May 7, 2010

Interim Tampa International Airport chief gets 5 percent raise
St. Petersburg Times – May 7
In other business Thursday, the board, as expected, agreed to lease the former Continental Airlines reservations center to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Por quinta vez corren por Moffitt
7 Dias – May 7
Ya la caminata anual “Millas por Moffitt” se ha hecho una tradición en la Bahía de Tampa.

Miles for Moffitt raises money for cancer research
10 Connects – May 6
We invite you to join us for the 5th annual Miles for Moffitt run/walk/dash Saturday morning, May 15th near the USF Sundome.

Aviation Authority saves building, approves Moffitt lease
10 Connects – May 6
The 20-year lease with Moffitt Cancer Center will result in more than 200 jobs. There will be about 150 construction jobs for more than a year and initially the Cancer Center will employ 55 medical professionals.

Economy likely to delay Tampa airport expansion by 8 years
The Tampa Tribune – May 6
Agreed to a lease with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for an outpatient radiation and chemotherapy center.

Palm Harbor woman fights community association over fence
St. Petersburg Times – May 6
She researched various places and chose this neighborhood because it's near H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, there hadn't been a direct hurricane hit in decades and Cobb's Landing seemed like a "low-key community."

Moffitt Cancer Center Begins $2.8 Million Quit-Smoking Study
Clearwater Gazette – May 5
Moffitt Cancer Center received a $2.8 million research grant from the National Cancer Institute to test the effectiveness of smoking cessation booklets.

Longoria's latest pitch: Pepsi Refresh Project
St. Petersburg Times “The Heater” blog – May 4
Longoria's project is tied to the Moffitt cancer center in Tampa.

Legislative session has its share or losers, winners
The Tampa Tribune – May 2
Lawmakers appropriated $10 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and provided $40 million for the state's two main biomedical research grant programs.

Florida's 2010 budget by the numbers
The St. Augustine Record – May 2
$20 million for the King Biomedical Research Program, $20 million for the Bankhead Coley program and $10 million for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Data Sharing: Accelerating Cures
Florida Trend – May 1
Over the next few months, four giant freezers will be installed in the new, 100,000-sq.-ft. office building near the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus that houses the offices of M2Gen, a for-profit subsidiary of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Castor seeks over $147 million in earmarks; Meek over $255 million
Creative Loafing “The Daily Loaf” blog – May 1
Tampa area Democrat Kathy Castor has requested more than $147 million for projects in next year’s federal budget, including $12.8 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute,  $15 million for Hillsborough County to stabilize Egmont Key from further degradation, and $15 million to the Manatee County Port Authority for reimbursement of an extension of the Port.

Paddlers fired up for annual Dragon Boat Races
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
The event benefits The Florida Aquarium and a support program for breast cancer patients at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Closer Look: Florida’s 2010 Budget By The Numbers
The Jacksonville Observer – May 1
$20 million for the King Biomedical Research Program, $20 million for the Bankhead Coley program and $10 million for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Get moving: Health and fitness events
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
Classes to prepare runners for the Miles for Moffitt Race will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today and May 8 at Take The First Step, 4526 N. Village Drive, Tampa.

'Cancer wasn't going to hold me back'
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
I went to Moffitt Cancer Center the next week, and a team of doctors diagnosed me with stage 3 cancer.

Why didn't my doctor order an MRI?
The Tampa Tribune – May 1
Dr. F. Reed Murtagh is a professor of oncologic sciences and radiology at USF Health and director of neuroradiology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and University Diagnostic Institute.

New cancer treatment raises hope, questions
Palm Beach Post – May 1
Dr. Mayer Fishman, a medical oncologist with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's genitourinary oncology program, said he was encouraged by the results.


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