August 28, 2009

Living Healthy
AAA Going Places – September/October 2009
But to scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, both are the focus of studies aimed at preventing the development or slowing the progression of cancer.

Diagnosed with a disease, she cuts for a cure
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 28
From behind the hair blowers and scissors, the couple has opened their shop for "Cuts for a Cure," a fundraiser that benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation for CF research.

How Moffitt's operating rooms got more efficient, saved $8 million in first year 
Healthcare IT Consultant Blog – Aug. 28
In 2008, two new surgeons joined the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a leading cancer hospital in Tampa.

Passing acquaintances no longer
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 27
Since her first marriage ended in divorce in 1981, Garcia has directed funding and development for the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Tampa Bay History Center.

Lung cancer survivor wants to erase stigma of disease
Palm Beach Post – Aug. 27
But she was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer that was caught early. She was referred to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Distinguished Dr. B. Lee Green Of Moffitt Cancer Center, Appointed To State Committee
The Weekly Challenger – Aug. 27
In an effort to address the health disparities, B. Lee Green, Ph.D., Vice President of Moffitt Diversity and Member, Health Outcomes and Behavior, was selected to serve as a member of the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Advisory Committee.

Defeating cancer could be mission impossible
Shanghai Daily – Aug. 27
The author is chairman of Radiology and Integrated Mathematical Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Does "Curing" Cancer Kill Patients?
The Guatemala Times – Aug. 27
Robert A. Gatenby is Chairman of Radiology and Integrated Mathematical Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Rationalizing American Health Care
BusinessWeek – Aug. 26
How Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute revamped its operations without affecting quality of care

Kennedy's cancer puts focus on quality of life
The Associated Press – Aug. 26 [This story was picked up in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS News, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, NPR, BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Yahoo! Health, Real Clear Politics, San Jose Mercury News (Calif.), Seattle Post Intelligencer (Wash.), Edge New York, Fresno Bee (Calif.), Live 5 News Charleston (S.C.), The Grand Island Independent (Neb.), KRDO Colorado Springs (Colo.), The Huffington Post, Maximum Edge, Breitbart, The Record and Herald News (N.J.), GMA News (Philippines), WCVB Boston, Columbia Missourian, KCNC (Colo.), WQOW (Wis.), The Examiner (Washington, D.C.), Peninsula Clarion (Alaska), Daily News-Sun (Ariz.), Portales News-Tribune (N.M.), KPHO ABC 5 (Ariz.), WAAY-TV (Ala.), Omaha World-Herald (Neb.), King 5 (Wash.), Lexington Herald-Leader, WCBD (S.C.), WIS 10 (S.C.), WANE-TV (Ind.), KVIA (N.M.), FOX 47 (Mich.), WHTV (Mich.), WDSU (La.), WLWT (Ohio), The Times of Northwest Indiana, Star-Tribune (Minn.), Waxahachie Daily Light (Texas), KTIV (Iowa), MyMotherLode.com (Calif.), Edge Miami, Palm Beach Post, WJXT Jacksonville, Click Orlando, and The Bradenton Herald.]
Even though survival time remains grim, it has improved, said Dr. Steve Brem, neurosurgery chief at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Working to beat brain cancer
FOX-13 – Aug. 26 [This story also ran on FOX-4 in Fort Myers-Naples; and KRGE (N.M.)]
Brain Vaccine: Dr. Edward Pan, Moffitt Cancer Center, Steven Brem, M.D.

Closer look at type of cancer Senator Kennedy died from
Bay News 9 – Aug. 26
Even though survival time remains grim, it has improved, said Dr. Steve Brem, Director of Neurosurgery at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Reaction Statements on the Death of Ted Kennedy
The Washington Post – Aug. 26 [This was picked up in other outlets such as Todays-Healthy-Living, Medical News Today, and mediLexicon.]
Moffitt Cancer Center Chair Emeritus and former Senator Connie Mack (R-Fla.):

Moffitt VP on advisory committee
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 26
Lee Green, vice president of diversity at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, has been selected to serve on Florida's Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Advisory Committee.

Fashion show has Hispanic flair
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 26
Models & Margaritas for Moffitt, celebrating Hispanic heritage, is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Casa Mexicana Restaurant, 4115 E. Busch Blvd.

GE Healthcare and Moffitt Cancer Center Alliance
Bay News 9 – Aug. 25
In less than eight months Moffitt Cancer Center has added capacity for 900 new cancer procedures and additional operating margin.

Moffitt Cancer Center Involved In Study That Shows Genetic Link To Increased Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
Hydrocodone (blog) – Aug. 24
An international research group, including scientists from Moffitt Cancer Center, searched through the genomes of 1,817 women with ovarian cancer and 2,353 women without the disease from across the UK.

GE Healthcare Improves Efficiency And Patient Access At Moffitt Cancer Center 
Today’s Healthy News – Aug. 24
GE Healthcare and Moffitt Cancer Center announced an alliance aimed to optimize efficiency and care capacity, and in less than eight months Moffitt has added capacity for 900 new cancer procedures and additional operating margin.

Follow These Guidelines to Prevent Back Strain, Injury
The Lakeland Ledger – Aug. 22
Source: Christine Alvero, Moffitt Cancer Center's manager of physical and occupational therapy.

We live to fulfill a unique calling
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 22
Dr. Lodovico Balducci is a professor of oncology and medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and is director, Division of Geriatric Oncology, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

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