November 19, 2010

Hometown Happenings 
Hernando Today – Nov. 19
The chapter is involved in two charitable projects (treasure boxes for the children at the Shriners Hospital and dressing bears for breast cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center).

Smokers needed for Moffitt Cancer Center study 
10 News – 
Nov. 18
Elaine Hall works at the Moffitt Cancer Center and exactly one year ago, she was also a patient there.

End of life care often out of patients' hands
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Nov. 18
He received chemotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to slow the cancer's progression and has undergone radiation to relieve pain.

The Gate Keeper
Gulf Coast Business Review – Nov. 18
He is also pursuing a doctorate in engineering at USF and is involved in research through the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, located on the Tampa campus.

All Things Considered interview on lung cancer and smoking
WGCU (NPR) – Nov. 17
Moffitt’s Dr. Mary Pinder-Schenck was interviewed for “All Things Considered” on NPR regarding lung cancer risks for smokers and non-smokers.

Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Fifth-Annual Business of Biotech Conference
floridabiotechnews.com – Nov. 17
Moffitt Cancer Center will host its fifth-annual Business of Biotech conference from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. January 31 in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Sanford police officer doesn't let amputation stop him
Orlando Sentinel – Nov. 17 (This same story also published in the Sun Sentinel.)
Wednesday was Taylor's first day back at work after doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa six months ago took the bottom 6 1/2 inches of Taylor's left leg.

New CEO believes in passion and compassion
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) – Nov. 17
Through a separate agreement with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Swinfard said, Lehigh Valley cancer patients will be able to participate in clinical trials of the latest efforts to halt or reverse cancer.

Lobbyists, businessmen, former Columbia/HCA workers dot Rick Scott transition teams
St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” blog – Nov. 17
Medicaid Reform team: Albert Maury, President & CEO, Leon Medical Centers Health Plans; Cynthia Sucher, Associate Vice President, Community Relations, University of Central Florida; Sybil Richard, Vice President of Professional Services for Walmart USA; Kevin Kearns, CEO of Health Choice Networks; Bruce Greenstein, Sec. of Health & Hospitals in LA, former Worldwide Director of Health Care for Microsoft; Jim Frogue, Vice President and Director of State Policy, Center for Health Transformation; Manny Kadre, CEO, GC Caribbean Importers, LLC; Dr. William Dalton, President, CEO & Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, CATO Institute; James Capretta, Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center

Add former AHCA chief Alan Levine, Pasco County sheriff to Scott’s transition team
The Palm Beach Post “Post on Politics” blog – Nov. 17
Medicaid Reform:
Albert Maury, President & CEO, Leon Medical Centers Health Plans
Cynthia Sucher, Associate Vice President, Community Relations, University of Central Florida
Sybil Richard, Vice President of Professional Services for Walmart USA
Kevin Kearns, CEO of Health Choice Networks
Bruce Greenstein, Sec. of Health & Hospitals in LA; Former Worldwide Director of Health Care for Microsoft
Jim Frogue, Vice President and Director of State Policy, Center for Health Transformation
Manny Kadre, CEO, GC Caribbean Importers, LLC
Dr. William Dalton, President, CEO & Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, CATO Institute
James Capretta, Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center

ECHO, First Presbyterian among the beneficiaries
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 17
Others benefiting from the Crabtree estate include the Brandon Outreach Clinic, Brandon Lodge, Children's Home Inc., Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, New Horizons Group Home, the University of Tampa, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Camp Boggy Creek, The Spring of Tampa Bay, WEDU Public Television, WUSF TV, LifePath Hospice and Florida College in Tampa.

Rita Wilson and Rosie O’Donnell
ThirdAge.com – Nov. 17
She began working on projects for cancer treatment facilities, including the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and said publicly that O’Donnell’s charitable work had “inspired” her.

Dying cancer patients receive different treatment depending on where they live
Orlando Sentinel – Nov. 16 (This same story published in the Sun Sentinel.)
The chance was greatest at two Detroit hospitals where 78.1 and 75.3 percent of cancer patients were admitted to the hospital in their last month, while Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was among the lowest, with 49.9 percent.

Scott names Health and Human Services Transition Team
Sun Sentinel “Florida Politics” blog – Nov. 17
Serving as chair will be Alan Levine, senior vice president of Health Management Associates. The team is subdivided into the following categories: Medicaid Reform, Health, Health Care Administration, Children & Families, Elder Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans’ Affairs. The Health and Human Services Transition Team Includes Dr. William Dalton, President, CEO & Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tough scrutiny for Tampa's end of high speed rail line
MyFoxTampa Bay.com – Nov. 15
“When you think of the entrepreneurial opportunities here to provide a shuttle service to the convention center, to the airport, to Westshore, to Moffitt Cancer … I think we need to be very open to having the private sector come in with ideas and not always just be reliant on government.”

Medical marijuana proponents press on despite opposition
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 13
Sloan Beth Karver, program leader of the Psychosocial and Palliative Care Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, suggests a medical alternative to fully legalizing medical marijuana: the pharmaceutical drug Marinol, which contains a legal amount of cannabis.

Town Hall Meeting Held Saturday At The Weinberg 
WFMD, 930 AM – Nov. 13
In a statement, Pieper says the doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, suggested environmental factors, not heredity, were the causes of these cancers.

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