March 13, 2009

State Sen. Mike Fasano worries environmentalists may keep T. Rowe Price from Pasco
St. Petersburg Times – March 13
That proposed move represents a break in Pasco's decades-long status as a bedroom community that loses bids for white-collar or corporate jobs, such as the major Tampa expansion of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in 2006.

Polk County health director is next FPRA guest speaker
News-Chief – March 13
Haight also is an associate professor of medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and a medical staff member at Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Gallmeier and dos Santos Join RFB Communications Group, Inc.
dBusinessNews – March 12
Dos Santos is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Prior to joining RFB, she interned at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Administrators plan for on-campus hospital
The Oracle – March 12
“(A campus hospital) will bring that kind of research to the community — very much the same thing that Moffitt Cancer Center has done in terms of bringing cancer research to the Bay area.”

Study: Circumcision may protect men from HPV 
The Westside Gazette – March 11
Circumcised men were more likely to clear human papillomavirus than other men, a recent US study found. Compared with women, data on factors for men acquiring and clearing HPV are limited, reported Dr. Anna R. Giuliano of the Tampa, Fla.-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and colleagues.

AP relay for life still seeks volunteers
News-Sun – March 11
Schenck was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer roughly six years ago and spent time traveling to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Professor wins grant award for nicotine research
The Parthenon – March 11
Born in India, Dasgupta came to Marshall after completing postdoctoral fellowships at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Red Wine Vs. White? It Makes No Difference When It Comes To Breast-Cancer Risk
Medical News Today – March 11 (This story was picked up in several outlets.)
The National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, funded this research, which also involved investigators from Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; the University of Wisconsin; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; and Dartmouth Medical School.

Hooters-to-Hooters Half Marathon takes off 
Fort Myers Florida Weekly – March 11
Another positive aspect of the race is the money raised for Moffitt Cancer Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was all done through the support of Hooters, sponsors, volunteers and runners.

Report Blames Pilot Error In July Crash That Killed 3
The Tampa Tribune – March 10 (This story was picked up in several outlets.)
For 20 years, Northcott flew for Angel Flights, volunteering his time and the airplane. He loved to help people like Snyder, who was on her way home after receiving treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Fighting cancer takes toll on finances, too
Florida Today – March 10
Although Bradley began her chemotherapy treatments with Levine, eventually, she wound up at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for radiation, because of the tricky location in her eye and the potential risks to her vision.

Center offers comprehensive care
Florida Today – March 10
The cancer center and Parrish, where Levine serves as medical director of the cancer program, each have affiliations with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Mastectomy Improves Survival in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Presented at SSO
Doctor’s Guide – March 10
Mastectomy, furthermore, appears superior to breast-conservation techniques in this regard, said lead investigator Kandace P. McGuire, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, speaking here at a poster session on March 7.

Cigarette 'User Fee' Considered
The Tampa Tribune – March 10
Legislators in both parties have suggested raising the cigarette tax to pay for medical programs that have been cut because of declining state revenue. Part of the money from House Bill 11 would go to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center in Tampa.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 
St. Petersburg Times – March 9
As chairman, Dr. Escher will serve a one-year term and preside over all board meetings. Escher is attending physician at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa.

Survival No Worse in Older Patients With Breast Cancer Treated With Surgery: Presented at SSO
Peer View Media – March 9
This finding means that physicians should not approach breast cancer treatment for elderly patients any differently than they would for other populations, said lead investigator Parmjeet Kaur, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, speaking here on March 7 at a poster session.

Stem Cell Research Brings Hope
WFLA – March 9
Today's change in national stem cell policy brings new hope to many researchers and patients who long for cures and treatments.

Merck to buy Schering-Plough for $41.1B
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 9
Merck is an investor in the M2Gen for-profit subsidiary of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

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