March 6, 2009

Win Phillips: Not all gloom and doom at UF
University of Florida News – March 6
We are establishing informal and formal partnerships with The Scripps Research Institute’s Scripps Florida, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lee Memorial Health System will be “Tobacco Free” by Nov. 19
Lehigh Acres Citizen – March 6
More than 60 other Florida hospitals and health systems have gone Tobacco Free including: Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, and Baptist Health in Jacksonville.

Survivor gets dream dress at Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale in Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – March 6
She credits the doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center for saving her life, and her daughter, Hillary Quick, 24, for giving her the will to live.

Moffitt’s Wenham wins research award
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 6
Dr. Robert Wenham of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute was awarded the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Molly Cade ovarian cancer research grant.

Grease star joins Moffitt board
MyFox Tampa Bay – March 5
Moffitt Cancer Center’s newest member of its Board of Advisors has led a three-week-walk along the Great Wall of China, helped create a breast self-examination tool and created a research and wellness center in her native Australia, all to raise awareness of cancer.

BIZ BITS
The Tampa Tribune – March 5
Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and cancer advocate, has joined H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's national board of advisers.

Better Use of Survivorship Plans and Internet Resources Can Empower Cancer Patients
Oncology Nursing News – March 4
Leigh Anne Faul, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the health outcomes and behavior program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, noted that it makes intuitive sense to have a plan that looks at how comorbidities are affected by treatment.

Olivia Newton-John Joins Moffitt's National Advisors Board
MSNBC.com – March 4
Olivia Newton-John, a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and cancer advocate, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center's national Board of Advisors, it was announced today.

Olivia Newton-John joins Moffitt advisory board
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 4
Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John joined the national advisory board for the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. In this role, Newton-John will help raise awareness of the center and provide counsel as a Moffitt ambassador.

Moffitt to host colon cancer information event
ABC Action News – March 3
Leading voices in the fight against colorectal cancer, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) and Moffitt Cancer Center are hosting an educational seminar called “Conversations About Colorectal Cancer.”

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