May 1, 2009

State funding unclear for Moffitt, Byrd centers
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
Budget talks at the Capitol remain dicey for Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and dire for the city's Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute, with the latter failing so far to win any funding.

Now hear this: Emergency sirens coming to USF's main campus
St. Petersburg Times – May 1
Earlier this week, one went out about a possible chemical spill at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Northeast Crime Tracker
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, theft, April 30, 7:38 p.m.

Meditech Clinics' free tests save women's lives in bay area
St. Petersburg Times – May 1
Underwood was treated at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The treatment was also free through the early detection program.

Event highlights women's health
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
The event, which is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will give organizations such as Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health and the Florida Department of Health the chance to provide information on women's health topics.

COMMENTARY Cancer: a journey taken together
People’s Weekly World – April 30
All of us “blue cancer” folks filled the modern auditorium at Tampa’s Moffitt Center to hear from doctors in the field of oncology.

Magnolia Ball
St. Petersburg Times – April 30
Cancer doesn't know recession, said Ed Droste, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute board chairman, at the 16th annual Magnolia Ball headlined by the Beach Boys.

Partner Sought For USF Hospital
The Lakeland Ledger – April 30 (This story ran in the St. Petersburg Times on April 22.)
The proposed hospital would be modeled on the Moffitt Cancer Center, located on the USF campus, rather than on a traditional, general hospital.

Mission offers health screenings
The Tampa Tribune – April 29
That's what makes the annual Santa Maria Mission Health Fair, held April 18, so important, said Jeannette Palencia, a senior community outreach specialist for Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, one of the fair's organizers.

Fundraiser benefits the Angela Musette Russo Foundation
The Tampa Tribune – April 29
They have raised more than $345,000 since 1997 and have donated to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, American Cancer Society and the Angela Musette Russo Foundation scholarship fund for women in the School of Theatre at Florida State University.

Xceed 'Hones in' on Breast, Colon Cancer; Plans to Launch First FDA-Cleared Assay in '10
GenomeWeb Daily News – April 28
So far, researchers at the Center for Molecular Medicine in Grand Rapids, Mich.; the University of Florida; Queens University in Kingston, Ontario; the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and the University of Louisville have joined the program.

Pinellas County health notes: April 28-May 4
St. Petersburg Times – April 28
Physicians and nurse practitioners from Morton Plant Mease Health Care and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will conduct free skin cancer screenings in support of the 13th annual Melanoma Monday, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage early detection of skin cancers from 8 a.m. to noon Monday at Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A and B, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater.

Can an electronic cigarette help you quit smoking?
ABC Action News – April 27
Smoking expert Joseph Ditre, with Moffitt Cancer Center, says there are some pros to the electronic cigarette.

Removal of the Intact Primary Tumour for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Associated With Improved Overall Survival: Presented at ASBS
DG News – April 27
"Traditionally, surgery has not been offered to patients with stage IV breast cancer," said lead author Kandace P. McGuire, MD, Department of Surgery, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, in an oral presentation on April 25.

Skin cancer screeners examine 132 people at Tradition Field
TCPalm.com – April 27
Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays wrapped-up the second annual Spring Swing skin cancer screening and education tour, which encompasses stops at six spring training venues in Florida.

Uninsured 24-year-old finds out he has cancer
St. Petersburg Times – April 27
Richardson, who earlier had contacted H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, said she called there again to inform them of the diagnosis.

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