December 17, 2010

FDA move may imperil breast cancer treatment
The Palm Beach Post – Dec. 17
"Like a lot of these agents, there are some women who benefit greatly from the drug and some who don't," said Dr. Hatem Soliman, a medical oncologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Polking Around
The News Chief – Dec. 16
This is the group's ninth year performing to help fight cancer and raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Gaither teacher rakes in goods on Oprah
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 15
Kristen worked at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, where Isaac's late father, Randy, was an oncologist.

Cancer patients encouraged to heal with art, poetry
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 15
Arts in Medicine, a service of the Psychosocial and Palliative Care Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, provides patients with activities for self-expression – music, movement, visual arts, drama and poetry.

Woman needs transportation for chemotheraphy
Ocala.com – Dec. 14
Making the trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa every three weeks for chemotherapy treatments has become increasingly challenging since Moore’s 1995 Ford F-150 truck needs a major overhaul.

Fort Pierce's Kate O'Connor, beneficiary of community effort in 2004, dies of cancer 
TCPalm.com – Dec. 14
She had just returned from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where she had undergone her fourth series of chemotherapy treatments, according to longtime friend Sue Dannahower.

Jails' health care costs soar
The News-Press – Dec. 14
An example of an expensive case came earlier this year when an inmate with cancer was sent to Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. It cost the county more than $250,000.

Lean Health: How US Cancer Center Saved Time, Money
Six Sigma & Process Excellence iQ – Dec. 14
Moffit Cancer Center’s outpatient Infusion Center has over 40,000 chemotherapy patient visits per year.

Need help, or want to help?
MyFoxTampaBay.com – Dec. 13
If you would like to donate toys, food, clothing or volunteer during the holidays, or if you need help yourself, here is a list of local charities: Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation:
http://www.moffitt.org/

Thousands Seek Justice in Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
The Ledger – Dec. 12
It is almost impossible to determine clear causation for cancer and other diseases, said Dr. John Kiluk, a breast cancer specialist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Shortage of drugs hits cancer patients
Florida Today – Dec. 12
But there is a regional impact from drug shortages, and the size of the institution matters -- large cancer centers like Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa or Florida Hospital's Cancer Institute in Orlando are better equipped to handle shortages, Link said, because of more reliable supply chains.

Monday Chat: Colette's not the same for owner without mom by her side 
TCPalm – Dec. 12
After mom was diagnosed, we decided to go to the Moffitt Cancer Center for treatment.

Haiti 'perfect environment' for disease
OneNewsNow – Dec. 12
Dr. John Greene, chief of infectious diseases at Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, says it is possible that an individual could carry the cholera bacteria in their intestinal tract and contaminate the water supply.

A Holiday Celebration for Moffitt Cancer Center - Winter Haven
Moody Radio – Dec. 12
The show features The Dynamic Sounds of Brothers United, a vocal quintet, that has come together in celebration for the past 9 years to help fight cancer and raise awareness by raising funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Thymoglobulin Is A Safe And Effective Treatment For Myelodysplastic Syndromes (ASH 2010)
MDS Beacon – Dec. 10
The findings were presented earlier this week by Dr. Pearlie Epling-Burnette of the Moffitt Cancer Center at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held in Orlando.

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