November 12, 2010

AARP The Magazine, November-December 2010
AARP The Magazine – November/December issue
Now doctors have a new tool: the CRASH score—developed by Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa—which takes into account age, blood pressure, even mobility to determine how a patient will respond to chemo.

When Bone Marrow Donors Back Out 
ABC News – Nov. 12

Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Claudio Anasetti on why some don't, can't give.

The Gift of Bone Marrow, Risk of Donation 
ABC News – Nov. 12
Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Claudio Anasetti explains the tough decision.

Medical providers make healthy investment in digital charting
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 12
Like the breach that happened to a Michigan-based hospital chain that uses Cerner, the same software vendor used by BayCare and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Toyota techniques drive profit, efficiency gains at Moffitt
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 11
After taking cues from Toyota’s lean production methods, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute posted a $40 million financial turnaround.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
St. Petersburg Times – Nov. 11
While touring Moffitt Cancer Center, Liv met H. Lee Moffitt, the former legislator who initiated funding for the center.

When is it Important to Have a Gynecologist?
eHow – Nov. 11
Annual pap smears help detect early precancerous changes on the cervix, explains Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, director of women's oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Cancer symposium to be held in Port St. Lucie 
Hometown News – Nov. 11
The symposium featured speakers from Martin Memorial Health Systems, Torrey Pines, Moffitt Cancer Center and Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida.

Dr. Richard Levine – Space Coast Humanitarian
Space Coast Medicine – Nov. 11
To raise awareness and support for cancer patients, Levine orchestrates the annual Survivorship Summit, held at Space Coast Cancer Center in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer Specialist Setting Up Part-time Clinic in Lakeland
The Ledger – Nov. 10
"I wanted to get back into a more academic structure," said Reintgen, 57, who was in Tampa with USF and Moffitt for much of his career.

Moffitt CEO recognized
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 10
William S. Dalton, president and chief executive officer of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will receive the 2010 Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award for his pioneering work putting the concepts of personalized medicine into practice for the benefit of patients.

Dairy Products and Black Tea Deter Lung Cancer
Medscape Today – Nov. 9
"The fact that black tea appears to be protective is not surprising, but it is welcome to black tea users, obviously," Michael Alberts, MD, chief medical officer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, told Medscape Medical News.

V Foundation awards top $80 million; vaccine in trial stage 
WRAL.com – Nov. 9
"The V Vaccine," a product of research funded by the V Foundation at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., will soon be in trials as a treatment to boost immunity in cancer patients.

Billings Clinic Cancer Center expands clinical research trials for cancer patients
KTVQ (Billings, Mont.) – Nov. 9
Billings Clinic has now aligned itself with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Bay, Florida and the University of Colorado in Denver.

Karmanos Cancer adds 4 physicians
The Oakland Press – Nov. 7
Dr. Alvelo-Rivera most recently worked in the Thoracic Oncology Division at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

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