June 11, 2010

GE plans tonic for healthcare inefficiency
Financial Times (London) – June 11
Examples include a recent project for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, that was struggling with a capacity crunch in its operating rooms.

Hormone may reveal link between weight and breast cancer risk
10 Connects – June 10
"In this study, we find out that post-menopausal women will have increased insulin-like growth factor one are at higher risk for breast cancer and that is very significant," Dr. Roohi Ismail-Khan with Moffit Cancer Center said.

Rays in the community this weekend
The Tampa Tribune “Rays Report” blog – June 10
Pitchers Grant Balfour and Jeff Niemann, outfielder Gabe Kapler and infielder Sean Rodriguez will help host a clinic for the kids of Moffitt Cancer Center employees at Tropicana field from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Health officials call on Duval men to 'man up' for health
The Florida Times-Union – June 10
“We constantly see those numbers year in and year out with black men suffering disproportionately,” said B. Lee Green, co-director of the University of South Florida and Moffitt Center for Equal Health in Tampa.

Moffitt celebrates cancer survivorship, events all week
10 Connects – June 10
The Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a party to celebrate cancer survivors.

Schuchter: Drug Rivals Work Together to Battle Melanoma
CNBC – June 9
As Dr. Vernon Sondak of the Moffitt Cancer Center stated, there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel for patients with metastatic melanoma.

The Future of Personalized Medicine Highlighted at Project Innovation Program
Naples Daily News “Collier County Economic Development Council Blog” blog – June 9
She also stated that the proposed Jackson Laboratory Florida would fit into life science cluster of USF and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Riverview widow plans race to aid melanoma research
The Tampa Tribune – June 9
He underwent treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, but none of the treatments were successful.

El Camino Hospital Foundation names president
San Jose Business Journal – June 8
Most recently, Feder was vice president of the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa, Fla., where he was instrumental in raising $75 million for the center in four years.

Oncology on Canvas-Art and Healing Day
SpaceCoast Living Magazine – June 8
“Oncology on Canvas-Art and Healing Day” was presented by the Space Coast Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center on June 5.

Secondhand Smoke Connected to Psychiatric Distress and Illness 
Insidermedicine.com – June 7

Here are some recommendations for patients who find themselves turning to cigarettes to manage stress, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida:

Researchers Say Summer is the Time to Lather Up to Prevent Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer
AM850 – June 7
Moffitt Cancer Center Physician- in- chief, Alan List says over exposure to the sun is the number one predisposing factor when it comes to skin cancer and the deadliest form there is, malignant melanoma.

Improved Survival with Ipilimumab in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma
The New England Journal of Medicine – June 5

Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion Improves Survival in Patients With Hepatic Metastases
Medscape – June 5
The study was funded by Delcath Systems. Dr. Pingpank and coauthor J.S. Zager, MD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, report serving on the scientific advisory board of Delcath Systems.

If you want to quit smoking, there's help, from meds to websites and hot lines
St. Petersburg Times – June 5
We talked to a Moffitt Cancer Center researcher to get an overview on what seems to work, and a Columbia University expert and author who says his personalized plan is helping thousands to kick the habit.

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