August 7, 2009

New discovery on Ovarian Cancer
Bay News 9 – Aug. 7
Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center are part of an international research team that discovered a gene abnormality that appears to increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer.

Shop Talk
Oncology Times – Aug. 7
Mark Hulse, RN, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

ASCO Awards
Oncology Times – Aug. 7
Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology.

Manatee Children's Summit set for Saturday
Bradenton Herald – Aug. 7
She serves as the board chair of the Evelyn Sadler Jones YMCA, as a director for Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, and as a fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

'Mama' Paula White Takes Pulpit of Without Walls Church
The Lakeland Ledger – Aug. 7 (This story originally ran in the St. Petersburg Times.)
He said a half-dozen doctors have told him to reduce the stress in his life. Among those was a doctor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Cancer Institute seeks designation
Rankin Ledger (Rankin County, Mississippi) – Aug. 7
Already he's applied for NCI planning grants along with counterparts at the University of Alabama, Tulane University, the University of South Florida's Moffitt Cancer Center and Emory University.

The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 7
Moffitt Cancer Center will provide free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach.

USF unveils new $65 million residential facility 
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 7
The facility, which is west of the Engineering Building and south of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, has its own mail room, laundry facility, a dining hall that seats 350, a Starbucks, a convenience store and a take-out barbecue place.

Breast-removal surgery that preserves a lot
Cape Cod Times – Aug. 6 (This story originally ran in the St. Petersburg Times.)
It was only after she visited an Orlando plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Klein, who handles breast reconstruction after the mastectomy, that she was referred to Dr. Cox. Klein and Cox had worked together at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Electronic cigarette makers seek to keep devices out of the FDA's control
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 6
David Drobes, a researcher who works in the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said that if e-cigarettes are not regulated now, the public may regret it later.

Trinity Relay team serves sundaes and smiles
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 5
Located near the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the lodge has 40 two-room suites for patients and caregivers.

Friendship Club goes 'Under the Sea'
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 5
David Johnson, a physician's assistant in the sarcoma program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, recently was elected president of the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.

Toward Earlier Detection of Ovarian Cancer 
The Wall Street Journal – Aug. 4
“We don’t believe that anybody inherits cancer. What you may inherit is a predisposition to it,” says Thomas Sellers, a genetic epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who expects his group to identify several more gene variations—called SNPs, for single-nucleotide polymorphism—linked to ovarian cancer within the year.

Moffitt Cancer Center
Studio 10 – Aug. 4
Mole Patrol is a team of skin cancer specialists from Moffitt and Morton Plant Hospital who provide free skin cancer screenings annually on the beach.

ONCOLOGY EXPERT: Cancer patients winners 
Las Vegas Review-Journal – Aug. 3
During a decade as director and CEO at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Ruckdeschel helped transform the center from a small university hospital to one of the world's leading cancer centers.

Been diagnosed with cancer? Get a second opinion
News-Sun – Aug. 2
When faced with a diagnosis of any kind of cancer, both Stanley Carr, a survivor, and Gerold Bepler, an oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, recommend getting a second opinion.

Everything is better than before
News-Sun – Aug. 2
Moffitt is one of only 40 hospitals in the country, and the only one in Florida, that is designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

Florida's Best Companies to Work For 2009 
Florida Trend – August issue
25 Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa Healthcare


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