March 26, 2010

Budget, class size bills heard today
Sarasota Herald-Tribune "Legislature Today" blog – March 25
The House Governmental Affairs Committee has a long list of bills before it that includes elections measures and proposed measures related to voluntary pre-kindergarten, the Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and professional sports franchises.

Octreotide Doesn't Prevent Diarrhea in Anorectal CA
MedPage Today – March 25
The long-acting formulation of the drug didn't significantly reduce incidence of grade 2 to 4 acute diarrhea compared with placebo (44% versus 49%, P= 0.21), according to Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Students 'kick butts' with REACH
The Oracle – March 25
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has been a smoke-free area for more than a year.

Karmanos Cancer Institute names new CEO
Dearborn Press & Guide – March 25
Bepler most recently was 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.

Tampa Bay Technology Forum looks to create statewide network of tech support groups
St. Petersburg Times – March 24
And M2Gen (the Tampa joint venture between Moffitt Cancer Center and big drug company Merck).

Accelerating a Cure
South Florida Sun-Sentinel – March 24 (This same story ran in The Daily Press in Virginia.)
All of the proceeds generated from this event will be exclusively directed to Florida-based brain cancer research projects and collaborations at organizations such as the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, The Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Scripps Florida.

RIA schedules spring seminar series
UB Reporter (New York) – March 24
Brandon, who also directs the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, conducts basic human-behavioral research on factors that influence the maintenance and cessation of smoking (e.g., mood management, conditioned responding and outcome expectancies), as well as applied research in which those factors are targeted in smoking cessation interventions.

Study: HPV May Not Act Like Other STDs
Health Behavior News Service – March 23
"How many sex acts does it take to get a transmission event to occur? And over what period of time within a relationship: two weeks, one month? What is the probability that an infection will be transmitted from one partner to the next? That's what we really need," said Giuliano, chair of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Stay the course or blaze trails?
The Tampa Tribune – March 21
M2Gen is a partnership between H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the drug company Merck.

Saving lives depends on getting jump on colon cancer
St. Petersburg Times – March 21
Working locally through the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, state health officials are planning to use two different tests to try to reach the broadest audience possible.

St. Petersburg Times – March 21
He does fundraising and she does marketing at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where both have worked about six years.

Moffitt Cancer Center
St. Petersburg Times – March 21
Moffitt Cancer Center has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.

Some top companies plan to add jobs
St. Petersburg Times – March 21
Health care: Moffitt Cancer Center (562), JSA Healthcare (100), Greystone Healthcare (20), St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute (40).

Radioactive seeds offer hope in breast-cancer fight
Orlando Sentinel – March 21
Dr. Richard Gray, a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who devised the technique, said it takes about the same amount of time as the wire method but is easier for the surgeon to use.

Cancer screening bus visits Hammond Stadium
NBC 2 Fort Myers – March 21
Several people stepped inside Moffitt Cancer Center's 'Spring Swing' bus with a little anxiety Sunday afternoon.

Cancer screening bus visits Hammond Stadium
ABC 7 Fort Myers – March 21
The Moffitt Cancer Center will hold a Spring Swing Sun Safety event Sunday at Hammond Stadium.


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