May 29, 2009

Center of the Circle
Poynter Institute – May 29
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has been using a canvas labyrinth as a form of therapy for patients since 2002.

Johns' beats cancer five times, forms support group that no one said could exist
The High Springs Herald – May 29
When the cancer came back two years later, she had a stem cell transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Health Events
The Tampa Tribune – May 29
LUNG CANCER: Experts from Moffitt Cancer Center will discuss "Lung Cancer and Chemoprevention" at 10:30 am Wednesday at the Museum of Science and Industry, ...

Expert Proposes Weird Strategy of Fighting Cancer
Softpedia – May 29
Moffitt Cancer Center Mathematical Oncologist Robert Gatenby proposes a new alternative, Wired informs.

Cure on Wheels bike ride raises money for fight on cancer
St. Petersburg Times – May 29
Organizers hope to raise $75,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center and 1Voice Foundation for Childhood Cancers.

Check out hurricane expo, life drawing class, lectures and other activities
St. Petersburg Times – May 29
The Museum of Science and Industry and Moffitt Cancer Center will offer the discussion "Lung Cancer and Chemoprevention" with Dr. Jhanelle Gray as part of their free educational lecture series this summer, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4801 E Fowler Ave.

Grant to restore cancer programs at UMC
Las Vegas Sun – May 28
Newly appointed Nevada Cancer Institute CEO and Director Dr. John Ruckdeschel said he oversaw a similar arrangement between the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and Tampa General Hospital, which allowed the two institutions to rescue foundering cancer treatment programs and make them financially viable.

This Week in Nature
GenomeWeb News – May 28
In an essay, Robert Gatenby, who is part of the departments of radiology and integrated mathematical oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, proposes a radical cancer treatment: control tumors rather than try to kill them.

Governor signs the budget
Holmes County Times Advertiser – May 28
In addition, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to prevent and cure cancer.

Moffitt Cancer Center to Utilize Definiens Technology for Cancer Research
OBBeC – May 28
Definiens, an Enterprise Image Intelligence company, has unveiled that Moffitt Cancer Center will utilize Definiens technology in the analysis of lung cancer CT images for the purpose of developing more accurate prognosis and prediction models for response to specific lung cancer therapies.

Partnership gives cancer patients more help
Las Vegas Review Journal – May 28 (This story was picked up in several publications.)
Ruckdeschel created a similar partnership model in Florida as president and CEO of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Crist signs budget, vetoes pay cut
The Tampa Tribune – May 28
Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, said there may be an opening in June to seek money for the Byrd center as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and a diabetes research initiative at the University of South Florida.

Magnets used to treat bone cancer
KVOA (Tucson) – May 27
"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," says Dr. George Douglas Letson, Orthopedic Oncologist Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

To Survive Cancer, Live With It
Wired – May 27
A mathematical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Gatenby is part of a new generation of researchers who conceive of cancer as a dynamic, evolutionary system.

Youngster is instrumental in helping others
The Tampa Tribune – May 27
He plans to give the guitars to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. He pictures tense children and parents distracting themselves with music.

Don't cure cancer, stabilize it
Scientific American (60-Second Science Blog) – May 27 (This story was picked up in several publications.)
What if we didn’t try to cure cancer, but simply kept tumors from growing too big? That’s what radiologist Robert Gatenby of the Moffitt Cancer Center proposes this week in the journal Nature.

A change of strategy in the war on cancer
Nature – May 27
Robert A. Gatenby is in the departments of radiology and integrated mathematical oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.

Director has high hopes for Nevada Cancer Institute
Las Vegas Sun – May 27
In 1992 he left a faculty job at Albany to take over the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. It was newly built, runty but with promise, Ruckdeschel says, “it was not exactly Harvard we had next door to us as a university.”

Florida Governor Crist Signs 2009-10 Budget
All American Patriots – May 27
In addition, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to prevent and cure cancer.

Medical Minute 5-26: Growing Up With Magnets
WCTV (Tallahassee) – May 26
"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," said George Douglas Letson, M.D. an Orthopedic Oncologist Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Understanding Ewing's sarcoma, treatment
News 8 Austin – May 26
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.

Cheryl Lauzon took on cancer and speaks out about her experience and how it changed her life
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 26
She had always been a fighter, so she "fired" her oncologist and got a second opinion from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Things to do
The Tampa Tribune – May 26
A portion of all proceeds will go to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.

How to put sunscreen on correctly
10 Connects – May 26
Here to tell us more about the dos and don’ts is Dr. Vernon Sondak of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Don't forget the sunscreen
FOX-13 – May 25
Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Vernon Sondak has some advice before you head out in the sun.

3 simple letters to sun by: 'SPF'
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 24
Dr. Mary Lien, a dermatologist with Moffit Cancer Research Center at University of South Florida, said her patients seem to know they should protect their skin; they just need help knowing how to do it.

Cancer's common ground in Mideast
St. Petersburg Times – May 24
Dr. Lodovico Balducci is a professor of oncology and medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and is director, Division of Geriatric Oncology, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Spring tour highlights skin cancer risk
The Tampa Tribune – May 23
The Tampa Bay Rays and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute's sun safety tour stopped at six baseball venues in February and March and screened 695 people.

Local health care leaders honored
The Tampa Tribune – May 23
Johnathan M. Lancaster, director for The Center of Women's Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, won the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists' Basic Science Award.

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