August 20, 2010

Charley goes to bat for a cure
FOX-13 – Aug. 20
The minor league team is partnering with the Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society to host "Fight for a Cure Night" on Saturday, August 21, and Charley visited Dunedin Stadium Friday morning to give us the lowdown on the big event.

Public invited to cancer forum
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) – Aug. 20
Panel members include representatives of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Busy Melanie Conerly finds way to tackle many pursuits
Bradenton Herald – Aug. 20
Jamie, a Lakewood Ranch High School student, has taken up running and does races to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa Bay area health support groups
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 20
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive (fifth floor), Tampa, support group meets at 11 a.m. Thursdays.

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon expects Jeremy Hellickson to shine again
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 20
Rays fans didn't vote enough to get the big prize, but the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation did get a $5,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project.

Moffitt Cancer Center grants CvergenX licensing rights to new gene therapy
Gulf Coast Business Review – Aug. 20
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has granted CvergenX Inc. exclusive worldwide licensing rights for its InterveneXRT radiation therapy technology.

V Week in the Triangle: Fundraising to end the big C (August 14-22)
helloraleigh.com – Aug. 20
Also taking place on Saturday (8/21) at 10:30 a.m. is the second annual Public Cancer Forum featuring a panel of doctors and researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Unequal Health Care Increases Colorectal Cancer Mortality in Blacks
Health Behavior News Service – Aug. 19
“What is needed is funding for targeted programs for black men and other minorities who experience these disparities that have interventions to increase access to screening tests such as the stool blood test and colonoscopy, which have been known to help prevent colorectal cancer as well as detect it early,” said Clement Gwede, Ph.D., assistant director of diversity at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

FDA Fast Tracks Ipilimumab for Metastatic Melanoma
Medscape – Aug. 19
Vernon Sondak, MD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who acted as a discussant of the study at ASCO, said that "improvements" will be needed "if this drug is going to be a success."

Theater events this week
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Aug. 19
Presented by Players Theatre and Eclectic Theatre Company. Benefit for Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

He says you'll leave his office smiling
South Shore News & Tribune – Aug. 18
"I decided I wanted to do something to help people the same way the doctors helped my mom at Moffitt (Cancer Center in Tampa). It changed the course of my career."

Patrol at Pier 60
Clearwater Gazette – Aug. 18
On a perfect Clearwater Beach Saturday, physicians and other trained professionals from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa conducted their annual Mole Patrol at the pavilion at Pier 60.

Columbia to hold annual Community Harvest
The Longboat Observer – Aug. 18
This year, the St. Armands Columbia Restaurant, 411 St. Armands Circle, has partnered with the following charities: Moffitt Cancer Center …

Healing through love
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 15
Lodovico Balducci is an author and an oncologist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Mandee Burke’s career path influenced by brother’s illness
The Daily Independent (Ashland, Ky.) – Aug. 15
Mandee works at the H.L. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., one of the world’s top bone marrow transplant centers.

Doctor's Medical License in Jeopardy
The Ledger – Aug. 14
He works as an independent physician with Watson Clinic and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

Mole Patrol cancer screenings prevent melanoma
10 News – Aug. 14
That's why the Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol was out and about in Clearwater today, screening beachgoers for any signs of cancerous moles for free.

Tampa Bay Rays expect starters Jeff Niemann, Wade Davis back on time
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 14
The Tampa Tarpons jerseys will be auctioned off on raysbaseball.com with proceeds benefiting the Rays Baseball Foundation and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 14
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.

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