September 18, 2009

Bringing Analytics to the Treatment Level
Information Management Magazine – Sept/Oct 2009
Nearly three years in the making, the Total Cancer Care Survivorship Initiative at Tampa-based Moffitt went live in late August with a patient Web portal, starting with colon cancer survivors.

Former Safety Harbor official JoAnne Ryan repays $50,000 in theft
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 18
Crider said Ryan was examined by the medical staff at Moffitt Cancer Center and was referred to Dr. Walter Afield, who conducted a complete psychiatric evaluation of her which will be submitted to the court.

Nonprofits strike gold with Twitter, Facebook
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 18
Still, lower attendance and fewer sponsorships at fundraising events affected bottom lines, including Moffitt Cancer Center, always the leader of the pack.

Coronary care beds will head home to Pepin Heart Hospital
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 18
Also involved are the University of Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

2009-2010 Hillsborough social calendar
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 18
14 Key to the Cure kick-off party benefits women's reproductive cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue donates 2 percent of sales; $75; (813) 745-4860.

Ovarian cancer symptoms are hard to detect; researchers want to identify predictors of ovarian cancer
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 17
Dr. Rebecca Sutphen, director of clinical genetics at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, has been working there for 11 years on two keys to fighting ovarian cancer: better identifying high-risk women and finding a reliable screening test.

New Research May Aid Earlier Detection Of Ovarian Cancer
Medical News Today – Sept. 16
Ongoing research at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., seeks to identify the genes present in particular tumors to help physicians select the most effective chemotherapy drugs.

Tournament in need of players, sponsors
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 16
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Angela Musette Russo Foundation scholarship fund for women in the School of Theatre at Florida State University.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Studio 10 – Sept. 16
For the first 15 years, we funded seed grants at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, All Children's Research Institute in St. Petersburg, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Patrick Swayze and pancreatic cancer 
FOX-13 – Sept. 15
"When ever anyone heard the term pancreatic cancer, it was ultimately a death sentence: if you have it, go home and get your affairs in order. That's not the case these days, as Patrick Swayze showed," said Dr. Jason B. Klapman, with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Facts About HPV
Associated Content – Sept. 15
In tiny print, on the bottom, it said H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
www.moffitt.org.

Tampa Palms club hosts luncheon
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 15
Johnathan Lancaster, director of the women's oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will speak Friday at the Rotary Club of New Tampa meeting.

Stimulus boosts local jobs
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 15
Within one block walking distance of the planned regional light-rail terminal connecting downtown Tampa to the Moffitt cancer center and the University of South Florida, Encore will serve as a national model for sustainable urban redevelopment, affordable/workforce housing and job creation through mobility.

Patients benefit from a dose of empathy 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Sept. 14
That's the message of a study by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Health Events
The Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 14
Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, surgical oncologist from Moffitt Cancer Center, will be the speaker.

Gardasil may be used to prevent HPV in men
Bay News 9 – Sept. 12 (This story was picked up by Central Florida News)
Dr. Anna Giuliano with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is one of the lead scientists researching the vaccine. She says the virus is commonly known to cause cervical cancer, but it affects men too.

Mother agonizes over beating at Florida School for Boys that she says killed her son
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 10 (online); Sept. 13 (in print)
At the Times' request, Dr. Frank D. Vrionis, director of complex spine surgery at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, reviewed Michael Smelley's medical records.

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