October 1, 2010

Some healthy-living tips to help you prevent cancer
Times and Transcript – Oct. 2
According to the Moffitt Cancer Center, 70 per cent of known cancers are avoidable because they're related to your lifestyle!"

Teacher loses fight to cancer, teaches until the end
10 News – Oct. 2
She adds that Nash's husband was away Friday attending a family member's funeral and returned to Tampa after learning his wife had been transported from UCH to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa Bay area health support groups
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 2
Juventud LUNA, a support group for Hispanics diagnosed with breast cancer, meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute…

Transit plan supporters to hold teleconference
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 2
Improved connections will make it easier to travel to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Cancer  
Woman’s Day – Oct. 1 (This appears in print on newsstands Oct. 17, article also picked up by Yahoo!)
The New England Journal of Medicine study was done in Norway, and their health care system is different from ours so the results might not be applicable here, says Catherine Lee, MD, an assistant professor of surgery specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

Prevention – October 2010
“As many as 70% of known causes of cancers are avoidable and related to lifestyle,” says Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, associate director for cancer prevention and control at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Cancer Questions: Eating Organic
SELF – October 2010
"These items have been shown to have relatively higher amounts of pesticides, We're not sure why, but it may be because they have more permeable skin or more is taken in through their root systems," says Kathryn Allen, R.D., director of nutrition therapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Breast Health Handbook
Shape – October 2010
“Research shows that BPA isn’t limited to plastics—the chemical is also found in the lining of cans. That’s why I stick to mostly fresh or frozen vegetables.” – M. Catherine Lee, M.D., surgical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center celebrating LIVESTRONG Day
MyFoxTampaBay.com – Sept. 30
Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with the Lance Armstrong Foundation for LIVESTRONG Day, a national celebration to unite those who have been touched by cancer.

Soothing Yoga Classes Benefit Cancer Patients
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 30
Moffitt Cancer Center also offers yoga; for information call (813) 745-4630 or visit

Amy Scherzer's Diary
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 30
Votes, $10 each or 250 for $1,000, plus auction bids and sponsorships means Pepin Heart Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation and Kid's Charity of Tampa Bay will split about $100,000.

Academy's Couture for Cancer
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 30
The dresses were each named for a cancer patient or survivor selected by the staff at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

How Soon Will I Gain Weight After Stopping Smoking?
Livestrong.com – Sept. 30
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute explains that smokers usually gain weight within the first six months of quitting.

Annual Golf Tournament Continues Victim's Fight
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 30
In the 13 years the Angela Musette Russo Foundation has sponsored the annual golf tournament, it has presented $270000 to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center for breast cancer research.

Panera Goes Pink for Moffitt
10 News, WTSP – Sept. 29
All of the proceeds from the purchase of pink ribbon bagels will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center Looking for Smokers
10 News, WTSP – Sept. 29
Are you ready to kick the habit? If so, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa wants to hear from you.

Moffitt Cancer Center Posts Financial Turnaround
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 29
Revamped management care contracts and spending cuts helped the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute eliminate the red ink in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Sarasota's Roskamp Institute publishes paper on Alzheimer's-cancer link
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sept. 28
In collaboration with the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, their experiments found that mice that spontaneously develop Alzheimer's Disease are able to dramatically reduce the growth of a human brain cancer.

Central Fla., Space Coast Business Briefs - October 2010
Florida Trend – Sept. 28
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is working with the Central Florida Health Alliance to build two cancer treatment centers in Lake and Sumter counties. One will be at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and the other affiliated with The Villages Health System. Construction starts this fall, and the facilities open in late 2011.

First responders suit up for battle
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 28
They are participating in today's 2010 Pink Heals Tour, which begins at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and parades to Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park in downtown Tampa for a rally aimed at raising money and awareness in the fight against the disease.

There's more to medicine than 'evidence'
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 26
Lodovico Balducci is an author and oncologist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Good Causes
The Lakeland Ledger – Sept. 26
There will be speakers from the Center for Cancer Care & Research and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute as well as a question and answer panel.

Weary of leisure, Charlotte retiree became activist
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sept. 25
Barbara Coy said her husband enjoyed running the Rotunda Social Bridge club, and the Patty Berg Golf Tournament fundraiser for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


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