July 17, 2009

7/17 Local Briefs
Bradenton Herald – July 17
Also, Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center ranked 16th in the cancer specialty list. Moffitt made the rankings for the 11th year in a row.

Moffitt, TGH make best hospitals list
My Fox Tampa Bay – July 17
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Tampa General Hospital ranked among the nation's best hospitals, according to a new report by U.S. News & World Report.

Wellness 101: Where can I get free prostate screening in St. Petersburg Florida?
Examiner.com – July 16
On July 23rd, 2009 from 7AM-3PM the Rays, along with ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure will offer free prostate cancer screenings for men at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Moffitt, TGH ranked among 'America's Best Hospitals'
The Tampa Tribune – July 16
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa General Hospital were named to Top 50 specialty rankings released today by U.S. News & World Reports.

Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center lead region in U.S. News' Best Hospitals
Personal Best (blog with St. Petersburg Times) – July 16
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute ranked 16th in the nation for cancer care.

Men Encouraged To Attend Free Prostate Cancer Testing
The Weekly Challenger – July 16
This month, ZERO has partnered with Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure and sponsors including Galil Medical, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Club to provide free prostate cancer testing for men in Tampa Bay July 23.

Shands UF ranked among top 50 US hospitals in 7 specialties
The Gainesville Sun – July 16
Florida programs in top 20:
-- Ophthalmology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, ranked 1st
-- Cancer care: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, ranked 16th

Report: TGH among the nation’s best hospitals
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 16
In addition, both Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Sarasota Memorial Hospital are recognized.

Six S. Fla. hospitals receive top rankings
South Florida Business Journal – July 16
U.S. News and World Report ranked the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa as the top cancer hospital in Florida and No. 16 nationwide.

New Guidelines For Lung Cancer Oppose General CT Screening
Museumunion.com (blog) – July 16
"Even in high risk populations, currently available check out statistics do not show that lung cancer screening alters mortality outcomes," said W. Michael Alberts, MD, FCCP, chair of the ACCP lung cancer guidelines and Chief Medical Tec, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Inspection Institute, Tampa, FL.

Best Cancer Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report – July 16
16. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center employee burned in chemical spill, explosion
St. Petersburg Times – July 16
A chemical spill and explosion caused second degree burns to an employee at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on Wednesday night.

One injured in Moffitt Cancer Center chemical spill
The Oracle – July 16
A chemical spill at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center caused an explosion and sent one employee to the University Community Hospital emergency room with a hand injury Wednesday night.

Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Free Luncheon to Provide Awareness of Lung Cancer 
Clearwater Gazette – July 15
The Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education Program (L.A.T.T.E.) from Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a free educational program and luncheon August 7 at Michael's On East, 1212 E. Ave. S. in Sarasota.

Green Tea: Mixed Reviews For Cancer Prevention
Medical News Today – July 15
Nagi Kumar, Ph.D., director of Nutrition Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is optimistic about the potential for green tea in cancer prevention.

Martinis for Moffitt -Thursday night
10 Connects – July 15
Martinis for Moffitt is one of the best networking events of the year and a party with a purpose. Bay Area Advisors are hosting this event to try to raise $50,000 to benefit three different departments at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: Cutaneous Oncology, Blood and Marrow and Genitourinary.

Trey Anastasio: Carnegie Hall With New York Philharmonic On September 12, 2009
Top 40 Charts – July 15
The fund was set up to benefit a diverse selection of causes that Kristy supported, which currently include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, Vermont; the Carolina Friends School/Afghan Sister School Project in Durham, North Carolina; and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Cancer Screening Guidelines from Moffitt Cancer Center 
FMQAI – July 15

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Moffitt plans Hispanic programs
The Tampa Tribune – July 14
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will present "Salud! Serie de Charlas," a free program developed by Latinos. It will be delivered in Spanish.

Green Tea: Mixed Reviews For Cancer Prevention
ScienceDaily – July 14
Nagi Kumar, Ph.D., director of Nutrition Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is optimistic about the potential for green tea in cancer prevention.

Green Tea: Mixed Reviews for Cancer Prevention
Health Behavior News Service – July 14
Nagi Kumar, Ph.D., director of Nutrition Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is optimistic about the potential for green tea in cancer prevention.

Resume shirt turns heads, but can it help land a job?
Bay News 9 – July 14
"I realized the vast majority of people actually think it's humorous,' said Damiano, who previously worked as a patient service representative at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

1 in 3 Americans turn to alternative medicine
Florida Today – July 14
"It was a sad case," said Dr. Sophie Dessureault, a surgeon at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where Flasch went shortly before her death in 2007.

An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic 
Relix (New York) – July 14
The fund will support a range of causes important to Kristy, such as the Seven Below Arts Initiative, the Carolina Friends School/Afghan Sister School Project in Durham and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

NY Philharmonic Set To Premiere TIME TURNS ELASTIC By Phish's Trey Anastasio At Carnegie Hall 9/12
BroadwayWorld.com (New York) – July 13
The fund was set up to benefit a diverse selection of causes that Kristy supported, which currently include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, Vermont; the Carolina Friends School/Afghan Sister School Project in Durham, North Carolina; and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Paula White takes leadership of Without Walls church in Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – July 13
He said a half-dozen doctors have told him to reduce the stress in his life. Among those was a doctor at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Luncheon to celebrate Three Women of Hope
Ocala Star-Banner – July 13
Margaret Thomas, founder of the Shop Talk I and II programs at Central Florida Community College; Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa; and Janice Taylor, assistant to the director of the University of Florida and Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville; will be recognized for contributions to the fight against cancer.

Unproven alternative treatments for cancer can waste precious time for ailing
The Associated Press in stevenspointjournal.com – July 13
Having such an advanced cancer without standard medical care must have caused excruciating pain for Leslee Flasch, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, one of her physicians.

Unproven alternative treatments for cancer can waste precious time for ailing
The Associated Press in the Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin) – July 13
Having such an advanced cancer without standard medical care must have caused excruciating pain for Leslee Flasch, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, one of her physicians.

Health Disparities and Hoops
WMNF-FM – July 13
“Health Disparities and Hoops” was made possible by Knowledge Is Power, a Moffitt Cancer Center program in partnership with Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries.

This story will make you hope and pray you don't get sick
Orlando Sentinel – July 12
So Dick went to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He was scheduled to have a port inserted in his chest for chemotherapy infusions, which precede the transplant.

The Return of the Devil: Rays turn back clock to some forgettable days
Examiner.com – July 11
As usual the game worn and autographed jerseys will be auctioned off on raysbaseball.com starting July 20 and will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center and Rays Baseball Foundation.

Rays notes: Everything’s going right
Bradenton Herald – July 11
The uniforms will be auctioned off to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Health Events
The Tampa Tribune – July 11
Moffitt Cancer Center's diversity program, Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health, will present a free breast and cervical cancer screening training program for community representatives from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Orlando-Orange County Health Department, Office of Community Health, 6101 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes
St. Petersburg Times – July 11
Both teams' uniforms will be auctioned off on raysbaseball.com starting July 20 to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center and Rays foundation.

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