June 26, 2009

Sun protection, early detection, keys to beating skin cancer
Examiner – June 26
After a wide local excision of the area around the lesion (leaving a four-inch scar on my back) and removal of several lymph nodes, my doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center’s Cutaneous Oncology Clinic pronounced me cancer-free.

Hartford Hospital Cancer Center
WFSB Ch. 3 – June 26
Moffitt is featured along with Hartford Hospital Cancer Center in a special that aired on the show, Better Connecticut.  The focus of the segment was Moffitt’s role in the tumor tissue collection known as Total Cancer Care.

$6 million grant will fund USF-Moffitt Center ethnic health disparity research
St. Petersburg Times – June 24
USF and the Moffitt Cancer Center received the five-year federal grant to create a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Center of Excellence

County buys high-tech site
The Tampa Tribune –June 24
Gray said the nearby University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will be considered partners in the project as will the city of Temple Terrace, which will provide utility service to the area.

Blood center holds drive for Naples teen with cancer
Naples Daily News – June 22
“I have been receiving inpatient treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and I’m doing very well,” she said in a press release. “I have received many blood transfusions throughout my stay and I am eternally grateful for those who donate blood to help save lives.”

TMH and Moffitt Team Up for Cancer Research
WCTV – June 22
That's why officials with the Moffitt Cancer Center hope a database they're creating will help reduce the average 10 to 12 year process, to five or six.

Insurance dispute threatened to derail stem cell transplant
The Tampa Tribune – June 22
In October, she was referred to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Chemotherapy started in December. Plans were in the works for a stem cell transplant.

Alternative medicine makes inroads
Associated Press/Atlanta Journal-Constitution – June 20
People need to be skeptical of the term “natural,” said Kathy Allen, a dietitian at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Supplements lack proof of safety or benefit.

Cancer: to attack or contain?
The National – June 20
Faced with such a relentless enemy, even experts committed to the war on cancer are questioning the traditional strategy. They include Dr Robert Gatenby of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida,...

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