June 18, 2010

What to Expect When You're Not Expecting – Yet
Cure – Summer 2010
With no help from either her insurance company or her oncologist, she finally connected with a study at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, testing a new cryopreservation technique.

Events Happening in Tampa Bay This Weekend...
Tampa Bay & Company – June 17
100% of all proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) being conducted at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

World Expert To Discuss Aging
Tampa Bay Medical News – June 2010
The program is sponsored by New College Library Association, The Jewish Housing Council Foundation and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Payne Joins Space Coast Cancer Centers As Executive Director
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – June 16
"We also participate with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute Quality Oncology Practice Initiative," said Dr. Levine.

Daily Dose: Are Cancer Rates Rising?
Woman’s Day “the daily WD” blog – June 16
Dr. Matthew Schabath of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center explains that raw numbers (saying we'll have X new cases in a given year) don't take into consideration the growing size of the population.

Walk along river benefits Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – June 16
All proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt wins $2.2 million grant
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 15
The National Cancer Institute awarded a $2.2 million grant to Moffitt Cancer Center researcher Kathleen Egan to develop a postdoctoral training program in molecular and genetic epidemiology.

Experimental Drug Improves Survival in Advanced Melanoma
NCI Cancer Bulletin – June 15
In a discussion of the study at the plenary session, Dr. Vernon Sondak of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute characterized the drug as “light at the end of melanoma’s long dark tunnel.”

Mastectomy rates still declining across U.S.
Reuters Health – June 14 (This same story was published in other outlets including Foxnews.com.)
Habermann and her team decided to conduct their study after investigations by researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found rates of mastectomy at their institutions had risen substantially in recent years.

We share responsibility for gulf oil spill
St. Petersburg Times – June 14
Proceeds go to Moffitt Cancer Center's Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration. Register at

Florida Finalists Chosen for the 2010 Nursing Spectrum Excellence Awards' Advancing and Leading the Profession and Clinical Care Categories
Nurse.com – June 14

Student News
The Ledger – June 13
Bonnie Paternoster graduated from Walden University with a master of science in nursing leadership and management with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a clinic manager at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

On the catwalk – for a cause
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – June 13
She deftly turned an auction prize for a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show into a fundraiser benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes
St. Petersburg Times – June 12
Right-handers Grant Balfour and Jeff Niemann, OF Gabe Kapler and INF Sean Rodriguez will help host a clinic for the kids of Moffitt Cancer Center employees from 9 to 11:30 a.m. today at Tropicana Field.


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