September 4, 2009

ODAC: More data needed for two leukemia drugs
HemOnc Today – Sept. 3
Lodovico Balducci, MD, division chief at Moffitt Cancer Center, voted in favor of approving clofarabine.

Performing Arts
The Bradenton Herald – Sept. 3
Proceeds from the three-day event will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

The power of 60 seconds
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sept. 2
After two years of donations earmarked for the American Cancer Society, this year's performances will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa.

2009 Health Care Heroes finalists named
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 2
Community Outreach: David Pizzo, president of West Market at BlueCross BlueShield of Florida; Lois E. Rendina, supervisor and coordinator for melanoma at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; Janice Wiggins and Loretta Wright, street outreach specialists at Directions for Mental Health Inc.

Moffitt Receives State Grant Money for Cancer Research
AACI Update – Sept. 1
Thirteen scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center received close to $5 million in Florida grants to support research into understanding what causes cancer and what will lead to personalized treatments.

Moffitt Involved in Study that Shows Genetic Link to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer
AACI Update – Sept. 1
An international research group, including scientists from Moffitt Cancer Center, searched through the genomes of 1,817 women with ovarian cancer and 2,353 women without the disease from across the UK.

Project Cure fundraising hits the ground running
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 1
The annual effort to benefit the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa was launched four years ago by a group of women from St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview.

Cards For A Cure
WCTV (Tallahassee) – Sept. 1
It is the only program in this region that is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center for clinical trials, and was accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 1951, making it the longest continuously accredited Community Hospital Cancer Program in Florida and the only accredited cancer program in the Big Bend Region.

Why not offer Medicare to everyone?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Aug. 31
I spent a week in Moffitt Cancer Center for totally successful lung surgery. Cost, including the surgery: $70,000.

Does "Curing" Cancer Kill Patients?
Mmegi Online – Aug. 31 (This story has also appeared in Stabroek News, Daily News Egypt, Taipei Times)
Robert A. Gatenby is Chairman of Radiology and Integrated Mathematical Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Early birds punch first in cancer fight
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 30
Those services include housing at the Hope Lodge, where cancer patients and their caregivers can stay for free while they receive treatment and assistance at the nearby Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Friends, co-workers gather to raise money for cancer-stricken Estates man
Naples Daily News – Aug. 29
His next step is the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for more advanced treatment.

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