March 12, 2010

Stimulus funds bring health clinics to Egypt Lake, East Tampa
St. Petersburg Times – March 12
In Hillsborough County it has brought in $609 million and 590 jobs, helping to extend Tampa's downtown streetcar system, renovate public housing complexes, fund research at the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, pay schoolteachers and hire Tampa International Airport and Tampa Port Authority workers, federal officials have said.

Psychosocial issues related to sexual functioning among African-American prostate cancer survivors and their spouses
UroToday – March 12
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL, USA

Zinc in denture adhesives unlikely to damage nervous system, doctors say
St. Petersburg Times – March 11 (This same story ran in The Ledger on March 12.)
Dr. Terry Kelly, a prosthodontist at Moffitt Cancer Center, works with Fred Trubey, who was being fitted for a new set of dentures.

Investors search for returns in Personalised Medicine
Science Business – March 11
An example is M2GEN, a Tampa, Florida based link-up of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, and Merck & Co, which last year completed construction of a joint research centre to develop personalised cancer treatments.

Currently, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa is the only such site in the state.

Dr. Levine Among Best Doctors of America
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – March 11
The physicians and staff at Space Coast Cancer Center are affiliate members of Moffitt Cancer Center, providing radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, chemotherapy, clinical trials and quality assurance studies.

A long bike ride for a good cause
MyFOX Tampa Bay – March 10
Riders like Richard hope it will convince legislators to continue to fund research and programs at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

3-D ultrasounds identify breast tumors
10 Connects – March 10
Dr. Catherine Lee is leading an investigative study at Moffitt Cancer Center to compare the 3-D ultrasound to the standard ultrasound, mammogram, and breast MRI.

Liposuction provides relief for breast cancer patients
10 Connects – March 10
Last fall, her doctor asked her to be part of a small study at Moffitt Cancer Center using liposuction to reduce the lymphedema.

Thomas Brandon, PhD
Monitor on Psychology (American Psychological Association) – March 2010
Occupation: Professor of psychology and oncologic sciences at the University of South Florida and director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Dick Vitale advises Dominique Jones to pass on NBA, stay at USF
St. Petersburg Times – March 9
Vitale is excited that both Stan Heath and USF football coach Skip Holtz will be among the guests at his fifth annual Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota on May 21, which aims to raise $1 million to support cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Port St. Lucie OK'd as agent to issue $65 million in bonds for VGTI lab – March 8
It also has partnerships with Martin Memorial and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa and plans to forge partnerships with Florida Atlantic University and Indian River State College.

See the Mets, get checked for skin cancer “Health & Lifestyle” blog – March 8
The Moffitt Cancer Center, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays, is offering free skin cancer screenings at a handful of spring training games.

Skin cancer screen – March 8
Martin Memorial is again teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center to help detect skin cancer with a free screening 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at before a New York Mets spring training game against the Detroit Tigers in Port St. Lucie.

Prescription drug abuse on the rise
WMNF – March 8
There is controversy in the medical community surrounding the possible overuse and of prescriptions like oxycodone. Dave Craig is a clinical pharmacist specialist at [Moffitt Cancer Center].

Going under the needle
Drug Discovery News – March 2010
Asuragen Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics and RNA-based pharmacogenomics services, recently announced a broad-ranging research partnership that brings together 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 to develop a microRNA-based diagnostic test to aid the detection of pancreatic cancer from fine-needle aspirate (FNA) biopsies.

New CEO: Karmanos has tools to develop "next standards of care'
Crain’s Detroit Business – March 7
Bepler, 53, 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.

Tampa Bay Rays want help protect you from skin cancer risk
St. Petersburg Wellness Examiner – March 7
The Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with the Tampa Bay Rays during the month of March to provide free skin cancer screenings at select Spring Training games.

Biffar repeats as Hooters half marathon champ
The News-Press – March 7
The race could raise record money totals for the Moffitt Cancer Center and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Hooters run for charity
WINK News (Fort Myers) – March 7
So far, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Moffitt Cancer Research Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Southwest Florida.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – March 6
The Colon Cancer Alliance and Moffitt Cancer Center will present an educational seminar, "Conversations about Colorectal Cancer," from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Moffitt Cancer Center (Stabile Research Building), 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.

New e-mails show power struggle at TIA
St. Petersburg Times – March 6
The demolition was stopped in January after Burton alerted Rechel that a real estate broker representing the Moffitt Cancer Center was interested in leasing the building.


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