December 10, 2010

Could Throat Cancer Happen to You?
Prevention – December 2010
"When [HPV-related] cancer is caught early, patients have greater than a 90% survival rate," says Anna Giuliano, PhD, chair of the department of cancer epidemiology and genetics at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Pancreatic cancer: Symptoms and treatment 
Orlando Sentinel “Vital Signs” blog – Dec. 9
Jaundice is one of the most common symptoms because 75 percent of pancreatic cancers are located in the head of the pancreas, according to Dr. Jason Klapman, assistant member of the gastrointestinal oncology program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Aretha Franklin Fights Deadly Pancreatic Cancer
AOL Health – Dec. 9
"There is no standard screening for pancreatic cancer," Dr. Jason Klapman, endoscopic oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, told AOL Health Thursday afternoon.

Tampa filmmaker's skin cancer documentary 'More Than Skin Deep' airs Sunday
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 9
The documentary features experts from USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as other nationally recognized physicians and researchers.

Polking Around
News Chief – Dec. 9
This is the group's ninth year performing to help fight cancer and raise awareness by raising funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa filmmaker's 'Skin Deep' documentary to air on Education Channel
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 8
Doctors from Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center are among the featured experts, and Tampa locations such as Plant Hall at the University of Tampa are used to illustrate the cultural history and social obsession with tanning over the last 100 years.

Struggles, successes made Elizabeth Edwards a beloved 'everywoman'
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 8
That, says Dr. Lodovico Balducci of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, is an important lesson.

PODCAST: One-on-One w/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute VP & CIO Mark Hulse, Chapter 1
healthsystemCIO.com – Dec. 8
Specifically, cancer center CIOs — such as Dana Farber, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering and H. Lee Moffitt — share challenges their acute counterparts do not.

Community loses former leader
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 8
She volunteered with the Suncoast Girl Scout Council, Boy Scouts of America and the YMCA. She was also an auxiliary member of Tampa General and Moffitt Cancer Center.

With dad in mind, Jefferson tackle stays the course
St. Petersburg Times “Home Team” blog – Dec. 7
After waiting 12 years for their visas, the family flew to Tampa through Miami, and Jose received treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Elizabeth Edwards Dead at 61 After Battle With Breast Cancer
AOL Health – Dec. 7
Dr. Lodovico Balducci, professor of oncology and medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, also told AOL Health that women whose breast cancer spreads to the liver, generally only live a few months.

Mind/Body Interventions
Advance for Nurses – Dec. 7
Sarah Rausch, PhD, director of integrative medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa, and a yoga, ta'i chi and meditation instructor, described some of the mind/body interventions used at her center.

QOL poor among patients with moderate, severe chronic GVHD
HemOnc Today – Dec. 6
“We understand that QOL is one of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivors’ central concerns,” Joseph Pidala, MD, MS, assistant professor, department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, said during his presentation.

Tampa Bay legislators' earmarks for 2010
St. Petersburg Times – Dec. 5
"Appropriations to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the Haley Veterans Medical Center, MacDill Air Force Base and the University of South Florida and others create well-paying jobs in the Tampa Bay area.”

Tampa teacher's devotion to one child draws Oprah's attention
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 6
She worked at Moffitt Cancer Center, where Isaac's late father, Randy, was an oncologist.

Tarceva Is Safe And Effective In Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patients, According To Interim Phase 2 Study Results (ASH 2010)
The MDS Beacon – Dec. 6
Dr. Rami Komrokji from the Moffitt Cancer Center presented the current findings on Saturday at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Orlando.

Erlotinib Shows Activity in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Monthly Prescribing Reference – Dec. 5
Rami S. Komrokji, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla., and colleagues conducted a 2-stage phase 2 study to determine activity of erlotinib in the treatment of MDS.

POLL Rick Scott’s health-care, social services transition team gets to work
Naples Daily News – Dec. 4
Medicaid reform: Dr. William Dalton, president, CEO & center director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

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