October 16, 2009

Merck, Glaxo Prepare for HPV Vaccine Battle With U.S. Approvals 
Bloomberg News – Oct. 16
“Nearly 17,000 new cases of genital HPV infection, of any type, occur each day in the United States, in both males and females,” said Anna Giuliano, a program leader in risk assessment, detection and intervention at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, in Merck’s statement.

Stimulus money adds 1,635 jobs in Florida so far, government says 
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 16
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is testing a drug to complement a vaccine against cancer.

Oncologists May Often Fail to Refer for Fertility Counseling
Modern Medicine – Oct. 16
Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Ph.D., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues analyzed data from a 53-item survey administered by the American Medical Association to a stratified random sample of U.S. oncologists

Habitat to build house, fight breast cancer with one project
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 15
Jackson also said the event will raise between $3,000 and $5,000 for cancer research at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

New director is named for UF Shands Cancer Center
The Gainesville Sun – Oct. 15
"At a time when we are opening a new cancer hospital, developing the Proton Beam Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, enhancing our research program and establishing a National Cancer Center consortium arrangement with the Moffitt Cancer Center…

Sak's Key to the Cure Shopping Spree
10 Connects – Oct. 15
Moffitt Cancer Center has received $600,000 over the 11 year partnership for breast and women's reproductive cancer research.

Home show presents latest trends in home décor
Florida Today – Oct. 15
The Space Coast Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center invite all who have been affected by cancer to their second annual Survivorship Summit from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Great Outdoors RV and Golf Resort in Titusville.

Experts Seek Changes in Breast Cancer Care
The Lakeland Ledger – Oct. 14
Two-way communication needs to take place from the first indication of possible cancer through the months or years of side effects that some women experience because of treatment, said Dr. Paul Jacobsen, psychologist and chair of Moffitt Cancer Center's Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior.

Survivorship Summit Features Moffitt’s Dr. Jacobsen
Space Coast Medicine –Oct. 14
As the program leader for Health Outcomes and Behavior for Moffitt, Dr. Jacobsen is also division chief for Psychosocial & Palliative Care, and scientific director for the Survey Methods Core Facility.

Boutique to host cancer benefit
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 14
Project Cure is a three-day walk to raise money for cancer research that benefits the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Fishing tourney catching on
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 14
The Moffitt Merit Society, a women-in-leadership and philanthropy group of the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, recently inducted Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio into honorary membership.

Lionettes offer dance clinic
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 14
John Green, chief of infectious diseases at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will speak Friday at the Rotary Club of New Tampa meeting.

Leaders in Healthcare: David Johnson, PA-C, Moffitt Cancer Center, President, Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology 
Tampa Bay Medical News – Oct. 14

When David Johnson was applying for early acceptance to dental school at the University of Florida (UF) and had an opportunity to tour the facilities…

Can green tea stop prostate cancer?
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 13
Men who have early signs of prostate cancer are needed for a study at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center that is investigating whether a compound in green tea can stop those early signs from progressing.

ASCO Breast: Partial Irradiation Methods Equal In Practice
MedPage Today – Oct. 13
Local control at five years with the partial irradiation strategies was in the same 1% to 2% range seen with conventional whole breast radiotherapy, commented Eleanor Harris, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. co-chair of the session at which the findings were discussed.

At Moffitt, daycare is just steps away
Fox 13 News – Oct. 12
"For us it's an investment," said Yvette Tremonti, the human resources officer for Moffitt. "It's a part of doing business and we've certainly benefitted by having fewer people leave."


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