-based practice model that may improve survival, quality of life and cost-effectiveness of care for patients with ovarian cancer. The study will be led by Johnathan M. Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., a gynecologic...

2014-04-15 23:05:14

Collaborators include Florida academic institutions and health care providers as well as government, community-based and funding organizations. TAMPA, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) was established as a way to better understand health disparities in medically underserved populations, as well as to implement the Health Disparities Research Agenda for Florida which focuses on developing and testing innovations that will improve health in these...

2014-04-01 08:28:14

ConvergeHEALTH, M2Gen and Deloitte will offer personalized medicine studies and real-world analytics services to life sciences organizations, study sponsors and cancer centers NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is announcing that M2Gen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center, has joined its real-world evidence and analytics consortium to help transform cancer care around the use of personalized medicine....

2013-04-17 15:44:32

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues analyzed national data to investigate the differences in cancer prevention beliefs by race and ethnicity. They found that minorities, including blacks, Asians and Hispanics, have differing beliefs about cancer prevention and feel they are less likely to get cancer than did whites. The researchers concluded that more culturally relevant information about cancer prevention and risk needs to reach minority populations. Their study appears...

2012-04-29 15:12:22

Research emphasis on making psychosocial care part of routine cancer care pays off for patients Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have placed new emphasis on gathering data on cancer patient quality of life during both treatment and survivorship. Their focus is on gathering and using that data to develop interventions to improve the quality of life for patients in treatment and for cancer survivors. Much of the quality of life and survivorship research is carried out by researchers...

2012-04-29 15:10:12

Genetic profiling helps find answers to melanoma drug resistance At Moffitt Cancer Center, patients with stage III and IV unresectable melanoma are now routinely genetically profiled for several gene mutations, including the BRAF gene, a known driver oncogene for melanoma. Research has shown that mutations in the BRAF gene determine sensitivity or resistance to a class of drugs that are BRAF inhibitors. "We have found that a large number of patients with melanoma who have the BRAF gene...


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