July 24, 2009

Collaboration and Sustainability are Front and Center as caBIG Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
GenomeWeb Daily News – July 24
William Dalton, president and CEO of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, said that sustainability is "critical." A "too often neglected" aspect of large-scale ...

Moffitt Cancer Center is Wired (Again)
Lakeland Ledger (blog) – July 24
For the fourth consecutive year, Moffitt Cancer Center's information technology department is on Hospitals and Health Networks' list of the 100 most-wired hospitals and health systems. …

24 Hours of Booty
WBTV- TV Charlotte, NC – July 24
Booty also raises funds for The Keep Pounding Fund at Carolinas Medical Center and the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas. (The Carolinas Medical Center is a Total Cancer Care Consortium Partner.)

Boost Your Sun Smarts
All You – July 24
Sources: Mona Gohara, MD, spokeswoman for the Skin Cancer Foundation; Mary H. Lien, MD, dermatologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Miles for Moffitt
duPont Registry – July/August 2009
Florida Bank’s Miles for Moffitt at held at University of South Florida on the ninth of May a huge success with over 3,800 participants and more than $125,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center scientists get $5 million in funding
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 23
Thirteen scientists at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute received nearly $5 million in Florida grants to support cancer research.

Hundreds get free prostate screens
My Fox Tampa Bay – July 23
The testing was offered by Moffitt Cancer Center's project to end prostate cancer, and Bat for the Cure.

All Children's Hospital Recognized at Rotary Club of Clearwater Meeting
Clearwater Gazette – July 23
Research in Cancer and Immunology is conducted in cooperation with USF, and the hospital is the only pediatric affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Rays to offer free prostate cancer screenings 
The Tampa Tribune – July 22

The screenings are offered in a partnership with The Project to End Prostate Cancer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure.

No Firm Evidence Green Tea Helps Prevent Cancer
HealthDay News – July 21 (This story was picked up in several media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News, MSN Health and Fitness)
"The substances found in green tea are certainly promising," Nagi Kumar, director of Nutrition Research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said in the same news release.

Unproven Remedies: She chose herbals over surgery
The Associated Press in The Journal Times (Racine, Wis.) – July 21
By the time Leslee went to Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, shortly before she died in 2007, she was in severe pain and no longer able to have the surgery she had rejected earlier.

Unproven Remedies: Cancer patient learns that herbal supplements can interfere
The Associated Press in The Journal Times (Racine, Wis.) – July 21
And so it went until a dietitian at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center asked if he were taking any supplements.

Dr. Levine Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – July 21
The Space Coast Cancer Center is one of only a handful of Florida facilities affiliated with the prestigious H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute – and one of three oncology practices participating in quality care studies with Moffitt and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Moffitt Ranked Among America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer
Tampa Bay Partnership – July 20
Tampa Bay-based Moffitt Cancer Center ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer.

Born to run for a good cause
The Tampa Tribune – July 18
His seasonal job is at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where he is a valet.

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