June 12, 2009

Therapy dogs exchange pooch smooch after 'wedding' at Tampa General Hospital
St. Petersburg Times – June 12
Chicklet and Blake have been visiting TGH and Moffitt Cancer Center every Thursday morning for about five years, Dickens said.

Tampa General therapy dogs wed in howly muttrimony
The Tampa Tribune – June 12
Chicklet and Blake's owners, Pam Dickens and Ruth Cowan, have been taking the dogs to TGH every Thursday morning for years to comfort hospitalized children. The dogs also visit H. Lee Moffitt Cancer.

The Melanoma Research Alliance Awards Nearly Two Million Dollars In Research Grants That Address The Gap In Translational Science
Medical News Today – June 12
Dr. Xue-Zhong Yue, Moffitt Cancer Center. Proposal Title: Treatment of established melanoma by tumor-specific Th17 cells

Urgent care clinic caters to cancer patients
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 10
The other centers are at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Radiation for small cell lung cancer: options, techniques, latest research
HemOnc Today – June 10
Craig W. Stevens, MD, PhD, professor and chair in the department of radiation oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla., said that for unclear reasons, patients with SCLC start treatment with lower neurocognitive scores than age-matched controls.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in First Complete Remission
The Journal of the American Medical Association – June 10
University of South Florida, Center for Evidence Based Medicine and Health Outcomes and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (Dr Djulbegovic) …

Readers have their say about wedding for therapy dogs
St. Petersburg Times (Let’s Talk blog) – June 10
Chicklet's and Blake's owners, Pam Dickens and Ruth Cowan, have been taking dogs to TGH every Thursday morning for years to comfort hospitalized children. Chicklet and Blake also visit H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center each week.

Therapy dogs, in splendid attire, are getting married in at Tampa General Hospital
St. Petersburg Times – June 10
Chicklet's and Blake's owners, Pam Dickens and Ruth Cowan, have been taking dogs to TGH every Thursday morning for years to comfort hospitalized children. Chicklet and Blake also visit H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center each week.

'There is nothing else like it'
The Tampa Tribune – June 10
Johnathan Lancaster is proud to flaunt the newest facility on campus at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

They call it puppy love...dogs to tie the knot
Bay News 9 – June 10
Ruth Cowan adopted Blake, who was part of an unwanted litter. The dogs also visit Moffitt Cancer Center each week after they finish their work at TGH.

Hooters Donates $500,000 to Cancer Research
Clearwater Gazette – June 10
On Tuesday, June 2, Hooters Management Corporation celebrated the successful completion of their five-year, $500,000 pledge to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa.

Studies Show HPV Vaccine Is Effective for Older Women and Young Men
HIVandHepatitis.com – June 9
Risk Assessment, Detection, and Intervention Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa FL

Azacitidine benefits patients with myelodysplastic syndromes
Ecancermedicalscience (European Institute on Oncology) – June 9
“… In our indirect comparison, however, VIDAZA had superior overall survival without a significant increase in treatment-related mortality,” said Dr. Ambuj Kumar of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Contaminants lurk in many ‘natural’ products
The Associated Press (via MSNBC) – June 9
Dietitian Kathy Allen holds up some dietary supplements at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

60 pct of cancer patients try nontraditional med
The Associated Press (This story has appeared in several media outlets, including MSNBC, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, FOX News, The WashingtonPost, CBS News) – June 8
Having such an advanced cancer without standard medical care must have caused excruciating pain, said one of her physicians, Dr. Lodovico Balducci at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

'A sad case': She chose herbals over surgery
The Associated Press (This story has appeared in several media outlets) – June 8
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.

Cancer patient learns herbals can interfere
The Associated Press (This story has appeared in several media outlets) – June 8
And so it went until a dietitian at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center asked if he were taking any supplements. He had always said 'no' when doctors asked about medication use.

AP IMPACT: Alternative medicine goes mainstream
The Associated Press (This story has appeared in several media outlets, including CBS News, Forbes, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution) – June 7
People need to keep a healthy skepticism about that magical marketing term "natural," said Kathy Allen, a dietitian at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Moffitt Cancer Center decodes cancer to target treatments
St. Petersburg Times – June 7
So they referred her to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where researchers are building a frozen bank with tens of thousands of cancer samples.

How a skin cancer exam saved my life
10 Connects – June 7
As for the argument that you need sunlight to make vitamin D, a melanoma expert with the Moffitt Cancer Center told me we get enough sun exposure walking to our cars and running errands in Florida.

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