June 19, 2009

Cancer treatment in a spa-like setting
ABC Action News – June 19
Carole Sanek came to Moffitt Cancer Center for a follow up to breast cancer treatment.  Something’s new, a Center for Women's Oncology, that means a one-stop-shop opportunity for patients like her.

Stimulus money boosts Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – June 19
More than $6 million in cancer research grants were awarded to Moffitt Cancer Center researchers Wednesday.

Moffitt Nursing Director Honored by Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek – June 19
Vicki Marsee, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, director of nursing systems at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla., has received the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Leadership Award for 2009.

BR hospitals join with Moffitt Cancer Center in tumor research project 
2theadvocate.com – June 18
But the portion of her tumor that was not used in the diagnosis of her cancer has been sent to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to be a part of cancer research to develop the next generation of cancer treatments based on tumor types rather than a tumor’s organ of origin.

Moffitt signs deal with Swiss firm Debiopharm
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 18
Debiopharm Group and Moffitt Cancer Center signed an agreement for the development and commercialization of a potential treatment for solid tumors.

Many at Risk for Testicular Cancer Skip Self-Exams
cancerpage.com – June 18
This provides yet another example of how potent an influence the physician can be with regard to cancer prevention behavior in patients, and underscores the importance of physicians including such recommendations in the course of ongoing health care discussions," Dr. Susan Vadaparampil of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida and her colleagues say.

Free skin-cancer screenings planned at beach
Pensacola News Journal – June 18
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.

Stimulus pumps $6 million into Moffitt for cancer research
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 17
More than $6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was awarded to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt Cancer Center Gets $6 Million
Fox 13 News – June 17
Moffitt Cancer Center is set to receive $6 million in economic stimulus funds to support cancer research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Hooters completes pledge to Moffitt
Clearwater Beacon – June 17
Hooters Management Corporation celebrated the successful completion of their five-year, $500,000 pledge to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa on June 2.

Raymond James, Moffitt Cancer Center on ComputerWorld's 'Best IT' workplaces
St. Petersburg Times – June 16
“What sets Moffitt apart is our passion and dedication to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer,” said Mark Hulse, R.N., Moffitt’s chief information officer…

16 Ways to Prevent Cancer
Woman’s Day – June 16
“This will help you and your loved ones get a better picture of your risk,” explains Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, associate professor of health outcomes and behaviors at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center.

USF, Moffitt get grant for minority health center
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 15
Dr. Richard Roetzheim, professor and director of research for the USF Department of Family Medicine, and B. Lee Green, vice president of Moffitt Diversity, are co-principal investigators of the new center.

Health Events
The Ledger – June 15
Brian Rivers of Moffitt Cancer Center will speak at a public Lakeland Man to Man Prostate Cancer Educational Program. Wives, family and friends also are invited.

Best Place No. 69: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Computerworld – June 15
At H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., a common mission keeps research scientists, doctors and IT professionals collaborating. "It's very much about teamwork," says IT project manager Ed Flegenheimer.

More cancer patients seek out alternatives
Associated Press/Chicago Tribune – June 14
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.

Front entrance of Moffitt Cancer Center reopen, no threats found
The Tampa Tribune – June 13
Moffitt Cancer Center officials have given the all-clear signal after its front entrance was temporarily shut due to a bomb threat this morning.

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