January 29, 2010

Choosing sides on high-speed rail
Orlando Opinionators blog (Orlando Sentinel) – Jan. 29
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.

BUSINESS OF BIOTECH
The Tampa Tribune – Jan. 29
Moffitt Cancer Center will present the fourth annual Business of Biotech Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Center's Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.

Airport counters bid
The Tampa Tribune – Jan. 29
The tenant would be H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, which wants to create an outpatient radiation therapy center.

Bepler named CEO at Karmanos Cancer Institute
Modern Healthcare – Jan. 29
Most recently, Bepler worked at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., as the director of its Comprehensive Lung Cancer Research Center and its thoracic oncology department chairman.

Dr. Gerold Bepler named CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute
Crain’s Detroit Business – Jan. 29
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.

Moffitt loses high-profile doctor to Kamanos Cancer Institute
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 29
Bepler previously was program leader of the lung cancer program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Karmanos institute picks Gerold Bepler as president
The Detroit News – Jan. 29
A thoracic oncologist, Bepler most recently served as director of the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Research Center, department chair of Thoracic Oncology and program leader of the Lung Cancer Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Governor Crist Appoints Six to the Florida Board of Governors
WCTV – Jan. 28
He has been member of the Board of Directors at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Florida Health Science Center at Tampa General Hospital.

Governor Crist Highlights Appointments To Florida Board Of Governors
The Gov Monitor – Jan. 28
He has been member of the Board of Directors at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Florida Health Science Center at Tampa General Hospital.

Moffitt wants to lease TIA building once slated for demolition
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 28
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has offered to lease for 20 years the former Continental Airlines reservation center owned by Tampa International Airport.

Moffitt Cancer Center To Host Lunch-And-Learn Program On Brain, Lung Cancers
Clearwater Gazette – Jan. 28
Moffitt Cancer Center's Thoracic and Neuro-Oncology programs will join together to host a free Lunch-and-Learn event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 11, in the Atrium Room at the Kings Point Clubhouse, 1904 Clubhouse Drive in Sun City Center.

Taxpayers could win – Moffitt wants abandoned building
10 Connects – Jan. 27
It happened late Wednesday afternoon, when Moffitt Cancer Center came up with a proposal to rent the publicly owned building.

Humana Cares Celebrates 1-Year Milestone
Tampa Bay Medical News – Jan. 27
Established in 1974 by founders who believed the entire family is diagnosed with cancer and not just the child, Children’s Cancer Center has played an even more pivotal role in the community since the closure of the pediatric program at Moffitt Cancer Center in 1995, when the Children’s Cancer Center Board of Directors approved expanding services to all children receiving treatment for cancer or chronic blood disorders in the Tampa Bay area.

As Technology Surges, Radiation Safeguards Lag
The New York Times – Jan. 26
When inspectors from the Radiological Physics Center, a federally financed testing service, arrived at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., in 2005, they uncovered something alarming: a miscalibrated machine that overradiated 77 brain cancer patients by 50 percent in 2004 and 2005.

Free health and wellness fair
Bay News 9 – Jan. 26
Moffitt Cancer Center 's Integrative Medicine Department will offer free chair massages, yoga and tai chi demonstrations, wellness consults, and live music at a free health fair.

Friends raise $6,000 to help 18-year-old with leukemia
WPEC 12 News – Jan. 25
On Saturday, the 2009 graduate of Boca Raton High School had a bone marrow transplant at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Yes on Amendment 4
Ocala.com – Jan. 25
An academic affiliation with the Moffitt Cancer Center serves to further support our mission to deliver comprehensive, high-quality cancer care within the community.

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