February 26, 2010

Cutting for a cause
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 26
Last August, Froncillo and her husband, David, co-owners of AfterImage Salon, raised $2,800 in their first "Cut for a Cure," a fundraiser that benefits research at the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat.

Another problem pops up at Aviation Authority
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 26
He put the demolition on hold when a real estate broker told board member Steve Burton that he had a client, Moffitt Cancer Center, interested in leasing the building.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 26
Andrea's Sip for Life wine and tapas tasting benefits Moffitt Cancer Center pediatric sarcoma research; 7-10 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100; (813) 248-3000, ext. 17.

Practices investigated of former TIA airport director Louis Miller
10 Connects – Feb. 25
Although Miller stopped the demolition, he appeared to be stretching the truth when he told his board there was no one interested in the building. Moffitt Cancer Center had expressed interest in renting it last year.

Moffitt Cancer Center To Host Domestic Violence Program
Clearwater Gazette – Feb. 25
The physician assistant at Moffitt is a domestic violence survivor from her first marriage.

Radiation Errors Reported in Missouri
The New York Times – Feb. 24
The overdoses in Springfield echoed what occurred at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where a similar commissioning error resulted in 77 brain cancer patients’ receiving 50 percent more radiation than prescribed in 2004 and 2005.

The power of partnership
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 24
USF was established as an institution focused on health studies, the on-campus Moffitt Cancer Center and the Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, and associated with the nation's busiest Veterans Affairs hospital, Genshaft said.

Penn State Hershey earns best practices award for use of CarePages
Penn State Live – Feb. 24
The Medical Center joins only four other organizations to receive the award: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Clarian North Medical Center and Catholic Healthcare West.

Moffitt Cancer Center Leadership & Philanthropy Award
Palm Beach Post – Feb. 24

Ex-Florida Star Dwayne Schintzius in Fight of His Life
NCAA Basketball Fanhouse – Feb. 23
I thought about that quote last week after reading that Schintzius, now 41, was in a fight for his life with leukemia and being treated at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Rays holding free skin cancer screenings
Bay News 9 – Feb. 23
The Rays, in conjunction with Moffitt Cancer Center will hold its third annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour on March 5.

JAYSON WILLIAMS STORY REMINDS ME OF SCHINTZIUS
Bright House Sports Network – Feb. 23
The former Gator and NBA 7 footer is fighting for his life in Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Does green tea slow prostate cancer?
ABC Action News – Feb. 22
Inside he read an article about a clinical trial going on at Moffitt Cancer Center - recruiting men at high risk of developing prostate cancer.

Younger acute myelogenous leukemia patients respond favorably to anthracycline dose intensification
Oncology News International – Feb. 22
The comparison of the two doses of daunorubicin as induction therapy was built in to a trial originally designed to evaluate gemtuzumab (Mylotarg) as part of consolidation therapy prior to stem cell transplant, explained lead author Hugo Fernandez, MD, associate member at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Moffitt Cancer Center and Partners Host 10th Annual Men’s Health Forum (Tampa)
craigslist – Feb. 21

Other House speakers brought home bacon, but Sansom brought trouble
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 20
Vital medical research takes place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, named after the House speaker who created it.

Other House speakers brought home bacon, but Sansom brought trouble
St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” Florida Politics blog – Feb. 20
Vital medical research takes place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, named after the House speaker who created it.

Housing officials mark the impact of Tampa's stimulus money after one year
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 20
But stimulus money also has helped teachers keep their jobs, funded research at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, and employed people at Tampa International Airport and the Tampa Port Authority, she said.

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