February 27, 2009

Hooters to Hooters run takes off Sunday
The News-Press – Feb. 27
In addition to companies such as The Omni Club, major sponsors such as Oswald Trippe and Company and Val Ward Cadillac have joined to raise even more money for the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Daniel Ruth: Wheels come off high-paid career
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 27
It was bad enough for Rao that the bike belonged to Christine Dillingham, 22, a pre-med student who also volunteers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in addition to giving her time to work with cancer patients in Haiti.

Rogers to walk 1000 km for Moffitt Cancer Center 
Outer Banks Sentinel – Feb. 27
As a patient of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, under the care of Dr. David Shibata, he discovered a community of caring, compassionate, sincere individuals, who together have created an environment of hope and well-being in the midst of a life-threatening disease and feels it is time to give back.

See what the doctor sees: a tour of a life size colon
ABC Action News – Feb. 26
But colorectal cancer can be prevented and when it’s detected early enough the five year survival rate is 90 percent. Moffitt Cancer Center is using a unique way to call attention to the issue.

Company and People Notes: Genentech Tells Shareholders to Reject Roche's Tender Offer; Cryoport Appoints President and CEO; More...
Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine – Feb. 26
Introgen Technical Services (ITS) signed manufacturing agreements to produce biological materials for two new customers: Advantagene, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Colon Cancer and Moffitt Cancer Center Host Colorectal Cancer Education Program in Tampa 
Clearwater Gazette – Feb. 26
Leading voices in the fight against colorectal cancer, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) and Moffitt Cancer Center are hosting an educational seminar called “Conversations About Colorectal Cancer,” Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.

Giant colon replica gives inside peek at cancer
SmartBrief – Feb. 25
Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute recently displayed an 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long, 450-pound replica of a human colon to help people understand how the organ works and why cancer cells are drawn to it.

Siemens wins three Soarian contracts 
HealthImaging.com – Feb. 25
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, a 162-bed facility in Tampa, Fla., chose Soarian Financials, in part, because the Enterprise Master Patient Index, Patient Access and Patient Accounting are integrated into one system to streamline operations, according to Siemens.

Non-Profit Gives $800,000 For Melanoma Research In 2009
Medical News Today – Feb. 25
Dr. Keiran Smalley, The Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, "Targeted therapy for melanoma."

Quilt show to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center 
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Feb. 23
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Arts in Medicine program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Study: Circumcision May Protect Men From HPV
FOX News – Feb. 23 (This story was picked up in several media outlets.)
Compared with women, little is known about men's risk factors for HPV infection — or the factors that affect their ability to clear the virus, according to the principal researcher Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and her associates.

Two USF students in bike case stand up for integrity
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 22
Every Thursday and Friday, Dillingham volunteers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, working with patients' families, in memory of a woman she calls her "adoptive mother" who died of ovarian cancer when she was in high school.

No, it's not Disney. It's Super Colon: the attraction 
Florida Sun-Sentinel (Floriduh blog) – Feb. 22
We can't wait to see this! Want to come along? It's Super Colon, now on display at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, reports WTSP.

See A Game, Get Tested For Skin Cancer
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 21
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Tampa Bay Rays are hosting the second annual Sun Safety Tour starting Thursday at ballparks across West Central Florida.


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