March 20, 2009

Martin Memorial hosting lots of events this month
Vero Beach Press-Journal – March 20
Get a free skin cancer screening through a partnership between Martin Memorial and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Andrea's Sip for Life
St. Petersburg Times – March 19
Although he never met the Moffitt patient, he said, she is a constant inspiration to him. Proceeds go to pediatric sarcoma research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center supporters lobby legislators for more funding
Tallahassee Democrat – March 19
But Wednesday, Belanger was at the Capitol to tell how she lived beyond that six months. She credited the Tampa-based Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Effects of smoking stand out at Body Worlds exhibit at MOSI
St. Petersburg Times – March 19
Alvelo-Rivera is a cancer specialist and thoracic surgeon at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Samtheo Biopharma Forms Subsidiary Lyndor Bioscience to Develop Moffitt Cancer Center Rx
Genome Web News – March 18
Samtheo Biopharma, a company formed last year to acquire and develop technology related to targeted therapeutics and personalized medicine, has licensed from Florida's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center a small molecule with the potential to treat cancer patients with chemotherapeutic and radiation resistance.

FL Women in Science - Part 2
WUSF Public Broadcasting – March 18
She’s also collaborating with researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center on a more effective and less evasive way to deliver chemotherapy to tumor sites.

Samaritan's Touch increases services to meet growing need
News-Sun – March 18
By December 2008, we served 849 new patients through more than 7,900 patient visits and returned over $3.13 million in donated medical care, and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has donated surgeries and treatments for at least 15 people.

Update: Moffitt advocates travel to Capitol to stress continued funding – March 18
“Without Moffitt, I wouldn’t be here talking to you” she said about the Tampa-based cancer center and research institution.

Today at the Florida Capitol
Florida Capital News – March 18
Moffitt Cancer Center Educational Displays

Today at the Florida Capitol
Tallahassee Democrat – March 18
Moffitt Cancer Center Educational Displays

'The Capitol Report' 
WFSU/NPR – March 18

NTSB reports pilot error caused Tampa medical flight crash killing 3
Justice News Flash – March 17
He was flying 49 year-old Patricia Snyder home after she received cancer treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Prep focus: No quit for son, mom in trying times
St. Petersburg Times – March 17
The cancer tightened its grip in recent weeks, forcing Nancy to go toe-to-toe with her nemesis at Moffitt Cancer Center.

How faith affects people fighting cancer
FOX 13 – March 17
Dr. Sloan Karver is an expert at end-of-life care. She’s worked with hospice and is now on staff at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center Lobbying Too
Lakeland Ledger (blog) – March 16
They may run into the folks from Moffitt Cancer Center, who will have exhibits Wednesday on the Florida State Capitol Plaza and in the Capitol Building lobby.

Other News To Note
TMCnet – March 16
Lyndor Biosciences LLC, of New York, a subsidiary of Samtheo Biopharma LLC, acquired exclusive worldwide rights to a small-molecule Akt inhibitor from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health Notes, Martin County: updated Mar 16 
TCPalm – March 16
Martin Memorial is again teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center to help detect skin cancer with a free screening on March 22.

Moffitt licenses discovery to Samtheo Biopharma LLC subsidiary
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 16
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute agreed to license exclusive worldwide rights to a small molecule that will be developed as an anti-cancer agent expected to help patients with difficult-to-treat cancers.

Health Events Week of March 14
The Tampa Tribune – March 14
CANCER: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive (fifth floor), Tampa, support group meets at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Call (813) 745-8470.

Lack of diversity on Hillsborough's Economic Stimulus Task Force noticed
St. Petersburg Times – March 14
Task force member Bill Dalton, chief executive for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, suggested Hillsborough team up rather than try to compete with other Florida communities to attract business.


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