February 22, 2008

Health Care Seminar Designed To Meet Women's Needs
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 22
Rheumatologist Joel Silverfield will cover osteoporosis. And Christine Laronga of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will discuss breast cancer.

Events
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 22
CANCER SUPPORT FOR LATIN WOMEN: Moffitt Cancer Center and other organizations will offer a three-day retreat for Latin women with cancer April 4-6 at Rotary's Camp Florida in Brandon.

Martinez: Health care needs help
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 21
Too many Americans are uninsured and there aren't enough doctors to take care of them, Sen. Mel Martinez said Wednesday at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Lenalidomide reduces need for transfusions in some MDS patients
About.com – Feb. 21
Researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, conducted a multicenter clinical trial evaluating lenalidomide therapy for transfusion-dependent individuals who had low- or intermediate-1–risk MDS but did not have the chromosome 5 abnormality.

A Taste of the Stew
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 20
Proceeds will go to the Amandalee Pediatric Sarcoma Fund and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa to support research and treatment.

Baseball game strikes at skin cancer
The News-Press – Feb. 20
The Rays have teamed up with the Moffitt Cancer Center for the Spring Swing -Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour during the month of March. The tour hits eight baseball games across Florida.

Camp Alegria Offers Retreat For Latinas Diagnosed With Cancer
Medical News Today – Feb. 18
Campamento Alegria is presented by Latinos Unidos por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA) in collaboration with Morton Plant Mease Health Care, the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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