February 20, 2009

Cash drain halting hospital construction
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 20
… H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has put on hold plans for outpatient facilities at the 30-acre McKinley campus, south of the main facilities at the University of South Florida. …

ITS inks two biologics deals
MSN Money – Feb. 20
Introgen Technical Services Inc. has signed manufacturing agreements to produce biological materials for two new customers, Advantagene Inc. and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Stimulus still aiding K Street
The Associated Press – Feb. 20 (This story was picked up in several media outlets.)
Congressional lobbying records show plenty of Washington firms have signed up clients this year who want help getting stimulus funds, including the city of Torrington, Conn.; the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and Perpetual Energy Systems, a solar power company in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Wristband Used To Prevent 'Wrong-Arm Access'
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 20
"Lymphedema is one of my pet peeves in life," says Christine Laronga, who heads the breast cancer program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt, physician groups go high-tech
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 20
… accelerators, or LINACs, that can treat cancer anywhere in the body, said Dr. Craig Stevens, department chair for radiation oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in …

New M2Gen headquarters expected to create more jobs
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 20
Within days, construction will be complete for the 100,000-square-foot headquarters of M2Gen, the for-profit subsidiary of not-for-profit Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt to benefit from stimulus plan
10 Connects – Feb. 19
An expansion project at Moffitt Cancer Center is getting on the fast track thanks to the newly passed stimulus plan. Moffitt is outgrowing the amount of room it has on the University of South Florida …

Moffitt “well-poised” to receive federal funding
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 19
Rep. Kathy Castor and William Dalton, chief executive and center director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, on Wednesday discussed the possibilities for funding …

Moffitt director: Hike cigarette tax to fund cancer research
WMNF 88.5 FM – Feb. 19
… This morning, WMNF asked the director of Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, William Dalton, for his opinion on the proposed cigarette tax increase. …

Stimulus could create jobs at Moffitt Cancer Center
WMNF 88.5 FM – Feb. 19
Hundreds of construction and research jobs could be created if the Moffitt Cancer Center is able to tap into money from the federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama this week. …

New Tampa Rotary
tampabay.com (blog) – Feb. 19
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, will talk about hospital and patient partnerships at Moffitt at 7 a.m. today (Feb. 20) at the New Tampa Rotary Club breakfast meeting; Tampa Palms …

Huge Colon Comes With Big Message 
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 19
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute displayed a gigantic colon Wednesday to show people the inner workings of the organ and explain why cancer cells are drawn to it.

Hillsborough assembles stimulus task force
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 18
Charles Sykes — Sykes Enterprises global call center business. • Dr. William Dalton — CEO, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Economic Task Force Membership Alarms Some
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 18
... University of South Florida; Chuck Sykes, Sykes Enterprises; William Dalton, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Mary Ann Fullerton, ...

Patient-Hospital Relationships Discussed
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 18
Nancy Newman, executive director of patient support and advocacy at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will speak at Friday's 7 a.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of …

Moffitt Honors Students' Heartfelt Project
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 18
On Jan. 26, representatives from Moffitt Cancer Center visited Mitchell Elementary School to present certificates of appreciation to students who participated in an Art from the Heart project to cheer …

The Super Colon
WTVT FOX-13 – Feb. 18
An 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long human replica of a colon is on Display at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to educate people about the risks, prevention and treatment of colon cancer.

Colossal colon spurs some super talk
10 Connects – Feb. 18
We've all heard about Superman; all that "It's a bird, it's a plane stuff". But at the Moffitt Cancer Center they're taking "super" down to a whole new level.

Giant colon comes to Moffitt to raise cancer awareness
The Oracle – Feb. 18 (This was also picked up on uwire.com.)
Moffitt Cancer Center hopes to raise the awareness of colon cancer with a 20-foot long, 450-pound inflatable model of the human large intestine.

Bob McClure: My bucket list
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Feb. 17
Fortunately, my family talked me into getting a second opinion and I paid a visit to the director of urology at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, ...

Talk will focus on health disparities
The Gainesville Sun – Feb. 17
A Moffitt Cancer Center researcher, who focuses on health promotion and disease prevention in the African-American community, will speak at the University ...

A walk across Spain to raise funds for cancer research
Fernandina Beach News Leader – Feb. 16
… Together with the amazing staff at Moffitt Cancer Center, we worked to create an atmosphere of healing and hope in the midst of a life-threatening illness ... and it is for them I am walking, as well." …

Love match: Soap star from Clearwater, doctor from Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 14
… but it was a urologic oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who stole the heart of Daytime Emmy nominee Crystal Hunt. …

BOWLING FOR A CAUSE
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 14
Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. For more information call Shaina Sine at (813) 745-3658 or visit
www.MOFFITT.org/Giving. BRAIN STIMULATION: An event ...

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