July 25, 2008

Sunset stroll benefits sarcoma program
St. Petersburg Times – July 25
Moffitt Cancer Center invites residents to participate tonight in the Sarcoma Sunset Stroll, a 1-mile walk to raise awareness for sarcoma.

The end-of-life discussion: How do you say it?
HemOnc Today – July 25
Lodovico Balducci, MD, chief of the senior adult oncology program, Moffit [sic ] Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, said he feels the study’s numbers do not accurately reflect what he sees in the field.

Moffitt Cancer Center holds cocktail reception at Capital Grille in PB Gardens
Palm Beach Today – July 24
Leah Miles, of Moffitt Cancer Center, right, receives a check from Kristi Quarles, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs for LTP Management (owner of Hooters, Dan Marino's and more).

Moffitt Cancer Center joins Delcath System clinical trial
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 24
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute joined Delcath Systems Inc.'s clinical trial for the treatment of cancer.

Nanotechnology May Aid PCa Diagnosis
Renal & Urology News – July 24
“Smaller QDs are higher energy and emit in the blue part of the spectrum, whereas the larger-sized but lower-energy QDs emit light in the red part of the spectrum,” explained lead investigator Catherine Phelan, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in cancer prevention and control at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Fla.

Neunkirchen was never like this, says spa owner
Lakewood Ranch Herald – July 24
Now she is so acclimated to Florida and adverse to cold that her husband, Gregory, a research scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, will sometimes ask, "Where is the sturdy German girl that I married?"

Gene Panel Predicts Lung Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Science Daily – July 24 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
The four institutions are the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Study Confirms Gene Panel Predicts Lung Cancer Survival, But Urges Caution on Dx
Genome Web – July 23
The National Cancer Institute funded the study, conducted by four academic institutions: the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Sunset Stroll Benefits Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – July 23
A $20 donation to participate will benefit the Sarcoma Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Tyler McLellan Foundation to benefit Martin County football team
Vero Beach Press-Journal – July 23
He flew cross-state with family friend, Patty Snyder, to support her while she received lung cancer treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer Taking Unusual Toll on People in the Southeastern States, Study Seeks Answers
Senior Journal – July 22 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
Thompson and co-investigator Kathleen Egan, M.P.H., Sc.D., formerly of Vanderbilt-Ingram but now on faculty at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., have launched a study to find clues that may explain this southern brain cancer cluster.

Group posts skin cancer warning signs
Florida Today – July 22
For all skin cancers, "susceptibility is pretty much the same -- a lot of sun exposure in the first 30 years of life," said Dr. Jeffrey Weber, senior member of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center in Tampa.

15 minutes of 'protected' sun a day all you need
Florida Today – July 22
Dr. Jeffrey Weber, senior member of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, described the idea of 15 minutes of unprotected sun as "not a bad thing," as this is all it takes to induce the vitamin D the body needs.

Family, Friends Recall Pilot With 'Lanny-Style' Cookout
The Tampa Tribune – July 20
He loved helping people such as Snyder, who was on her way home to Stuart after receiving treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
HealthDay News – July 20 (This same article was picked up by several media outlets.)
Beer, along with James Jacobson of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, led the study under the auspices of the NCI Director's Challenge Consortium for the Molecular Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma, which also includes researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the Ontario Cancer Institute in Canada.

Crash Investigator Says Plane Lifted Off, Veered, Hit Antenna
The Tampa Tribune – July 20
He loved to help people like Snyder, who was on her way home after receiving treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Teenager keeps his promise, then perishes as airplane crashes 
St. Petersburg Times – July 19
When Snyder needed to fly across the state to undergo intense medical treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tyler became her companion for the day.

Pilot's Family Readies Celebratory Barbecue
The Tampa Tribune – July 19
For 20 years, Harlan Northcott flew for Angel Flights, volunteering his time and the airplane he loved to help people like Snyder, who was on her way home after receiving cancer treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Families Cope In Crash's Wake
The Tampa Tribune – July 19
Snyder had just finished a treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

In The Arms Of The Angels
The Tampa Tribune – July 19
His passengers were a cancer patient from Stuart, who had just left H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and a teenaged friend of her family.

EVENTS
The Tampa Tribune – July 19
The Sarcoma Sunset Stroll, a one-mile walk to raise awareness of sarcoma and benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center will be held Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. at Stumps Supper Club at Channelside, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

A Psychic Fair And Innovative Plans
The Tampa Tribune – July 19
"Mary became a good friend and supporter. She insisted on volunteering to chauffeur me back and forth to Moffitt …”

Tampa plane crash victims remembered by Martin County friends, family
Vero Beach Press-Journal – July 19
A lung cancer patient, Snyder had received treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and Harlan E. Northcott, a volunteer pilot for the medical charity Angel Flight, was taking them back home when their plane crashed at Vandenberg Airport.

Summer's Here, Have No Fear
MAMM magazine – July/August
Jhanelle Gray, MD, a medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, recommends a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

###

Please note we cannot guarantee the accuracy or availability of links. The stories belong to the respective publishers, and links may expire. Some news sites require you to register and select a password in order to retrieve articles, but most usually do not charge a fee to retrieve these news stories.