May 14, 2010

USF among major beneficiaries in state budget, analysis shows
The Tampa Tribune – May 14
The Autism Center at the University of South Florida will land nearly $2 million, according to the analysis, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will receive more than $10 million.

Things to do this weekend
ABC Action News – May 14
Record breaking participation expected to bring five-year total to $500,000 raised for cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt leases TIA building
Gulf Coast Business Review – May 14
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority approved a 20-year lease on a vacant, 40,000-square-foot office building near Tampa International Airport to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Free and cheap family fun for the weekend
St. Petersburg Times “Whoa, Momma!” blog – May 13
The annual Miles for Moffitt run, to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa is Saturday beginning at 7 a.m.

Lacking in vitamin D? It's time to see the light
The Tampa Tribune – May 12
"Black women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than white women," says Nagi B. Kumar, professor at the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper Holds Afternoon Tea and Lecture with Ovarian Cancer Researcher on May 3, 2010 at Seagull Cottage in Palm Beach
Palm Beach Today – May 12
Dr. Marchion is a research scientist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

From AACR Annual Meeting Science Policy Session: AACR Creating Communications Tool to Raise Awareness about Need for Cancer Research
Oncology Times – May 10
“In the last four years the purchasing power of grants has dropped 21%,” said the chair of the session, William S. Dalton, PhD, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Giving a lymph to patients
Drug Discovery News – May 10
To aid in this effort, Moffitt Cancer Center, in collaboration with researchers at the Scripps Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, has been awarded a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to design lymph nodes for cancer immunotherapy.

Crew beat Revolution 3-2, Revs' rookie Boggs scores brace – May 9
He is a Sullivan Award Finalist, an Eagle Scout, a second degree black belt in Taekondo, a member of the USA Jump Rope Association, and a volunteer at the Moffitt Cancer Center and also Shriners Hospital, and an academic tutor to student athletes.

Mitchell: Condition won't keep him from campaigning
Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser – May 9
Mitchell said Saturday after­noon that doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., are "very optimistic" about his progress since beginning treat­ment for acute leukemia.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Read how a skin cancer exam saved my life.
10 Connects – May 9
As for the argument that you need sunlight to make vitamin D, a melanoma expert with the Moffitt Cancer Center told me we get enough sun exposure walking to our cars and running errands in Florida.


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