May 8, 2009

Health Events
The Tampa Tribune – May 8
Moffitt Cancer Center and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) will present the fourth annual Joining FORCEs conference to discuss hereditary risks for breast and ovarian cancer Thursday through Saturday at Buena Vista Palace in Orlando.

Lawmakers OK school spending increase
The Tampa Tribune – May 9
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute: nearly $11 million for research and programs, but $0 for its campus expansion.

Working Mother – the magazine – is changing, too
The Tampa Tribune – May 8
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, with 2,544 of its 3,286 employees women, earned a spot on the annual 100 Best Companies list in October 2008.

Business leaders from Tampa and Orlando take first step toward economic partnership
St. Petersburg Times – May 8
Genshaft described USF's Tampa cluster of medical school, Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen Merck venture, Shriner's Hospital, Byrd Alzheimer center and recently arrived Draper Lab of Cambridge, Mass.

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival
Sky (Delta Sky Magazine) – May 7
The Abilities Foundation, the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation and the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida are coming together to host the third annual Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival.

Different Survival Prognoses Provided by Histological Subtypes of NSCLC That Progress to Brain Metastasis: Presented at EMCTO
DG News – May 7
Lead investigator Soe T. Maunglay, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, reported here on May 3 on a study based upon the brain as a common site of metastasis in NSCLC patients.

Down that old not-so-lonesome road, the lessons never stop coming  
Naples Florida Weekly – May 7
"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."

Prostate cancer vaccine?
FOX 13 – May 6
Imagine if you could get a shot to help protect yourself from cancer – the FDA is working on a vaccine to protect against prostate cancer.

Moffitt funding disappoints
The Tampa Tribune – May 5
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, which was shut out of new tobacco tax money for its planned research park, got a small consolation prize Tuesday from the Legislature.

Impersonator fits the Bill
The Tampa Tribune – May 5
One minute he was the former president - congratulating volunteers for their work at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Commencement speaker, ’82 grad one of ‘Best Doctors in America’
UWGB (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay) – May 5
Dr. Mokenge Malafa, M.D., is chair of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at one of the nation’s leading research centers, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, located in Tampa.

Fundraiser for cancer patient scheduled in Jupiter
Vero Beach Press-Journal – May 5
His treatment requires weekly travel across the state to Moffitt Cancer Research Center in Tampa.

Trial aims to prevent lung cancer
Reuters – May 4
A trial is underway at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida to test if drugs can prevent one of the deadliest diseases in the world -- lung cancer.

Florida Forever, Moffitt center losers in budget
The Tampa Tribune – May 4
Throughout the weekend, former House Speaker H. Lee Moffitt appeared in the conference committee room, hoping that Senate leaders would agree to dedicate several million dollars of revenue expected from a tobacco tax increase to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's planned expansion.

Malignant melanoma breeds family drama
The News-Press – May 4
First, Bonnie Wiles had surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa - where she had decided to go because of its concentration on melanoma - to remove the mole and the flesh around it.

The SPF isn't everything
The News-Press – May 4
Dr. Vernon Sondak, skin cancer specialist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, doesn't even walk his dog without first applying sunscreen.

Heather Blog: How a skin cancer exam saved my life
10 Connects – May 4
As for the argument that you need sunlight to make vitamin D, a melanoma expert with the Moffitt Cancer Center told me we get enough sun exposure walking to our cars and running errands in Florida.

Dade City is ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
The Tampa Tribune – May 4
In addition to the fun, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will sponsor a health fair.

In budget talks, last-minute deals for hometown project
St. Petersburg Times – May 3 (This story also ran in The Miami Herald.)
Allocating $5 million for the University of South Florida's medical school and $1.5 million for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

USF Lakeland is a winner in budget talks
The Tampa Tribune – May 3
The University of South Florida's Lakeland campus received a last-minute cash infusion on Saturday, but a petroleum cleanup program remains in jeopardy. So does funding to expand the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

They're all winners
The Tampa Tribune – May 3
Race proceeds benefit The Florida Aquarium and the FACTors Breast Cancer Patient Support Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Florida Legislature misses deadline, will meet next week to wrap up budget
St. Petersburg Times – May 2
Among those still to be resolved is state funding for the University of South Florida's medical school and Moffitt Cancer Center, and whether to limit stem cell research at universities and research-related travel to Cuba.

Racers fired up for annual dragon boat contest
The Tampa Tribune – May 2
Race proceeds benefit the Florida Aquarium and the FACTors Breast Cancer Patient Support Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Sam Donaldson, Olivia Newton-John turn out for Tampa charity ball
St. Petersburg Times “Let’s Talk” blog – May 2
Retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson and singer Olivia Newton-John were among the guests that helped raise $2.4 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Farmworkers parade for Cinco de Mayo
The Tampa Tribune – May 2
In addition to the fun, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will sponsor a health fair.

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