November 20, 2009

Pancreatic cancer research
St. Petersburg Times – Nov. 20
Dr. Jason B. Klapman is searching for 100 participants who are at high risk for the development of pancreatic cancer to participate in a research study at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center Awarded Nearly $19 Million
Enterprise Florida – Nov. 19
Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center has been awarded nearly $19 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, including a prestigious Grand Opportunities grant to study patient-centered outcomes research.

Which Hospitals Are Ignoring New Mammogram Rules?
ABC News – Nov. 19
Moffitt is listed as one of the medical centers that told ABC News they will stick with current guidelines recommending breast cancer screenings begin at age 40.
Moffitt wins $19 million in stimulus grants
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 19
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute was awarded nearly $19 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. …
$25 million cancer center to be built minutes from The Villages 
The Villages Daily Sun – Nov. 19
The center is tentatively being called The Alliance Cancer Center in affiliation with Moffitt Cancer Center. Alliance is still working out what level of...

Smoking ban begins today at Lee Memorial Health System
WINK-TV (Fort Myers) – Nov. 19
… systems have already gone tobacco free, including Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, Baptist Hospital of Miami, all Orlando area hospitals and Baptist Health in Jacksonville. …

Cluster study to launch next quarter
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 18
… for an inventory of our assets. What are we known for? What can we be known for? We have assets like USF (University of South Florida), Moffitt Cancer Center, Ringling (College of Art & …

Banned: USF Health says 'no' to smoking
The Oracle – Nov. 18
… The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has been a smoke-free area for more than a year, she said. …

Health's a big deal at Dade City event
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 18
Premier Community Healthcare Group partnered with Pasco Regional Medical Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and Florida …

Breast cancer survivor stunned by new screening guidelines
10 Connects – Nov. 17
… too worry that the new guidelines will confuse women. Dr. Richard Roetzheim runs the screening program at Moffitt Cancer Center and says women need to make decisions about mammograms. …

Medical Marijuana
Newschannel 8 – Nov. 17
Alicia Roberts takes a closer look at the debate over legalizing medical marijuana and why some physicians remain concerned. Dr. Sloan Karver is interviewed.

USF Medical School bans outdoor smoking
St. Petersburg Times – Nov. 17
Last year, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center banned outdoor smoking. People seen smoking at USF Health will be given a card explaining the ban and listing...

Moffitt subsidiary M2Gen names James Utterback CEO
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 16
James Utterback is the new chief executive officer of M2Gen in Tampa, effective Dec. 7. M2Gen is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Searls Lives Stronger With Support Of Friends
The Ledger (Lakeland) – Nov. 16
In October 2008, Mike had the tumor and most of his jaw removed at the Moffitt Cancer Center. His jaw was rebuilt using the fibula from his right leg and muscle from his right wrist. …

Vitale sounds off; Gruden signs on – Nov. 16
... per pop -- and the result of the gala was more than $1.1 million being raised for St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center. ...

The Great American Smokeout can help you quit for good
St. Petersburg Times – Nov. 15
"You don't have to ask women if they smoke; you can see it," said Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Lary Robinson. Heart disease: Smokers are two to four times...

The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 14
Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, will present a forum on lung cancer, including research, treatment, prevention and screening from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Reservations required by …


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