April 24, 2009

Free mammograms, Pap smears saving lives, but few know of service
St. Petersburg Times – April 24
Underwood was treated at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The treatment was also free through the early detection program.

Moffitt y los Rays
Centro Mi Diario – April 24
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Moffitt researchers Pledger, Lancaster joins multi-center project
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 24
Two researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will take leading roles in a multi-institutional collaborative project in ovarian cancer.

$500K DoD Grant Supports Ovarian Cancer Consortium
GenomeWeb Daily News – April 24
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, which runs the NFGC, said today that it will lead a consortium of researchers and physicians supported by a $500,000 grant from the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center.

Lung cancer: On the front lines
Philadelphia Daily News – April 23
His team at Florida's Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute discovered a system that cells use to fix damaged DNA and used it to predict which patients needed aggressive chemo and which drugs would work.

Tampa to Host Annual Wine & Food Festival
Travel Pulse – April 23
The Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival is hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits and benefits Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, a leader in cancer prevention and treatment, and Abilities Foundation, serving the employment, housing, and health needs of persons with disabilities.

Voices of Lung Cancer
The New York Times “Well” blog (Comments) – April 22
He survived 2 and a half years thanks to participation in clinical trials and the care he received at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Clinic gets a shot of attention
The Tampa Tribune – April 22
The clinic has agreements with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and University Community Hospital for services and rooms.

More than 1,000 attend Naples funeral for mother of Edgerrin James' kids
Naples Daily News – April 22
James had four children with Wilson: Edquisha, 11; Eyahna, 7; Edgerrin Jr., 4; and Euro, 2. Wilson-James also is survived by her parents, Jodi Wilson and Larry Green. Wilson died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Award-Winning Researchers Join the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i
Honolulu Advertiser – April 22
He also served as an assistant professor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Do It Today: Trashy Fashion, free shakes and a filmfest special
Creative Loafing – April 22
Featuring sets of stand-up by local comics Mike McCarthy, Al Romas and Karen Fitzgerald, with proceeds to benefit Cure on Wheels, 1 Voice and Moffitt Cancer Center.

University of South Florida paying consultant to find financial partner to build hospital on Tampa campus
St. Petersburg Times – April 22
The proposed hospital would be modeled on the Moffitt Cancer Center, located on the USF campus, rather than on a traditional, general hospital.

Ultra Marathon Runners to Pull All-Nighter for Moffitt Cancer Center Research 
Clearwater Gazette – April 22
The Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12-Hour Endurance Run will precede the 2009 Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt, a 5K, 5-mile and 1-mile run/walk starting at 7:30 a.m. May 9 at the USF Sun Dome.

Naples church to hold funeral for Edgerrin James' girlfriend on Wednesday
Naples Daily News – April 21
Wilson died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Want to stop smoking? You’ve got options
InsideNoVA.com – April 21
There is no “right” way to quit smoking, says Thomas Brandon, a University of South Florida professor of psychology and oncologic sciences and director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Getting Cancer Patients to Eat for Life
OBTNLive.com – April 21
She is also manager of nutrition therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Edgerrin James' girlfriend, mother of his 4 kids, dies of leukemia 
Tucson Citizen – April 20

Andia Denise Wilson, 30, of Naples, Fla., died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Edgerrin James suffers great loss
The News-Press – April 20
Wilson died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Valrico woman receives 'Mystery Diagnosis'
The Tampa Tribune – April 20
She says doctors at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center confirmed it. "I had never heard of this," Gray says.

Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers 
Archives of Surgery – April 20
From the Departments of Anesthesiology (Dr Vila), Biostatistics and Informatics (Dr Cantor), and Interdisciplinary Oncology (Dr Vila), H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla …

Moffitt, other cancer centers support proposed tobacco tax
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 20 (This story was picked up in several other media outlets.)
Dr. Michael Benedict, vice president of clinical investigations at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, will join Sen. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, at a rally in Tallahassee Tuesday to support a proposed tobacco tax.

Florida casinos are fruitful, and so are Dunedin's sneaky artists
St. Petersburg Times – April 20
The Beach Boys perform at Moffitt Cancer Center's annual Magnolia Ball gala on Saturday, and I hope their playlist includes Sail On, Sailor.

Making Progress As 2009 Legislative Session Nears Completion
Tampa Bay Partnership – April 2009
The Senate passed the cigarette tax legislation which could benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and our other healthcare facilities across the region.

NFL: Edgerrin James' girlfriend, mother of his 4 kids, dies of leukemia
Naples Daily News – April 19
Andia Denise Wilson, 30, of Naples died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Sad news for one of the All-Time Great Colts
Stampede Blue – April 19
Andia Denise Wilson, 30, of Naples died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Brochure details key facts, risks for women about ovarian cancer
Palm Beach Daily News – April 19
"The challenge that women across the globe and in Palm Beach County face is, the symptoms that you see listed here are incredibly common," said Lancaster, chairman of the Department of Women's Oncology and director of the Center for Women's Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Want to stop smoking? You have options
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – April 19
There is no “right” way to quit smoking, says Thomas Brandon, a University of South Florida professor of psychology and oncologic sciences and director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

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