November 5, 2010

Associate professor develops new cancer treatment 
Orlando Sentinel – Nov. 5
Turkson and a team from Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute based in Tampa, developed a compound used to inhibit a protein found in cancer tumors.

Fross & Fross presents $50,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages
The Villages Daily Sun – Nov. 5
On Thursday, the Fross brothers gave $50284.93 to a fundraising drive for the incoming Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

Cancer symposium shows growth of Treasure Coast as research center
TCPalm – Nov. 5
Martin Memorial and its Tampa-based partner Moffitt Cancer Center, Torrey Pines, and the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida plan to open the dialogue on topics ranging from brain mapping used to remove tumors, to the latest in potential vaccine breakthroughs.

Bicycle Bash rolls into Flatwoods Park on Sunday
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 5
The bash also coincides with the annual Cure on Wheels charity bike ride to help raise money for cancer research at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

Biotech bayou
1012 Corridor – Nov. 5
“The nearest are MD Anderson in Houston and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa,” says Ochoa.

Cycling event raises money for Moffitt 
Northeast Tampa News & Tribune – Nov. 4
All proceeds will go to both Moffitt and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Do It This Weekend: Party in the Parks, Independents Film Fest and lots more
Creative Loafing – Nov. 4
SWFBUD hosts the bash in partnership with the Cure on Wheels charity bike ride, which raises money for local cancer projects at Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children’s Hospital.

Despite risks, hormone replacement therapy beneficial for severe menopausal symptoms
St. Petersburg Times/ – Nov. 4
"People come in emotionally charged about hormones unlike any other medication,'' said Dr. Robert Wenham, a gynecologic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt Cancer Center Presents the L.A.T.T.E. Forum
South Florida Hospital News – Nov. 3
Moffitt Cancer Center's Thoracic Oncology Program invites patients, family and friends to attend the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (L.A.T.T.E.) forum in recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Help Florida Hospitals Fight Cancer One Cork at a Time
Fort Mill Times – Nov. 2
“Research is key to finding better therapies for childhood cancer,” explains Dr. Damon Reed of Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (LATTE)Program at Moffitt Cancer Center
Charlotte Sun – Nov. 2
The mission of the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (LATTE) Program at Moffitt Cancer Center is “to contribute to the prevention and cure of lung cancer by embracing the patient and family perspective.”

Focus of geriatric oncology shifting from age to patient
HemOncToday – Nov. 1
It is important to assess elderly patients by their physiologic age rather than by their chronologic age, according to Lodovico Balducci, MD, professor of medicine and oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and chief of the division of Geriatric Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Transportation plan is more than a commuter train
The Tampa Tribune – Nov. 1
Everyone will have better access to the airport, Moffitt Cancer Center, the VA hospital and downtown Tampa.

21 Months with My Mom
Ladies' Home Journal – November 2010
"It's the most lethal gynecological cancer because more than 70 percent of patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage," says Johnathan M. Lancaster, MD, director of the Department of Women's Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa.

Meat, dairy products, sugar may up breast cancer risk - studies – Oct. 30
Dana E. and colleagues at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida conducted the study involving 184 cases of breast cancer and 522 controls.


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