October 8, 2010

Breast cancer survivors face reconstruction decision after a mastectomy
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Oct. 9
But the fact that so many women decide against it doesn't surprise Dr. Christine Laronga, a breast surgeon and program leader of the Don and Erica Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

After mastectomies, mother and daughter make different choices regarding breast reconstruction
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Oct. 9
As for reconstruction, her doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa told her it was an option, and her daughter urged her to have it.

Walking for a cause can be top motivation to get ready
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 9
A single charity event can offer participants various lengths, such as Miles for Moffitt, which has both 5-mile and 3.1-mile distances.

Tampa teacher raising money for breast cancer research
10 News – Oct. 9
She was treated at Moffitt Cancer Center, where she says she underwent grueling treatments and had four surgeries.

USF President Lays Out Her Goals, Is Optimistic
The Ledger – Oct. 9
Plan to develop the "USF Innovation Zone," using technology to reach beyond geographic borders, make the university more engaged in its community and build entrepreneurial projects with partners like the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories.

Liquor companies stir controversy with pink alcohol
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 8
"Alcohol can be a link to breast cancer," said Marie Catherine Lee, a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mike's Hard Lemonade pink campaign
WFLA, News Channel 8 – Oct. 8
 
Reserve el 23 de octubre Latinos y el cáncer: encuentro educativo
7 Dias – Oct. 8
Una vez más el hospital Moffitt Cancer Center organiza el evento educativo ‘Latinos y el cáncer: encuentro educativo’, el cual se ha estado celebrando en los últimos años en la Bahía de Tampa, y en este 2010 se efectuará el sábado 23 de octubre de 9:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

Health Events for week of Oct. 9
TBO.com – Oct. 8
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, will present a domestic violence awareness program from 5 to 7 pm Oct. 18 in the Couch auditorium of the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building.

TBBJ’s 2010 Health Care Heroes winners revealed, feted
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 8
Health Care Educator: Karen T. Baybut, All Children’s Hospital; Gwendolyn Quinn, Moffitt Cancer Center/USF College of Medicine

Olivia Newton-John hosted charity event to be held at Busch Gardens
Orlando Attractions Magazine – Oct. 8
Olivia's nephew and founder of PB42, Emerson Newton-John, said hosting alongside his aunt will be her friend and founder of Moffitt Cancer Center, H. Lee Moffitt.

Hernando student's dance to help others gets helping hands
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Oct. 8
But just last week, Andrea was rushed to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa after losing her vision.

Retirees fuel construction in Sumter's share of The Villages
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 7
Villages developer H. Gary Morse also plans to build a 50,000- to 60,000-square-foot cancer center that would be operated by the alliance in a partnership with Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. 

New treatments, trials offer hope
Ocala.com – Oct. 7
The first step to participating in a clinical trial is to call the Breast Cancer Center at UF, he said. UF's affiliation with the Moffitt Cancer Center since 2008 has given researchers a huge advantage.

Berkeley boys make it two against Jesuit swimmers
Tampabay.com “Home Team” blog – Oct. 7
Students created and displayed banners in Schultz’s memory along the fence, and profits from the entry fee, merchandise, raffle and food sales went to the Moffitt Cancer Center, as did any donations from fans.

Ignoring acid reflux symptoms can lead to bigger problems
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Oct. 7
Locally, Halo is also available at Tampa General Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Boyce has seen the studies and is impressed with the results.

Genshaft's 10-year goals for USF: innovation, partnerships and global outlook
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Oct. 7
Looking ahead, Genshaft urged colleagues to plan to develop the "USF Innovation Zone," using technology to reach beyond geographic borders, make the university more engaged in its community and build entrepreneurial projects with partners like the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories.

Ahern, Long address District 51 issues
Tampa Bay Newspapers – Oct. 5
At the same time, Moffitt Cancer Center, the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, USF Health, Draper and SRI are all constantly expanding and providing enormous benefits to our community.

Take it to the bank
Jackson Clarion Ledger – Oct. 5
UMC is collaborating with Emory University, Tulane University, University of Alabama - Birmingham and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on the research.

Screening can identify high-risk genes in eggs
Los Angeles Times – Oct. 4
And it's fraught with complicated, sometimes angst-inducing decisions, says Gwendolyn Quinn, a health psychologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who works with newly diagnosed cancer patients to understand some of the fertility issues they face.

Brandon residents can call to talk about transit tax
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 4
Improved connections will make it easier to travel to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Volleyball: Freedom eyes perfect 5A-9 record
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 4
All proceeds from the event will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Pink Party style raises money for Moffitt
10 News – Oct. 3
The runway was full of style at the Pink Party that was held at Westfield Citrus Park Mall tonight. They teamed up with the Moffitt Cancer Center for the event.

Lake Wales walk serves as a 'think pink' reminder
News Chief – Oct. 3
"The Polk County Health Department did help me, but it was Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa that I credit with saving my life," Cox said.

Dennis Koehler's personal war: Stage 4 melanoma
Palmbeachpost.com – Oct. 3
For 24 hours a day, a week at a time, an intravenous chemotherapy cocktail of five drugs, which the staff here at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa simply calls "the nuclear bomb," drips steadily into his body.

Tampa math teacher Kay Nash's impact went beyond numbers
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 3
Mrs. Nash, who lived to teach math, died Sunday at Moffitt Cancer Center. She was 55.

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