May 30, 2008

Free, universal health care must be a right!
PSL.org – May 30
During a speech delivered at the University of South Florida’s Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, John McCain said: "We want a system of health care in which everyone can afford and acquire the treatment and preventative care they need, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are covered. Health care in America should be affordable by all, not just the wealthy."

Boschwitz Joins Orchid Cellmark, Caulfield Leaves Affy, Lewent ...
GenomeWeb News (subscription), NY – May 30
... include: Doug Campos-Outcalt of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine; Roger Klein of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, ...

Pasco County needs separate fund to aid existing businesses 
St. Petersburg Times – May 29
The fund came in response to a research venture between drug maker Merck and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute that picked Hillsborough County over Pasco in late 2006.

Caring For The Caregiver Program From Moffitt
Glam – May 29
Moffitt Cancer Center’s “Caring for the Caregiver” Program is a free education and support program for family cancer caregivers, which will be facilitated by Moffitt professionals Miriam Innocenti (clinical social worker), Jill Blair (nurse practitioner), and Heather Bell (registered dietitian)—and is open to anyone caring for a cancer patient.

Antismoking Efforts Are Back In Business
Lakeland Ledger – May 29 (This same story ran in the St. Petersburg Times.)
…predict what public health messages will work," said Thomas H. Brandon, director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. "The  …

Examine Evangelists
The Lakeland Ledger – May 29
His reputation as a prophet and faith healer will be cemented, and then perhaps we can entreat him to bring his special gift to the patients in the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Ultra-sound as a screening tool for breast cancer not a stand-alone tool
ABC Action News – May 28
… Dr. Margaret Szabunio of Moffitt Cancer Center ordered a diagnostic sonogram to help determine if that lesion was a breast cancer or a cyst.

Health and Support 
St. Petersburg Times – May 27
The speaker will be nurse practitioner Lorraine Hutson, coordinator of the comprehensive breast cancer program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

New Study Focuses On Caregivers
KSAT.com – May 26
"I went home and told him about the study, and he said, 'Ah, man. I wish I had something like that when you were going through this,' because he felt very insecure himself," Johnson of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said.

Joining forces to fight cancer
BocaNews.com – May 26
The new program features state-of-the-art cancer research linking the Moffitt Cancer Center with healthcare providers nationwide.

The week ahead: Your commute this morning is easy 
St. Petersburg Times – May 26
The group, CareToLive, will gather at Moffitt Cancer Center from 3 to 5 p.m.

Florida unwraps mild anti-smoking campaign 
St. Petersburg Times – May 25

"It's often hard to predict what public health messages will work," said Thomas H. Brandon, director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Florida's job engine is sputtering 
St. Petersburg Times – May 25

In addition to St. Petersburg's SRI, which tapped $20-million of the innovation money, Tampa used $15-million to seal a deal between H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and drugmaker Merck.

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