September 25, 2009

Efficiency paying off at Moffitt, St. Joe’s
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 25
An expected 12 percent increase in procedural volume at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will add nearly $8 million annually in incremental margin.

Multitalented Boggs leads surging Bulls
ESPN – Sept. 25
He volunteers at two hospitals in the Tampa area (the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriners Hospital for Children). And he's spent two other summers volunteering at an art museum.

Tampa man indicted for murder of mom who held toddler as she died
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 25
Simon was a 30-year-old widow who worked at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Modelos y Margaritas por una causa 
7 Dias – Sept. 25
Modelos, margaritas, moda, belleza y bailes con una misión: recolectar fondos para la educación y concientización de los hispanos sobre el cáncer; ese fue el objetivo del desfile de modas realizado el pasado sábado 19 de septiembre, "Models and Margaritas for moffitt" a beneficio del Centro del Cáncer e Instituto de investigaciones H. Lee moffitt.

Male breast cancer patients blame water at Marine base
CNN – Sept. 24 (This same story was picked up in outlets including WSB-TV 2, Atlanta)
Dr. John Kiluk, a breast cancer surgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, said he's startled by the common threads among the group.

Former Without Walls pastor starts foundation in daughter's name
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 24
White, 51, worried about his own health, was recently evaluated at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. That scare, which was not cancer, he said, helped him decide to resign as senior pastor of the church.

After a Ruskin mishap, tapestries get added layer of protection
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 24
There is also one at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and another at MacDill Air Force Base, said Hillsborough County Arts Council education director Lynn Norton.

Moffitt Cancer Center, American Brain Tumor Association Host Brain Tumor Talks 
Clearwater Gazette – Sept. 24
Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Brain Tumor Association will host Brain Tumor Talks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, David R. Murphey Conference Room, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

High-Dose Daunorubicin Boosts Complete Remission in AML
MedPage Today – Sept. 23
"In younger patients, a dose of daunorubicin that exceeds the standard 45-mg dose for induction should be considered the new standard of care," Hugo F. Fernandez, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida in Tampa, and colleagues concluded.

Doubling chemo dose helped leukemia patients
The Associated Press – Sept. 23 (This same story was picked up in outlets including MSNBC, CBS News, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Boston Globe, The Tampa Tribune)
One study led by researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida gave 657 leukemia patients ages 17 to 60 either the standard chemo dose or double the amount and followed them for about two years.

Leukemia Drug in High Dose Helps Survival
HealthDay – Sept. 23 (This same story was picked up in outlets including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Yahoo! News)
In essence, said Dr. Hugo Fernandez of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., the lead author on the U.S. study, the data suggest that oncologists have nothing to lose in using the high-dose regimen, 90 mg per square meter of body surface area compared to a standard 45 mg per square meter.

Baptist Health named a best company for moms
The Miami Herald – Sept. 23
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was the only other Florida company to make the list.

En Tampa Congreso sobre Cáncer de Seno del Moffitt 
7 Dias – Sept. 23
En la Bahía de Tampa, el Moffitt Cancer Center celebrará el Congreso número 22 sobre Cáncer de Seno con la intervención de Kathy Delaney Smith, superviviente de cáncer de seno y entrenadora de baloncesto femenino con más victorias a su favor de la liga atlética de las universidades más prestigiosas de los Estados Unidos.

Moffitt Cancer Center makes list of top 100 companies for working moms
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 22
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa made Working Mother magazine's annual list of the 100 most family-friendly companies in the United States for the second consecutive year.

Moffitt Cancer Center makes list of top 100 companies for working moms
whoa, Momma! (St. Petersburg Times blog) – Sept. 22
Locally, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa made the grade for the second consecutive year -- last year was the center's first time to make the list.

Moffitt named a top company for working moms
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 22
Moffitt Cancer Center has been named to the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list.

Working Mother names Moffitt Cancer Center as among the best
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 22
Moffitt Cancer Center was named one of the 100 best companies by Working Mother magazine.

Home raffles: creative or illegal?
ABC Action News – Sept. 22
No only that, while the foundation's website says profits from the raffle will go to the Moffitt Cancer Center, according to a letter we've obtained, Moffitt turned them down  "due to numerous legalities with both real estate transactions and strict laws governing raffle drawings for non-profits."

A Times Editorial: BAD MEDICINE
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 22
Dr. James Fiorica, then a professor at USF and head of the gynecologic oncology program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, was among those who participated.

Holmes Beach cancer survivor lobbies Congress
The Bradenton Herald – Sept. 21
She endured five years of treatment at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center before being declared cancer-free. She also beat skin cancer after it was caught at an early stage.

Health Events
The Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 21
Speakers will be Dr. Elisabeth Dupont, breast surgeon, Watson Clinic, and Paul Jacobsen, chair Moffitt Cancer Center's department of health outcomes and behavior; with a multi-doctor panel to answer questions.

Luncheon benefits Moffitt Cancer Center
MyFox Tampa Bay – Sept. 21
Proceeds from the luncheon went to education and outreach programs at Moffitt Cancer Center.

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval for Use of GARDASIL® in Boys and Men
Ethiopian Review – Sept. 21
“Today’s discussion with the Advisory Committee brings the public health community closer to being able to provide GARDASIL to both men and women,” said Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center.

Florida needs candidate with vision to make state great again
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 21
The United Negro College Fund holds its kickoff reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Moffitt Cancer Center's Vincent A. Stabile Atrium.

Time for Florida to stand up to bashing by media
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 20
He specifically pointed to the biotech boomlet that's attracted to Florida such high-end research firms as Scripps and, locally, SRI International, and the rising investments made by Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

When stories extol drugs, maker may be behind it
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 20
At the time, he headed the gynecologic oncology program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and was a professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dedication to charity is a Gonzmart family tradition
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 19
Now he holds two annual fundraisers for Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

###

Please note we cannot guarantee the accuracy or availability of links. The stories belong to the respective publishers, and links may expire. Some news sites require you to register and select a password in order to retrieve articles, but most usually do not charge a fee to retrieve these news stories.