February 5, 2010

Bikers ride for cancer research
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 5
TAMPA - For three years now, throngs have walked to raise money for research at Moffitt Cancer Center. This year, the center is adding ...

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 5
LEARN ABOUT CANCER: Moffitt Cancer Center will present a "lunch and learn" program on brain and lung cancers from 11 am to 1 pm Thursday in the atrium room ...

Fate of TIA building undecided
Bizjournals.com (blog) – Feb. 5
Moffitt's initial offer was to pay $300000 in annual rent for the building, vacant since September, on a 20-year lease. But the cancer center also offered ...

Sing Your Heart Out for Gregory Tuesday at Porky's
Marco Island Sun Times – Feb. 5
Since its inception, the foundation "has raised thousands to fund the yearly scholarships in addition to being able to help fund Moffitt Cancer Center ...

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority hires attorney to review building permit issue
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 4
The demolition was put on hold after the Moffitt Cancer Center expressed interest in renting the 30-year-old, two-story structure.

Tampa Bay runners to pound the streets in Haiti benefit
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 4
The cost is $75 and the proceeds go to the Moffitt House at the American Cancer Center and the Susan Komen three-day walk for cancer. ...

Redskins honor Shula in benefit for cancer center
Washington Post (blog) – Feb. 4
Former Dolphins coach Don Shula was honored for leadership and philanthropy by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., ...

Don Shula calls Joey Porter's behavior "outrageous"
Palm Beach Post (blog) – Feb. 3
... him coming out like that,” Shula said Wednesday night after he was honored for his leadership and philanthropy by the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center. ...

Conflict simmers around TIA demolition
Bizjournals.com (blog) – Feb. 3
It's the first authority meeting since H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Center submitted a written proposal on Jan. 27 to lease the former Continental ...

Asuragen Forms Collaborations to Develop FNA Version of Pancreatic Cancer miRNA Test
GenomeWeb Daily News – Feb. 3
... with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dartmouth's Hitchcock Medical Center, ...

More intrigue at Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Creative Loafing Tampa (blog) – Feb. 3
However, fellow board members who backed Miller (including Mayor Pam Iorio) were embarrassed days later, when it was reported that Moffitt Cancer Center was ...

Seminole Community News
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Feb. 2
SEMINOLE – Seminole Gardens' fifth annual variety show to benefit the Moffitt Foundation for Cancer Research is Saturday, Feb. ...

Rift opens between TIA's executive director and a new board member
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 2
Miller put the demolition on hold last month to negotiate a possible lease with Moffitt Cancer Center. Miller, 61, declined to discuss his relationship with ...

Moffitt conference links researchers, entrepreneurs
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 1
A Stanford University scientist who has co-founded three biotech firms offered five tips for successful business strategies to participants at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Business of Biotech conference.

Redskins Leadership Joins Tribute to Coach Don Shula
WBOC TV 16 – Feb. 1
On Wednesday, the man who carries the title of "Winningest Coach," Don Shula, will be honored for his leadership and philanthropy by Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Program on Prevention, Cure Brain and Lung Cancers
Robin’s Rx blog (The Ledger) – Feb. 1
If you’re willing to drive to Sun City Center on Feb. 11, Moffitt Cancer Center’s thoracic and neuro-oncology programs are having a free lunch-and-learn event from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. that day.

Choosing sides on high-speed rail
Orlando Sentinel – Feb. 1
It will give motorists an alternative to Interstate 4, making it far easier for cancer patients in Orlando, for example, to travel to the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, or for anyone to catch a Rays game.

Crist Names Five to Board of Governors, Including John Rood
The Jacksonville Observer – Feb. 1
He also served as a board member for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Florida Health Science Center at Tampa General Hospital.

Asuragen to Begin Offering miRNA-Based FNA Dx for Pancreatic Cancer in Second Half of Year
Genomeweb – Feb. 1
To help it develop the FNA assay, Asuragen has signed on researchers from The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dartmouth’s Hitchcock Medical Center, and the University of Sherbrooke.

Good deeds: Dillard's pitches $16K to Ronald McDonald House
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Feb. 1
Employees at Jackson Hewitt Technology Services LLC in Sarasota raised $3,091 for the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

WEEK ON THE WEB: Karmanos Cancer Institute appoints CEO
Crain’s Detroit Business – Jan. 31
Bepler, who was director of the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Research Center at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., will also serve as principal investigator of Karmanos' National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant.

Economic downturn? Not for these Tampa Bay nonprofit hospital chiefs
St. Petersburg Times – Jan. 30
Dr. William Dalton, president and chief executive of Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, received just over $1 million in total compensation in 2008.

Tampa lung cancer specialist is new CEO, president of Karmanos institute
Detroit Free Press – Jan. 30
Bepler, 53, director of the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Research Center at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, begins the new job Monday, the institute said Friday.

Potential rent for controversial TIA building less than initially thought
St. Petersburg Times – Jan. 30
Executive director Louis Miller delayed the demolition when an authority board member said Moffitt Cancer Center might rent the building for more than $600,000 a year.

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