March 19, 2010

Moffitt, Scripps Florida To Make Designer Lymph Nodes
The Ledger “Robin’s Rx” blog – March 19
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, in collaboration with  Scripps Florida in Jupiter, a five-year and almost $2 million grant to design lymph nodes for cancer immunotherapy.

Equality Florida: State removing obstacles to domestic partner benefits
American City Business Journals (Tampa Bay Business Journal) – March 19
Also making this year's list of offering at least some policies or protections for the LGBT community: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa

Moffitt, Scripps get $2M National Cancer Institute grant
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 19
Researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Scripps Florida were awarded a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Moffitt licenses technology to Proteacel
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 19
Moffitt Cancer Center and Proteacel LLC signed a licensing agreement under which Proteacel acquired the exclusive rights to a technology for delivery of genes into cells.

Cyclists lobby on Moffitt's behalf: Cure on Wheels group makes 300-mile trip
Tallahassee Democrat – March 19
The cyclists left Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center on Sunday and completed the last leg of their trip around noon Wednesday at the steps of the old Capitol building.

Is the shift in focus to biotech jobs right for Tampa?
The Tampa Tribune – March 18 (to publish in print March 21)
M2Gen is a partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and the drug company Merck.

Cyclists complete 300-mile trek to Capitol
10 Connects – March 18
Spayde underwent two bone marrow transplants at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and ultimately beat the disease.

Tiny hats make a big impression
Charlotte Sun – March 18
The hats go to four different clinics at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where Debbie Emory works as a volunteer service representative.

Bikers to complete 300-day trek for cancer research
FSView – March 18
Nearly 20 bicyclists will make their way to the Capitol today as part of Moffitt Cancer Center’s team up for Capitol ride.

Bartow Relay For Life fights for a world with more birthdays
The Polk County Democrat – March 17
Dr. Karen Lindblad described her experience with the Hope Lodge, an ACS-funded temporary home for patients at the nearby Moffitt Cancer Center.

Bikers to complete 300-mile trek for cancer research
Tallahassee Democrat – March 17
Nearly 20 bicyclists will make their way to the Capitol today as part of Moffitt Cancer Center’s team up for Capitol ride.

Moffitt Day
ABC 27 (Tallahassee) – March 17
Dr. Richard Lush of Moffitt Cancer Center

A dose of campus culture
The Oracle – March 17
This serene outdoor space is a functional work located outside the the H. Lee Cancer Center and Research Institute cafeteria.

Port St. Lucie cancer survivor credits faith, doctors and his wife
The Palm Beach Post – March 16
Though an experimental treatment program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa added two years to his life, James Spitolnick died in December 2006.

Scores sue over zinc in denture adhesives
The Seattle Times – March 16 (This story originally published in the St. Petersburg Times on March 11.)
Dr. Terry Kelly, a prosthodontist at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, says that denture adhesive is not a solution for ill-fitting dentures.

Cancer Advocates Wheeling to Tallahassee
The Ledger “Robin’s Rx” blog – March 15
They left Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Sunday, a sunny day but one with continuing gusty wind that must  make bicycling difficult.

Prioritizing end of life care for cancer patients
The Medical News – March 15
Sloan Beth Karver, MD, Program Leader of the Palliative Care Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, described her daily approach with the patients she encounters facing the end of life.

Cancer survivors get on their bikes for 300 mile ride
ABC Action News – March 14
Spayde received loud applause from a crowd that gathered at Moffitt Cancer Center. They were there to support 12 riders.

Moffitt cyclists raise awareness for cancer research
10 Connects – March 14
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers and patients are biking their way to Tallahassee tonight to ask lawmakers to continue, or even increase, state support for cancer research.

Hernando County events
St. Petersburg Times – March 14
Tour de Moffitt celebration at AAA: 8 a.m., Spring Hill AAA, 1410 Pinehurst Drive.

A calendar of healthy events
St. Petersburg Times – March 13
Conversations about Colorectal Cancer: Seminar designed for patients, family, friends and caregivers.

The Acreage’s cancer cluster maze
The Palm Beach Post – March 13
“There are a lot of different methodological issues with this study, and it’s not to say it wasn’t well-conducted, but there are limitations to the data they had access to,” said Dana Rollison, an epidemiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Advancements in cancer research: Gene-seeking 'smart bomb' may turn tide in cancer war
The Palm Beach Post – March 13
His hospital, Boca Raton Community, is one of 19 partnering with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on a project to analyze the genetics of many types of cancer, with hopes of improving their treatment.

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