December 11, 2009

Pam Avery: Mastering the basics day to day
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Dec. 11
… hotel and employees have supported Metropolitan Ministries and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and are providing pajamas and books for needy children this month. It has been fun and meaningful ….

Palm oil shows promise in killing breast cancer cells
10 Connects – Dec. 10
Dr. Mokenge Malafa, Chair of the department of GI Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, is studying palm oil and says this is promising for all people in the whole spectrum: patients who want to prevent it, high risk of getting it.

Outrage continues over mammogram guidelines
10 Connects – Dec. 10
Dr. John Kiluk, Surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer center says while there are some false positives in younger women when they get mammograms, they do save lives.

Sarasota/Manatee/Moffitt Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon Coming in January
Tampa Bay Medical News – Dec. 10
The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host the 11th Annual Sarasota/Manatee/Moffitt Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon Jan. 14 at The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota.

For Emerge Tampa, two new leaders to raise the bar for young business group in 2010
St. Petersburg Times “Venture Inside Tampa Bay Business” blog – Dec. 10
She is involved with the Public Relations Society of America Tampa Bay chapter, Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay, South Tampa Fellowship, 97 West (singles ministry), the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, High Hopes in High Heels (charity), USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, The SSW (Society of Successful Women), Moffitt Cancer Center and Meals on Wheels.

Five life-saving medical tests
FOX-13 – Dec. 9
Dr. Julio Pow-Sang says healthy men shouldn’t wait for symptoms and should talk to their doctor about a PSA blood test and rectal exam at age 40 or sooner.

'Hope' is key in fight against lung cancer
Citrus County Chronicle – Dec. 8
Shortly into these chemo sessions, maybe the third session, Dr. Gandhi told me he had contacted Dr. Eric Sommers, a surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and that I was a possible candidate for surgery.

Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center To Host Biotech Conference
83degrees – Dec. 8
The fourth annual Business of Biotech will be open to the general public and be held at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

CHRISTMAS BENEFIT CONCERT
The Lakeland Ledger – Dec. 8
There is no charge to attend, but donations will be collected for cancer research and treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Big news for Celebrants in Florida
Examiner.com – Dec. 7
Because as Mr. Beck so aptly points out, ‘Humanists deserve the same level of support from the Moffitt Cancer Center as the religious patients who enter there.’

Florida Nurses Association Honors RN, Legislator
Nurse.com – Dec. 7
Honorees included Moffitt Cancer Center nurses Mary Beth Reardon, RN MS, OCN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer, who was honored for her team building and management skills; Vicki Marsee, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC, received an award for defending patient safety, promoting consumer awareness, advocating for patients and families, and serving on community committees as an advocate for nurses; and Tina Mason, ARNP, MSN, AOCN, AOCNS, was recognized in the for excellent clinical skills, mentoring students/staff, serving on work-related professional activities, utilizing innovations in patient care, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.

American Pain Society Endorses FDA Guideline For Medication Disposal
Medical News Today – Dec. 6
APS Board Member David Craig, PharmD, clinical pharmacist specialist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, said another disposal option is passage of federal and state laws to permit drug take-back programs.

An 'inspiration,' Clearwater grandmother fights cancer through martial arts
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 5
She's had several surgeries, and is scheduled for another one Monday at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

It's the government vs. early cancer detection
News Chief – Dec. 5
My mother was treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and my wife was treated at Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville.

Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 5
Moffitt Cancer Center is seeking participants for a pancreatic cancer screening study.

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