December 31, 2009

Brandon Regional Hospital bans all smoking
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 31
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa went tobacco free in April 2008. Barry Asch, an administrator who served on Moffitt's tobacco-free committee, said the cancer center hasn't had any major incidents under the policy.

Personal foul, excessive whining
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 31
At some point this week someone likely received a grim diagnosis at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Any bets they would be more than willing to swap that stress with worrying about how to contain Alabama's passing game?

2010 begins with months of charities and celebrities in Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 31
Reservations for the black-tie benefit start at $1,000 as Moffitt Cancer Center attempts to rock previous multi-million fundraising records.

Post-treatment pain remains clinically significant in breast cancer patients 
cancernetwork.com – Dec. 28
Dr. Loftus is a senior member at the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Laronga is an associate member.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 26
Moffitt Cancer Center is seeking participants for a pancreatic cancer screening study. The study will examine participants for early signs of pancreatic cancer, with a goal of identifying the disease at an early stage.

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