May 21, 2010

Unpaid internship: How one Tampa student took summer experience and ran with it
St. Petersburg Times “Venture” blog – May 21
At the website's page on Tampa internships, six experiences are reviewed, ranging from gigs at Moffitt Cancer Center and the PeakBiety ad agency to the Lakeland Ledger newsroom and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Dick Vitale Gala brings star power
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 21
Vitale is hoping to raise more than $1 million from the sold-out event, with net proceeds earmarked to fund a collaborative grant for pediatric cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Another USF-Moffitt Cancer Center Link
The Ledger “Robin’s Rx” blog – May 20
Rhea F. Law, chairwoman of the University of South Florida board of trustees, has been appointed to a position on Moffitt Cancer Center’s National Board of Advisors.

Harris accepted into leadership program
The Tampa Tribune – May 19
Eleanor E. Harris, clinical director and residency program director for Moffitt Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Program and chief of the Breast and Gynecologic Clinical and Research divisions, has been accepted to the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.

Overcoming Age Limits in Cancer Clinical Trials
NCI Cancer Bulletin – May 19
But these patients could also benefit from clinical trials focused on palliative care, said Dr. Martine Extermann, an oncologist with the Senior Adult Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.

'Incredible Experience' in Haiti
Advance for Nurses – May 19
The nurse from Moffitt Cancer Center's satellite facility, Moffitt South, ran a street ministry that fed homeless men and women when she was asked to go on a church mission to Haiti.

Blue light laser therapy kills precancerous skin cells
Florida Today – May 18
"I think it's an enormous health problem," said Dr. Vernon Sondak, department chair of cutaneous oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Cancer Policy and Funding: How Do We Avoid Falling off the Funding Cliff?
AACR blog – May 18
Dr. William Dalton, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel that included Dr. Geoffrey Wahl, The Salk Institute; Dr. Cheryl Willman, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center; and Jon Retzlaff, AACR.

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Recognized For Contributions To Cancer Research
Tampa Bay Medical News – May 18
A team of researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Carolina is being recognized for its contributions to cancer research in a recent issue of PLoS One Journal.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements
St. Petersburg Times – May 17
Bob Griese has been named chairman of Moffitt Cancer Center's national board of advisers.

Cancer slows, but doesn't stop, Shipwatch tennis pro
St. Petersburg Times – May 16
The surgery required only two days at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. But what he couldn't stomach was he might miss the biggest tournament of his life.

North Port couple gets new Habitat home
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 16
Brian being told by his doctor, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, that "if I do everything he tells me to do, he's 99.9 percent sure that my cancer will be gone."

Gala funds research for kids' cancer
The Tampa Tribune – May 16
In keeping with the Vitale Gala's pledge to help causes in the Tampa Bay area, research grants have been established for Gregory Hale, the medical director of pediatric oncology at St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital, and three doctors at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center: William Janssen, Jim Mulé and Shari Pilon-Thomas.

Dick Vitale gala funds research for kids' cancerThe Tampa Tribune – May 16
In keeping with the Vitale Gala's pledge to help causes in the Tampa Bay area, research grants have been established for Gregory Hale, the medical director of pediatric oncology at St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital, and three doctors at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center: William Janssen, Jim Mulé and Shari Pilon-Thomas.

UIS ceremony marks sixth college graduation for area woman
The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) – May 15
She still stays in touch with Dr. Mokenge Malafa, who was her physician at SIU School of Medicine and now is an oncology surgeon at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

Miles to go for cancer cure
The Tampa Tribune – May 15
More than 5,000 cancer survivors, family members and supporters raised money for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute by participating Saturday in the Miles for Moffitt cancer run and walk at the University of South Florida.

Kesse family helps raise money for Missing Person's Foundation
10 Connects – May 15
Part of the money raised goes to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Florida Missing Person's Foundation.

Miles for Moffitt raises money for cancer research
10 Connects – May 15
The annual "Miles for Moffitt" race and walk was held at the University of South Florida today to raise money for cancer research.

USF pharmacy school may face veto
The Tampa Tribune – May 15
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.

Innovative wristband reminds wearers to protect skin
Bay News 9 – May 15
While Dr. Vernon Sondak with the Moffitt Cancer Center agrees that products like UVSunSense are a good reminder, they must be used properly.

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