April 2, 2010

Airport zoning procedure questioned
The Tampa Tribune – April 2
Board members also found out negotiations were nearly finished to lease the former Continental Reservations Center building to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for an outpatient radiation therapy center.

A bad prescription for pharmacy school
The Tampa Tribune – April 2
The pharmacy school should be part of the medical complex in Tampa, site of the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Public Health. The Moffitt cancer center is on campus.

Moffitt’s Andy Trotti joins financial literacy foundation board
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 2
Dr. Andy Trotti, director of radiation oncology clinic research at Moffitt Cancer Center, is among the members of the board of trustees of a newly established foundation to promote financial literacy.

Tampa International Airport board shows deep divide as it resolves controversies
St. Petersburg Times – April 2
"I was getting misinformation — I was lied to," said Diaco, referring to statements by Miller in January that a vacant airport building attracted no interest from potential tenants. In fact, a Moffitt Cancer Center representative had contacted the airport staff.

Who owns your genes?
FOX-13 – April 1

HEATHER'S BLOG: Trying to stay healthy
10 Connects – April 1
I want to thank Moffitt Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Division for inviting me to speak at their meeting.

Airport violated rules, former TIA director Louis Miller called liar
10 Connects – April 1
When the board learned that pending FAA approval, Moffitt Cancer Center will take over the former Continental Reservation Center, bringing in high paying jobs and $8.3 million in rent, they chastised Miller again.

Tyler's Day organizers look to boost foundation
South Florida Sun-Sentinel – April 1
Instead of traveling to Orlando with friends, Tyler McLellan accompanied a family friend, Patti Snyder, 49, on a flight to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Snyder was undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

Special counsel says Tampa International Airport violated rules
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 1
In addition, the five-member board was told Thursday that H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is offering to pay $371,471 annually in rent for the 40,000-square-foot building that Miller had hired a contractor to raze because he said it couldn’t be rented in the depressed real estate market and was full of asbestos.

Your Top 10 Most Urgent Breast Questions Answered
Health magazine – April issue
"I'd caution a woman that it's nearly impossible for her to calculate for herself if she's at average or high risk," says Christine Laronga, MD, program leader of the Comprehensive Breast Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Power Players
Gulfshore Business – April Issue
His active community involvement includes leadership positions with Moffitt Cancer Center, Naples Community Hospital, Community Foundation of Collier County and YMCA of Collier County.

Houston Business Journal publisher to speak
Houston Chronicle “Ultimate Katy” blog – March 31
While in Florida, he served on the boards of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, the Florida Orchestra, the Tampa Hillsborough Convention and Visitors Association, and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

NBC spotlights cancer charity with local link
The Tampa Tribune – March 31
The foundation works with cancer centers that include the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai, Sloane-Kettering, Cedars-Sinai and others.

Moffitt Cancer Center seeks to open outpatient clinic on Tampa airport property
St. Petersburg Times – March 31
Moffitt Cancer Center has worked out terms of a deal to operate an outpatient center on a corner of Tampa International Airport.

Miles for Moffitt Night with the Tampa Bay Rays
Bay News 9 – March 31
The Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, is teaming up with the Tampa Bay Rays to raise cancer awareness.

Some cancer patients turning to alternative therapies of nutrition, massage to supplement drug, surgical treatments
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers – March 30
Do I believe people who say they did these treatments and now their cancer is gone? Yeah, sure,” said Dr. Sarah Rausch, director of integrative medicine for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Karmanos Cancer Institute names new CEO
Press & Guide (Southgate, Michigan) – March 30
Bepler most recently was director of the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Research Center; department chair of thoracic oncology; and program leader of the lung cancer program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. He also served as professor of medicine and oncology at the University of South Florida.

Bills filed for the 2010 legislative session
NBC 2 Fort Myers – March 30
HB 341, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, by Rep. Marti Coley: Revises provisions regarding the establishment of the institute and its primary rights and responsibilities.

Evan Longoria: All-Star, Golf Pro, Crossword Savant
MLB FanHouse – March 30
Longoria is also interested in the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He has a friend who was just diagnosed with cervical cancer, so he's wearing a blue wristband that says "cancer sucks."

McLellan Foundation has big plans for Dolphins' fans
South Florida Sun-Sentinel – March 30
He turned down the chance to go to Orlando with friends to accompany a friend on an angel flight to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The plane crashed near Clearwater just after takeoff on the return trip, killing everyone on board.

More TIA buildings slated for demolition
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 30
That conflict heated up after it became known that H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Center was interested in leasing the building, but had been turned away.

Some cancer patients turning to alternative therapies of nutrition, massage to supplement drug, surgical treatments
TCPalm.com – March 30
“Do I believe people who say they did these treatments and now their cancer is gone? Yeah, sure,” said Dr. Sarah Rausch, director of intergrative medicine for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

USF gets money for a new pharmacy school, but not where it expected
St. Petersburg Times – March 29
USF's medical school in Tampa is adjacent to the James A. Haley VA Medical Center, the Moffitt Cancer Center and University Community Hospital.

A Tampa General surgeon learns from his Haitian patients
St. Petersburg Times – March 29
Michael A. Harrington, 33 is a resident physician in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USF. He is from Ormond Beach and holds his M.D. and master's in public health from USF. He is now on the plastic surgery service at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health care industry more immune to jobless bug
St. Petersburg Times – March 28
The other area expert, Gary Jones, is manager of recruiting for Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

'Never give up, never lose hope'
News-Sun – March 28
For example, a local program called Road to Recovery has just begun. A small handful of generous volunteers provide transportation to and from the Moffitt Center in Tampa.

HPV may not spread like other STDs
Daily News & Analysis – March 27
"How many sex acts does it take to get a transmission event to occur? And over what period of time within a relationship: two weeks, one month? What is the probability that an infection will be transmitted from one partner to the next? That's what we really need," said Giuliano, chair of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Runners, time to gear up for Miles for Moffitt
10 Connects – March 27
You can help raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center and find a cure for cancer by taking part in the Miles for Moffitt run-walk at the USF Sundome.

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