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Moffitt Cancer Center Begins Phase I Clinical Trial of New Immunotherapy

Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a phase I clinical trial for a new immunotherapy drug, ID-G305, made by Immune Design. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. It has several advantages over...
4/10/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Researchers Discover New Mechanism Allowing Tumor Cells to Escape Immune Surveillance

The immune system plays a pivotal role in targeting cancer cells for destruction. However, tumor cells are smart and have developed ways to avoid immune detection. A collaborative team of researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center recently discovered a...
3/18/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Moffitt Cancer Center Pioneers Worldwide Standard in Diagnosing Melanoma

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental in making significant improvements to the diagnostic procedure called sentinel node biopsy for melanoma patients and teaching this procedure to physicians from around the world.
3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Moffitt Cancer Center Instrumental in FDA Approval of Revolutionary Two-Drug Combo to Treat Advanced Melanoma

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have laid the groundwork for a revolutionary new combination therapy for the treatment of advanced melanoma – melanoma that cannot be removed surgically or has spread to other areas of the body. The newly...
1/27/2014 8:00 AM EST

How to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates? It Starts with Physicians

The risk of developing cervical cancer can be significantly decreased through human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Despite calls from leading health and professional organizations for universal vaccination for girls ages 11 and 12, the most...
1/21/2014 10:00 AM EST

Researchers Discover Mechanism Controlling the Development of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered a control mechanism that can trigger the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of blood cancers. This finding may lead to therapies capable of preventing the progression of...
12/17/2013 10:30 AM EST

Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Prostate Cancer Study Focused on Black Men

Prostate cancer kills more African-American and black men than any other group. Yet, according to a new review published by Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, there is a significant lack of clear and consistent screening and early detection...
9/19/2013 12:00 PM EDT

Single Injection May Revolutionize Melanoma Treatment

A new study at Moffitt Cancer Center could offer hope to people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers are investigating whether an injectable known as PV-10 can shrink tumors and reduce the spread of cancer. PV-10 is a...
8/22/2013 3:45 PM EDT

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