May 22, 2009

Definiens technology to be used in Florida lung cancer study
SmartBrief – May 22
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., plans to use Definiens technology to examine lung cancer CT images in an effort to develop more precise prognosis…

Technology To Improve Accuracy Of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
Medical News Today – May 22
Moffitt Cancer Center and Frantz BioMarkers, LLC have signed a license agreement on phospholipid biomarkers of ovarian cancer.

Dick Vitale’s gala brings the stars and the big bucks
Bradenton Herald – May 22
At the end of the night, more than $1.1 million dollars was raised for All Children’s Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. That’s awesome, baby!

County OKs purchasing USF land
The Tampa Tribune – May 21
Gene Gray, the county's economic development director, said the county hopes to get at least 100 acres in the USF area to build on the recent M2Gen partnership between Moffitt and Merck & Co.

Dan Gelber campaigning in Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – May 21
We're still not sure if he'll wind up a candidate for U.S. Senate or attorney general or something else, but Dan Gelber will be campaigning in Tampa tomorrow from 10 - 11 a.m. at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

County buys 57 acres of land near USF from GMAC as potential starter site for bioscience research hub
St. Petersburg Times – May 21
The property, east of Interstate 75 and south of Fletcher Avenue, could ultimately be part of a larger research park being advocated by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Hail to the chef: Cordon D'Or culinary awards honor Tom Pritchard, others
St. Petersburg Times – May 20
The festival drew a large crowd to the beach to sip wine and sample food from area restaurants, and raise funds for Abilities Foundation and Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

Down that old not-so-lonesome road, the lessons never stop coming 
Fort Myers Florida Weekly – May 20
"So she had two craniotomies, one here and one at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa," he says. "For months and months she was in and out of hospitals and trying to recover from surgeries, and I missed a lot of work."

Moore joins market of Bank of Florida 
Naples Daily News – May 19
Moore actively raises funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and supports numerous local youth activities. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance…

Magnets for Bones: Healthy Life
KCRG-TV News 9 (Cedar Rapids, IA) – May 19
George Douglas Letson, M.D., a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is working on an even more advanced procedure that involves lengthening prosthetics with no incision at all.

Growing Up With Magnets
The Denver Channel – May 19
George Douglas Letson, M.D., a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is working on an even more advanced procedure that involves lengthening prosthetics with no incision at all.

Growing Up With Magnets
KVOA (Health 101 blog, Tucson) – May 18
“What we’re doing now is trying to keep them growing, keep their legs equal in length, and getting them back into school and doing the things they want to do,” Douglas Letson, M.D., an orthopedic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told Ivanhoe.

Growing Up With Magnets
Ivanhoe Broadcast News – May 18
"What we're doing now is trying to keep them growing, keep their legs equal in length, and getting them back into school and doing the things they want to do," Douglas Letson, M.D., an orthopedic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told Ivanhoe.

Bike ride through Pasco, Hernando is Moffitt Cancer Center fundraiser
St. Petersburg Times – May 18
Cure on Wheels will host a fundraising ride event May 29-31, with routes starting at Saint Leo University.All proceeds will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and the 1Voice Foundation for childhood cancers.

Growing Up With Magnets
Ivanhoe – May 18
What we're doing now is trying to keep them growing, keep their legs equal in length, and getting them back into school and doing the things they want to do," Douglas Letson, M.D., an orthopedic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told Ivanhoe.

Health Calendar
The Ledger – May 18
Dr. Phil Spiess of Moffitt Cancer Center will speak at the Lakeland Man to Man Prostate Cancer Educational Program.

Donovan, Pitino cut from the same cloth
The Tampa Tribune – May 17
It raised more than $1 million. Proceeds will fund research for lung cancer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and pediatric cancer research at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

DISPARITIES IN CLINICAL TRIALS
The Tampa Tribune – May 16
Moffitt Cancer Center and other organizations will present a forum on eliminating disparities in clinical trials from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building.

Malafa's Story: Africa to Green Bay to Cancer Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – May 16
Now a top surgeon at one of the world’s leading research centers, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Malafa told the graduates of obstacles…

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