February 19, 2010

Genomics center nears 10 years of cancer research within Moffitt 
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 19
The Defense Appropriations Bill passed in December provided $6 million for the National Functional Genomics Center at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt’s reach
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 19
In 2009, operations and capital investments from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute generated $1.6 billion in total economic impact and $27.8 million in state and local tax revenue.

Cancer care boost in Lakeland
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 19

Gryphons, Garcia honor Schintzius
St. Petersburg Times “Home Team” blog – Feb. 19
Garcia said he has tried reaching out to Schintzius, whose family isn't allowing him to receive visitors at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

More Stars Unveiled For Koncert 4 Kiddz Charity Event
News Blaze – Feb. 19
For the past 18 years, the Foundation has funded more than $3.8 million to researchers. For the first 15 years, the Foundation funded seed grants at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, All Children's Research Institute in St. Petersburg, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the University of Miami-School of Medicine.

Anemia is Common for Elderly Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities
National Anemia Action Council – Feb. 18
“It's important to remember that many forms of anemia are reversible, and consequently anemia in adult long-term care facilities should be thoroughly investigated,” said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Oncology, Senior Adult Oncology Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.


Aspirin and breast cancer
Fox 13 – Feb. 18
Fox 13’s Dr. Jo interviewed Moffitt’s Dr. Richard Roetzheim and Sue Friedman on aspirin and breast cancer.
 
Genshaft values Temple Terrace, USF alliance
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 18
Established as an institution focused on health studies, the on-campus Moffitt Cancer Center, the Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare and the university's association with the nation's busiest Veterans Affairs hospital…
 
From telecom to tobacco, gobs of rich lobbyists vied to influence Florida legislature in 2009
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 17
This is the Robert Trigaux blog on groups that lobbied the Florida legislature and how much they spent.
 
Rays, Moffitt team up for sun safety 
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Feb. 17
The Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center are teaming up for the third annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour, which kicks off March 5.

Former Florida Gators basketball star Dwayne Schintzius being treated in Tampa for leukemia 
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 17

Former Florida All-America center Dwayne Schintzius is at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa getting treatment in what has become a months-long battle with leukemia.

Ex-UF star, NBA player Dwayne Schintzius battling cancer 
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 17
Former Brandon High School and University of Florida basketball center Dwayne Schintzius, a former first-round NBA draft pick and eight-year veteran, has been battling leukemia for several months and is receiving treatment at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Screenings help men get in touch with their health 
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 17
More than 10,000 men have been screened at the event through the years, says B. Lee Green of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's Office of Diversity.

Weaver is new honorary chair for Lake Placid Relay for Life 
NewsSun.com – Feb. 17
In September of 2009, Weaver was diagnosed with stage 3B lung cancer and was referred to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Variety show at Seminole Gardens
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Feb. 16
Seminole Gardens’ fifth annual variety show to benefit the Moffitt Foundation for Cancer Research is Saturday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., in the Seminole Gardens ballroom, 8324 112th St. N. Admission is a $7 donation.

Lawsuits blame denture adhesives for neurological damage
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 15
Though there are no known cases involving Tampa Bay residents, the issue has caught the attention of many denture wearers, said Dr. Terry Kelly, a pros­thodontist at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 13
Moffitt Cancer Center is accepting applications for the Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge, a 10-week research training program for college undergraduates.

Poker run: Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt
10 Connects.com – Feb. 13
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa is holding its first annual Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt poker run, Saturday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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