April 9, 2010

Moffitt researchers split $125K from fundraising race
Tampa Bay Business Journal – April 9
Three researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute were awarded a total of $125,000 from organizers of the Miles for Moffitt community event.

Tampa woman with MS to run Iron Girl 5K in Clearwater
St. Petersburg Times – April 9
The shocking news led her to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute where a biopsy revealed she did not have brain cancer, but what appeared to be multiple sclerosis.

Spring Hill father plans cross-country hike to raise money for cancer fight
St. Petersburg Times – April 9
He's starting out on Saturday heading toward San Diego under a banner and sporting a legend on his T-shirt: Hiking for a Cause. His cause is raising money for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Phil Phest, with music, fun, screenings, is Saturday in Oldsmar
St. Petersburg Times – April 9
Proceeds from the $3 admission benefit the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation, which supports the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute for the study and treatment of melanoma.

North Tampa neighborhood events
St. Petersburg Times – April 9
Mary Pinder-Schenck, a member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, will talk about thoracic malignancy research at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Seasons 52 restaurant, 204 N West Shore Blvd.

Deputy adopts two girls she met in the line of duty
10 Connects – April 8
The girls' mother, who is at Moffitt Cancer Center, was pleased to know they are being taken care of, and the first thing on the agenda for the new family is a to take a trip during spring break.

Revolution's Zak Boggs named finalist for Sullivan Award
Examiner.com – April 7
He was a volunteer for the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Shriners Hospital, an art museum, and an academic tutor to student athletes.

Santa Maria Mission sets free health fair
The Tampa Tribune – April 7
It is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's Program for Outreach, Wellness, Education & Resources in conjunction with the mission, which serves the Hispanic community.

Tampa Bay's 'Leading Men' hit catwalk for cancer fundraiser
The Tampa Tribune – April 6
Dr. Doug Letson, chairperson, Sarcoma Program at Moffitt Cancer Center

Focusing on Older Cancer Patients: A Clinical Need and a Research Necessity
NCI Cancer Bulletin – April 6
Oncology nurses play a central role in the Senior Adult Oncology Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, the program’s chief.

Mother's Nightmare - Child with Leukemia
Associated Content – April 6
As I sit here in the hospital room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, it seems as surreal as a Dali painting. The clock melting the time away, the machines measuring the life in my child.

Veterans Input Needed on Environmental Breast Cancer Study
Veterans Today – April 6
CNN reported that “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.”

Skin Cancer Dangers
WFLA-TV – April 5
Dr. Vernon Sondak, Chief of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, wants to get the message out about skin cancer and its dangers.

Martin Memorial increasing number of clinical trials
WPTV – April 5
The system has participated in clinical studies for years — mostly through the Robert & Carol Weissman Cancer Center, which is affiliated with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa — but officials said more opportunities are coming as their and the region’s reputation for research grows.

The 'Mole Patrol' hits PSL
Luminaries, tcpalm.com – April 5
Martin Memorial Health Systems teamed up with Moffitt Cancer Center to help detect skin cancer with a free screening in Port St. Lucie…

Pharmacy School Plan Draws Fire
Lakeland Ledger – April 5
The editorial contends the pharmacy school should be part of the existing medical structure at USF's main campus in Tampa, which includes Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF colleges of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine.

Boggs A Sullivan Award Finalist
WCTV – April 5
Boggs regularly volunteers his time to assist at programs such as the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Bay, as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Shriners Hospital for Children, both located at USF.

Tampa Bay Rays, Durham Bulls make for an ideal partnership
St. Petersburg Times – April 4
Longoria shot another national spot last week at the Trop for Pepsi's Refresh Project, which encourages fans to vote for different charitable causes to get grants; his was tied in with Moffitt cancer center.

Opera for a cause
Ocala.com – April 4
Funds raised, which total over $1.9 million to date, go toward cancer research and education at Central Florida Community College, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
TBO.com – April 3
HEALTH FAIR: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and Santa Maria Catholic Mission will present a Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at the Mission, 14004 N. 15th St., Tampa.

Cross-country hiker has passion
Hernando Today – April 3
Pascarelli will distribute flyers to people that will include the charities he is representing - the Moffitt Cancer Center, Shriners International and St. Joseph's Hospital - and his Web site address, where people can get updates on his hike and make donations

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