July 11, 2008

Tampa General, Moffitt Make Magazine Top 50 Lists
The Tampa Tribune – July 11
Two other Tampa Bay area hospitals earned top 50 honors in the magazine's annual ranking: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, which ranked 16th in the cancer specialty; and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, which ranked 43rd in geriatrics.

Hartford Hospital Participating In Revolutionary Cancer Research Project 
Hospital Newspaper – July 11
… a $3M grant to fund a study that may radically transform cancer treatment. Total Cancer Care, conducted in partnership with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, will enable Hartford Hospital …

Sarasota, Hillsborough hospitals make magazine's 'best' listings
Bradenton Herald – July 11
To the north, Tampa General Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center also made the list, which includes just 3 percent of more than 5000 hospitals surveyed ...

Florida Hospital Orlando makes magazine's 'best hospitals' list
Orlando Sentinel – July 11
… Hospitals in Florida that made the Best Hospital list in one of the 16 categories were the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa; …

Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b Improves Recurrence-Free Survival in Patients with Melanoma
DG News – July 10 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
In an accompanying comment, Vernon Sondak, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, ...

Juiced: Guilt by Graph?
Newsweek – July 10
... statistics when we were growing up, and that’s how we got into the field,” biostatistician Michael Schell of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa told me. ...

Peg-Interferon Slows Melanoma Recurrence
MedPage Today, NJ – July 10
For patients with N1 disease, the regimen is likely to prove attractive, according to Vernon Sondak, MD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, ...

Vision vitamins may be harmful for smokers
Reuters – July 10 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
… carry no warning, Drs Tawee Tanvetyanon and Gerold Bepler of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa report in the journal Cancer. …

Cancer Group To Hear About Acupuncture
The Tampa Tribune – July 9
... health and wellness from physician Diane Zhao of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center from 1 to 3 pm Friday at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. ...

Studies Explore Factors That Underlie Varied Responses to Cancer Drugs
Journal of American Medical Association, IL (subscription) – July 9
... medications for the their management," according to Mihaela Popa, MD, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. ...

Guidelines for Care of Elderly Patients With Respiratory Conditions Ignored
DG News – July 8 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
Benjamin Craig, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, led a team who investigated the treatment of nearly 30000 patients across the United States. ...

Older adults with respiratory disorders suffer due to inappropriate guidelines
HealthJockey.com, India – July 8
The team led by Benjamin Craig from the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA examined the cases of around 30000 patients across USA. ...

Tour spreads message about cancer awareness
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – July 8
The bus recently made a stop for a program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Two Manatee County cancer survivors, Nancy Ambrose of Holmes Beach and Dolly ...

UA study finds high rate of HPV in heterosexual men
Tucson Citizen – July 8
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa is collaborating with the UA on both studies.

Johns Hopkins brain surgery hits prime time in science news show
Examiner.com – July 8
... of neurosurgery at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. and a member of the scientific advisory board of the American Brain Tumor Association. ...

Study links virus to rare cancer in heterosexual men
Arizona Daily Star, AZ – July 7 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
Conducted with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., the UA study collected biological specimens from 253 men in Tucson ...

Boca Hospital records net loss of $110 million
Boca Raton News – July 7
... Institute-Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, BRCH’s 40th anniversary and our association with the Moffitt Cancer Center clinical research program.”

Man fights FDA's slow road to drug approval
St. Petersburg Times – July 7
Dr. Dan Sullivan, a researcher at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, said it's dangerous to give drugs based on preliminary results of multiyear trials. ...

Leon County sheriff discusses his battle with cancer
Tallahassee Democrat – July 6
He went though four months of chemotherapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Fortunately, he didn’t lose much of his hair or hearing from the treatment ...

Explore Magazine
Explore Magazine – Summer 2008
Moffitt Cancer Center is featured in two stories for the University of Florida’s research magazine. The magazine insert is in this month’s Florida Trend.

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