October 29, 2010

UCF professor's cancer fighter may start clinical trials next year 
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 29 (This same story published in the Chicago Tribune.)
The University of Central Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have signed an agreement with GLG Pharma, a Florida biotechnology firm, to take Dr. James Turkson's cancer-fighting compound to the next level of development with clinical trials of the compound beginning as soon as next year.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 29
The "latest, greatest fashions" modeled by Chris Bencivenga, Marilyn Healy, Caryn Russ, Christina Capitano, Annette Czalka, Tiffany Lott, Nadyne Hines, Maria Lord, Ashley Sullivan, Jackie Smith and Janet Weinstock shows off the "latest, greatest research,'' said Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, head of the Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Survivor thanks God she's here
Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.) – Oct. 29
For the procedure, Kennedy went to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Spotted: Olivia Newton-John Ruffles Some Feathers
People Pets – Oct. 29
Together with H. Lee Moffitt, founder of the Tampa Moffitt Cancer Center, she educated attendees about the similar statistics of prostate and breast cancers, and encouraged couples to remind one another about getting screened.

Flatwoods Bike Bash to focus on fun, safety
TBO.com – Oct. 28
The 7-mile, 25-mile, 62-mile (metric century)... and 100-mile rides, and 15/45 mountain bike distance rides will help raise money for cancer research at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's.

Promising New Compound Could Aid Fight Against Cancer
University of Central Florida – Oct. 28
The University of Central Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center signed an agreement with GLG Pharma, LLC to take the compound to the next level of development.

The Villages Daily Sun – Oct. 28
The Villages reached a major health care milestone Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

Pap Smears and Breast Exams During Pregnancy 
Parenting – Oct. 28
By this time, anything that might interfere with the cancer test  -- an inflamed cervix from a vaginal birth or the moderate discharge that follows cesarean section  -- will have dissipated, says Edward Grendys, M.D., formerly of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida.
Moffitt Cancer Center signs development deal with Mirada Medical 
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 27
The agreement allows Mirada Medical to evaluate and understand Moffitt’s technology and to potentially develop clinical applications, a press statement said.

Tonight: Pink and Blue for Two
Q105 – Oct. 27
Hosted by Olivia Newton-John and Moffitt Cancer Center founder, H. Lee Moffitt, “PB42
events are star-studded affairs, which attract local, national and international media attention.

Do It Today: Pre-Fest, Olivia Newton-John, MGMT and other hump-day happenings
Creative Loafing “The Daily Loaf” blog – Oct. 27
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as Olivia Newton-John’s up-and-coming Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia.
Newton-John to host local cancer awareness event 
TBO.com – 
Oct 25
She will share her story of recovery along with other speakers including H. Lee Moffitt, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives who helped create the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

SHOP TALK: New Jobs, Appointments, & Changes; Promotions; Honors; Grants, & Other ‘People News’
Oncology Times – Oct. 25
James Mulé, PhD, has been appointed Associate Center Director for Translational Research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Snowflakes take cancer by storm, plan Christmas kindnesses
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 24
The last time included a stem-cell transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center.


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