July 3, 2009

The Search for New Drugs

Genome Web Daily News – July 1
Sometimes pharma can't generate all the data it needs on its own. Merck has teamed up with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to gain access to valuable medical data that Merck researchers…

Sunshine Days
Upscale Magazine – July issue
According to Dr. Mary Lien, a dermatologist in Moffitt Cancer Center’s Cutaneous Oncology department, “One doesn’t need to live like a hermit.”

Most Tuition Aid Programs Hold Steady in Recession
Managing Benefits Plans – July issue
Nonetheless, the economic downturn led leaders at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., to create a 15-member task force to consider revisions to its 23-year-old employee education assistance program.

Mole Patrol will be on beach for Blue Angels weekend 
Splash – June 30
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.

Beach resident kicks up her heels
Beach Beacon – June 30
A year later Kupsis began dancing with the Grandmother Rockettes and The Jeanne Lynn Dancers, performing at various benefits for charity organizations including The Moffitt Cancer Center.

Temple Terrace land banked for research park development
MSN Money – June 30
County commissioners, who OK’d the purchase at a May meeting, said the acquisition could become part of a planned 150-acre research park for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Male breast cancer and Camp Lejeune: Pollution or coincidence?
St. Petersburg Times – June 28
Like many cancers, the causes are not well understood, said Dr. John Kiluk, a breast cancer specialist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Doctors say cancer center will mean less travel, better care
Centre Daily Times – June 28
Loughran, who specializes in blood cancers such as leukemia, had helped win an NCI designation for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute in Florida.

Names & Faces
Bradenton Herald – June 28
Dr. Lodovico Balducci, program leader for the senior adult oncology program at Moffitt Cancer Center, was one of four American doctors chosen to attend the fifth annual Middle East Cancer Consortium conference in Cyprus.