March 5, 2010

Go blue for colorectal cancer awareness
St. Petersburg Times – March 5
Last month, we wore red for heart disease awareness. Today, Moffitt Cancer Center is suggesting blue for colorectal cancer awareness.

Inadequate regulation puts patients at risk
St. Louis Post-Dispatch “The Platform” blog – March 5
The faulty calibration that led to radiation overdoses in Springfield was reminiscent of problems at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. In 2005, 77 Florida patients received excessive radiation.

Moffitt, Rays team up for skin cancer awareness
Bay News 9 – March 5
The Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with the Rays during the month of March to provide free skin cancer screenings at select Spring Training games.

Go blue for colorectal cancer awareness
St. Petersburg Times “Personal Best” blog – March 5
Last month, we wore red for heart disease awareness. Today, Moffitt Cancer Center is suggesting blue for colorectal cancer awareness.

Moffitt Cancer Center, Martin Memorial Team Up for Skin Cancer Screening
Martin Memorial Housecall blog – March 5
Martin Memorial is again teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center to help detect skin cancer with a free screening on Saturday, March 13.

Hernando County business digest
St. Petersburg Times – March 5
A group of grass roots cancer research program advocates will begin their "Tour de Moffitt" Capitol Ride on Sunday.

Toughen federal and state radiation oversight
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – March 5
The faulty calibration that led to radiation overdoses in Springfield was reminiscent of problems at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Half marathon offers up relays
news-press.com – March 5
Last year's race drummed up more than $15,000 in funding for The Moffitt Cancer Center and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
St. Petersburg Times – March 5
Fourth Annual Andrea's Sip for Life wine tasting benefits pediatric sarcoma research at Moffitt Cancer Center; 7 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100; (813) 248-3000, ext. 17.

Briefs: Study says EKG screening for young athletes can be cost-effective
St. Petersburg Times – March 4
If you'll be at the Rays-Yankees game on Friday in Tampa, arrive early for a free skin check from the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Ex-Gator Schintzius is improving
The Tampa Tribune – March 4
For approximately two more months, as a necessary precaution to ward off any complications, he will stay in an apartment near the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Former Gator Dwanye Schintzius begins recovery
St. Petersburg Times “Gator Report” blog – March 3
Former Florida All-America center Dwayne Schintzius has been released from Moffitt Cancer Center after a months-long battle with leukemia, and his health is improving.

Men's health: Prostate cancer screenings
ABC Action News – March 3
Doctor Lee Green works at The Moffitt Cancer Center which recommends men get both screenings beginning at the age of 40 - an annual exam or follow up at 45 and 50, depending on the results.

Free skin cancer screenings at Spring Training games
Bay News 9 – March 3
Teaming up with the Tampa Bay Rays, Moffitt Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings at select Spring Training games in March and April.

Charity event lovers can cram their social calendars this weekend
The Tampa Tribune – March 3
Sip for Life Wine-Tasting, to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

At TIA, outgoing boss did it his way
St. Petersburg Times – March 3
Miller postponed the demolition after a real estate broker representing the Moffitt Cancer Center said his client was interested in leasing the building.

All Children's Hospital
Studio 10 – March 3
All Children’s shares its pediatric expertise through research & education affiliations with the University of South Florida (USF Health) as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Proposal makes Miller's departure as airport head immediate
The Tampa Tribune – March 2
The first involved Miller's decision to demolish an unused Continental Airlines reservation center building on airport property that Moffitt Cancer Center subsequently said it might be interested in renting.

Current Social Calendar of Southwest Florida
Gulfshore Life – March 2
Naples Men’s Cancer Symposium to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. Location TBA. (813) 745-1403.

Defining the Future of Healthcare
Enterprise Florida – March
At M2Gen (
www.moffitt.org ), a Tampa-based collaboration between Merck & Co. and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, molecular technology is being applied for the development of personalized cancer treatments.

Gene signature may help spot patients at colon cancer recurrence risk
The Hindu (India) – Feb. 28
In colon cancer tissue samples from 177 patients from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., the signature identified in the highly invasive mouse cells -- the “high recurrence” (or “poor prognosis“) signature -- was associated with increased risk of recurrence and death across all stages of disease.

Hope Lodge gives hope to families during tough times
ABC Action News – Feb. 28
Funded by the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge is located by the Moffitt Cancer Center and allows those fighting to win the battle against cancer to stay for free and it opens its doors to their families as well.

Radiation exposure at CoxHealth shows need for safety
Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader – Feb. 27
The errors at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center were the result of miscalculation within the computer system of the machine. The hospital has since implemented similar quality assurance, or QA, measures, like the peer review panel and outside oversight.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 27
Moffitt Cancer Center's Domestic Violence Task Force will present "Domestic Violence: Through the Eyes of the Responder" from 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 in the Ferman Family Conference Room of the Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.

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