April 4, 2008

Growing Moffitt Cancer Center An Investment In Florida's Future
The Tampa Tribune – April 4
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is out of space. Its 17-acre campus at the University of South Florida is built out. There is no more room to grow.

BODY & SOUL
Women’s Cancer Network – April 4
"I tell women that if cancer is more aggressive in Black women, then you have to be more aggressive in taking care of yourself," says B. Lee Green, Jr., Ph.D., vice-president of the Office of Institutional Diversity at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.
**Originally published in Essence magazine’s March issue.**

New technique identifies disease biomarkers
TechJournal South – April 4
Rebecca Sutphen, associate professor and director of the Genetic Counseling & Testing Service at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, said improved diagnosis may not be the only application of the research.

Bucs QB Brian Griese to throw pitch at Rays game
WTSP-TV, Tampa Bay’s 10 – April 4
Newly returned Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Brian Griese will throw the first pitch at the April 18 Rays game. It's all part of the "Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt" event. It benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center.

A picture's worth
The Oracle – April 3
Quinn, who holds a doctorate in psychology from Florida State University, works at Moffitt Cancer Center to raise awareness of health and social issues through visual media.

Clarification of cancer risks
The Oracle – April 3
Associate Professor Dr. Patricia Kruk works closely with Nicosia in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. "I call it the disease that whispers," she said.

Athena Society names Young Women of Promise
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 3
Alyssa Kahn of H.B. Plant High School is doing a research project at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on the risks of taking a biopsy to diagnose cancer.

Budget Give-And-Take Touches Moffitt, Byrd
The Tampa Tribune – April 2
Over the weekend, House budget writers restored $5 million that the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center stood to lose. If the Senate concurs, the House appropriation would allow the center to move…

Research is real for today's USF undergrads 
St. Petersburg Times – April 2

Even some freshmen gain the opportunity to enter labs at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the USF medical school and the university psychology department.

Bartow-Fort Meade ACS Unit Follow Cancer Patients' Journey of Hope
The Polk County Democrat – April 2
The bus tour concluded in Tampa at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, where they took an extensive tour that included the research labs and Hope Lodge.

Kathleen Wrigley's locks inspire cancer patients
Punta Gorda Herald – April 2
…Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa received the largest single donation toward melanoma research, $20.4 million, and acquired a leading doctor on melanoma -- Dr. Jeffrey Weber.

Cair Flight Names Pilot Of The Year
The Tampa Tribune – April 2
Many of the flight requests come from patients requiring care at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.

Florida biotech industry leaders call for 'next step'
Tallahassee Democrat – April 2
At the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Canter [sic] Center in Tampa, the Moffitt Technologies Corp. has been launched to bring the latest cancer therapies to market.

New Cancer Drugs Successful Up To Half The Time 
Reuters Health – April 1
Dr. Benjamin Djulbegovic from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and colleagues assessed how often new treatments…

Moffitt Cancer Center goes smoke free
Bay News 9 – April 1
Although it would seem this would already have been policy, but H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa will no longer allow smoking on its grounds beginning today.

Biotech touted as key to future
Bradenton Herald – April 1
Representatives from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Center in Tampa, Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic and the University of Miami also attended Tuesday's meeting.

Lung Cancer: A Deadly Diagnosis
Orlando Sentinel – April 1
"The problem is most people don't have symptoms until the cancer has already spread in an aggressive way," said Dr. Eric B. Haura, a thoracic oncologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center…

Hold the phone!
Fox 13 Tampa Bay – March 31
A new study suggests cell phones may be three times more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. But at least one Bay Area cancer specialist says he's not yet convinced of the danger.

Cell phone usage linked to brain tumors
Tampa Bay’s 10 News – March 31
Not so fast, says one neurologist from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.  “There's no need to change your ways,” says Dr. Sajeel A. Chowdhary.

Moffitt Cancer Center bans smoking on its grounds 
St. Petersburg Times – March 31
As his wife received treatment for lung cancer Monday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Jerome Williams, 64, slipped outside for a few moments.

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