June 13, 2008

Results of Treating NHL Patients over the Age of 80 Reported at ASCO
CancerConsultants.com – June 13
Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center reported the outcome of 107 patients with NHL over the age of 80 treated between 2000 and 2005.

Care For Caregivers
WFTV – June 13
A new study is underway at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The study is focusing on the caregiver and how support can help not only the patient but also save the health care system money.

Chemotherapy Toxicity Linked to Polypharmacy
Medscape Medical News – June 13 (Log In and password required to access story.)
"The more drugs that inhibit enzymes metabolizing in the liver and the more heavily protein-bound drugs that patients are taking besides chemotherapy drugs, the more likely patients are to experience chemotherapy toxicity," lead investigator Mihaela Popa, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told Medscape Oncology.

Bay Area Projects Survive In Budget Governor Signs
The Tampa Tribune – June 12
In Tampa, $11.7 million for programs - but no building expansion - at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

'A Story About A Real Tragedy In Our Family'
The Tampa Tribune – June 12
His success led to a foundation that donated $5 million to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for a breast cancer department and $400,000 to Kids Charity of Tampa Bay for an emergency center, among other charities.

Crist OKs Millions For County Projects
The Tampa Tribune – June 12
Commissioners last year set aside $2 million for incentives after H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center passed on a deal with Pasco to expand here after Tampa offered bigger incentives.

Meet Don Wallace, the man in the big house on Bayshore 
St. Petersburg Times – June 12

The Wallaces gave $5-million to the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute for breast cancer research.

Xceed Molecular Licenses Moffitt Gene Signature for Colon Cancer Dx Research
Biotech Transfer Week – June 11
Xceed Molecular has licensed the rights to use a gene signature for colon cancer from the Moffitt Cancer Center, the company said this week.

Sugary foods could increase risk of breast cancer
WTSP-TV, Tampa Bay’s 10 – June 11
The nutrition director at the Moffitt Cancer Center says cut out the junk food now to help protect your body later.

No coffee/breast cancer connection
WTSP-TV, Tampa Bay’s 10 – June 11
Dr. Nagi Kumar, Associate Professor/Nutrition Director at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa says antioxidants in coffee and tea can prevent cell damage.

Balm Teen Gets Car For Perfect Attendance
The Tampa Tribune – June 11
Two years later, then-Gov. Jeb Bush deeded the property and partially constructed buildings to the school district and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Other News To Note
TMCnet – June 10
Xceed Molecular, of Wellesley, Mass., said the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has granted Xceed a worldwide, exclusive license to a gene signature for colon cancer.

Moffitt Cancer Center grants license to Xceed Molecular
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 10
A collaboration between Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Xceed Molecular could lead to development of a new test that predicts the prognosis of patients with colon cancer.

Xceed Molecular Licenses Moffitt Gene Signature for Colon Cancer Dx Research
GenomeWeb Daily News – June 10
Xceed Molecular has licensed the rights to use a gene signature for colon cancer from the Moffitt Cancer Center, the company said today.

Sun’s dangers more than skin deep
WSLS-TV 10 – June 10
“People who mean well often don’t get the protection they need,” says Vernon Sondak, division chief for cutaneous oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

A 2008 campaign flash point
Politico – June 10
John McCain talks to doctors, nurses, scientists and health care workers, Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

GNS: From SNPs to Outcomes
Bio-IT World – June 10
We’re also driving a lot of our own discovery and we’ve found some partnerships with academic groups such as the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York.

Local Health Events
The Lakeland Ledger – June 10
Physicians from Moffitt's blood-and-bone-marrow transplantation program and from its malignant hematology program will give the education symposium for patients, their families and the public.

In Fla., lobbyists vital to campaigns 
St. Petersburg Times – June 9
"The best lobbyists find creative ways to get involved outside money," said Mike Harrell, whose clients include Verizon Wireless, Dosal Tobacco and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Angels Honor Outgoing Officers, Install New Ones
The Tampa Tribune – June 7
A free, education program recognizing and celebrating cancer survivors is planned by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

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