July 10, 2009

Leukemia survivor thanks donor for gift of life
The Miami Herald – July 10
Readers responded with donations, an officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services went to the hospital to administer a citizenship test, and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa agreed to perform the bone marrow transplant for free.

Colloquium Speakers: Oncology Leads Way in Individualized Medicine, but Must Reach into Community
Oncology Times – July 10
I prefer the term 'precise medicine' to personalized medicine, said another speaker, William S. Dalton, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Center Director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

Helping Patients by Including Spirituality in Discussions
Oncology Times – July 10
Lodovico Balducci, MD, said he discusses spirituality with about half the patients he cares for as Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt Cancer Center promotes health screenings with sports prizes and activities
St. Petersburg Times – July 10
Moffitt Cancer Center in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Libraries will present "Health Disparities and HOOPS," 10 a.m. Saturday at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.

Brandon Family Support center offers free hurricane prep workshop
St. Petersburg Times – July 10
Stena Campagna of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center will speak on cancer patient education and wellness. The meeting is free and open to anyone.

Check out Martinis for Moffitt
10 Connects – July 9
Martinis for Moffitt is one of the best networking events of the year and a party with a purpose.

Green your next event using these simple tips
Creative Loafing Tampa – July 9
Cure on Wheels, an endurance bicycle ride to raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center in just its second year, took several steps to reduce their carbon footprint and got great results.

Greater awareness of pancreatic cancer may increase research dollars
St. Petersburg Times – July 9
"For years, there was a negative attitude toward the disease. People gave up on it and thought it was hopeless. You didn't even talk about it," says Dr. Mokenge "Mo" Malafa, division chief of the GI Oncology Program and a pancreatic cancer specialist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Martinis for Moffitt
Studio 10 - July 7
The Bay Area Advisors will host the Fourth Annual “Martinis for Moffitt” charity event on Thursday July 16th, 2009 from 7-10 P.M. at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

GOOD DRINKS GUIDE 
Daily Express (London) – July 7
The chances of developing a tumour dropped by around 37 per cent in women under 50 who drank tea at least three times daily, but older women who consumed similar amounts did not see any benefit, the study at Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa, Florida, found.

'Most Wired Hospitals' for 2009 named
Healthcare IT News – July 7
Most Wired: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Moffitt presents wellness program
The Tampa Tribune – July 7
Knowledge is Power, a Moffitt Cancer Center program in partnership with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, will present Health Disparities and Hoops on Saturday at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St.

Sex bias seen in control of cancer pain 
Chiropractic Economics (Reuters Health) – July 7
Dr. Kristine A. Donovan, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues examined pain severity and the adequacy of pain management in 131 cancer patients newly referred to a multidisciplinary cancer pain clinic.

Americans buy into untested, unregulated supplements, treatments
Wausau Daily Herald (The Associated Press) – July 6
Dietitian Kathy Allen holds up some dietary supplements at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Allen says people should keep a healthy skepticism about so-called “natural” products.

Events
The Tampa Tribune – July 3
Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will present Health Disparities and HOOPS from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11 at University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa.

Multiple Santas expected at Sponge Docks in July
The Tampa Tribune – July 3
The concept of Christmas on July 11 grew out of an idea to bring youngsters from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Research Institute and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg to the riverfront tourist district for a day of fun, said Alissia Allen-Fatolitis, organizer of the Sponge Docks Merchants Association event

Losing my mother to breast cancer, by Dawn Porter
The Sunday Times (London) – July 5
A recent study by the Moffitt Cancer Research Center, in Florida, also showed that three cups of tea — rich in antioxidants — a day reduced the risk of a breast tumour by 37% in women under 50.

Free skin cancer screenings
Pensacola News Journal – July 4
Baptist Health Care is teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center and AAA Auto Club South during Blue Angels weekend, July 10 and 11, to offer Mole Patrol, a free skin cancer screening event.

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