August 13, 2010

TWIB explores Price's meteoric rise – Aug. 13
Longoria will be featured in the following segment, too, as TWIB takes a league-wide perspective and highlights MLB's Pepsi Refresh Project, specifically the All-Star third baseman's work with the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

M2Gen Brings Management Team and Partners Onboard for Next Stage of Growth
Manatee-Sarasota Medical News – Aug. 13
Through these partnerships, M2Gen, a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, will work to build a genomic database for drug development.

Tampa Bay area health support groups – Aug. 13
CANCER: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive (fifth floor), Tampa, support group meets at 11 am Thursdays.

Health and fitness events – Aug. 13
Moffitt Cancer Center and other groups will offer free prostate cancer information and screenings from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg.

Tampa General Hospital prepares for its smoking ban
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 13
Brandon Regional Hospital banned tobacco use on its grounds Jan. 1 while the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa went tobacco-free in April 2008.

Dr. Levine Presents Techniques To Lessen Cancer Recurrence
Space Coast Medicine – Aug. 13
Dr. Levine’s physicians and staff at Space Coast Cancer Center are affiliate members of Moffitt Cancer Center, providing radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, chemotherapy, clinical trials and quality assurance studies.

Help Moffitt Get A $200,000 Grant
WQYK, 99.5 FM – Aug. 12
Moffitt needs your help to receive a $200,000 grant. Listen to find out how you can help by simply texting.

Two biotech firms moving to Jupiter
The Palm Beach Post – Aug. 12
GLG has licensed technology from the Moffitt Cancer Center and hopes to develop drugs for a variety of cancers, said Chief Executive Hector Gomez.
North Pinellas health notes
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 12
Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol will offer free skin screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Pavilion.

Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol to Offer Free Skin Screenings
Clearwater Gazette – Aug. 12
Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol will offer free skin screenings from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on August 14th at the Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Pavilion.

Theater events this week
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Aug. 12
Benefit for Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. The Players Theatre, Sarasota.

Tampa International Airport fans equate free parking with world-class status
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 11
What other world-class institutions can we claim? Moffitt Cancer Center? Pinellas beaches? Bern's Steakhouse?

MD Anderson Awarded $1.5 million Research Grant
Orlando Medical News – Aug. 11
The research grants will also include some involvement with the University of Miami, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, University of Central Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mixed reaction on use of Avastin for breast cancer treatment – Aug. 11
10 News asked a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center about what this means for treatment.

Colorectal cancer focus of free seminar at Moffitt – Aug. 11
The public event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building Auditorium of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center To Open Facility At Tampa International Airport
83 Degrees – Aug. 10
Moffitt Cancer Center has signed a lease with Tampa International Airport for the two-story building that used to house Continental Airlines.

Healthiest Employers awards finalists named
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Aug. 10
Company size 1,500-4,999: City of Clearwater, Lifestyle Family Fitness, ManateeChoice Health Plan, Moffitt Cancer Center, Pinellas County and St. Petersburg College.

A Cancer Treatment That Sticks Around
NCI Cancer Bulletin – Aug. 10
Despite its robust antitumor effects, the toxicities IL-12 induced in the initial human trials drove away industry interest in it, explained Dr. Jeffrey Weber from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

Winter the Dolphin and breast cancer survivor beat the odds
10 News – Aug. 10
Living in the Orlando area, she makes the hour and a half commute to get treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center three times a month.

Immune Cells’ Anticancer Abilities May Be Hampered by High Lipid Levels
NCI Cancer Bulletin – Aug. 10
Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues showed that dendritic cells in both mouse models of cancer and human tumor samples had significantly higher lipid levels—specifically triglycerides—than those from healthy mice and humans.

RNs Collect Used Scrubs for Sudanese Counterparts – Aug 9
In March, nurses at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida donated 90 uniform pieces to medical staff at a mission hospital in Akot, Southern Sudan.

Sharpe vs. Burgin in Hillsborough County Commission GOP primary: A preview of the transit tax vote?
Creative Loafing – Aug. 9
He also speaks frequently about creating a “thriving market” for new entrepreneurs, bringing biotech and hi-tech jobs to work with USF and the Moffitt Cancer Center.


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