August 8, 2008

This Week on University Beat: "Green Tea Study"
University Beat – Aug. 4-10
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa Campus is leading a multi-center study to determine the effectiveness of a drug derived from green tea in slowing or even stopping the progression of prostate cancer.

An orchestra that works and plays
TheScientist.com – Aug. 7
Those that have expressed interest so far include the University of Florida Clinic at Gainesville, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa in addition to Gebhardt's clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

First Ph.D. Student Graduates from FSU College of Medicine
WCTV – Aug. 7
Fritz received his doctorate in biomedical sciences and will be doing cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Safety Board Issues First Report on July Plane Crash
970 WFLA – Aug. 7
81-year-old Harlan Northcott of Sun City Center was ferrying 49-year-old cancer patient Patricia Snyder back to Stuart after her treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Eduardo Sotomayor: Director de Hematología en Moffitt
Univision – Aug. 6

Answers not so simple on prostate cancer test
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 6
"Some men get treated just because they have a cancer, not because they need the cancer treated," said Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, chairman of genitourinary oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Lobbyists work for Moffitt and big tobacco
WMNF – Aug. 6
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has a reputation as one of the best in the country. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the facility as the 16th best in the country.

For the men who develop prostate cancer, early testing can improve the odds for success
Orlando Sentinel – Aug. 5
"Men are beating this disease and surpassing expectations," says Dr. Brian Rivers of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Early screening is crucial to improving recovery rates for breast cancer
Orlando Sentinel – Aug. 5
In coming years, scientists may be able to trace up to 30 percent of breast cancers to genetics, says Dr. Rebecca Sutphen, a genetics specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Health briefs
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 5
The Mole Patrol, a team of skin cancer specialists from Moffitt Cancer Center, will provide free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach.

TGH, Not USF, Leading The Way
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 3
Your admiration for USF health care leadership is interesting given the fact that Moffitt Cancer Center - sitting on the USF campus....